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Pirate trail, Spain

The Pirate trail is one of the more challenging Catalan trails due to the amount of hours in the saddle (up to 7 hours in the saddle) and the amount of leading on foot which is required every day for up to 30 minutes. We recommend to wear riding boots that are suitable for walking over tough terrain, with ankle support and non-slip soles.

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Monte Velho

Wonderful horses and luxurious accommodation makes Monte Velho a relaxing haven for dressage lovers. Enjoy a mixture of semi-private lessons and trail rides in the wonderful rural location.

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Lassithi Trek, Crete

In June 2018 I stayed a few nights at the Velani Country Hotel which is used for five nights of the Lassithi Trek. On the other two nights riders stay at guesthouses in a different area of the island.

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Veláni Country Hotel, Crete

What’s great in my opinion is that the Veláni Country Hotel is ideal or single travellers, couples, families or groups of friends due to the flexibility. The hotel is open all year and so it makes for a warm winter getaway too!

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India – Pushkar Fair

Our itineraries in India are perfect for people travelling in a group, with a partners or friend, or even on their own – like I did! The full itineraries are great if you’ve never visited India before as they combine the main sights in the busy cities and riding through rural villages. If you’ve already visited the main sights, or you’re short on time, you can always join for just the riding part.

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Quinta do Rol

Superb horses and private tuition make Quinta do Rol a perfect location to relax and work on your dressage goals. With comfortable accommodation and wonderful food riders are looked after both on horse and off.

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Motswiri Camp, Botswana

After two international flights and one bumpy light aircraft ride all you want to do is see some wildlife! I was not disappointed at Motswiri and on our first afternoon activity I went out in a mokoro only to see wild dog hunting around camp.

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Los Alamos, Spain

The horses at Los Alamos are brilliant. Ranging between sparky thoroughbreds, Pure-bred Andalusians, Arabs and Andalusian crosses each has their own personality and quirks as with any herd of horses. They are perfect company for exploring forest paths and the beaches of Cape Trafagar!!

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A Relaxed holiday in the Azores

When people ask me how to describe the Azores, I say MAGICAL!!!
I travelled to the Azores July 2015 to do another itinerary called the Green Island Trail. Although I did a different trail, on all the itineraries you stay in the same accommodation and ride the same set of horses. The Relaxed Ride is a good itinerary for people who want to do a bit of riding but want the rest of the time to do their own sightseeing around the island.

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Learn to Ride in the Azores

When people ask me how to describe the Azores, I say MAGICAL!!!

I travelled to the Azores July 2015 to do another itinerary called the Green Island Trail. Although I did a different trail, on all the itineraries you stay in the same accommodation and ride the same set of horses with the same guides and host. This makes it a great ride if you have a group of different abilities and want to do the same holiday.
The Learn to Ride itinerary is a great mixture of riding and sightseeing. The riding comprises of lessons (riding and theory) and trails outside. When not riding there is a huge array of non-riding activities to do.

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A beautiful Estate with genuine Irish horses.

I travelled to Castle Leslie in Ireland to see what the centre has to offer. I discovered a beautiful old estate with high quality accommodation and food. The Equestrian centre has a huge variety of lovely genuine Irish horses with great riding. There is something for everyone whether you are new to riding or been riding for years, I am sure you will all enjoy a stay at Castle Leslie.

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Azores

When people ask me how to describe the Azores, I say MAGICAL!!!
The Azores is like no other country I have ever visited. It’s a volcanic island and every corner of the island has something different to see.

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Botswana – Tuli Trail

In May 2016 I was very lucky to be able to do the Tuli Trail in Botswana. This safari is still so fresh in my head and I do not think I will ever forget all the amazing herds of game and wildlife.

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Ecuador – Andean Adventure

We feature three exciting trail rides in Ecuador, the Colonial Haciendas, Andean Adventure and Volcanoes & Vistas rides. All feature fantastic riding on well-schooled horses, spectacular scenery and a good dose of adventure. But how can you choose between three such great options?

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Colombia – Barichara Ride

I was caught totally off-guard by Colombia’s beauty, diversity and the incredible friendliness of everyone we met along the way. Highlights for me were riding through rural villages and towns and seeing local life along the way.

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