Mallorca Tuition & Trails riding holiday in Mallorca - Far and Ride
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Mallorca Tuition & Trails, Mallorca





Reviews



We had a fantastic time in Mallorca - It was amazing to be able to ride the beautiful stallions. The horses were fantastic, the food was delicious and the spa was very relaxing!!

Lucy F.
It was a very enjoyable holiday . The staff and other guests were very friendly, the food was brilliant and the accommodation was good. The trail guide and general instructor were excellent.

Vicki B.
Fantastic. Perfectly suited to both our needs. Mixed the timetable of both a complete beginner and an experienced rider perfectly. Great service, great riding, great time!

Elinor W.
This destination offers a wide range of services from tuition for beginners, dressage, show jumping, trails and children’s camps, with staff and horses capable of delivering high standards. As well as this, the peaceful setting and relaxed atmosphere make it the ideal place to recharge your batteries whilst surrounding yourself with an endless supply of equine interaction. The horses are happy and well cared for, the finca feels like home, the red wine is a must…I would definitely return!

Sally Scott, Far and Ride, Read review
I have been on other riding holidays and this beat them all hands down. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and will definitely be going back. (Favourite memory?) Quite a few - cantering through the pine forests and down the tracks; fantastic picnic lunches with swimming in the sea; lovely evenings on the terrace. The room was spotless and comfortable. Food was fresh, beautifully cooked and delicious. I liked the two horses I rode a lot. They were sure-footed and I felt safe with them. The guide was very patient and very friendly. He also gave a lot of good and useful advice on riding. I felt very well looked after and in safe hands.

Lesley A.
It was an incredible experience from beginning to end. Amazing island, amazing horses and new friends!

Nansi S.
Super horses, well cared for, well behaved. Well planned out itinerary. very well organised, everything ran like clockwork, varied terrain.

Lorraine K.
Loved every minute of the holiday. After 30 years of riding, this was my first holiday involving horses and I am now hooked! (Favourite memories?) Too many to mention, but the long trails and seeing an island I know so well on horseback. The food and accommodation was excellent. (Our guide) Joe knew the island so well and cared for the horses at all times. I loved Avis (my horse) and the way in which the staff looked after the horses was second to none. Far and Ride were very good - Natalie provided all the information & was extremely helpful.

Helen N.
 

Horses



Type of horses:

P.R.E Andalucian (for dressage lessons) and Spanish Crosses for jumping and trail rides

Nature of horses:

Kind and gentle

Height of horses:

14.2 - 16.2hh

Weight limit:

100kg

Tack type:

English

 

Travel Advice



Please ensure you read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice before you travel.
 

Ride Description

In the idyllic Levante hills of Mallorca lies this beautiful Finca (farm) which is dedicated to the riding and breeding of spectacular Spanish horses. The Finca offers tuition and trail rides and guests can also enjoy some memorable dressage lessons on magnificent stallions. This is a wonderful location in which to enjoy the peaceful Mallorcan countryside, a setting which has open fields, pine forests, sandy tracks and beautiful coastal views. The Finca is German owned and run.

Surrounded by natural beauty, the comfortable and rustic-style country house has all the necessary facilities for a relaxing and unforgettable holiday. The house is a 20-minute drive from two pretty natural beaches and just a 5-minute car journey from the town of Felanitx, where you will find a traditional Sunday market, considered one of the best in Mallorca. The restaurant serves Mediterranean food and meals are provided on the terrace when the summer sun is shining.

There are several programmes available here including a dressage programme working with the Andalusian stallions (which can also include work with young horses), a week flatwork and jumping lessons, a programme designed specifically for beginners, as well as an "a la carte" tailor made riding stay where you can choose between full day rides, short trails or dressage and jumping lessons (both individual private or group sessions with up to 5 or 6 other riders). At the Finca, following a satisfying ride, guests can relax on the pool terrace or enjoy a refreshing swim before a traditional Mallorcan dinner.

**Please Note: all guests will be required to pay a 1€ (EUR) per night Balearic tourist tax at the end of their stay. This is due to new laws set out by the Balearic government.

See Programmes.

 

Food & Accommodation

The farmhouse itself boasts 6 double bedrooms, each decorated in the traditional Mallorcan style and with their own bathroom. There is also a swimming pool with typical Mallorcan terrace and sunbeds to relax on.

All guest rooms have a bathroom, air conditioning, satellite TV, minibar, fan, safety deposit box, central heating and a telephone.

