El Bronco - Hungary

Ranch Stay

5 star rating   18 October 2019

Fiona (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Everything we hoped for and more | The staff and trainers at the ranch were really fantastic.
Both Raj & I were paired perfectly with our horses, Dorris and Pouffy, who were both exceptionally well trained and impeccably behaved.
Raj had had western lessons previously but never ridden outside an arena before and on every trail Pouffy looked after him brilliantly at walk, trot and canter. He was forward going and responsive whilst being utterly safe for an inexperienced rider, Raj's enjoyment went from strength to strength as did his confidence and ability.
Dorris was exactly what I had hoped for and more, calm and dependable whilst being responsive and capable, having felt very nervous about riding again, she looked after me completely and helped me find my feet back in the saddle after a 4 year gap since suffering an injury following an accident.
We were impressed by all the horses we saw, they are clearly cared for to a very high standard, well trained and their individual characters and strengths perfectly understood by those responsible for allocating them to the riders.

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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Our room was lovely, the bed comfortable and had everything we could want and more.
The wellness centre is a wonderful idea, a great way to soothe any aching muscles following riding more than we were used to, we made use of it every single day.
The food was lovely, always plenty on offer and fantastic to have wonderful salads available. The desserts of an evening were always a real treat.
We were incredibly impressed by the value for money of the drinks and the range available of both wines, beers and soft drinks, we felt we had everything we could want and more and there was definitely no chance of going hungry.

Before Your Holiday

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Plan and prepare for your holiday?
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Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
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Claire was incredibly helpful, the few questions I had were answered promptly with full and detailed explanations, it was a pleasure to deal with her.
The information pack was very useful especially the directions for self-driving to the Ranch.

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

Booking and payment were as smooth and painless as possible, wouldn't change a thing.

Do you have any other feedback for us?

Thank you so much to Claire for all her help and also for relaying to the ranch that it was our anniversary during our trip. When we arrived back from our afternoon ride on the day of our anniversary we were so touched to find a bottle of wine chilling in our room as a gift to us, it was a beautiful little touch which was the cherry on the top of what had already been an amazing trip.
We can't wait to return to El Bronco and have no hesitation in recommending both yourselves and El Bronco to all our friends (& anyone else we can get to listen to the tales of our wonderful time in Hungary!!)