Shine Valley - Yukon

Pack Trip

4 star rating   25 June 2022

Amanda who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Great experience | Unfortunately, due to late snow melt in the mountains we were unable to do the full ride as one of the rivers was flowing to full and fast to cross and the snow in the final mountain passes were too deep. This also led to the terrain being much wetter than normal. The guides did a great job of providing a interesting riding experience taking us on different trails to get back to the base camp.

The Riding

How well were you matched with the right horse for your ability?
4 star rating
How would you rate the variety of riding, pace or terrain?
3 star rating
How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
4 star rating

The Accommodation

How would you rate your room(s) for comfort and facilities?
4 star rating
How would you rate the standard of the food?
5 star rating

Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

The food was excellent far beyond what I expected them to be able to provide cooking over a campfire.

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

Plan and prepare for your holiday?
4 star rating
Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
4 star rating

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

Pre-ride info was generally very good however it was colder than I expected for June based on the climate info on the website. The mosquitos were awful and UK repellent did not work so its probably better to buy really good stuff in Whitehorse.
[Becky from In The Saddle replies: Thank you for your helpful feedback and we will make sure to update our information.]

Do you have any other feedback for us?

I wore my normal riding tights and chaps whilst this wasn't a problem for riding through the willow the mosquitos did bite through them - I would suggest that riding jean / thick riding trousers would be a better option.