Rider's comments

Here is a small selection of comments we've received from guests who've stayed with us at HorseridingSpain. Just click on a button read more and it will show the full riders comment.

"... I feel compelled to write and thank you for the truly wonderful riding holiday I had. As I am sure you can understand, taking a 'busman's' holiday whilst working for an equine charity ( manager of ILPH Norfolk centre / World Horse Welfare ) put extra pressure on me to find a good riding holiday where the welfare of the horses was of paramount importance. Your centre excelled on both counts !

You both have a love and passion for horses in general, and Andalucians in particular, which is infectious. To see so many extremely fit, sound, strong and well shod horses was a breath of fresh air. I know how hard it is to get horses looking and feeling like this so you must take a huge amount of credit for presenting your guests with horses of this calibre.

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The riding frequently took my breath away. I would just think I had seen the best view in Spain and we would turn a corner and see another equally as stunning. The Andalucian Horse Show had me in tears in 30 seconds ! Beautiful. Your hospitality and attention to detail was exemplary and you made us all feel very welcome and special. It was a privilege to ride such happy, contented and responsive horses. You really do deliver all your web site says, and more. Your riding holiday exceeded all my wildest dreams and I will be one of your many returners. Please keep up the good work !"

and her most recent comment after returning to us for the 7th time :

"Even though I have just completed my 7th riding holiday with yourselves (which is testimony to your horses and hospitality in itself!), I just want to thank you both so much for making my various friends so very welcome.

Over the past 6 years I have brought along five different friends and recommended at least another four to visit you. Each and every one has been wowed by your horses, the riding and your hospitality. As you know, several have already returned without me! I always feel totally confident that any one I recommend to visit you will have an amazing time and this has always been the case.

I don't know how you manage to keep your horses so happy, responsive, sound and well in what is a tough line of work for horses at the best of times. Testimony to your great depth of knowledge, love and understanding of horses I feel...........

As always, I am fitter and riding better as a result of my holiday with you last week. It is so nice to be reminded how light and surefooted a horse can be......

Take care and keep up the good work !

Michele and friends."

Rider's comments - 2018

Via Facebook in Hungarian: "Három fantasztikus lovas napot töltöttünk a HorseRidingSpain családias társaságában. Giles és Miranda végtelenül kedvesek, rugalmasak voltak mindvégig a szervezéstől kezdve a lovaglásokon át. Késő este érkeztünk, beestünk a kényelmes, illatos tiszta ágyba, másnap pedig miattunk későbbre szervezték a reggelit és a lovaglás kezdetét is. Mindketten pont olyan lovat kaptunk, amilyet szerettünk volna. A lovak megbízhatóak, jól képzettek, biztos lábúak, kényelmesek és mindig figyelnek lovasukra, nem fásultak, tudják és szeretik is a munkájukat. Habár itthon napi szinten lovagolunk, a napi 4 óra lovaglásban jócskán elfáradtunk. Az ételek rendkívül finomak, autentikusak, frissek. A szállás tiszta, jól berendezett, kényelmes, minden igényt kielégít. Mindig családias hangulat vett körül minket, nem éreztük 'futószalagon' érkező vendégnek magunkat. Nem kívánhattunk volna jobbat, csak ajánlani tudom!"

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in English: "We spent three fantastic equestrian days with the HorseRidingSpain family. Giles and Miranda were always kind, flexible all the way from the organization to riding. We arrived late in the evening and fell into a comfortable and fresh bed. The next day we had breakfast and then started riding. We both got the type of horse we wanted. The horses are reliable, well-trained, surefooted, comfortable and they are always listening to their riders, not numb to the aids, but knowing and loving their work. Although we ride at home on a daily basis, we were pretty tired after riding 4 hours each day. The dishes are extremely tasty, authentic, freshly prepared. The accommodation is clean, well furnished, comfortable and satisfies all needs. We were submerged in a relaxed family atmosphere without formalities. We couldn't wish for better, I can really recommend!"

Via Facebook in Japanese: "素晴らしい人達、美しいアンダルース達に出会えるお勧めのホースライディングです。 オーナーのMiranda&Giles夫妻はとても親切で、旅程の相談にも丁寧に応じてくれました。 コースの景観も素晴らしく、土地を知り尽くしたGilesがガイドとなって安全に案内してくれます。 家族で経営されているミハスのホースショーにも連れて行ってもらいましたが、見応えたっぷりの構成でとても楽しめました。 また機会があればぜひ訪れたい、思い出に残る素敵な数日間を過ごせたことに感謝の気持ちでいっぱいです。"

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in English: "This is a recommended horse riding to meet wonderful people and beautiful Andalusians. The owners Miranda & Giles are very kind and helpful with travel arrangements. The scenery of course is also wonderful and Giles who knows all the terrain guided me safely. Also I’m so happy Miranda took me to the family-run horse show in Mijas that I really enjoyed. I’m grateful that I had lovely few days that I would like to visit again."

Via e-mail in German: "Ich habe gerade einen wunderschönen und sehr entspannten Urlaub im März bei Miranda und Giles verbringen dürfen. Gerade um diese Jahreszeit empfand ich das Wetter mit rund 20 Grad und Sonne satt sehr angenehm. Am Flughafen wurde ich von eurem Taxifahrer pünktlich und freundlich bereits erwartet, so das auch das alleine Anreisen sehr einfach war. Vor Ort wurde ich sehr herzlich von Miranda begrüßt. Ich bekam eine sehr großzügige Wohnung. Bestehend aus einem großem Wohnzimmer mit Küchenzeile, sowie einem Schlafzimmer und dem Bad. Alles sehr gepflegt und sauber. Die gesamte Anlage ist sehr schön angelegt. Und der Poolbereich mit seinen Palmen und Blumen ringsherum lädt einfach zum relaxen und verweilen ein.........

