Help & Ride Holidays
Horse Riding In Barbate National Park
Unique Two Week Horse Riding Holiday
Great Value Riding Holiday
Join us on our help and ride holiday and enjoy a two week long adventure helping bring our horses back into work after their winter break. These holidays are an economical way of enjoying a riding holiday by helping care for the horses. During your time here you will enjoy superb horse riding and the wonderful Spanish climate. We are based on the edge of a forested national park, with fantastic beaches close by. On our help and ride holiday there is riding every day through the forest, with at least one unforgettable day ride spent on the beach.
Our help and ride holidays are for two weeks periods during winter and spring. There are two places available per starting date.
How you will help us
Our two week self catering holiday is mostly riding based helping us bring the horses back to full fitness. This is a relaxing holiday, and each of the ten help and ride days starts at 09:30 and finishes at 14:30, with two riding sessions of 1.5 hours spent riding through the forest. You will help us feed the horses and prepare your own horses to ride, in total five hours each morning is spent with the horses. The afternoons are always left free so that you can relax and explore our beautiful area.
Guests on our help and ride holidays must be able to ride and handle a horse confidently. You will also need to be reasonably physically fit. We have a weight limit of 13 stone (182 pounds, 82 kilos) and a minimum age of 18 but no upper age limit.
Superb Self Catering Accommodation
Beach Front Apartment
Our self catering help and ride holidays allow plenty of flexibility to explore the area while you are here. Your accommodation during the holiday is a two bedroom apartment that is shared with the other help and ride holiday guest. Couples will be given an apartment to themselves. The apartment is right by the beach at Barbate and only a few minutes walk from the town centre. The large apartment has a fully fitted kitchen, bathroom, lounge and two bedrooms. You will have your own bedroom with bedding and towels provided. There is Spanish TV and a good selection of English books and magazines. For meals you can prepare your own, or alternatively there are plenty of cafes and restaurants in town offering takeaways. You would also be welcome to join our weekly guests and eat out in the evening if preferred.
Help and ride holiday guests will be met at Malaga Airport at 14:30 to start the holiday and returned to Malaga airport arriving at 10:00 at the end of the holiday.
Self Catering Horse Riding Holidays
Accommodation with a private bedroom
Ten riding days with at least one full beach ride
Tapas lunch when riding with weekly guests
Airport transfers for Malaga airport flights
Sundays and Thursdays free days
Practical Equestrian Experience
While you are here with us you will gain a practical knowledge of horse care and management in a holiday environment. We are all very experienced equestrians here, and have a large pool of knowledge to share.
Skills Covered On The Help And Ride Holiday
Feeding and routine health care of horses
The correct fitting and care of tack.
Basic veterinary skills
While here you will experience a different culture and lifestyle to the full. The area is ideal for many other sports, such as surfing, cycling, golf, etc. You can also go whale watching nearby at Tarifa. Nocturnally, beach bars offer a nice atmosphere to have a drink and listen to music or the sound of the waves. The Royal Spanish Riding School and Gibraltar are interesting day trips. Other nearby places worth visiting are Cádiz, Tarifa and Vejer de la Frontera. Also due to the close proximity to north Africa, a day trip to Tangiers can be arranged.
Non riders are welcome, and the area is a good base for non riding holidays with many activities available. The local public transport is good and information can be provided on local places of interest.
£75 per person discount off our 2017 help and ride holiday prices for two people booking together.
Horse Help and Ride Holiday Prices and Dates 2017
Two Week help and Ride Holiday - Winter / Spring Dates - Rider price £580 / 665 euros - Non rider price £290 / 335 euros
The Help & Ride programme has now finished for 2017. Please let us know if you are interested in joining this programme in Spring 2018.
Prices are per person per week and include;
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