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A Dream Come True Horse Riding Holiday Spain

During your horse riding holiday, you will enjoy superb riding, have time to sunbathe on the beach and join in socializing over dinner. The trails provide two fantastic days of beach horse riding, and three days of great forest riding. Each day is unique and includes lovely steady canters along sandy tracks and fast canters / gallops along firebreaks. The horses are well schooled with kind manners and go at a pace riders ask of them. Beach riding days are unforgettable, a dream come true!

Highlights

  • 3 forest day rides
  • 2 days rides on the beach
  • 5 days unbeatable horse riding
  • Four and a half hours riding each day
  • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 6 dinners
  • Transfer from and to the airport
  • 7 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 8

airport_:Málaga Airport

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Accommodation

You will be staying at the luxurious three-star Hotel Adiafa. The hotel is situated only 50 meters from the beach and is ideal for relaxing after horse riding. Being small and family run, the hotel is very friendly and welcoming. All the bedrooms are spacious twin rooms with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower, and air-conditioning. The hotel has free Wi-Fi connection and some English TV channels. Some rooms are completed with balconies facing west with full sea view and receive the afternoon sun, perfect for sunbathing or chilling out watching the sunset. You can choose to stay in a twin room with or without balcony.

Fantasia Adventure Holidays Horse Riding Spain Itinerary

Monday

Collection from the hotel is at 09:30 each day. Today's ride leads through the beautiful pine forest to the 17th century Mecca tower overlooking Cape Trafalgar. This introductory ride allows you to get to know your horse, with the faster paces being introduced as your confidence grows.

Tuesday

This is your first beach ride. The route leads through the pine forest to the beach ‘Hierbabuena’. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to canter, with a memorable beach gallop.

Wednesday

Today, you’ll go to the cliffs overlooking Barbate. The ride has superb views of the surrounding mountains and on a clear day North Africa. Lots of long gentle canters.

Thursday

A day free from riding. An optional excursion to Jerez to visit the Royal Spanish riding school is available.

Friday

Today, you will head to the scene of the famous sea battle at Cape Trafalgar. Following the coast to El Palmar, there is plenty of beach riding enjoying canters and gallops.

Saturday

On the final day, the ride follows roller coasters of sand and allows plenty of opportunity to canter and gallop. The route joins the cliffs leading to Caños de Meca.

Sunday

Transfer to Malaga leaving Barbate at 07:30 to arrive at Malaga at 10:00.

Instructors

Steve Almond
As a harassed computer technician and horse owner for many years in the UK, Steve decided that a life change was needed. He first moved to this beautiful and unspoiled part of Andalusia in December 1992 and has been operating horse riding holidays here ever since. With the wealth of experience that he has gained, Steve can offer holidays that provide not only challenging and exciting horse riding, but also a taste of the real Spain.
Caroline Harcombe
Horse Masters Course (Horse Riding Instructor)
Caroline has been riding from very young and was a horse owner in the UK. She completed her British Horse Society Stages exams 1, 2, and 3 at the Horse Masters Course as well as the assistant instructor exams and enjoyed teaching disabled riders. She worked in the equine industry for several years, in an international show jumping yard, point to pointing, and national hunt racing. Caroline had a break from the equine industry for a while and enjoyed competing on her own horses in her spare time. In 2002, she moved to Spain to join Steve and help run the horse riding company.

Location

Your holiday base for the weeks horse riding is the seaside town of Barbate. The town provides a fantastic setting for an all year-round holiday destination. The hotel is just a few metres from the town's beautiful 1-kilometer long fine sandy beach, ideal for relaxing and sunbathing after the day's horse riding has finished. However, Barbate is much more than superb riding and a beautiful beach. The town has a lovely promenade with ice-cream parlours, bars, and restaurants. In the centre, there is shopping, a lovely town square, and a superb fish and fruit market. During your week with Fantasia Adventure Holidays, you will experience superb horse riding and the adventure of living in a typical Spanish town.

Food

The vacations would not be complete without good food and drink. Breakfast is in the hotel's cafeteria and relaxed lunches are after the ride in traditional 'tapas' bars. Dinners are taken at quality restaurants in Barbate. All meals are typical ‘Andaluz’ with meat and fish dishes being served. Vegetarians can be catered for.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • A trip to Jerez de la Frontera to see the Royal Spanish riding school is available
  • A visit to either the Museo del Enganche or the tack shop nearby

What's included

  • 3 days forest riding
  • 2 days beach riding
  • 5 full day rides for riders
  • Horse and tack with groom service
  • Spanish speaking English guide
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • 7 buffet breakfasts at the Hotel Adiafa
  • 5 lunches with soft drinks
  • 6 dinners except on free day
  • Transfers from and to Málaga Airport (AGP)

What's not included

  • Lunches on arrival, departure and non-riding days
  • Lunches for non-riders
  • Dinner on free day
  • Drinks with evening meals
  • Food and drink not organised by Fantasia Adventure Holidays
  • Airport transfers outside of normal collection time at Málaga Airport (AGP)
  • Flights and travel insurance

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Málaga Airport (AGP). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Fantasia Adventure Holidays will pick you up from the airport.

Flights to Málaga Airport (AGP) are available from most UK airports. Transfers from Málaga Airport (AGP) are no later than 2:30 p.m. on arrival (Sunday) and return to Málaga Airport (AGP) arriving no earlier than 10 a.m. on departure (Sunday).

Flights to Jerez and Gibraltar Airport are available from various UK airports. Transfers from Jerez and Gibraltar airports are not included.

Cancellation Policy

  • The rest of the payment should be paid 42 days before arrival.
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Availability

This vacation is available from January to November 2018, with arrival on Sunday.

 
Low season
  • January 28 - April 22
  • October 28 - November 25

 

Mid season
  • April 29 - June 24
  • September 2 - October 21

 

High season
  • July 1 - August 26

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