Guests Comments on our horse riding holidays
"Amazing Holiday Ever"
Dear Steve and Caroline, Thanks for a fantastic short break. The rides were great (as always) and I really enjoyed riding Cartujana. It was also lovely to enjoy the sunshine before coming home to a wet and windy week here in the UK.
Hi Steve and Caroline, Thanks so much for a great ride with Cortijera. It's a beautiful area to ride through and you are very lucky to experience it every day! I will definitely tell my Mum and other horsy friends what a great place to ride it is and what well schooled and forward going horses you have. I can only imagine how fast Cortijera would go if she was racing!
Trudy and Graciela, Canada.
We just returned to Canada and we must say that our vacation was fantastic , the best part of course was the riding. We will never forget you and the horses , thank you for such a safe and fun week. All the best Caroline and Steve.
Judith and Sharon, UK.
Hi Steve, Caroline, Thanks for another great holiday in sunny Barbate. We really enjoyed it and have the lovely photos to remind us now we are back in chilly England. Thanks for organising everything so well and making our holiday perfect. The horses were all fabulous, thanks to your care of them. Hope to be back soon. You really have the perfect location and set up. Thanks.
Hi Caroline & Steve, Thank you for a lovely week – the horses and your company were perfect.
Hi Caroline and Steve, Just wanted to say thanks so much. I had an absolutely fabulous holiday. I really enjoyed riding both farruquito and plata. All the horses are amazing and are a brilliant reflection of all the hours of hard work you have put into them. I would love to come again!
Amazing holiday ever thanks to Caroline was a fab week.
An amazing holiday great horses and great hosts I cannot wait to return thank you so much Caroline & Steve.
Hi Caroline and Steve, Just want to thank you for the best riding experience I have had in years .. I love Plata !! it was so hard being stuck in an office today whilst my mind was galloping across the beach ... It was a wonderful holiday so I am already plotting my next trip. Many thanks.
Just had my 4th holiday with Caroline & Steve. Each one surpassing the last. First I was in love with Poni, then Tio Pepe, then Romero and now Chocolate. The horses are very special indeed. I have enjoyed horse riding holidays for 20 years, all in the UK until I discovered Fantasia, now I wouldn't wear my jodhpurs anywhere else. I cannot recommend and rave about highly enough.
While I'm sad to say that we are both now back from our holiday, I wanted to send an email thanking both of you for an unforgettable experience. I expected it to be great, but I had no idea just how incredible it was going to be. I can't thank you enough for making this the trip of a lifetime. Thank you again and I hope we can come back in the future. Best of luck in everything. Cheers.
Barbate was great. from the moment we were picked up from the airport until we were dropped off we were very well taken care of. The horses are excellent, the 'program' good and the mixture of riding - good food, half a day at the beach, the hotel and the relaxed holiday atmosphere suited us perfectly. On the beach we met no other tourists which suited us fine; the casual dress code was in our league. We were very well taken care of and enjoyed the riding in the woods and on the beach.
Thank you for a great riding holiday. I really enjoyed the riding and the horses you chose for me were perfect and made me feel confident and able to make the most of the holiday. It was a great week and great company and the best riding experience I have had. It has boosted my riding confidence and was a memorable and exciting trip for me. I really like the hotel and the tapas was great. All in all a great week. I wish you all the best and hope to come back and see you again sometime.
Now back at work and the short break in Spain seems a lifetime away. Just wanted to thank you both for a wonderful few days, I really enjoyed myself. The horses were great characters, so willing, and the rides were such fun.
Just to say a big thank you for a fantastic holiday! Everything was really well organised and your horses are fabulous! I've pinned up your postcard and a print out of your horses above my desk at work, no doubt this will distract me in the most pleasant way. I really enjoyed riding Chocolate and am thrilled that I can still 'hack' it. Don't be too surprised if I turn up again at some point. It was such a treat riding in such beautiful surroundings and being able to go for it.
Many thanks for a great holiday. It couldn't have been bettered. The combination of cantering and galloping in the beautiful forests and on the oft deserted beaches of the Costa de la Luz on well looked after and responsive horses was exhilarating and great fun. it was always quite a surprise how quick 4 or 5 hours in the saddle would pass by. And then to be able to spend the late afternoon on the beaches close to the very comfortable and well positioned hotel in Barbate was a real bonus. Thanks to you for making us feel so welcome and for looking after us so well - we were quite spoilt. We will certainly recommend you!
I had the holiday of my life! It gave me so much energy. I loved everything, your fantastic horses, the amazing area and nature.... wow! Of course I would love to come back one day!
