Unspoilt beaches for horse riding holidays
Our trails provide superb off road horse riding through the Barbate nature reserve. With direct access to the reserve we have fantastic riding through unspoilt forests and unforgettable days on the beach. With long wide firebreaks, and twisty forest tracks the park could have been designed for horse riding. Each day there are plenty of opportunities for long collected canters and exhilarating gallops. In-between canters the pace is leisurely, enabling us to take in the tranquillity of the forest. The topsoil of the forest is sand and the going is good whatever the weather.
Our farm is only a few minutes drive out of Barbate, and on arrival the horses will be ready to ride. An average of four and a half hours each day is spent in the saddle with a short break part way round. After returning to the farm lunch is taken at a local 'Venta' nearby. Returning back to Barbate between 16:00 and 16:30 the afternoon is free to spend on the beach, sightseeing or shopping.
We currently have thirteen horses. Two are pure bred Andalusian (PRE), and the rest are all Andalusian or Arab crosses, ranging from 14.3hh to 16.3hh in size. Our horses are well mannered, forward going and responsive, with a kind calm temperament. Bought locally our horses stay with us for life. They are sure footed, strong and used to riding in the warm Spanish climate.
Covering 1.5 hectares our farm is partly covered by pine trees, and shares a border with the natural park. There are large fields for horses turnout, and each horse has it's own stall for feeding, and getting them ready to ride. The buildings on the farm are spacious and provide us with a feed room, store room, tack room and a guest rest room with toilet.
Our horses are kept in the most natural way possible turned out together. Partly covered by a pine wood our farm provides the horses with plenty of shelter from sun, wind and rain. The horses are brought in each day, fed hard feed and checked over. Hay is given ad lib in the fields for them. With this system of horse care the horses socialise with each other and are a happy family group. On riding days the horses are turned out to the highest standard, fit, and happy to be ridden. Our standard of horse care is high with the health and welfare of the horses being paramount.
The riding group is kept to a maximum of eight riders plus guides, this enables you to enjoy the experience of a small and friendly group.
One of our most important roles is choosing the correct horse for you, and we have over 20 years wealth of experience in matching horses to riders. A horse will be chosen for you that will suit your riding ability, experience and physical size. We have a variety of horses, some suit the less confident rider and others the more proficient rider. Our holidays are aimed at riders who are comfortable riding a horse at all paces within the varied environments of forest and beach.
We use top quality English saddles and bridles.
Weight limit of 13 stone, 83 kilos or 182 pounds.
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