Quinta do Rol - Portugal

Quinta do Rol

5 star rating   5 October 2019

Lisa (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Dressage riding I could only ever dream of! | The horses and instructors were fabulous. Riding superbly trained, fit and willing Lusitano stallions was an amazing experience. Whilst beautifully trained, they also demanded correct and confident riding to get the best out of them - they exceeded my expectations in every way. They were in tip top condition and obviously very well looked after and loved.

The chief instructor, Pedro, was excellent - he was positive, patient, encouraging and keen to give me new tools to take back home and use when working with my own horse. He carefully chose different horses for me to ride, that would benefit my learning experience and also made sure my holiday ended on a high. All the staff were friendly and professional, calm and well organised. The facilities were also outstanding.

The Riding

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The Accommodation

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The rooms were clean, comfortable and homely.

The communal dining was a lovely way to get to know the other riders, and the home-cooked food was fresh, delicious and plentiful. The only (very minor) negative was that it was a pity the dining room was only open for somewhat restricted hours. This was particularly the case for breakfast, but also it would have been nice to sit for a while before dinner, relaxing and enjoying a glass of wine and the same after dinner.

Before Your Holiday

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Rita and her team were exceptional. They were all friendly, helpful and accommodating. The extras of a lovely pool, bikes which could be borrowed for no extra charge, the option of a superb massage to soothe those aching muscles, and the beautiful and peaceful surroundings made it all extra special.