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weiter lesen (DE): ".....Die Pferde leben die meiste Zeit gemeinsam in einem großen und gepflegten Paddock. Es sind sehr verschiedene Pferde sowohl optisch als auch vom Charakter. Die Pferde die ich erlebt habe waren sehr gut geritten, sehr trittsicher und absolut unerschrocken im Gelände. Geritten wird englisch mit sehr bequemen Barefootsätteln. Ich habe die Ritte auf eurem einfach nur lieben Pferd Savannah sehr genossen. Meistens ist Giles mit uns geritten und er war durch seine freundliche und offene Art stehts ein super Rittführer und für alle Fragen offen. Die Ritte waren abwechslungsreich und zeigtem einem das wunderschöne Hinterland Andalusiens. Das anschließende Mittagessen auf der Terasse war einfach nur lecker. Es gab immer Salat, frisches Gemüse und andere leckereien. Am Nachmittag konnte man sich wunderbar am Pool entspannen. Abends konnte man nach dem reichhaltigem Essen gemeinsam am Kaminfeuer mit den anderen Gästen den Tag ausklingen lassen. An einem Tag hatten wir reitfrei. Wir sind mit dem Bus nach Malaga gefahren. Die Bushaltestelle ist nur 5 Gehminuten entfernt und für nur ca. 4 Euro ist man in etwas über einer Stunde mitten in Malaga. Hier gibt es eine menge zu erleben, so das man hier problemlos den ganzen Tag verbringen konnte bevor man Abend zurück fuhr. Was soll ich sagen die Woche war viel zu schnell vorbei, es war einfach nur nur schön und entspannend und ich könnte mir sehr gut vorstellen wieder zu kommen. Miranda und Giles sind wahnsinnig Gastfreundlich, so das man sich einfach nur wohl gefühlt hat. Vielen Dank dafür."
in English: "I have just spent a wonderful and very relaxing holiday in March with Miranda and Giles. Especially at this time of year The weather was especially pleasant with about 20 degrees and lots of sunshine. At the airport I was met by your taxi driver, who was punctual and friendly, which made traveling alone was very easy. I was warmly welcomed by Miranda upon arrival. I got a very spacious apartment, consisting of a large Living room with kitchenette, as well as a bedroom and bathroom. Everything was very well maintained and clean. The whole area is very nicely laid out. The pool area with its palm trees and flowers around invites just to relax and chill. The horses live together most of the time in a big and well-kept paddock. There are very different horses both visually and character wise. The horses I experienced were very well ridden, very sure-footed and absolutely bomb proof being ridden outside. The riding style is English with very comfortable barefoot saddles. I have really enjoyed the rides on your very lovely horse Savannah. Mostly Giles rode with us who is a great ride guide with his natural frienliness and openess. The rides were varied and showed us the beautiful hinterland of Andalusia. The subsequent lunch on the terrace was just delicious. It always included salad, fresh vegetables and other goodies. In the afternoons it was wonderful to relax by the pool. In the evening you could reminsce on the day together with other guests - after having enjoyed another hearty meal. We had one day off riding. We went to Malaga by bus- the bus stop is only a 5 minute walk away and for only about 4 Euro and a bus ride of just over an hour you are in the middle of Malaga. Málaga has a lot on offer, so you can easily spend the whole day here before taking the bus back in the evening. What can I say the week was over too fast, it was simply beautiful and relaxing and I could very well imagine coming again. Miranda and Giles are extremely hospitable, so you just felt at home. Thank you very much for this."

via Facebook "the horse's are wonderful light mouthed know there job & & pleasure to ride .The hosts Giles & Miranda work so hard & lovely people the food was fabulous & the surroundings clean tidy & presented lovely ."

via Facebook in Dutch "De perfecte vakantie begint al bij aankomst in Malaga,waar de taxi klaar staat. Dan de warme ontvangst en gastvrijheid van Miranda en Giles,die alles tot in de puntjes geregeld hebben. Iedere dag op wel getrainde paarden een andere rit,zodat je genietend op je paard een goede indruk van het landschap krijgt. Bij thuis komst staat een overheerlijke lunch te wachten en ‘s avonds diner. Geen enkel min puntje te verzinnen bij deze perfecte vakantie. Nogmaals heel hartelijk bedankt Hermy en Marjan"

in English: "The perfect holiday starts upon arrival in Málaga where a taxi awaits you. After that the warm welcome and hospitality of Miranda and Giles, who have organised everything in detail. Every day you will enjoy a different ride on well trained horses so that you will get a very good impression of the local countryside whilst enjoying your horse. Upon return a wonderfully tasty lunch is served and dinner in the evening. Cannot think of a single negative point for this perfect holiday. Thank you very much again ! Hermy and Marjan"

via Facebook in Dutch "De geweldige appartementen, het heerlijke zwembad, de superfijne, sterke en trouwe paarden, de voorbeeldige gastvrijheid van Giles en Miranda, de topkookkunsten van Miranda, de droge humor van Giles, de rust, de altijd fijne gasten, de prachtige en altijd verrassende ritten."

in English: "Fabulous accommodation, wonderful swimming pool, super fine, strong and loyal horses, exemplary hospitality from Giles and Miranda, great cooking by Miranda, dry humour of Giles, the tranquility, the always lovely fellow guests, the stunning and always surpising rides."

via email "I did a google search to find out what riding holidays were available in Spain and having looked at a few but then reading reviews of past customers happy feedback I decided to book with Giles and Miranda at their equestrian holiday centre. What a good choice I made ! Lovely Andalusian property for horses and guests [ smart bedrooms with en-suite ] and great home cooking for the meals every day in the separate smart diner / kitchen area. The horses are in great condition and trekking fit , 4 hours was never a worry for them , and the Barefoot treeless saddles very comfy for the long hours of hacking, each horse has a ‘soft’ mouth and are very very light in hand, so unusual for holiday horses !! and they are very obedient as a bonus point also. The routes were altered everyday with a mixture of village paths , hill paths , river beds , farm fields etc etc and always interesting routes with local life in the numerous Finca local homes and grander Hacienda stylish properties with olive groves and orange and lemon orchards. The two horses I rode on the week were both super mannered and forward going when needed for the several canters but they excel at being safe in walk and trot and surefooted over some of the looser terrain. Overall it’s a 10 out of 10 from me as it suited my needs of riding lovely horses, sight seeing Spain´s country lifestyles and enjoying rest n reading time along with good food and vino at end of the day. So much so ive already pre booked to return at the end of the year [ Nov ]."

