Los Alamos - Spain

Villa Based Ride

5 star rating   24 April 2022

Sally who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Beautiful horses in Andalucia! | I had no expectations having not been on a riding holiday before, and went with an open mind.
I found the horses a joy to ride, as they were naturally so forward going, and needed only the lighest touch of aids. They were also very well mannered.
The trails were beautiful and peaceful through the forest, and exhilerating and wild along the beach.

The Riding

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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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I was happy with the accomodation. Our rooms were simply furnished, but I appreciated the en-suite bathrooms (although my shower had a bit of a drainage prob!)
We used the pool, despite it being a bit chilly, I imagine when it's hot it's a real plus to have it.
The communal areas worked well.
The food in the evenings was delicious, very tasty and generous portions.

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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I think your pre-holiday info is very thorough, I can't really think what you could add!
[Becky from In The Saddle replies: Thank you so much for your feedback and we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your holiday to Los Alamos.]

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Rachel and her team were great. She is obviously so knowledgable and as had been quoted, matches riders to horses well, but is very willing to change horses if needs be. There is a very friendly and relaxed vibe around the stables, but you can see how much she cares about the welfare of the horses.
Andrew, Rhiannon, Jack & Denise were also great hosts. Immediately making you feel at home. Similarly they create a relaxed and warm atmosphere. Andrew is a mine of historic information!