The Doñana national park is a paradise for horses and horse lovers. As one of the most important wetlands of continental Europe, the region is well-conserved and steeped in rich cultural heritage. Situated between the provinces of Huelva, Seville and Cadiz, Doñana is now a labyrinth of tracks and waterways which have shaped marshes, ponds and streams, interspersed with native pine forests, sand dunes, beaches and spectacular cliffs too. This range of habitats offers a diverse home for many rare and endangered species of birdlife. All this ends in miles of beautiful and pristine white sand beaches stretching between Matalascanas and the mouth of the Guadalquivir river.
In this glorious setting, Jose Manuel Jimenez has realised his dreams and is now offering some wonderful programmes at his new equestrian centre which is located on the outskirts of El Rocio. This is a town like no other and perfectly suited to horse riders and not cars! The town is close to the coast and only an hour from Seville. The roads here are sand and you will see horses and riders making the most of the sandy open roads. Everywhere here has been made easy for the horse riders including bars with raised tables to put your glass on when you are sitting on your horse enjoying your drink. There are horses everywhere!
Your trail will take you through these stunning protected areas of the park where very few are allowed to go and culminate with a beautiful ride on the stunning open beaches to the south of Matalascañas.
Jose Manuel also offers dedicated dressage training packages with his beautifully schooled horses. Please see our Doñana Dressage ride for more details on these packages.