Roberta D., Oct. 19, 2022
Our holiday was fabulous, with a great group of people, amazing horses, and some memorable meals! I had an amazing horse, Zaffiro, who whilst being huge, was a gentle giant, and just right for me.
Jenny, Nov. 6, 2019
Really enjoyable and relaxed, a supreme effort to match horse and rider. An informal atmosphere and plenty of fun!
Barbara, Sept. 18, 2019
Loved it overall - Mark, our host, was fantastic and did everything he could to make our holiday memorable. My favourite memory (hard to single one out!) is galloping flat out and extremely fast along one of the dirt tracks.
Diana, Sept. 18, 2019
I loved seeing different aspects of Sicily. Mark is generous with his time and took trouble to give us varying experiences when not riding. Due to thunder and lighting and rain, we only rode four times but Mark always brought us somewhere instead.
Claire W., May 22, 2019
Absolutely brilliant - much better than I could ever have imagined. Beautiful scenery, great food, lovely horses and brilliant hosts. Accommodation absolutely spot on, all meals were delicious and my room was lovely. Favourite memory riding through the wild flower meadows and galloping up the field. Superb and knowledgeable guides. Horses well cared for and it shows.
Solveig K., Feb. 13, 2018
Very nice trip, beautiful place, nice team. Food was great, accommodation good - not usually equipped to accommodate guests in winter, but the staff did everything to make it comfy for me. Great horse, very responding and not boring. Just the right horse for my level of experience! Equipment and tack were fine. I rode with Mark and Pippa, both were doing a great job.
Melanie M., Oct. 17, 2017
Really enjoyed it. Beautiful countryside to ride in and visit. Charming accommodation and fantastic hosts. Really experienced the true Sicily, its culture, food, animals and scenery! Very comfortable accommodation. Very plentiful, lovely food and wine - very high standard, lovely restaurants. (Favourite memory?) Riding along the top of the hills and through lovely orchards.
Anne L., June 29, 2016
It was great, very laid back with enough variety and a good insight into the way of life. The guest rooms were clean and had everything you needed, along with a "help yourself to whatever you need" from the kitchen. All of the tack and equipment used on the horses was good, and the health and wellbeing of the animals was paramount.
Bev C., June 29, 2016
The right balance of riding and sightseeing. Mark is an exceptionally good host. My favourite memory from the holiday was the relaxed, happy ambience with the true experience of everyday life in Sicily, as well as it's culture.
Jan G., May 19, 2016
Very different! Mark really does tailor it to your requirements, I had enough riding to suit me, and rode at a good pace. A good combination of learning about and exploring the country with a knowledgable guide, and seeing the countryside from horseback.
Jane N., Oct. 27, 2014
I thought that the holiday was fantastic. Mark is a superb host. He made a lot of effort to make the days interesting and to include any specific requests. It was my birthday and the birthday of another of his guests, so he took us out for a wonderful meal but had phoned and asked them to make a cake with our names on it which was a very kind gesture. He has extensive knowledge of the history of the island and is a natural story-teller, so was able to make all of his stories very interesting. The riding was excellent and varied. The weather was beautiful, hot and sunny, all day, everyday. The accommodation was fine, clean, tidy and comfortable. The food was fantastic. The horses were all well looked after and although some of the tack was a bit old, it was all in good repair and more than adequate.
Lynne G., Aug. 13, 2009
The holiday was fantastic fun! As well as great riding that catered for, my husbands 'get on the horse and see how fast we can go style' and my 'I am a novice that does not want to fall off style', we had the very best time. The family are really lovely people who really go out of their way to make you feel welcome. As well as making it their priority that you have a wonderful holiday they are great fun to be around. The accommodation was excellent. The centre is surrounded by wonderful views, especially at sunset, I think it would be hard to beat. So, if you want great riding, great scenery and wonderful company I would highly recommend a visit, we will be back!