via Google "An absolute must for anyone wanting to experience 5 star Andalusian horse riding. Beautiful horses, first class accommodation, divine food and the most amazing hosts I have ever met. I cannot recommend them highly enough and am already planning a return visit from New Zealand in 2020! Thank you Giles and Miranda for a wonderful riding holiday."

via Facebook "the horses are beautiful, well mannered, happy and a joy to ride, the hacks are varied through beautiful coutryside and rivers! the accomodation is great, you can have your privacy if you want, food is lovely and communal dining is such good fun. the place is lovely and non riders (my husband and various other halves) have plenty to do and enjoy themselves just as much as the riders. lastly Miranda and Giles, the owners and hosts are wonderful and their love and care for and huge enjoyment of their horses, business and guests make for a very happy experience."

Via Google in German: "Ein unvergesslich schöner Urlaub, Als pferdeverückte Familie mit 12 Jähriger Tochter wollten wir hier bei Giles und Miranda in Andalusien die Ferien verbringen. Vorweg, unsere Erwartungen wurden bei weitem übertroffen. Miranda das Sprachtalent spricht fließend spanisch, deutsch, holländisch und englisch. Wir wurden also von Giles und Miranda sehr freundlich in Empfang genommen und zu unserer Unterkunft geführt. Das erste große Staunen. Ein großes geräumiges Apartment mit klimatisierten Wohn- und Schlafzimmern erwartete uns. Der Eingang mit großen gewölbeartigen Rundbögen fast die schönen Fenster ein. Ein großer rustikaler Esstisch mit entsprechenden Stühlen unterstreicht die dunkle Holzbalkendecke und erweckt den Anschein eines englischen Flairs. Spanische verspielte Akzente finden sich in der Fließengestaltung wieder. Insgesamt wirkt die gesamte Inneneinrichtung sehr geschmackvoll und hochwertig. Einfach nur toll! Eine voll ausgestattete Küche mit großem Kochfeld, Kühlschrank, Kaffeemaschine und Geschirrspüler, Mikrowelle etc. lässt auch Selbstversorgern keine Wünsche offen. Die gesamte Anlage mit Pool, Aufenthaltsbereich und Pferdeställen sind in sehr gepflegten Zustand und laden einfach nur zur sofortigen Entspannung ein. Dann der erste Ausritt! … endlich Pferde. Die Pferde befinden sich alle ....

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continued reading: German: ......in sehr gepflegten Zustand, haben schöne saubere Koppeln, sind gut genährt und das wichtigste, sie sind umgänglich und brav. Aus dem Stall ging es zunächst durch dörfliches Gebiet und gab uns einen Eindruck wie die Andalusier hier ihr Leben gestalten. Giles war für alle Fragen offen und führte uns Richtung Berge. Unglaublich trittsicher gehen die Pferde durch Flüsse, Täler, die Berge hinauf und wieder hinunter. Keine Motorengeräusche, keine Eisenbahn nicht einmal Flugzeuge! Die Vielfalt der Eindrücke lassen uns mit der wunderschönen Natur und den Pferden verschmelzen. Es gibt doch nichts Schöneres, als das andalusische Hochland auf diesen fantastischen kraftvollen und doch leichtrittigen Andalusiern zu erkunden. Etwas reiten sollte man aber schon können. :-) Nach den Ausritten wurden die Pferde versorgt und wir konnten spanische Leckereien genießen. Dabei ein großes Lob an Giles, Miranda und die Servicekraft. Die Küche war immer ausgezeichnet, ausreichend und lecker. Eine Mischung zwischen gastfreundschaftlicher Diskretion bis zum freundschaftlichen Miteinander beim Wein bescherte uns einen unvergesslich schönen Urlaub. An den Tagen an denen nicht geritten wurde, haben wir die andalusischen Küstenstädte erkundet. Malaga, Benalmadena oder Marbella sind leicht mit dem Auto innerhalb einer Stunde zu erreichen. Danke für eine unvergessliche Zeit. Dörte Uwe und Luise"
in English: "An unforgettable holiday, As a horse-crazy family with 12-year-old daughter, we wanted to spend the holidays here with Giles and Miranda in Andalusia. First of all, our expectations were exceeded by far. Miranda the language talent speaks fluent spanish, german, dutch and english. We were greeted by Giles and Miranda very friendly and guided to our accommodation. The first big wonder. A large spacious apartment with air-conditioned living and bedrooms awaited us. The entrance with large vaulted arches almost the beautiful windows. A large rustic dining table with matching chairs underlines the dark wood beam ceiling and gives the appearance of an English flair. Spanish playful accents can be found in the flow design again. Overall, the entire interior looks very tasteful and high quality. Just great! A fully equipped kitchen with large hob, fridge, coffee maker and dishwasher, microwave, etc. leaves nothing to be desired even for self-catering. The entire complex with pool, lounge and horse stables are in very good condition and invite just for immediate relaxation. Then the first ride! ... finally horses. The horses are all in very good condition, have nice clean paddocks, are well fed and the most important, they are sociable and good. From the stable, we first went through the village area and gave us an impression of how the Andalusians are shaping their lives here. Giles was open to all questions and guided us towards the mountains. Incredibly sure-footed, the horses walk through rivers, valleys, up the mountains and down again. No engine noise, no railroad not even planes! The variety of impressions let us merge with the beautiful nature and the horses. There is nothing better than exploring the Andalusian highlands on these fantastic powerful and yet easy-to-ride Andalusians. But you should be able to ride a horse. :-) After the rides the horses were taken care of and we could enjoy spanish delicacies. A big compliment to Giles, Miranda and the service staff. The kitchen was always excellent, adequate and delicious. A mixture between hospitable discretion and friendly cooperation with the wine gave us an unforgettable holiday. On the days when we did not ride, we explored the Andalusian coastal towns. Malaga, Benalmadena or Marbella are easily reached by car within an hour. Thank you for an unforgettable time. Dorte Uwe and Luise"

