Los Alamos - Spain

Villa Based Ride

5 star rating   24 April 2022

Jane (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Best thing I’ve done in a very long time | The rides met and expanded on my expectations. Of course an early highlight was that first beach gallop yet there was also such peace and tranquillity in meandering through the pine woods. I thoroughly enjoyed every single ride.

One thing I would say to anyone who, like me, rode a lot as a child but now only rides once a week in the past few years as an adult: You do not need to say you’d like a forward-going horse as they are all incredibly fit and responsive. Rachel matched me with a beautiful Arab gelding who was very sweet natured and I was extremely happy riding him for the whole week. Most of my fellow riders were far more experienced than me and I wouldn’t have been as comfortable as they were riding the more spirited horses.


The Riding

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The Accommodation

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Andrew, Rhiannon, Jack and Denisa were fantastic hosts (and cooks!). In particular, Andrew was also a wealth of local historical knowledge, I learned a lot more than just about horses this holiday!


Before Your Holiday

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This was my first riding holiday, and first holiday travelling solo - I only wish I had done it years before. I lucked out with having a great group of fellow holiday-makers and any anxieties floated away on the first evening as we sat around getting to know each other over dinner. Lovely horses, great rides out and much laughter filled one unforgettable week for me.

Cannot recommend highly enough and I can see why Los Alamos has such a high rate of return visitors.