Jeff H., Sept. 19, 2023
The ride was excellent. The horses and riding were stunningly beautiful especially when we could look down on the clouds and fogged formed in the valleys. Favourite memory? Figs were ripe on the tree in September and we loved riding up to a branch for a lovely taste of sunshine.
Claire W, April 27, 2023
We had a fantastic holiday. We were both very happy with the horses we were matched with and enjoyed the riding in a beautiful setting. Favourite memory? Some lovely canters and marvelling at the skill and endurance of the horses on challenging terrain.
Mel L., Oct. 19, 2022
A simple but lovely trip. The views from the top of the mountains out across the entire valley are spectacular. Much of it (accommodation) was basic but the hosts were delightful with great breakfasts and dinners at the place we stayed at above the horse farm. We loved Coco and Harry (the horses) - even their quirks.
Stela T., July 25, 2022
It was awesome. During the ride I felt like I am acting in 'Spaghetti Western' movie. And the views were also stunning. We were riding through the national park of Sierra Nevada where the nature is beautiful. Favourite memory? Cantering up in the mountain on sure footed horses.
Judy D., June 8, 2022
This trip met and exceeded my expectations. The scenery was spectacular. The guides were knowledgable, helpful and fun. The horses were wonderful! Our accommodations were comfortable, clean and beautiful with gracious hosts and fantastic food. Even the weather was perfect!
Lora H., June 6, 2022
Wonderful! Emily at the guesthouse and Nathan/Lally and family at the other guesthouse were wonderful. We were matched well with good horses. Our guide (Demi) and guide-in-training (Tracey) were well qualified, patient, engaging and all around good instructors in places we needed a little instruction. So many good memories - riding up high into the Alpujarras above the timberline and then down through pine forests on the fourth day - that was a really beautiful ride. Summing up? Wonderful, engaging, connecting (with nature, people, the land of the Alpujarras).
Glenda & Wyn J., June 7, 2021
The holiday was excellent, the horses were good, our guide was v. good and the views spectacular. Our riding guide Danielle was excellent, being cool, calm, and collected at all times, and also very knowledgeable & kind. The food and accommodation were very good on all occasions, especially Ann's home cooking. The horses we rode were very suitable for us and the equipment was good.
Emmy & Elliott, Feb. 18, 2020
A fantastic holiday, we really enjoyed ourselves, it was such a unique way to explore a beautiful country, incredible views. The accommodation was good and the food delicious!
Tanya C., Feb. 14, 2020
A fantastic break - super horses and interesting quirky places to stay. Riding was individually tailored so we had a lovely & at times challenging route with cantering and climbing. Amazing to be able to ride through a herd of wild Andalusian horses including mares and foals.
Cat, Oct. 30, 2019
It was fab to get away, a beautiful mountain retreat, with cosy apartments, including a kitchen and living room.
Clare, Oct. 18, 2019
Love it, an all round great trip. Felt we got a good taste of Andalucia - away from highly populated tourist areas. Favorite Memory - Trail riding through the woods to Solerjo, cantering up an olive field at full pelt!
Claire, Sept. 25, 2019
It was Excellent! Everybody involved in the holiday was very friendly and made you feel welcome and nothing was too much trouble - the scenery was fantastic and the horses lovely to ride.
Katherine K., Sept. 18, 2019
A fantastic introduction to horse riding in the most beautiful surroundings. Our lead rider, Linda was experienced, patient and friendly. The horses were calm & responsive. Our favourite memory was riding along the mountain trails in glorious sunshine looking down the valley and across to the distant sea. Tranquility!
Dani M., May 10, 2019
Friendly, willing, rested, well cared for horses happy to go out on the rides and enjoying them too. Nice to know that some are rescues. An excellent guide in Linda who was also fun to be with. Fabulous countryside to ride through, ever changing geology and vegetation, olive farms, oak, pine and moorland. Orchids, parasitic plants, golden eagles, falcon, buzzard, kestrel and bee eaters. Trail was good with a lovely fun gallop up a hill at an olive farm - horses knew it was coming, were on their toes and keen to go. I enjoyed being able to groom the horses after the ride and to tack them up before it when time permitted.