via Facebook "Half way through this fantastic experience with two days of riding. Amazing place, amazing people. Thank you Giles and Miranda. You are special and have looked after us with terrible storms hitting this beautiful place. Hopefully we can ride tomorrow if the storms don’t hit again. ❤️. Your horses are beautiful and I have fallen in love with this place XX"

via Facebook "I fell in love with Horseridingspain from their website and was not disappointed. In fact they were better than I could ever have imagined. Horses are loved, respected and so fit and healthy. Accommodation is beautiful, and to a very high standard. The pool, garden and terrace are an absolute oasis. Food and drink is so good, and plenty of it. Giles and Miranda are such wonderful people that you feel like part of the family before you even arrive. Do not hesitate to book, you will never regret it."

via Facebook "Just returned from a week at this lovely place very friendly hosts and staff horses beautiful and very good food couldnt fault it had a fab time x"

via Google "We have just had a wonderful fourth holiday at Horse Riding Spain and we keep going back because it’s just an amazing place. The horses give a high quality responsive ride and groups are small and well-led. The countryside and terrains you ride in are varied so every day feels different however many times you go. The accommodation is good, the setting wonderful and the food excellent and home cooked. Giles and Miranda are the perfect hosts and nothing is too much trouble for them. All in all the perfect holiday."

via Google "I have just returned from my third outstanding riding holiday with Giles and Miranda in Coin, Andalusia. As on previous holidays with them they proved to be the most fantastic host making all their guest feel instantly relaxed and at home. Their beautiful ranch is set in the most tranquil location with the stunning background of birds singing. The most important part of the holiday is of course the riding experience which is superb and next to none. This year I rode the beautiful Gitana who has her own Spanish Mare personality. She was an absolute joy to ride. Previously I have ridden Tormento and Lucy who are also both wonderful. Each horse on Giles and Miranda's ranch are individual and there's bound to be one to suit you. The welfare of the horses is always at the forefront of Giles and Miranda's minds. The rides each day are all in different locations in the stunning Andalusian country side, with plenty of cantering and gallops to keep all happy. The cuisine is all home made - using locally grown produce and genuine Spanish fare. -all absolutely delicious. One again, if you have any allergies or dislikes Miranda will bend over backwards to accommodate you. The ranch is stunning and if you are thinking about a riding holiday in Spain I would highly recommend this one. I have booked for 2 more trips next year !!"

via Google "Right at the heart of Coin, Andalucia rests a horse riding holiday destination, a fine-art experience, that unless you live it personally you would think it’s a fiction. One doesn’t simply keep going back to Horse Riding Spain were it not for the fact that it is a horse enthusiast heaven. Horses can definitely convey a message, loud and clear. Giles and Miranda…according to your horses you are truly one of a kind !"

Via Google in French: "Absolument Fantastique! Une experience inoubliable pour les amoureux des animaux et de la nature mais egalement pour ceux qui aiment se relaxer au soleil au bord de la piscine. Les chevaux sont incroyables et Giles & Miranda sont aux petits soins pour vous du debut a la fin du sejour, une ambiance vraiment sympathique et chaleureuse. Le ranch est un havre de paix fabuleux tout en etant situe a quelques pas de la ville de Coin. Merci encore a Giles & Miranda, je reviendrai!!"

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in English: "Absolutely fantastic ! An unforgettable experience for the animal and nature lover but equally for those who love to relax in the sun by the pool. The horses are unbelievable and Giles and Mirand cannot do enough for you from the beginning to the end of your stay, a really nice and warm atmosphere. The ranch is a fabulous haven while being located just steps from the town of Coin. Thanks again to Giles & Miranda, I'll come back"

Via e-mail in Finnish: "Vietin mahtavan viikon Mirandan ja Gilesin vieraana. Toukokuinen Coín on kaunis keväisessä kukkaloistossaan eivätkä päivälämpötilat nouse vielä kesän huippulukemiin. Majoitus oli todella tasokas ja piha ja allasalue juuri niin viehättävät, kuin miltä ne kuvissa näyttävät. Hevoset ovat upeita ja hyvin koulutettuja. Ratsastusretket suuntautuivat joka päivä eri reiteille, missä polut ja kukkulat tarjosivat upeita laukkasuoria ja välillä kahlattiin vilvoittavassa vedessäkin. Altaalla oli miellyttävä siestailla iltapäivisin ratsastuksen jälkeen. Kaiken kaikkiaan hieno kokemus ihan ensimmäisestä tiedustelusähköpostistani alkaen, toivottavasti näemme pian uudestaan!"

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in English: "I spent a wonderful week with Miranda and Giles. Coin is beautiful in May - with its spring flowering and daytime temperatures that do not rise to the level of summer yet. The accommodation was really high quality and the courtyard and pool area just as quaint as they look in the pictures. The horses are really great and well-trained, the rides went out every day and each time a different route, riding along tracks and over hill sides offered gorgeous views and we even waded through the cooler water of the rivers. There was lunch in the afternoons after riding.. All in all, a wonderful experience from my first e-mail onwards, hopefully I can be back again soon!

Via Facebook in Dutch: "Wat een heerlijke paar dagen hebben wij gehad. De accommodatie is fantastisch. Alles ziet er netjes en goed verzorgd uit. En het zwembad na de ochten ritten is een heerlijke verkoeling. De paarden zijn mooi en ontzettend lief. De ritten zijn afwisselend door de prachtige natuur. En Giles en Miranda gastvrij en heel gezellig �. We hebben heel erg genoten en hopen in de toekomst zeker weer hier naar terug te gaan. Kortom een echte aanrader."

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in English: "What a wonderful few days we have had. The accommodation is fantastic. Everything looks neat and well cared for. And the pool is a wonderful refreshment after a morning´s ride. The horses are beautiful and incredibly sweet. The rides are varied and take you through beautiful nature and Giles and Miranda are welcoming and very good company . We enjoyed it very much and hope to go back here again in the future. Overall highly recommended.."

