Sierra De Gredos - Spain

Castles of the Gredos (long)

5 star rating   1 September 2019

Jane who has been on 10 In The Saddle rides. Mountains of the Gredos - Absolutely fantastic! | I was given a super horse called Chile - very well schooled and obedient - a joy to ride - very responsive. I was at the front of the ride deliberately as having done these rides before I know it can end up being a bit crowded at the back. Chile had excellent brakes, was very sure footed and made me feel very safe and secure. A super horse. This holiday is not promoted as being a ‘fast' ride and why would you want to go fast when there is so much amazing scenery to look at! There were one or two moments when the walking got a bit monotonous, but Emilio made sure we got canters every day and there were some good trots. He also took great care to make sure everyone was secure and happy with the pace.

The Riding

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The Accommodation

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OMG!! - if you love good food go on this holiday! Mamon is the most generous hostess and the most amazing meals appeared every lunch time with good wine for those who wanted it. Fabulous canters across fields ended with tapas in the most unexpected and beautiful locations!

Before Your Holiday

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The pre holiday information was perfect. I find it especially useful having the spiral bound booklet telling me everything I need to know.

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All fine.

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One of the best week’s riding I have ever had! The group I was with were lovely, the horses were amazing and every detail had been thought through. We stayed at some excellent places in an area of Spain I had never been to before, untouched by mass tourism. Emilio is not a talkative man but loves the horses and this really shows in their behaviour and manner. Mamon is the most generous, kind and thoughtful of hostesses appearing from nowhere in the middle of the day having set up lunch tables groaning with excellent food and wine. I would definitely want to go back.