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 - 2014

on Facebook:
Am enjoying my last day in this haven of loveliness in the warm sunshine of the beautiful Andalucia. It has been a wonderful week meeting my 3 riding,eating and drinking companions. Louise from UK. The princess March from Holland and Susanne from Sweden.

Along with the ever fabulous Giles and Miranda who have made a Christmas very special.

It has been very special for me and I know for all of us....
Thank you Giles and Miranda for your hospitality ...... -> read more
An amazing few days with wonderful food (and wine !), glorious sunshine, spectacular scenery and last but not least my beautiful Sirocco with his generous spirit ! Hope to see you again next year x
Een fantastisch week van 14-21 Oktober 2014 doorgebracht bij Miranda en Giles. -> read more

Dutch: Een fantastisch week van 14-21 Oktober 2014 doorgebracht bij Miranda en Giles. Op de eerste plaats hun lieve zorg voor de geweldige paarden mag een voorbeeld voor velen zijn. Prachtige tochten gemaakt - best pittig somes met al het kllimmen en dalen - en daarnaast lekker gegeten, een mooie kamer en goed gezelschap. Een week om met plezier en warmte op terug te kijken en zeker de moeite waard om terug te komen. Miranda en Giles, jullie erg bedankt voor deze mooie ervaring. Veel liefs en tot ziens, Inge

English: A fantastic week from 14th-21st October 2014 spent with Miranda and Giles. In the first place, their loving care for the great horses can serve as an example for many. I enjoyed beautiful rides - sometimes quite tough with climbing and descending - the food was delicious, I had a nice room and the company was good too. A week to look back on with great pleasure and warmth and it is certainly worth it to go back. Miranda and Giles, thank you both very much for this wonderful experience. Lots of love and till next time, Inge

Hi Miranda. Firstly, I would like to thank yourself and Giles for being the perfect hosts and inspiring me to improve my riding techniques. -> read more
I really enjoyed the holiday......! Your horses are amazing, so fit and well cared for. Yours and Rosa’s cooking was delicious and the accommodation and surroundings were great. The Spanish riding show was fantastic and I had tears in my eyes. All in all – Perfecto! The scenery on the rides was beautiful and loved riding among the canes and along the riverbeds. Good to see turtles when we rode through the water. Such a shame about the Rio Grande, hope she flows again this winter… Great to relax by the pool in the afternoons ....Many thanks and hope to see you again !
"Hello Giles en Miranda, I wanted to thank you both once again for the lovely riding holiday. -> read more
Your warm hospitality, incredible rides, very nice food, entertaining stories and last but not least your absolutely fabulous horses (!!) made it a holiday to be remembered! A home away from home… If I ever get the chance to own my own horse again, the Spanish horse will be, without any doubt, at the top of my list ! big hug, Sofie"
"Miranda and Giles First of all, a big thank you for our wonderful holiday. When a trip surpasses expectations it must be something special, this is what we all think, not just Lucy. John, Philippa, Lucy and Alexandra" -> read more

And as published on Tripadvisor:

"Four of us have just returned from a wonderful week at the ranch. Our daughter, aged 12, was the rider and we (Mum,Dad, Sister) accompanied her. She really enjoyed the riding and did not want to leave; we all loved the ranch, its food and company. The organisation of the holiday was without fault and Miranda and Giles were excellent hosts. This was a big purchase for us, but really worth it. The memory will remain with us forever. The website is a very fair picture of what to expect and all our e mail enquiries were responded to swiftly and with great consideration."
"Dear Miranda and Giles, I'm sorry I'm just making contact again now but its been busy since we got back and I'm just starting back to 'real life' again now. -> read more
I want to thank you for our great week with you, which we'll never forget. Lovely company, food,accommodation and of course, beautiful horses. Just perfect. You work so hard! We hope to see you again sometime. Anita, Graeme, Anna and Lucy xxxx"
"Another familiar image to add to your site - Swiss Family Stingelin - all of whom had a wonderful time and loved their trusty mounts. -> read more

Very happy memories - not least of the 'embarrassing stories' dinner Best wishes to you all. xo"
"Hi Miranda, Giles. I just wanted to say a very big thank you again for such a lovely and relaxing week! -> read more

Spending half the day riding and then the rest of the day lazing around the pool was just what I needed to de-stress from work. Your hospitality made the whole experience even better and the tasty food was an added bonus!

I was really impressed by the quality of the horses and how well looked after they are. I'm also really pleased that you gave me a few different horses to ride as I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Sirocco, Gitana and Tio Pepe. :) I hope to be able to come back very soon!

