Cappadocia Trails - Turkey

Cappadocia Highlights

5 star rating   10 May 2019

HS who has been on 5 In The Saddle rides. Outstanding | The horses and riding more than met my expectations. The horses were Arabian endurance mares - just what I am used to riding - very forward going and spirited, and of the highest standard being from one of the top Turkish Endurance yards. My friend and I rode the current Turkish champion and last year's champion so we were very happy. The countryside was also some of the best I have ridden through in any country; being amazingly varied and absolutely stunning visually, and the horses were happy, confident and fit enough to cope with the hills, valleys and the flat open steppe and eager to canter whenever the opportunity arose. However these mares are certainly for experienced, regular riders and not casual, inexperienced and infrequent riders.

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?
5 star rating

The Accommodation

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

Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

The accommodation was adequate and the staff were as helpful as possible but little English was spoken. The food was plentiful but lacked variety.

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?
5 star rating

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

There is little to improve. All questions were answered fully.

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

Again little to improve and a refund, when the group became larger than when originally booked, was offered and repaid to my account promptly.

Do you have any other feedback for us?

The Akhal-Teke Horse Center has some fabulous horses and all their staff were very friendly, helpful and extremely professional.
The Cappadocia area of Turkey is unbelievably beautiful and so is the ideal place to ride beautiful, spirited Arabian mares - a perfect match!
I intend to return to this holiday again - I cannot say more than that.