Lorraine G., Oct. 18, 2023
Fantastic in everything. The hospitality, the silence, the views...
Laurien B., Oct. 17, 2023
Liked it, lovely horses, friendly atmosphere. Long and fast canters, big smile on my face!! Yes, both accommodation and food were basic but nice and good enough for me. Drinks were all offered. Very friendly.
Niki D., July 12, 2022
I loved every moment and wouldn’t have changed a thing. I found it to be exciting each day, The nature was incredible, the horses were wonderful, the team were wonderful in every way. I feel like I have made friends for life. It was a delight to experience traditional Croatian food each day and to enjoy it with such warm and welcoming people. The accommodation was clear, quiet, comfortable and offered all that I needed during my stay. All of the horses that I rode were very well behaved, they had great
personalities and they were very well looked after. The tack was all perfectly adequate and I was a huge fan of the saddle packs - super handy for taking out bottles of water etc.
Celia, June 29, 2022
Fantastic riding - fast and engaging - wonderful hospitality and beautiful countryside & scenery. A really enjoyable trip! The food was some of the best I've had anywhere in the world and the accommodation was great too.
Ali, June 29, 2022
Fantastic riding in unspoilt countryside. Exhilarating canters and gallops on lovely forward-going horses. Food is amazing. Stipe's mum is a very good cook. Stipe looked after us well, nothing was too much trouble. Really lovely place to go.
Lauren P., Oct. 5, 2021
Great riding in a beautiful part of the world, with an almost ‘undiscovered’ feeling as it receives much less tourism than Split. Really lovely horses who are forward but sensible, a very relaxing week and a great first riding holiday as the riding is not too challenging.
Alexandria S., May 1, 2019
Absolutely brilliant riding; long mornings in the saddle getting up some speed and exploring areas of untouched Dalmatia (true Croatian country-life), with steadier afternoons as the shadows draw out and the sun gets low. Nothing was too much trouble for our kind host and his family who took care of guests with such fondness and ensured we felt part of the family.
Agata & Matt, Sept. 8, 2018
We just wanted to touch base with you regarding our stay with Stipe at the Dalmatian Hinterland ranch. Basically it was fantastic! The stay was by far the highlight of our European holiday. The country side was stunning the horses and animals at the farm were all beautiful and the hospitality was incredible. Stipe himself was an absolute legend and accommodated our every need, not only that, we actually found a great and hilarious friend in him! His mother and father cooked the best food, we just ate and laughed nonstop, hung out with animals and went riding. We also stayed with Stipes family friends, the Lesckuris who were beyond friendly, we tasted their home made honey, truffles, grappa and every other food item they grow themselves. Fascinating people! At night we even went out to see a concert of traditional folklore dancing from Croatia and surrounding countries. Horse riding was always great, there’s a horse to accommodate every kind of rider and each trail is as breathtaking as the next. Gallop, canter, walk, what ever we wanted every day. Our only regret was the state of our fitness level, Matt and I still can’t feel our legs a week later, haha! Still, we can’t wait to return!!!
Alison B., July 3, 2018
The holiday was very good. The riding was so good as such a good mix of paces, lovely horses and amazing countryside. The food was the best I've had on a riding holiday. The food was extremely fresh, the cherries amazing, very good. The rooms were lovely too. I had a gentle horse, she did everything I asked and she cantered/galloped just like my pony. We were both happy and the tack was comfortable. Stipe was very good, knew his rides.
Glayne S., July 13, 2017
It was great! horses were fantastic, the weather was great, accommodation lovely. (favourite memory?) Galloping through the flowers then coming back and showering my horse. (Were you happy with your horse?) Very much so! (Accommodation and food?) Yes - excellent!
Diana H., May 16, 2017
Fantastic holiday - the only fault was that I'd booked just the one week, not two! Stipe is a great host and an excellent guide. He really loves this part of Croatia and it shows. He also has a great sense of humour! And he takes very good care of his horses. My horse was Lana, a grey mare with a lovely, kind temperament who seemed to really enjoy her work. My room was spotless, airy and very comfortable. Stipe's mother cooked all the meals and what a superb cook she is! Everything she made was delicious.