Via Facebook in Dutch: "Voor het eerst naar HorseridingSpain op vakantie geweest. Ik heb een ontzettend leuke vakantie gehad. De accomodatie is heel fijn en netjes. Je wordt heel hartelijk ontvangen door Giles en Miranda. Ze zien goed welk paard er bij je past en het zijn super mooie ritten. Ik heb een super vakantie gehad! En ik wil zeker nog een keer terug komen."

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in English: "This was my fist holiday to HorseridingSpain. I had a fab holiday. The accommodation is very nice and neat. You are very warmly received by Giles and Miranda. They judge very well which horse suits you and the rides are fantastic. I had a super holiday! And I definitely want to come back again."

Via Tripadvisor in Dutch: "Ik kan niet anders zeggen dan dat Giles en Miranda een super plek hebben opgezet in Coin. Het was aan één stuk door genieten en ik voelde me meteen thuis!! De paardrijtochten waren fantastisch. Hoe leuk is het om de prachtige omgeving te bewonderen per paard. De tochten zijn wel voor de ervaren ruiter, je gaat heuvel op en af en doorkruist meerdere rivieren. Giles en Miranda doen hun best om jou te koppelen aan het paard dat het beste bij je past. Ik had het geluk om op Savannah te mogen rijden. Een paard met pit dat past bij de rustige en gevoelige ruiter. We hadden meteen een klik. De accommodatie is daarnaast super mooi, waaronder een prachtig zwembad en schone kamers. Het eten en de verschillende tapas die je elke dag krijgt voorgezet zijn erg lekker. Ik kan deze paardrijvakantie iedereen aanraden. Dus niet langer twijfelen, maar gewoon gaan! Ik ga in ieder geval zeker terug."

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in English: "I can only say that Giles and Miranda have set up a super place in Coin. It was continuous enjoyment and I immediately felt at home !! The horseback rides were fantastic. It is sooo nice to admire the beautiful surroundings from horseback. The tours are for the experienced rider, you go up and down hill sides and cross several rivers. Giles and Miranda do their best to link you to the horse that best suits you. I was lucky enough to be able to ride Savannah. A horse with a bit of spunk that fits a calm and sensitive rider. We immediately had a click. The accommodation is also super nice, including a beautiful pool and clean rooms. The food and different tapas that you get every day are very tasty. I can recommend this horseback holiday to everyone. So don´t hesitate any longer, but just go! I for one, will definitely go back."

Via Google in German: "Ich bin gerade von 3 Wochen reiten bei Miranda und Giles zurück gekehrt und teile meine besten Erinnerungen mit meinen Freunden. Die beiden bewerkstelligen es, viele verschiedene Bereiche unter einen Hut zu bringen: - Die alte ehemalige Mühle wurde von ihnen stilvoll hergerichtet und gleichzeitig auf heutigen Standard gebracht. - Unterbringung, Essen und Ambiente sind wunderbar (schöne Zimmer mit Heizung bzw. AC, herrliches Schwimmbad, gemütliche "Palmenecke", schöne Terrasse) - Die Pferde sind gut gehalten und für jenden Reitanspruch etwas dabei! Die beiden suchen verlässlich das "richtige" Pferd für den/die "richtige/n" Reiter/in aus. - Die Gegend ist einfach einzigartig! Ich hatte wenig Vorstellung von Andalusien und die Vielfältigkeit der Landschaft hat mich überracht (Flüsse, saftige Uferlandschaften, Hügel und Berge, Blumenwiesen und Olivenhaine, schmale steile Pfade und weite Ausblicke). - Das Areal ist in einer Grünoase sehr ruhig gelegen. Trotzdem ist der Ort Coín in 5 Minuten fußläufig erreichbar, der alles für den täglichen Gebrauch bietet sowie nette Plätze mit Restaurants und Bars. Hervorheben möchte ich die freundliche und unkomplizierte Atmosphäre. Man fühlt sich rundum betreut und willkommen! Miranda, ich komme wieder!!"

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in English: "I have just returned from 3 weeks riding with Miranda and Giles and will share my best memories with my friends. The two of them manage to combine many different qualities into one package: - The old former mill has been stylishly renovated by them and at the same time brought to modern day standard. - Accommodation, food and ambience are wonderful (nice rooms with heating or AC, lovely swimming pool, cozy "palm corner", beautiful terrace) - The horses are well kept and there is something for everyone! You can trust the two of them to select the "right" horse for the "right" rider. - The area is just unique! I had little idea of ​​Andalusia and the diversity of the landscape has won me over (rivers, lush riversides, hills and mountains, flower meadows and olive groves, narrow steep paths and wide views). - The ranch is located in a green oasis and is very quiet. Nevertheless, the town of Coín is within only 5 min. walking distance, which offers everything for daily use as well as nice places with restaurants and bars. I would like to emphasize the friendly and uncomplicated atmosphere. You will feel completely cared for and welcome! Miranda, I'll be back !!"

via Facebook "From the reviews I’d read on here I had high expectations of all elements of my stay; I am very happy to say that these were exceeded many times over! Miranda and Giles are excellent hosts, amazing horsemen and the quality of care they give their horses is second to done. The horses are beautifully schooled, forward going and so sure footed it makes for exhilarating rides in fantastic, diverse countryside. I can’t wait to go back!"

via e-mail "I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you both for this week! I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed myself! You were very welcoming and kind, and I loved the knowledge you shared about your horses and the breed in general! It was a privilege to ride your horses, they are just wonderful! The trip exceeded all expectations, and they were high! I think it’s the two of you that are your ‘unique selling point’ and I can’t recommend you highly enough! Thanks for everything!"