All the best- Katharina"
"hello both, Thank you for a lovely week, i thoroughly enjoyed and met some lovely people. -> read more

You both should be very proud of your establishment. your horses were superb well schooled and a pleasure to ride.the scenery around was stunning and I would certainly recommend your place. It was just a shame i lost my cap, but off to America in July so i will get another.

Best wishes to you and you never know we may meet again! Shaz "
"Just a brief note to thank you for your kind hospitality during a most enjoyable weeks stay. -> read more

It was a privilege to ride such a straightforward horse as Gitana through such splendid country. Have enclosed a photo of a recent hunt, you might recognise the sad old git at the front. More red coats out than usual as it was a combined meet that day with two other hunts.

I will almost certainly return at some point when feeling in need of a restful break. "
"Super bedankt voor de heerlijke week die we bij jullie gehad hebben. -> read more (NL & EN)

Dutch: Lang keken we ernaar uit en het was alles wat we ervan hoopten! Met jullie goed getrainde paarden waren de ritten relaxed. Het landschap is adembenemend mooi en jullie gastvrijheid hartverwarmend. De uitstekende accommodatie en het heerlijke eten maakten het compleet. Dit was onze eerste ruitervakantie. We hadden het niet beter kunnen treffen! Heel veel dank en liefs voor jullie - Michelle, Ilse en Jannicke

English: "Thank you so much for the wonderful week we had with you. We were looking forward to it for a very long time and it was everything we hoped for ! Your well trained horses made the riding very relaxing. The countryside is stunningly beautiful and your hospitality heartwarming. The excellent accommodation and tasty food made it complete. This was our first riding holiday. We couldn't have asked for more ! Thank you very much and lots of love for you both - Michelle, Ilse and Jannicke"

Wilde jullie nog even laten weten dat we het fantastisch bij jullie gehad hebben. -> read more (NL & EN)

Dutch: Lisa verwoordde het goed in de auto op weg naar huis. Jullie voelen niet als nieuwe mensen in ons leven maar als familie zo vertrouwd. Vanavond met eten vertelde ze nog jullie gewoon te missen……. Dat zegt wel veel hè! We hebben heerlijk gereden op jullie fijne paarden en genoten van jullie lieve verzorging. Wij wensen jullie veel gasten toe, die bij jullie komen genieten van alle fijne dingen.

Een dikke knuffel van ons! Sandra en Lisa van Schaick

English: "Hi Miranda and Giles: Wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic time with you. Lisa expressed it well in the car on the way home. You don't feel like new people in our lives but like family. Tonight over dinner she said that she was missing you.....that says a lot ! We thorougly enjoyed riding your lovely horses and enjoyed your wonderful hospitality. We wish you lots of guests, who will come and enjoy all the nice things.

A big hug from us both ! Sandra and Lisa van Schaick"

"What a fantastic week we had with you and your wonderful horses - mountains, forests and my favourite - the minty river. -> read more

Looking forward to our next visit already...missing Rosa's cooking - Les and Eric""
"Miranda and Giles, het was een superweek bij jullie.....de hartelijkheid, de relaxheid, food and wine, the horses, the jokes of Giles. -> read more (NL & EN)

Dutch: Kortom, het was top! Jullie begonnen als gastheer en gastvrouw, maar jullie eindigden als vrienden! X. Ann, Bart en Emma."

English: "Miranda and Giles: It was a 'super' week with you......the hospitality, relaxed atmosphere, food and wine, the horses, Giles' jokes. Well everything was great ! You both started as our hosts, but you ended up being our friends ! X. Ann, Bart en Emma."
"Thank you so much for a wonderful riding experience !! -> read more

Tormenta was the perfect horse for me - so reliable & forgiving when I was having some balance problems ! I will remember you both and all your horses and pets with stories for all my friends back home. Thank you so much. Love Leona."
"I cannot thank you enough for providing such a wonderful experience for me. -> read more

You went out of your way to make sure I was able to enjoy your amazing horses and it is much appreciated ! P.S. Already want to come back !"
"It sounds like a cliché, however it is awfully true!! Time flies when you are having fun. -> read more

As you will have noticed we all returned home safely and picked up our everyday life again. We all still miss your ranch so much and every time we are together we talk about the great time we had with you. The horses & dogs / cats, the rides & views, the “après horse riding incl. lovely and tasty tapas”, but last but not least – yourselves. You are the ones who make these stays in Coin so special. Dear Miranda and Giles, once again many many thanks for all you have done to make our week with you unforgettabLove and kisses from all of us (and one “special one” for the most adorable dog in this world “Cheeky”) - Marja, Michelle, Marcella and Albert"

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