NEW!!

From the beginning of the 2018 season, guests will now have the choice to book either a rustic standard room or one of the newly renovated superior rooms for their holiday!

There are 5 new superior rooms in total and these offer much more space, a modern design, private balconies, as well as fabulous views over the terrace, pool and vineyards beyond. Each room will be sold as twin/doubles as standard (unless single room supplement is paid), but can comfortably accommodate up to 4 guests in extra beds.

The restaurant here serves delicious Mediterranean food and during the summer months, dinner is served outside on the terrace. Barbeque facilities are provided in the garden and a barbeque style meal is served once per week. Dietary requirements such as vegetarians can be catered for and children's meals are available.

 

Activities

At the reception, you can arrange to hire cars or bikes to tour the area. There are several typical Mallorquin markets nearby (most running weekends and one on a Wednesday) and these are fascinating to visit.

Trips to Cabrera Island can also be arranged and there are several natural and untouched beaches to visit nearby. Guests can also enjoy an 18 hole golf course close to this destination.

Subject to opening times, there is a spa available for guests offering Turkish baths, saunas and a cyclone shower. Guests must provide 24 hours notice at reception if they wish to use the spa facilities.

 

Further Details

Languages: English, German and Spanish

Health requirements: Fit and Healthy

Age limit: None, within reason.

Tuition: Yes, depending on chosen programme.

Included: Riding, accommodation, meals, mineral water with meals.

Not included: Flights, airport transfers, insurance, drinks, 1€ per night tourism tax.

 

Travel Information

Transfers can be arranged from Palma Airport to the resort at additional cost. The journey takes approximately one hour.

All transfers are to be paid locally but we will organise them for you when we have flight details. Prices are person, each way and depend on the number of guests per car;

1 pax 50,00€
2 pax 35,00€
3 pax 28,00€
4 pax 25,00€

Airport: Palma

 

Programmes


Dressage with P.R.E Stallions



A week-long riding programme which combines dressage lessons on stunning Andalusian stallions with trail rides into the beautiful landscapes of Mallorca. Visitors on this programme can also help to train the young horses and will enjoy riding through the pine forests and sand dunes. Dressage work with these stallions is something you will never forget! 

Sunday: Arrival day

Arrival at the farm. 

19.30: Dinner

Monday - Saturday:

At the beginning of your stay, you will be given a detailed itinerary for the week, so that you can plan any visits or other activities around your riding. Each day you will be able to enjoy lesson or two per day, or a combination of lessons and trails during your stay, as well as some free time to enjoy the pool and relax in the peaceful surroundings. One time in the week there will also be an opportunity to take part in a full day trail ride (the exact route will depend on availability and time of year). 

A typical day may be as below:

8.00 - 9.00: Breakfast at the hotel

10.00 - 11.30: Dressage lesson with a P.R.E stallion.

13.30 - 14.00: Lunch back at the hotel

17.00 - 18.00: Relaxed trail ride

19.30: Dinner at the hotel

Sunday: Departure day

8.00 - 10.00: Breakfast is served at the hotel

10.00: Transfer to the Son Sant Joan (Palma)Airport, if requested (extra cost)



Minimum group size: 2
Maximum group size: 7
Ability description: Intermediate to experienced
Type of ride: Tuition and trails
Total riding time: Approx. 12 hours of riding (tuition and trails) including a full day trail ride.
Departure dates: 2018: Sunday to Sunday, until the 11th of November.

2019: Sunday to Sunday throughout the season (3rd March until the 1st December)
 
Pricing: 2018:

Standard Room (double/twin): £1092 per person
Standard Room (single): £1238
Superior Room (double/twin): £1154 per person
Superior Room (single): £1419

Prices include 7 nights accommodation, full board meals and approx 15 hours of tuition and trails during your stay.

Single rates are compulsory for those travelling alone.

Non-riding friends and partners can be accommodated. Please contact us for detailed pricing.


2019:

Standard Room (double/twin): £1003 per person
Standard Room (single): £1149
Superior Room (double/twin): £1056 per person
Superior Room (single): £1321

Prices include 7 nights accommodation, full board meals and approx 12 hours of tuition and trails during your stay.

Single rates are compulsory for those travelling alone.

Non-riding friends and partners can be accommodated. Please contact us for detailed pricing.



