Breath of the Highlands - Iceland

Breath of the Highlands

5 star rating   29 July 2023

Derry who has been on 5 In The Saddle rides. Magical! | What an incredible week riding a selection - 9 in total - of fantastic, big-hearted, sure-footed, forward going, comfortable and well trained Icelandic horses through some wonderful and varying landscapes. Experiencing the tolt for the first time and riding with the herd are experiences that I will never forget.

Our guide - Gracina - was the best. An exceptional rider whose love for the horses was obvious. We were briefed every time we changed horses so that we knew what to expect and could have the best ride possible. Always in control but lots fun and great company at the same time. We were very well looked after by the whole Hestasport team.

The Riding

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The Accommodation

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The food was plentiful, varied and delicious - big thanks to Steffan and Svenja

My two friends and I were allocated a bedroom which was above the communal dining room/kitchen. Although it was perfectly comfortable, there were others in our party (a group of 3 and a group of 5) who had separate self-contained lodges which included seating and kitchen areas. Having a little more space would have been preferable but this in no way spoiled what was a really wonderful week.

Before Your Holiday

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Plan and prepare for your holiday?
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Thank you to Becky who was extremely helpful during the booking process and also answering my many questions in the lead-up to the holiday. I have travelled with In The Saddle several times now and their service is always exceptional.

My only suggestion about the pre-holiday information is that you may want to revisit the packing list as it includes fly nets for riding and lunch boxes, both of which were provided by Hestasport.
[Becky from In The Saddle replies: Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback and we will certainly update the packing list. It's great to hear how much you enjoyed the ride.]