Veláni Country Hotel - Crete

Sun and Riding

4 star rating   7 October 2019

Amanda (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Lovely weekend | We were only riding 2 days, so it is hard to comment properly. The first days riding was short and sadly only walking, so I did feel a little short changed. especially as my friend was ill the following day and this was the only ride she got. (ITS comment: your introductory ride is generally at a slower pace)

The staff were lovely, when we arrived they asked about what we liked to ride, however this did seem to be a little dismissed as we were put on exactly the type of ponies we both said we preferred not to ride! I.e. small ponies with no withers. we did ask why, and were told this was because we showed better riding ability, However we found the ponies to be lovely easy rides, not challenging at all.

The second ride was brilliant, it was a shame my companion was unwell.

The Riding

How well were you matched with the right horse for your ability?
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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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How would you rate the standard of the food?
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Kettle and cups were provided - no coffee tea or milk
The towels very harsh
Simple basic accomodation in a beautiful setting. Very peacful.

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?
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