via Tripadvisor "I have just returned from a second wonderful stay with Giles & Miranda. There was plenty of winter sun which meant gorgeous, clear mornings of riding and eating lunch outside before retreating next to the cosiness of the log fire in the cooler evenings. The landscape was lush & green given the lower temperatures compared with my previous visit & the horses were fresh too. I was fortunate to be able to ride the fabulous Sirocco again, as well as Tormenta who is a fantastic mare who gives her all, is incredibly comfortable & loves a splash in the rivers! I had such a warm welcome back from Giles & Miranda - I immediately felt back at ease & had a big smile on my face the whole week - their hospitality really is second to none & you can simply relax without a care in the world. The food was plentiful & delicious, the accommodation once again clean & comfortable. Can’t wait to return back again soon!"

via Google "Everyone gets 5* treatment here in Coin! Giles & Miranda work tirelessly to ensure your stay is the best possible. Their horses are all very well cared for & the riding is super-relaxed & enjoyable. I also picked up some useful tips on classical riding which I hope will benefit my own horse's way of going. Over the years I've had several riding holidays both in UK & abroad & this is the best by a country mile. But don't just take my word for it: over 25% of guests are returners. My husband doesn't ride but he enjoyed his week in Coin with Giles & Miranda just as much as I did."

via Facebook "Big hug to Miranda and Giles for a lovely week in Coin. A wonderful experience to see the andalucian countryside from the horseback. Especially from the back of your gorgeous Embrujada! She will always have a special place in my heart....💕 Thanks to you for giving me some great memories from Spain💖"

Rider's comments - 2017

via Facebook "This place is a little slice of heaven. Cannot recommend it highly enough"

via Facebook "Thank you thank you thank you. Fab three days, Giles and Miranda not phased by anything ! Beds very comfy and food was fab. Horses are amazing, forward going but safe.Pilates were amazing. All in all, a fab stay."

via Facebook "Thank you both so much for our lovely short break this week super, forward going horses, great food and accommodation, along with excellent company and good weather....what more could we ask?"

Via Facebook in Norwegian: "Har hatt en super rideferie på tur alene hos Miranda og Giles! Du føler deg virkelig velkommen i hyggelige omgivelser med gode senger og deilig mat. De har fine og velridde hester, og når alt ikke går helt som planlagt, står de på for at opplevelsen skal bli enda bedre enn forventet. Turene går i variert og vakkert jordbrukslandskap i området rundt Coín. Jeg kommer tilbake!"

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in English: "Have had a super riding holiday as a single rider with Miranda and Giles! You are really made to feel welcome in cozy surroundings with good beds and delicious food. They have fine and well trained horses, and when things don't go quite go as planned, they end up giving you an experience that surpasses anything you expected. The trips are in varied and beautiful agricultural countryside in the area around coín. I'm coming back!"

Via Tripadvisor and Facebook: "Horse lovers paradise" "I have recently returned from my first visit and what an incredible trip it was. From the moment I was met at Malaga airport every element of the trip was so well planned & I did not have to worry about a thing. Travelling on my own I was slightly apprehensive before arrival but my wonderful fellow riding group and Giles & Miranda's fantastic hospitality straight away put me at ease. The accommodation is spotless & comfortable, the food is delicious & where do I begin about the riding?! The horses are all extremely well looked after - they are all forward...

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continued: ...going but sensibly so & with hearts of gold. They really do give you their best & it's clear they thrive on their work. I absolutely fell in love with Sirocco but know that I would've enjoyed them all. Giles & Miranda have a special knack of matching horse & rider superbly. The scenery is picture perfect & with every route we discovered some more of Andalucia's magic. I have returned home feeling incredibly relaxed (it really is a slice of paradise where you can just enjoy being you) and planning my return! Two of my fellow riders had visited 13 times between them which I believe says it all. I would also thoroughly recommend a massage with Reme to help erase any niggles - mine was bliss. I cannot recommend the trip any more highly & cannot wait to return!"

In Chinese: 十分幸会这次九月份与公司请了个小假来到了Miranda和Giles的农马场。个人至今骑马已有两年半,平时在北京接受英式障碍马术训练,计划来西班牙南部骑马也已经有了一段时间,从北京飞到巴塞罗那,之后坐飞机差不多一个半小时再飞到马拉加,落地后农场已经安排好了免费贴心的接机服务,十分方便并且特别省心。:) 两位主人把农场维持的漂亮舒适,整洁利落。农场的历史比较悠久,最初是建在1834的磨坊,传统特别的风格至今也被保留得完好如初,所以住在里面真能体会并享受到南部生活的那种美和惬意。与北京每天匆忙的工作生活相比,这里的生活真的是舒适啊! 接下来就是要聊一下这里的马匹。含有知名富贵的安达鲁西亚血统的马儿,体型优美,性格温顺,并且被主人训练照顾得体贴到位,这一点从马儿的眼神里可以看出来,在这里它们过着很幸福,平衡的生活。其实这也是我最后选择了Miranda和Giles的农马场的原因之一。我有幸与美丽的Savannah安排到了一起, 她是一匹特别温顺的马儿,金色的鬃毛,柔和的眼神,淑女的步伐,让我一见钟情~。 每天的行程都是二位主人提前安排好的,多种路线,覆盖不同的风景和地势,上山下水,路过的景色基本上都是在旅游杂志里才能看到的,真是很难得的体验。每天回到农场后大家围在桌子旁一边聊天,一边享受主人亲自准备的新鲜午餐,之后下午的时间可以懒洋洋地躺在泳池旁晒太阳,读小说,就这样度过了美好愉快的一周。日子过得好,时间也就感觉过得也特别快。一眨眼七天就这样过去了,计划明年春天一定要再回到这里骑马度假!

