Old Mulberry - Croatia

Experience Level

Fixed Programme

5 star rating   31 August 2019

I think everyone on the trip would agree that the riding was epic. There was a good variety of trails from technical, uneven, twisting forest trails to open plains. There were many long canters and plenty of fast gallops.
The guide was a fantastic rider. He knew the terrain so well and knew exactly what each horse could do. He was very good a going up and down the group and spending time with each of us so he knew how we were doing to enable him to pitch the ride just right.

The Riding

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

The Accommodation

How would you rate your room(s) for comfort and facilities?
5 star rating
How would you rate the standard of the food?
5 star rating

Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

There were no vegetarians in our group and this was a very meat based menu, although I have no doubt they could easily present good vegetarian options as well. A couple in the group preferred chicken only and this was easily catered for at a high standard.
All the meat was the best I have ever had as it is local, fresh and not coming from supermarkets. The quality was evident in its taste and tenderness.
The simple freshly cooked lunches were just as delicious.

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

Plan and prepare for your holiday?
4 star rating
Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
5 star rating

How could we improve the quality of pre-holiday information that we send?

There was only one bit of information missing regarding the transfer from airport to Old Mulbury and back. We were asked to pay an additional amount and none of us were expecting this as it was not highlighted in the booklet. In fairness, it also did not state that it was included but on previous "in the saddle" holidays it has been more clearly stated that transfers were extra with the amount specified. [Sarah from in the Saddle commented: We are sorry that the local transfer fee of €30 was not highlighted clearly enough for you to notice it. The amount of the fee had been written upon your holiday invoice and also within your holiday quotation. We have now also added it onto the written itinerary so that it can not be missed and is additionally highlighted in a further document going forwards]

Do you have any other feedback for us?

I know that all of us on this trip had the best riding holiday because it was fast paced and fun. The hosts had planned the days rides very well and included some nice additions such as the boat trip and swimming in the river, or a little lunch and siesta in the forest.
None of us wanted to go home and we agreed that we would definitely go back for more.