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Spain - Classical Dressage & High School Training
An amazing and unique opportunity to practise high level dressage movements on highly trained Andalucian horses in Seville, Spain

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Horse Riding Holidays Spain – Classical Dressage & High School Training

PRICES & DATES top

Classical Dressage & High School Training : 2017 Prices

Rates are quoted per person sharing.

£1,695/€2,175/$2,450

Single Supplement – £190/€270/$300

Included – All the riding, accommodation, breakfast at the hotel, lunches at the Hacienda and a welcome dinner on the first evening,  drinks with meals, transfer at pre set times and some sightseeing.

Excluded – Flights, some sightseeing (Spanish School of Equitation Jerez, Flamenco Show Seville), dinners, Carmona & Seville & tips.

Classical Dressage : Getting There
International flight to Seville.

Transfer
The transfer time is only 20 minutes from Seville airport, and there is a scheduled transfer. The pick up is 3pm & 8pm on Sundays, and the drop off no later than midday on Saturdays.

Please bear in mind the times when booking flights to benefit from the scheduled transfers.

Classical Dressage & High School Training : 2017 Dates

All dates available throughout the year Sunday to Saturday except those scheduled to the Rafael Soto Clinics

Closed 17 December 2017 to 14 January 2018

All our horse riding holidays hold a price guarantee. We believe in your piece of mind on price when you book one of our horse riding holidays and will refund the difference should you find the same horse riding holiday elsewhere at a lower price.

SUMMARY OF THE TRIP top

This Classical Dressage holiday offers you an amazing opportunity to practise high level dressage movements on highly trained Andalusian horses in their country of origin. This is a specialised niche horse riding holiday in Spain, aimed at serious dressage riders, who want to improve their riding skills, and practice dressage moves on serious horses – the aim is to get riders going back home with new skills to help train their own horses to these high levels – and of course it’s all done under expert tuition, in the relaxed, and beautiful setting of Spain itself.

You will be 1 of just 3 pupils present on this specialised course.

In general, mornings are spent training, under the expert tuition of one of the three highly qualified instructors, two of which are the daughters of Fernando & Jane Garcia, the owners of Epona. In addition, one of your lessons, will be given privately, by Olympic Silver Medallist, Rafael Soto.

You can expect to have the opportunity to practise all of or some of the following, depending on experience and skill:

  • Shoulder in & half pass
  • Travers & renvers
  • Canter & walk pirouettes
  • Single & in series flying changes
  • Piaffe – Passage
  • Spanish Walk
  • Work in-hand

But, what’s work with no play, we hear you say! You will also get the chance to enjoy the Spanish sunshine and chill out at the pool, visit the nearby city of Seville, and watch a training performance at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art in Jerez.

THE RIDING top

Classical Dressage : Horses – Andalusians, Andalusian Crosses, some Warmbloods, Anglo Arabs and Thoroughbreds.

Classical Dressage : Level of Riding & Pace – Intermediate to Advanced.

Tack – English.

Classical Dressage : Weight Restriction – 16 Stone / 102 kg / 224 lb.

Classical Dressage  : Group Size – Maximum 3.

ACCOMMODATION top

You will stay in the local village of Carmona in a beautiful colonial style hotel called Alcazar de la Reina, it’s a four-star Superior category hotel in the heart of the historic and monumental centre of the old part of the city of Carmona, just a few minutes drive away from the Hacienda. The hotel is full of history, charm, and elegance while at the same time comfortable and modern

The food is plentiful and guests can expect continental breakfasts at the hotel and home cooked lunches at Epona. Evening meals can be taken at the hotel or at one of the many restaurants in Carmona. On the first evening there is a welcome meal that is included.

Horse Riding Holidays like this Classical Dressage High School holiday is part of the Zara’s Planet collection of Horse Riding Holidays Spain.

Please Ask About

  • Extra afternoon group lessons
  • Additional non riding activities
    • Massages
    • Golf
    • Tennis
    • Spanish Lessons
    • Flying

SAMPLE ITINERARY top

  • Sunday – Arrive after 4pm, dinner in nearby town of Carmona
  • Monday – Semi private lesson, private lesson, and lunge lesson
  • Tuesday – Semi private lesson, private lesson, ground work lesson, for piaffe, passage and/or Spanish Walk
  • Wednesday – Visit to the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art in the morning, semi private lesson in the afternoon
  • Thursday – Semi private lesson, private lesson, and lunge lesson
  • Friday – Semi private lesson, private lesson, ground work lesson, for piaffe, passage and/or Spanish Walk in the morning. Visit to Seville, tack shop, dinner and Flamenco show in the afternoon and evening
  • Saturday – Private lesson and departure before noon

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Zara’s Planet Horse Riding Holidays Guarantee:

All our horse riding holidays hold a price guarantee. We believe in your piece of mind on price when you book one of our horse riding holidays and will refund the difference should you find the same horse riding holiday elsewhere at a lower price.

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Spain Holidays Testimonials

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...

Denise Bolam Zara’s Planet & Horse Magazine Competition Winner