>"I have just returned from a lovely riding holiday in Andalusia and I’m so grateful! Realizing this long time dream was a great! I had
followed Horse Riding Spain social media for years and I was sure it would be a good place to visit. Every word turned out to be true – I was not
disappointed. The covid19-situation made me worry if it’s good time to travel now and the flight was annoying with FFP3-mask, but when we came to the
farm, I forgot everything right away. On the farm we could be safe and live like in an own bubble.
I was travelling with my husband, he doesn’t ride. We were warmly welcome, Giles with humor and Miranda with practical and warm consideration, they
made us feel like “special guests”. Special thanks to our lovely cook Katie for the wonderful meals. We enjoyed our beautiful accommodation and
the surroundings. It was fun to live in the middle of farm life, listen to birds and animals, see the farrier visiting and hay bales being brought
to the farm. The farm is situated in a valley, it’s like an oasis, so peaceful, but the town is still just five minute walk away uphill.
My horse was a beautiful Andalusian mare, called "Embrujada" and when I got to know her, I thought she was just a right match for me.
The rides were four hours long and there was a small break with an apple and water to drink halfway through. The route was different every day:
country lanes, mountain area, countryside, orchards and river valleys. Mainly we walked/gait – the terrain is hard and hilly – but when it was the
time, we heard: ”Let’s have a little bit of trrrrot, and canter!” It was nice to listen to Miranda and Giles telling us about local customs, country
life, vegetation and so on. And all the beautiful scenery surrounding us!!! The horses were very surefooted, well behaved, sweet and professional <3
On the first day I was a bit excited/scared?? to come to a new place, but soon it became ‘a home away from home’ and when the holiday came to an end,
we didn’t want to leave this oasis and our new friends. At home it was nice to notice that I got a great amount of new energy of the trip!
And I have started to dream again – maybe another year – now to a familiar place with friends J Virpi
It is a good place to a non-rider too. You can spend time in the town when your fellow traveler is riding. The meals are perfectly delicus and the
staff is serving with joy. Heikki (non-rider)"