Quinta do Rol - Portugal

Quinta do Rol

5 star rating   17 June 2022

Carla (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Exceptional experience! | Spectacular experience! The vineyards and facilities were stunning. The hosts were wonderful and made me feel right at home, my stay was very relaxing. Rita’s Lusitanos are gorgeous, responsive, kind and patient, these horses are really special, and perfect specimens of top quality breeding, really a treat to ride. Ricardo and Andre are world class riders and fantastic trainers- they guided me through exercises I had never done before like half-pass, pirouette, and passage. I also took a few working equitation lessons which I enjoyed immensely! The horses are so well trained if you cue correctly, they give immediately, I was really able to improve my training immensely during this intensive dressage stay (5 days)

In between lessons I enjoyed watching other riders train, lounged in the pool, walked through the vineyards and I got an incredible massage from Carlos. I also enjoyed several bottles of very good wine made right on the property- really the experience was top notch and an absolute dream

I really learned a lot and was very sad to leave such a heavenly place! I will definitely come back (every year if possible!)

The Riding

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The Accommodation

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Home cooked authentic meals were delicious!

Before Your Holiday

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Highly recommended- my experience was perfect, this riding holiday was a dream come true. (ITS comment: We are so glad to hear that your enjoyed your riding trip so much).