Sierra Nevada - Spain

Buena Vista

5 star rating   16 July 2022

Susan (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Brilliant week’s trekking on well schooled horses in the most beautiful environment. | The holiday met with my expectations, it was everything I’d hoped for and read about. The scenery was spectacular and riding well schooled, exceptionally sure footed and safe horses allowed for relaxed viewing of the landscape as we rode. In addition there were plenty of rest stops (partly to allow for the extreme heat), and photo opportunities. Though not a fast paced ride we did enjoy some decent canters along the forest paths, and my horse ‘Kinder’ was very comfortable, gentle and a perfect match.
This ride does demand a good level of fitness as there was a fair amount of mounting and dismounting to enable the horses to be led up and down some vey steep and often slippery slopes, however Dallas and her great team gave clear instructions on how to negotiate these challenges and we all felt completely safe and well looked after.
I would recommend riding in long sleeves, taking a sunhat for use at lunch time, and cycling water bottles for ease of drinking whilst mounted.
The accommodation was extremely comfortable and meals varied with plenty of choice. The picnic lunches provided each day by Dallas were legendary!
All in all, I would thoroughly recommend this ride.


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Before Your Holiday

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