Balkan Rides - Bulgaria

The Devetaki Plateau

5 star rating   29 June 2019

Kate who has been on 5 In The Saddle rides. Wonderfully exhilarating | The riding on this holiday was fabulous. Fast but safe. 2km canters were quite normal.
The horses were all extremely well schooled and responsive.
The flies were a problem for both horses and riders but nobody could have predicted that.
We rode through stunningly beautiful countryside

The Riding

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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

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The accommodation was all excellent
The standard of food was exceptional

Before Your Holiday

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Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
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I should have taken more fly repellent. I'd taken 1 bottle - but it wasn't enough. Presumably it's not as bad as this every year.
I'm a regular rider (2/3 times per week) but I'm not used to riding for so long - 6 hours - and so speedily with few breaks. I'm thinking of booking another holiday in Bulgaria with the same family as it was such fun - but next time I'll make sure I'm slightly fitter before I go.

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It was all fine

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We had a fabulous holiday in Bulgaria. The riding was fantastic and I had full confidence in the horses and the guides. The accommodation, food, culture and surrounding countryside was all top rate.
The guides were excellent and the family were so helpful (buying extra fly repellent for us, taking us out and telling us about the country and culture, taking us out for meals etc).
I've already recommended another holiday in Bulgaria run by the same family (Kingdom of the Thracians) to my sister and we're hoping to book in May next year.