Alcainca - Portugal

Riding Holiday

5 star rating   14 March 2020

Fiona (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Fabulous time with lovely Lusitanos! 🙂 | The horses were highly trained and very responsive; the instructors often changes horses to help you improve your riding and learn/experience specific movements.
Instructors are very passionate about their horses and helping you get as much as you can from you tuition.
It was lovely to be as hands on with your horse as you wanted to be; grooming, tacking up etc.
A lovely bonus was to see how their breeding programme works; the day I arrived a foal was born!
Right from the instructors down to the groom/chef/cleaners, I felt like one of the family by the time I left. 🙂


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

How would you rate your room(s) for comfort and facilities?
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How would you rate the standard of the food?
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Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

Lena's cooking was fabulous, delicious home cooked food and plenty of it!
The weather in this part of Portugal can be a bit on the damp side especially at night, take plenty of layers especially wool or fleece clothing as cotton just stays damp.


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

Thank you so much for all your care and attention. Everyone has been so friendly and efficient.
I've been so well informed and the itinerary you sent before I travelled was awesome!


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

Nada. 🙂


Do you have any other feedback for us?

Can I work for you?! Lol!!