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in English: "In September I was fortunate enough to enjoy a small holiday at Miranda and Giles’ farm. I have been riding for two and a half years, mostly in Beijing ( British Show jumping & Equestrian training) and I had been making plans for some time to come to southern Spain and ride a Spanish horse. I flew from Beijing to Barcelona and then onto Malaga. The farm had arranged a free car pick-up service, very convenient and I didn’t have to worry about anything :)The owners (Giles & Miranda) keep the farm very well and it is a nice and comfortable place. The history of the farm is relatively long, originally built in 1834 as a mill, the traditional special style has also been kept so well. So live the real experience and enjoy the beauty and comfort of the south. In Beijing life is every day in a hurry compared to the life here, which is really comfortable ah! The next step is to talk about the horses here. The well-known legend of the Andalusian horse, beautiful with a gentle personality, trained to take care of the owner, which can be seen from the eyes of the horse - they live a very happy and balanced life here. In fact, this is one of the reasons why I finally chose Miranda and Giles’ farm. I was fortunate to be partnered with the beautiful Savannah, she was a particularly kind horse, with golden mane, soft eyes, lady-like paces, love at first sight for me 😊. Every day a new trip was arranged by the owners, a variety of routes, covering different scenery and terrain, from the mountains into the water, passing through scenery straight out of the travel magazines – what an experience. Every day after returning to the farm, we chatted around the table, enjoying a fresh lunch prepared by the owner, and then during the afternoons we would be lounging in the sun, reading a novel, spending a good week. Great days and time went too fast. In a blink of an eye seven days passed, I must go back here next spring for another riding holiday!"

Via Tripadvisor: INSPIRING TRIP "Giles and Miranda work tirelessly to ensure their visitors comfort and enjoyment. They treat guests as friends, and display huge generosity in all ways. The greeting from Giles as we arrived was warm and friendly, a bottle of wine in our apartment was waiting for us, and much appreciated!. The accommodation was super clean, comfortable and with [essential] efficient air.con. The riding experience was efficiently organised. GIles and Miranda have hit upon the perfect combination of ensuring each rider is safe, but by no means mollycoddled. The horses are sensitive individuals, definitely not 'bog standard' riding school nags!........"

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continued: "....Although I have ridden regularly since a small child, the riding was still quite challenging, as we rode for 4 hours over varied terrain, starting at 6am under the stars, this is not for beginners! The scenery was stunning and to see the sunrise from horseback was very special. When we slithered off our mounts back at the ranch, the pretty pool area was a fabulous way to cool off and relax until lunch. This brings us to the food…absolutely gorgeous. Fresh and tasty, prepared for us by either Miranda or the bubbly, very friendly Kathy. We were treated to a night out at the Spanish riding show. [This has really inspired me to take dressage lessons as the eldest member of the Sanchez family [Grandad] at 80 yrs old, was a beautiful rider.] I am in awe of what this couple have achieved, and grateful to be allowed to be part of it. Definitely be back!"

via Facebook "This is the first time that I have been on a riding holiday and I could not have come to a more professional, welcoming and beautiful place! From the moment we arrived, we were so warmly welcomed by everyone. The horses were amazing and my friends an I were very carefully 'matched' with our steeds! The rides were incredible, early starts were important to avoid the intense heat but how special to be riding as the sun comes up! We were so well looked after and I would not hesitate to come back. Thank you so much Miranda and Giles and also a huge thank you to my wonderful friends Sarah Jones & Debbie Cunningham for organising this trip and what better way to begin celebrating my 60th birthday!! Thank you everyone! Kim xxxx"

Via Facebook in Norwegian: "Da har jeg akkurat avsluttet en fantastisk uke hos Miranda og Giles i Coin .Alt blir gjort for at gjester og hester har det bra. Hyggelige rom, avslappende bassengområdet og deilig mat. Jeg har vært på mange rideturer og her er det bare å konkludere med at alle hestene er av høy kvalitet og blir satt i første rekke:-)De plukker også ut den hesten som passer til deg. Rideturene er varierende og man føler seg veldig trygg selv om hestene går godt frem. Det at vi bare er seks på gruppa er også et pluss. Giles og Miranda saler og steller hestene for deg, dette for å sikre at alt blir gjort slik det skal. Jeg red Tio Pepe og savner han allerede :-("

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in English: "I just finished a wonderful week with Miranda and Giles in Coin. Everything is done so that both guests and horses are comfortable. Nice rooms, relaxing pool area and delicious food. I have been on many horseriding holidays and I can only conclude that all the horses are of a high quality and are put in first place :-). A suitable horse is picked for you. The rides are varied and you feel very safe even though the horses are forward going. The fact that we are only six in the group is also a plus. Giles and Miranda saddle and prepare the horses for you, to make sure everything is done as it should. I rode Tio Pepe and I already miss him :-("

via Facebook "Thanks Giles and Miranda for the lovely rides & and time that we spent with you in June. We have just returned from our big trip which was absolutely fabulous. We both had a great time doing lots of different things along the way. Looking back now though,for me the time that I spent with you in the beginning of our holiday has turned out to be the most enjoyable and special part of our trip and will be the part that leaves me with the the best memories.It was lots of fun but very relaxing at the same time. We loved it. Thank you for your hospitality."

via Facebook "I have just got back from my second riding holiday with Miranda and Giles, and I have to say they surpassed themselves again. Once again I had the most beautiful, fit, sure footed horse called Lucy who was a real star. The rides were all different in the most wonderful country side from pine forest to mountain areas to riding along and in the rivers. They were all exciting with long canter and gallops to keep us all on our toes and entertained. Giles and Miranda are the most hospitable hosts, both on the rides and back at their stunning ranch. The accommodation is first rate and the food wonderful - all freshly made and served on the patio area above the pool. The other guests were a delight. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this holiday to horse lovers and riders - I've already booked for next year. Thanks to both Miranda and Giles for a magical week."

via Facebook "What another wonderful holiday here, our third. As a non-rider, I enjoy the holiday as much as my niece who rides. She tells me the horses are a delight, the rides excellent and just the right length, and the company superb, particularly Giles! And I can say that the accommodation is great as is Miranda's food, and all the groups we've encountered have mixed well. Every time we debate going somewhere else we end up saying "But why?"!"

in French (Rachel is French): "Si vous cherchez un havre de paix, au soleil, et au cœur de l’Andalousie, allez passer une semaine à Coin en compagnie de Giles et Miranda et de leurs chevaux andalous. Vous ne serez pas déçus ! Giles vous guide dans de longues chevauchées inoubliables à travers des paysages dignes des plus grands peintres, sur ses magnifiques chevaux au pied sûr tandis que Miranda vous prépare de délicieux plats aux saveurs locales, le tout bien arrosé de sangria et de vins locaux ! Giles et Miranda font vraiment tout pour que votre séjour soit mémorable et il le sera ! Pour les partenaires non cavaliers, il y a maintes occasions de relaxation, la piscine, une visite des bars de Coin et pour les plus actifs les balades dans les collines. Puis, il ne faut pas oublier l’impressionnant spectacle équestre de Cartujano du jeudi après-midi. Merci, Giles et Miranda, Tormenta et tous les chevaux ! Nous reviendrons !"