Beginners Programme



The one-week programme has been specially designed so that you can enjoy a different, original and intensive holiday on horseback. Enabling a wonderful way to be introduced to the sport of horse riding, as well as an idyllic way to experience the Mallorcan countryside. 

Whether you can ride already and want to develop your skills further or it's your first time, then this programme will be the ideal way for you to learn and enjoy your time on the island.

During the week you will receive approx. 9 hours of lessons as well as approx. 7 hours of trails which will enable you to develop your riding skills, build your confidence and practice what you learn in the arena out in the countryside.

Tuition will be tailored to your level and what you want to work on.



Minimum group size: 2
Maximum group size: 6
Ability description: Beginner
Type of ride: Tuition and trails
Total riding time: 6 half days/7 night or 4 half days/5 nights
Departure dates: 2018: Sunday to Sunday, until the 11th of November.

2019: Sunday to Sunday throughout the season (3rd March until the 1st December)
 
Pricing: 2018:

Standard Room (double/twin): £897 per person
Standard Room (single): £1043
Superior Room (double/twin): £959 per person
Superior Room (single): £1224

Prices include 7 nights accommodation, full board meals and riding as per the itinerary.

Single room rates are compulsory for those travelling alone.

A shorter 5-night programme is also available and non-riding friends or partners are welcome - please contact us for further details and pricing.



Showjumping Programme



This is a week long riding programme which combines dressage lessons on stunning Andalusian stallions with jumping tuition as well as trail rides into the beautiful landscapes of Mallorca. Visitors on this programme also help to train young horses and will enjoy riding through the pine forests and sand dunes.

Sunday:

Arrival at the farm. There is free time to visit the horses and walk around the farm. Dinner will be eaten at around 7.30 pm with the riding group.

The next few days may be as follows, however, please do note that this is an example itinerary and may change at any point;

Monday-Saturday:

On arrival at the hotel, you will be given a detailed and personalised itinerary for the week, which will include the timings of your lessons and trail rides each day. This means that you can plan any visits or other activities around your riding very easily. Each day you will be able to enjoy lesson or two per day, or a combination of lessons and trails, as well as some free time to enjoy the pool and relax in the peaceful surroundings. One time in the week, usually toward the end of your stay, there will also be an opportunity to take part in a full day trail ride (the exact route will depend on availability and time of year). 

A typical day may be as below:

8.00 - 10.00: Breakfast at the hotel

10.00 - 11.30: Flatwork lesson at the equestrian centre with a focus on the groundwork for jumping

13.00 - 14:00: Lunch break back at the hotel and some time to relax by the pool

16.00 - 17.30: Dressage or jumping lesson in the arena.

or 17:00 - 18:00: Relaxed trail ride in the country.

19.30: Dinner is served back at the hotel

Sunday:

8.00 - 10.00: Breakfast 

10.00: Free time or transfer to the Son Sant Joan (Palma) Airport



Minimum group size: 2
Maximum group size: 7
Ability description: Intermediate to experienced
Type of ride: Tuition
Total riding time: Approx. 12 hours of riding (tuition and trails) including a full day trail ride.
Departure dates: 2018: Sunday to Sunday, until the 11th of November.

2019: Sunday to Sunday throughout the season (3rd March until the 1st December)
 
Pricing: 2018:

Standard Room (double/twin): £977 per person
Standard Room (single): £1123
Superior Room (double/twin): £1039 per person
Superior Room (single): £1304

Price includes 7 nights accommodation, full board meals and daily tuition in dressage and jumping, as per the itinerary.

Single room rates are compulsory for those travelling alone.

Non-riding friends and partners can be accommodated. Please contact us for detailed pricing.


2019:

Standard Room (double/twin): £941 per person
Standard Room (single): £1087
Superior Room (double/twin): £994 per person
Superior Room (single): £1260

Price includes 7 nights accommodation, full board meals and approx. 12 hours of trails and tuition in dressage and jumping.

Single room rates are compulsory for those travelling alone.

Non-riding friends and partners can be accommodated. Please contact us for detailed pricing.



Tailor Made Programme



An "a la carte" mix of lessons and trails where you can decide exactly which riding options to take. Perhaps improve your dressage, work on your show-jumping or take more trail rides. Some afternoons are free for relaxing or you can pay for additional riding, spa treatments or massages.

* Please note that this is an example itinerary for your stay and so the order of days may vary depending on availability and local conditions. 

Sunday:

Arrival at the farm. There is free time to visit the horses and walk around the farm. Dinner will be eaten at around 7.30 pm with the riding group.