Annette M, Jan. 30, 2019
It was the ride of a lifetime! An incredible experience. I loved the horses, they were well trained and so strong over the rough hilly terrain. The views were amazing and the hospitality was great. Daniella was excellent. My daughter was a bit nervous and she ended up swapping her onto a smaller, quieter horse. I would love to do this one again some day.
Heather T., Oct. 20, 2018
Relaxing, very well organised and coordinated. Favourite memory was being able to take the lead in some canters. Wonderful host and fabulous food, absolutely brilliant accommodation. Rode two horses - both chosen well for my abilities - fun!
Sheena M., May 16, 2018
Fabulous, stunning, much more rugged and spectacular than expected. Horse was lovely, good pace, very smooth but came back to you when asked. Favourite memory difficult to choose - the river ride from Orgiva and the mule track up the Lanjaron Gorge. Danielle, our guide, was excellent - very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Food was plain but tasty and plenty of it.
Janet A. (farmhouse stay), Nov. 2, 2017
Super holiday. Great place to stay - the hospitality and food were outstanding. We were transferred up to the stables every day and the riding was amazing. We were perfectly matched with the horses and the guides were absolutely super and tailored each day's riding to our ability. Ann and her team are fantastically welcoming and accommodating. It was like being at home - if home included fab food and good company. I really can't fault this holidays - it was everything we could have wanted.
Lindsey C., June 2, 2017
Absolutely fantastic. It was tough but what an achievement. The scenery was out of this world and quite often felt on top of the world. It is just the best way to explore a different country.On day two we rode up to 2600m. It was so peaceful and the smell from the alpine flowers was amazing. We sat eating lunch watching the golden eagles flying in the valley.
Angela G., Dec. 6, 2016
Very good. Extremely warm welcome from all people we met. (Favourite memory?) No one individual thing stood out - the whole package was excellent!. (Accommodation & food?) Good food and friendly hosts. Accommodation very good - always a warm fire to sit in front of! My horse, Ciel, was a gentleman - very honest and easy to ride. Amy the guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. I honestly can't think of anything that needs addressing!
Clifford C., Aug. 23, 2016
Really good holiday. Good, tough treks. Beautiful scenery. Excellent guides. accommodation lovely and owners couldn't do enough for you, to make you feel welcome.
Julie S., June 29, 2016
My room was very nice and the food was great. Nothing was too much trouble! I would definitely stay there again. I loved riding the horses and I can't decide which horse was my favourite! They were all lovely and very fit. Amy (the guide) was great, very friendly and helpful. So to sum it up, it was a fabulous holiday!
Steph M., Sept. 22, 2011
It was sensational - spectacular scenery, gorgeous forward going horses, fabulous weather, great company, accommodation and food. I loved it. A fabulous experience and adventure, a must for horse lovers. The guide was excellent - friendly, fun, relaxed and informative.
Steve C., July 13, 2009
We had a brilliant time, everyone made us feel welcome and at home. The horses were lovely, the scenery was beautiful. Overall we loved it and the horses were excellent. I cannot pinpoint anything specific as a favourite memory, but Irene's was cantering round the hairpin bends for the first time. Excellent accommodation, much more relaxing than hotels and Ann particularly was an excellent cook. Sarah was a very experienced host and guide, always making sure we were informed and OK with everything without overly fussing, very easy to get along with.
Jane & Paul C., June 29, 2009
We had a thoroughly wonderful time with Sarah. The weather was perfect and the horses a delight and there is no doubt that we would love to return probably sooner rather than later. Chris and Dave were very friendly and catered for our every needs and Ann surpassed our expectations, we look forward to stopping with her again. I can recommend our holiday to anyone. Thanks ever so much!
Lisa H., Oct. 29, 2008
I cried when I had to leave and can't wait to return - would recommend this to anyone with a love of horses and a sense of adventure.