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in English: "If you are looking for a haven of peace, in the sun and in the heart of Andalusia, then spend a week in Coin with Giles and Miranda and their Andalusian horses. You will not be disappointed ! Giles guides you through long, unforgettable rides through landscapes worthy of the greatest painters, on his magnificent and surefooted horses whilst Miranda prepares you delicious dishes with local flavors, all sprinkled with sangria and local wines! Giles and Miranda really do everything to make your stay memorable and it will be! For the non-riding partners, there are many opportunities for relaxation, the swimming pool, a visit to the bars of Coin and for the most active ones - a hike in the hills. Also do not forget the impressive equestrian show of El Cartujano on Thursday afternoon. Thank you, Giles and Miranda, Tormenta and all the horses! We will be back !"

via Facebook "Had an amazing week here with a friend, truly a trip of a lifetime. Miranda and Giles are lovely and welcoming. The horses are extremely well looked after, sure footed and Miranda and Giles ensure you are paired with the right horse for you! The views were spectacular and Giles was an excellent guide. The accommodation was beautiful and clean and the food was amazing, you will never go hungry and they were happy to cater for different requirements. I will be back!"

via Facebook - in Dutch: "Net een weekje terug van een heerlijke week vakantie in Spanje - 5 dagen heerlijk gereden op een fantastisch paard en daarbij flink in de watten gelegd. Aan het begin van de week inventariseren Giles en Miranda hoeveel ervaring je hebt en wat voor soort paard je zoekt. Op basis van deze informatie kiezen zij 1 van de 12 paarden die daarbij zou moeten passen. Bij mij was dit in een keer een perfecte match. Alle paarden zijn lang in training voordat ze meegaan met de ritten en zijn dan ook zeer betrouwbaar en gewend aan alle soorten verkeer en (Spaanse) omstandigheden. Ook het eten (ontbijt, warme lunch en uitgebreid diner) was iedere keer heerlijk en met alle soorten (eet)wensen wordt rekening gehouden. Miranda en Giles zijn zeer gastvrij en niets is teveel. Na de overstromingen van deze winter is het terras (waar wordt gegeten en waar heerlijk kan worden gezeten) helemaal opgeknapt. Ook het iets lager gelegen zwembad ziet er weer zo goed als nieuw uit en kan heerlijk worden gerelaxt! Qua accommodatie hebben wij geslapen in El Molino. Dit appartement ligt aan de paardenstallen. Het is een mooi nieuw appartement met 2 aparte slaapkamers, (zeer) grote woonkamer en keuken. Tot slot (en in het geheel niet onbelangrijk) worden de paarden heel erg goed verzorgd. Ze kunnen elke dag heerlijk buiten lopen en hebben grote en goed gevulde stallen. Al met al dus zeker een aanrader!"

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via Facebook - in English: "Just a week back from a wonderful week's vacation in Spain - spent 5 days riding a fantastic horse and being pampered generally. At the beginning of the week, Giles and Miranda assess how much experience you have and what kind of horse you are looking for.Based on this information, they choose 1 of the 12 horses that should fit. With me this was a perfect match in one go. All horses are long in training before they go with the rides and are therefore very reliable and used to all types of traffic and (Spanish) circumstances. Also the food (breakfast, hot lunch and extensive dinner) was delicious every time and with all kinds of dietary requirements taken into account. Miranda and Giles are very hospitable and nothing is too much to ask. After the floods of this winter, the terrace (where you will enjoy your meals and where it is delightful to sit) was completely refurbished. It is also great to relax by the pool We slept in El Molino for accommodation. This apartment is located above the horse stable. It's a beautiful new apartment with 2 separate bedrooms, (very) large living room and kitchen. Finally (and not at all unimportant) the horses are very well looked after. They can walk outside every day and have great, spacious and generously bedded stables. So a definite recommendation overall! "

via Facebook "I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed my recent stay at your beautiful ranch. The location is stunning, the horses are well looked after, well trained and very responsive. Accommodation and food was great. Miranda and Giles are very attentive and generous hosts. Have started saving already to visit again soon ! Thank you xx"
Dear Giles and Miranda, Thank you again for a really wonderful week. Our fifth holiday with you and more special memories to treasure until the next time. Thank you also to Sirocco, Bandolero and Tio who were a joy to ride - all your horses are so well-schooled and responsive and they are the reason that we come back year after year. The lovely food and fantastic company is a bonus! Tony, Sue and Rachel"

via Facebook "This is my second holiday at Miranda and Giles' beautiful ranch.. for a rider a more fun, more relaxing and enjoyable holiday is hard to imagine; great horses, great rides, amazing landscape, great food, lovely traditional accomodation, a short walk to a lovely town and it's tapas bars, plus the warmest welcome. Perfect!"

via Facebook - in German "Es war einer meiner schönsten Urlaube, entspannt, super freundlich und liebenswürdig, Miranda und Giles sind sehr wertvolle Persönlichkeiten, sie arbeiten mit den Gästen und den Pferden im Einklang, das Essen ist wunderbar, die Landschaft atemberaubend, wir wollen sofort wieder zurück🏇🌺"

via Facebook - in English "It was one of my most beautiful vacations, relaxed, super friendly and amiable, Miranda and Giles are very valuable personalities, they are working with both the guests and the horses with consideration, the food is wonderful, the scenery breathtaking, we want to get back right away 🏇🌺"
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