Thank you so much for a fantastic holiday last week, I had a wonderful time and I am really glad I treated myself for my birthday. The riding was amazing and I am now totally spoilt. Epping forest is considered to be good but it pales in comparison to your forests and beaches.
Just a note to say what a fabulous time we spent with you!! We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, the riding and horses were excellent. I was glad you chose Estrella for me to ride, she is amazing and great to ride. Thanks once again, would like to return for a repeat performance so will start saving.
Just a short note to thank you both for such a wonderful holiday. As we said when we were there it was probably the best riding holiday we have been on, the horses, hosts, accommodation and food were all second to none. You should be really proud of what you have achieved and I'm certain we can all appreciate the hard work and dedication that goes into making these holidays so special.
Just returned home from my second trip to Barbate. I've done quite a few different horse riding holidays and this is the best by far, in every way. The horses are willing, responsive, trustworthy and exciting to ride, while behaving impeccably. They install complete confidence in their riders. There are loads of interesting places to visit in the area, after riding. There are still places left I want to see, so will be returning again soon. You are both great hosts and very welcoming, thanks so much for another unforgettable week.
Belated thanks for a fabulous horse riding holiday and great riding on lovely horses. Hear Louise is coming back already but I’m going for a regular holiday in Turkey first, or at least that’s the current plan!
Thank you for the best horse riding holiday I've ever had! There is nothing ever to compare, usually there is only one part either horses, or sea or city sightseeing. You got them all together. It's great!
Once again, thank you for a really wonderful horse riding week. I think my days on Cortijera were probably the best ever. She really is a wonderful ride and my first gallop on the first day is I think one of my top moments of all time - we started at the back and she overtook everyone except Estrella, I think! Thanks again and see you again soon, no doubt!
I am back in the UK now and thought I would just drop you a line to say thank you for a very enjoyable break. I really enjoyed myself, and felt perfectly at home in your company. I cannot fault the way you organise everything, you really have thought of everything to make it a very relaxing holiday. I am sure you will hear from me again in the very near future.
Wendy & Jodie, UK.
Jodie and myself would like to thank you for a fantastic 3 days of horse riding, neither of us had any idea that it would be so much fun. We have met some lovely people and had some seriously excellent food. The beach gallop was everything I imagined it would be and showed of Jodie’s competitive streak, she left me standing. Cantering through the pine forest was the most relaxing canter work I’ve done I think, you are both blessed with such a fantastic job. You are excellent hosts, your horses are beautiful and your staff are lovely, we will be back next time for a week. We arrived back home to rain, wind and 11 degrees.
Just wanted to say thanks very much for a superb horse back riding holiday. Both Glynis and I could not stop talking about it all the way home. Neither of us could have asked for more, the riding was superb and has thoroughly spoiled us to do anything else, anywhere else. Rest assured we will be back.
Anna & Vladimir, Russia.
Thank you very much for the remarkable horse back riding holiday. Wonderful accommodation, noise of the surf, unforgettable picnics and very nice restaurants in the evenings, warm and friendly atmosphere. It’s a pity that all was so fast finished but we hope that we can somehow arrive in the future. We shall tell to our Russian friends and family about this unusual place with sunny warm weather in December opposed to the strong frosts in Russia.
I really did enjoy my horse riding week with you. Both the horses & the riding were superb. I felt honoured to ride a more challenging horse & loved the roller coaster tracks! When I chose the holiday, I felt it was a bit of a gamble - the people, the horses, the level of riding, etc, etc. Well it paid off!
I just loved the space + countryside + wide blue skies, all the fabulous exciting riding + the complete harmony of walking with a friend through the pine forests - it was the best! Thank you for your excellent company, wonderful well mannered horses, superbly organised holiday + for letting me ride sausage.
In case you didn't already know, let me tell you that you are a wonderful host, with the rare knack of making people feel special. Many, many thanks.
I know it is your business, and your job but you gave that bit more to make last week very special indeed. Your horses were the best behaved horses I have ever ridden - they did wonders for my confidence the riding itself, well, just the best!
Thank you for a lovely time - it was a very special horse riding vacation in many ways - going it alone, and fulfilling a dream to go off riding abroad. I definitely think the added spice was being able to do the gallops, ride in a casual formation and being able to have a good chin-wag along the way.
I wanted to thank you for such a wonderful stay in Barbate. It was just perfect! So much fun! The location and the people were great. As for the riding, it was just as dreams are and galloping along on Poni and Lucera was the tops, especially steaming past you every time (well nearly every time anyway).
Elizabeth & Laird, UK.
Fourth time to this area and it’s proved to be the best horse back riding yet. Fantastic horses, great rides and all different. What more could you ask for on a riding holiday?