Monte Velho - Portugal

Monte Velho

5 star rating   10 May 2019

Lancashire Lass who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Brilliant once again | We had a brilliant time. Rode horses of a high standard of training under expert instruction. The instructors were very good, enthusiastic and friendly.
We had three different trainers - all excellent! All were good but particularly liked Cendrine who was really enthusiastic and encouraging. The whole experience was great - the horses were very well cared for and turned out to a high standard. Diago was attentive as ever - took us on a really interesting wine tasting session tour of the stud and explained the breeding programme. His parents had lunch with us one day and were equally friendly and good company - explaining the history of Monte Velho. We also had the chance to see some of the young horses in the schooling sessions.

The Riding

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The Accommodation

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The accommodation was lovely, well furbished and clean. Rooms tidied, towels and bedding changed daily. The food was lovely and the staff were really friendly and attentive.

Before Your Holiday

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We had all the information that we needed. It was our second visit so we had a good idea anyway but the communication was good with individualised programmes for us. We were kept up to date - especially as there was a change of flight time No problems with the taxis either

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It was a great holiday - we met some fab people and we all gelled so well as a group. Hope to see them all again next year. All the family are so genuine and are passionate about Monte Velho. It is an amazing opportunity to ride such well trained lovely horses.