Equus Silvania - Romania

Equus Silvania

4 star rating   18 May 2019

RosieMinty (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Lovely & challenging escape from the real world | On Day 2 I rode a horse who was a bit too much for me. Perfect in walk, but I felt a little over-horsed in trot and canter. I spoke to the guide and for the last 3 days had horses who were absolutely perfect for me! And this horse was by no means bad (someone else rode him after and loved him) - it was just a case of us not clicking. So with the terrain and the pace Day 2 was a little scary, but I did it and felt great afterwards. I would say this is definitely a holiday for a fit person with competent standard of riding - which is exactly as described in your brochure, so no complaints at all from me.
[ITS comment: It's great to hear that you enjoyed the week and were able to find horses to match you later in the week. Thank you very much for your feedback.]

The Riding

How well were you matched with the right horse for your ability?
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How would you rate the variety of riding, pace or terrain?
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How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
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The Accommodation

How would you rate your room(s) for comfort and facilities?
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How would you rate the standard of the food?
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Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

The room was lovely, clean, well furnished and everyone had single occupancy, which was very generous as not all of us had paid the single supplement. My only negative with the room was that I would have liked someone to spruce it up mid-week - maybe change the towels, empty the bins, the lovely little vase of flowers had died by then, and I had to ask for another loo roll near the end.
The food was absolutely wonderful! 3 courses at dinner every day - delicious menus and everyone had as much as they could eat with masses left over (for the pigs we were told - not wasted!) We were generously helped to wine / beer, and each meal closed with some lovely local fruit liqueurs. I don't eat breakfast, but again there was plenty on the table... and the coffee was lovely! We each made our own lunches at breakfast, which worked well to me as we had several nationalities and everyone could pick according to their own taste and appetite.

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

Plan and prepare for your holiday?
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Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
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How could we improve the quality of pre-holiday information that we send?

I was thrilled to receive my pre-travel information pack and loved it, so... keep up the good work!!

How could we improve the way we handled your booking and payment?

Again, no complaints at all. ITS answered all my phone queries and even helped me to find my flight, so I was very happy with my booking experience.