Monte Velho - Portugal

Monte Velho

4 star rating   20 July 2022

Linda who has been on 6 In The Saddle rides. Monte Velho - nice time but uninspiring riding | I expected the riding to be much more challenging. In the whole of the week I must have done a total of about six flying changes and just a few minutes of passage. No piaffe at all.

All the instructors were lovely - calm, clear and professional. The problem was that they give personal tuition but there were always two people in a lesson. So, while one person was being taught the other person was doing nothing which meant that an hour's lesson was really only half an hour at the very most.

I could have quite happily done at least twice the amount of riding that I actually did.

The Riding

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

The Accommodation

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5 star rating
How would you rate the standard of the food?
5 star rating

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The locks on the room doors were extremely tricky!!!!
I gave up and stopped locking my door because more than once I needed help to unlock it.
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Before Your Holiday

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

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I've no idea how you could be any better!

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Overall I had a really good time. The place is stunningly beautiful and I met some lovely people - and horses.

But, it was a nice holiday rather an opportunity to experience some challenging and interesting riding which was really what I signed up for.