Thursday 22nd June 2017

Travel Blogs & Comments of the moment

Sicily, Transiciliana Ride - June 2017
“The horses were incredible. Extremely well-behaved, well-mannered, fit, sure-footed and safe. Perfect for the terrain. Everyone was matched perfectly to their horse. My little mare, Zelda, was keen, eager, walked out well, easily kept up with the fast paced riding and did everything I asked of her, as well as being very sweet-natured (and a great size for me). I never once felt unsafe or like she'd do anything silly. She was perfect for me! The scenery was spectacular; mountain vistas, beautiful forests, lakes, and of course the magnificent volcano. A good variety of landscapes and terrains; and the cool of the forests very welcome relief from the sun. The diversity of accommodation and evening meals were also fabulous.”
AR (Staffs)

Sicilly, Transiciliana Ride - June 2017
“We had a wonderful holiday - beautifully schooled horses in peak condition, and Sicily is a dream.” FS (Norwich)

Greece, Katigiorgis Ride - June 2017
“I had a fabulous time, wonderful host and absolutely fantastic gorgeous horses (I will be dreaming about them)!. Please pass on my heartfelt thanks to Eric for all his efforts. In a world when you only get a few precious horsey days (with too much work) they are so important. Days to treasure. The weather was unfortunately a bit unstable so we unfortunately weren't able to carry out the full itinerary but Eric made sure we made the best of it.” LL (Wiltshire)

Segovia, History at a Canter - May 2017
“Just to let you know this was a wonderful trip – I loved the scenery, the flowers, the old towns and churches and, most important, I had the perfect horse for me! Fantastic organisation on the part of Maria Elena and Enrique - and you. Thank you.” JR (Orkney)

France, Prehistory & Chateaux of Cahors Ride - May 2017
“Totally exceeded my high expectations - could happily have turned around and done it all again! Thanks so much for organizing this trip of a lifetime for me. Worth every cent and more. So glad I didn't try and save pennies and take the cheaper options!”
BW (Australia)

Spain, Sierra Nevada - May 2017
“We have just returned from a three day riding holiday in the Sierra Nevada with Dallas Love. We had an amazing time, the horses are super fit, very healthy, well behaved and responsive. Dallas and her brother Mordecai accompanied the ride.
Every day we stopped for an amazing lunch with wine and water supplied and prepared by Dallas and carried by our horses. The trails take you through white villages, pine forests, open plains and on high mountain trails, with wonderful scenery.”
C.H. & family, Dorset

Romania, Transylvania - April 2017
“There were many highlights of the trip. The scenery - riding in such open country and the guest houses as well as meeting local people and eating in their homes. They were very welcoming. Daniel the guide in Bucharest was very helpful too as was Anna. Everyone was so helpful. And the efficiency of all the arrangements. We try not to compare our riding holiday experiences but this was certainly one of the best. Thank you very much for all your work.” JC (Somerset)

Argentina, Estancia La Rosita - April 2017
“The staff at La Rosita and the effort they went to on my birthday was touching. The polo match was funny as was the whole trip. Fernando was so much fun. The whole experience was great - I loved it - very authentic and true. Rosie was great on the lead up." KD, (Suffolk)

Portugal, Alentejo Coast - April 2017
“The countryside we were riding through was beautiful and at the time of year we rode there were many wild flowers. The variety of riding – coastal paths, dunes, cork forests and eucalyptus plantations – also made the ride very enjoyable. Claudia, Paolo and the rest of the team could not have looked after us any better. They were so friendly and wanted to make sure we had the best possible time. The horses were super – and I appreciated Claudia’s questions when we arrived to ensure I got a horse of a type I liked. Claudia’s mum’s restaurant was a great place to eat – and the lovely ladies who looked after us there were very tolerant of our non-existent Portuguese!” AH, (Devon) 

Spain, The Valleys of Gredos - April 2017
“It was all absolutely excellent – so well organised, great company, fabulous rides and of course horses; stunning scenery; amazing food and attention to detail…. Really absolutely fantastic. Maria is such a special lady – determined to bring out the best in everyone, game for anything, lovely, witty , charming, generous, patient, dedicated…. A total pleasure from start to finish and we all loved it…” EW (London)
"Thank you for recommending this amazing ride to me. Definitely one of the best I've been on." DA (Switzerland)

Seville, Trails of Andalusia - April 2017
“The ride was even more splendid than I expected. The riding, the scenery and the places we stayed in just got better and better, it was a totally brilliant holiday.” Highlight of the trip was the town El Rocio, riding through the beautiful flower meadow and the Dona Ana National park. Maria Elena was just outstanding and her team really made the trip.” CN (Oxon)

TRAVEL BLOGS 


The Sierra Nevada with Louise - October 2016
 


The Transylvania Ride, Romania with Rosie - April 2016


#Touroperatorontour - Rosie's Portuguese Recce - March 2016


Mad Dogs and English Men in Catalunya - August 2015


Wyoming, USA with Ruth - June 2015


Petra to Wadi Rum, Jordan with Rosie - March 2015


Tata Akka, Morocco with Rosie - November 2014


Can Muni, Catalunya with Rosie - September 2014