Monday:

In the morning there will be a one hour lesson and in the afternoon a one-hour trail ride. These are predominantly a chance for the instructors to assess your riding level and ensure they have chosen the right horses for you, but will also be your first opportunity to discover the beautiful landscape around Son Negre.

Tuesday:

Today will be a full day of trail riding - the route chosen will vary depending on the time of year, the wishes of the group and other local restrictions. An example trail ride may be:

Approximately 6.5 hours riding time today with a 35min transfer by car.

After having prepared the horses at the Finca (farm) you will leave for the Finca of 'Binifarda' which lies below the Santueri Castle and is made up of beautiful orange gardens. This is the fourth largest Ffinca in Mallorca. Before reaching the castle you will pass by an archaeological study where historians hope to confirm the field as the birthplace of Christopher Columbus!

After enjoying some wonderful panoramic views you will ride up the mountains of Sant Salvador following trails which have been etched into the rock. There is a point where you will have to walk and lead your horse for approximately 25 minutes. At the top, you will meet up with the support team and can tie the horses for a rest whilst you explore the monastery and its church. This is followed by a tasty brunch in the pine woods. 

Once you've finished eating it's time to tack the horses up again and begin your descent towards the Son Duri farm, a trail which will take you back through beautiful woodlands to 'Es Fanger' and then 'S'Espinagar', the finishing point of the riding route. From here you will all be taken back to the Finca for your last group dinner and overnight.

Wednesday:

Today will be another full day of trail riding - again, the route chosen will vary depending on the time of year, the wishes of the group and other local restrictions. An example trail ride may be:

Today's ride is approximately 5.5 hours in duration. You will leave the Finca and head to Son Vaquer, riding in the direction of 'Es Rafalet'. This area comprises of several farms which cover the meadows of Mallorca and the wide, flat plains mean that you'll have the chance to canter and gallop towards the town of Villafranca. This is renowned for its farm produce such as melons, watermelons and garlic. 

After you have passed by the town the riding route takes you on a climb up the pine-covered mountains, in the direction of Bonany Sanctuary which was built in 1606. Here you will meet the support vehicle for a snack.

 The route back to Son Vaquer takes you through some different farms, riding and walking, and also by an old and abandoned clay mine. This is where the local artisans used to obtain the raw materials to make pottery.

Thursday:

Today is a free day with no riding. You may wish to explore the historic capital of Palma, seeing the sights and soaking in the culture. Alternatively, you may wish to enjoy a restful day on the gorgeous Es Trenc beach - one of the most beautiful in southern Mallorca - seeing the clear blue sea and soaking in the glorious sunshine!

Friday and Saturday (2018):

You can choose from the following options for your morning riding activity:

2-hour trail ride

1.5-hour jumping lesson

1-hour dressage lesson

You will need to make your choice when you book and it may not be possible to change this when you arrive.

The afternoons are free to relax by the pool or you could book extra riding lessons (subject to availability), a massage or spa activities (all are at extra cost, payable locally).

* For 2019, Friday will be an opportunity to take another full day trail ride. Saturday will be as above with a choice of lessons or shorter trails around the property.

Sunday:

One last breakfast in the sunshine and then a sad farewell and departure to the airport.



Minimum group size: 2
Maximum group size: 7
Ability description: Intermediate to experienced
Type of ride: Centre based instruction and trails
Total riding time: 2018: 2 full days of trails + 3 half days of lessons or trails (as preferred).

2019: 3 full days of trails and 2 half days of lessons or short trails (as preferred).
Departure dates: 2018: Sunday to Sunday, until the 11th of November.

2019: Sunday to Sunday throughout the season (3rd March until the 1st December)
 
Pricing: 2018:

Standard Room (double/twin): £866 per person
Standard Room (single): £1012
Superior Room (double/twin): £928 per person
Superior room (single): £1193

Price includes 7 nights accommodation, full board meals and riding as per the itinerary.

* Single room rates are compulsory for those travelling alone.

Non-riding friends and partners can be accommodated. Please contact us for detailed pricing.


2019:

Standard Room (double/twin): £897 per person
Standard Room (single): £1043
Superior Room (double/twin): £950 per person
Superior room (single): £1215

Price includes 7 nights accommodation, full board meals and riding as per the itinerary.

* Single room rates are compulsory for those travelling alone.

Non-riding friends and partners can be accommodated. Please contact us for detailed pricing.