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European Horse Riding Holidays Testimonials

Listed below are testimonials that our friends and clients have left for us after their European Horse Riding Holidays adventures! Feel free to browse through them and find out what you’re missing by not booking your Horse Riding Holidays with us yet!

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Pat on Wellow Farm Horse Riding Holidays, UK

We had a great time and as a horsey person (Riding for the Disabled Volunteer) we loved staying in the modern holiday cottage in the stable yard. The riding was superb on good horses on some of the best on and off road routes and fields in the south-west. My family from Australia will be joining me in another break later this year, when their children can enjoy the Shetland ponies and the farm animals!
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Pat from Norfolk, UK

Chris on Cattle Herding Holiday, UK

There was a great atmosphere and it felt like a really special moment, when the cows came out of their winter housing, the first time since the autumn. We started to herd them over the tracks, across the dam and out onto the open moor. Mostly the cows know where they are going but there is a certain amount of sending people on ahead to do gates and getting them to go the right way, plus keeping them together on the moor. I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it. It took a good few of hours to get them across to their grazing area, having navigated some bogs and rocky areas along the way.

We had started off in beautiful sunshine but by the time we left the cows it was very wet so we trotted on and then power walked home as it got increasingly miserable (and we cursed ourselves for not following Phil’s recommendation for full waterproofs).

Back at the farm, the horses were stabled and we went in to warm up, get dry and enjoy a fabulous, leisurely late lunch of home made pies and cakes. A better morning I haven't had, despite the weather and one I shall repeat again - looking to see if I can get away for the week to bring them back down for the Autumn!

Chris Cousens from Edinburgh

Chris Allsop on Trans Wales Trail, UK

In every other respect it was a great week - not least because of the very hospitable Turner family. I used to go to Wales a lot as a child, but I haven't been out in the Welsh countryside for years. I had forgotten how beautiful it is - and wild in places. You travel the world looking for great riding country - and then discover it on your doorstep.

Chris Allsop from UK

Louise Berridge on Beach Ride Holiday, Spain

Just returned home from my second trip to Barbate. I've done quite a few different riding holidays and this is the best by far, in every way. The horses are willing, responsive, trustworthy and exciting to ride, while behaving impeccably. They install complete confidence in their riders. There are still places left I want to see, so I will be returning again soon. You are both great hosts and very welcoming, thanks so much for another unforgettable week.

Louise Berridge from Hampshire

Hilary on Sierra Nevada Trail Rides, Spain

Dallas and her brother are excellent hosts - very organised. Stunning mountain riding - last day was the best - we rode up to 7,800 feet and it felt like the top of the world. It literally took our breath away. Excellent horses - Adra was very well schooled and forward going. She climbed mountains like a steam train. I’d like to return one day.

Hilary Vale from East Yorkshire

Denis on Classical Dressage at Epona, Spain

I would thoroughly recommend a stay at Epona to anyone interested in classical riding... at whatever level, complete beginner to advanced dressage. This is due to the excellent tuition, and well schooled, responsive horses. The Hacienda is a very beautiful building, simple and traditionally furnished.

Fernando was both host and guide, providing interesting information and entertaining stories, and Jane’s food was superb. We’re already planning our return holiday and can't wait for another private lesson with Rafael Soto.

Denise Bolam Zara’s Planet & Horse Magazine Competition Winner

Bob & Ellie on Catalonia Trails, Spain

This was the perfect ride for ourselves - good riders, looking for a fast paced adventure, on responsive horses and experiencing the real Catalonia by way of meeting everyday people enroute, friends of our hosts at the guest houses and hotels we stayed in along the way. We'll be returning to try one of the other rides next year, it still feels like such an undiscovered part of Spain.

Bob & Ellie from UK

Heidi on Tuscany Horse Riding Holiday, Italy

I had the most wonderful time! The views were amazing, and it's so peaceful - the people were just lovely, all really friendly and after the first night you really felt like you'd always known them! The horses were just beautiful, and I fell in love with Fiona. Of course the food was out of this world, I've never eaten so much either and I daren't get on my scales for a couple of weeks. It's a very, very special place, and I will definitely go back - thanks for organizing a wonderful holiday!

Heidi Gowers from Harlow, UK

Melanie & Mike on Tuscany Riding Holiday, Italy

I thoroughly enjoyed this holiday and I have not been on a horse riding holiday before as I thought it wasn't for for me and how wrong I was! So where to next with Zara's Planet or maybe we will return to Il Paretaio in Tuscany again just to visit Marcoz and Fiona and Ivoire - Oh! they were all lovely!

Melanie & Mike Shirley Horse Magazine Competition Winners 2011

McNeil Family on I Due Laghi, Italy

Little did we know that when we arrived here at 'I Due Laghi', we had found a small slice of paradise! The wonderful staff, the magnificent horses and glorious landscapes - everything is perfect. Special thanks to Matteo for making us feel so welcome, to Antonio and Angelo for taking such good care of us in the restaurant and ESPECIALLY to Maria and Stefano for making our week of riding absolutely magical!

McNeil Family from UK

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