Monte Velho - Portugal

Monte Velho

4 star rating   22 April 2019

Tiina (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Perfect place and service, but I was disappointed on the horses I got to ride. Only 2 out of 8 dressagelessons were with horses I liked. | There were excellent horses, but I did not get a chance to ride those. Only two times (of all together eight times). Some lessons were very basic with the horses with no energy to move forward, and that kind of exercises and horses I can everyday ride at home also with much cheaper price. So some riding lessons I would have been glad to skip.

[In The Saddle comment: We have spoken on the phone about your holiday and understand that you did not discuss these issues with your instructor. We do always recommend that each guest talks to their instructor about what they would like to achieve from their lessons to ensure that your goals are met].

The Riding

How well were you matched with the right horse for your ability?
1 star rating
How would you rate the variety of riding, pace or terrain?
2 star rating
How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
2 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?

Accommodation, service and all the people were very nice! 🙂 Concept works very well!

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

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

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

Riding was not that I thought in advance, so that is the only minus.

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

Maybe getting more information about what kind of riding there will actually be.

Do you have any other feedback for us?

Very nice experience as the whole 🙂