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    Pauline Heilbron

    from Great Britain, June 2024

    "Much needed & hit the spot!"

    Hospitality, staff, food, accommodation, horses were all excellent. I couldn’t fault anything, everyone couldn’t do enough to make sure my stay was the best it could be.

    There is a good selection of horses for everyone from beginners to advanced. Lovely trails for riding out and thorough instruction in the school from Michelle and Becky. This is not for intense high level move training, it’s focused on feel and getting the foundations right which includes lateral work and test moves. The lessons get the best out of you and the horse.

    What is really special is the way the horses are cared for, they are all ‘rescues’ of some kind and are rehabilitated to give them a comfortable meaningful life.

    It is clear that the horses welfare is at the heart of those involved with them at Cortijo Uribe.

    The pool is great and the hacienda atmosphere is so relaxing for in between and after rides.

    I would be more than happy to return and the sooner the better ❤️

    Anonymous

    from Croatia, June 2024

    "Sole riding holiday"

    Location, food, service, atmosphere was great, it was more than I have expected when booking riding vacation first time in my life. Separate story worth horses and arena & hacking instructors. Horses big variety of color, size, age, experience. All horses are extremely well treated and softly cared. They live very good life :) Instructors are wonderful from all - experience and attitude perspective. One event could illiustrate a lot - unfortunately I caught a cold while traveling and could not ride onle day in the morning and afternoon. Seeing my sadness Michele offered a lesson another day when were no lessons planned and made me unbelievably happy. I'm just one day back home, but would like to repeat this vacation again! :)

    Zena Harris

    from Great Britain, October 2023

    "Heavenly horsey retreat!"

    Wonderful horses and wonderful hacking. Lessons were fantastic and really directed to your individual requirements. Food fabulous. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. Accommodation beautiful.

    Tricia Wilson

    from Great Britain, October 2023

    "Absolute bliss"

    I have not word of complaint. This was a fantastic experience. I loved everything about it. The staff were wonderful. The chef, Sheila, prepared delicious food, the horses were lovely, the instructors were very knowledgeable, the other guest were friendly, accommodation is great, location was tranquil and simply beautiful.

    Anonymous

    from Italy, October 2023

    "Facility was great, horses and schedule disappointing"

    Beautiful facility.

    Nice rooms.

    Food.

    Some horses were soft mouthed and responsive.

    Grace the trail guide.

    Stella the cook.

    Covered pool.

    Jane Redfearn

    from Great Britain, September 2023

    "Amazing experience"

    Liked the structure of the hack in the morning with Grace and Victoria then some relaxing time around the pool before the lesson in the afternoon. Excellent food by Stella and dedicated instruction in the school by Laura. Learnt so much from Laura. Ideal for solo travellers.

    Rebecca Watson

    from Great Britain, August 2023

    "Fantastic for solo riders "

    Hotel transfers before and after my stay was very smooth. I did not feel lonely or awkward at anytime as everyone was really friendly. My apartment was very comfortable. The food was fantastic!

    An assessment was given upon arrival which I liked. It gave them an idea of my riding ability. I had Grace and Laura as my instructors during my lessons in the afternoon. Both Grace and Laura were amazing! They really made me work improving my riding, they were both very patient, clear with instructions and knowledgeable. I have learnt so much in the last week. On hacks I felt safe and in control on all the different horses. Different riding routes everyday all with stunning views. After riding you have lots of options to relax you can just chill by the pool or have a massage or a drink on the patio. I loved every minute I was in the saddle! I would highly recommend this riding holiday Loved it!! Loved the horse especially Eclipse & Luna!!

    A massive thank you to all the team & horses for making this a holiday to remember.

    Julia Clinton

    from Great Britain, June 2023

    "Fabulous setting with a wonderful onsite team"

    The accommodation was superb, and the team were really welcoming and friendly.

    The ranch is in a beautiful setting being surrounded by fabulous Spanish countryside and an abundance of wildlife, yet still only 10 minutes drive from the local village.

    The dedicated care and attention given to both the wonderful horses, and the lovely rescue dogs living at the ranch, was evident throughout.

    As novice riders we were anxious to begin with, but Victoria worked hard to help us gain confidence and by the end of our 5 day stay we were thoroughly enjoying our hacks and lessons with a real sense of achievement.

    The food is plentiful and delicious, with dietary requirements catered for if needed.

    All guest areas were maintained to an excellent standard, with high levels of cleanliness and attention to detail.

    We opted for airport transfers arranged by the team, and we were very happy with the comfort and friendly efficiency provided.

    David Banks

    from Netherlands, May 2023

    "Happy Hacienda Horses "

    I wanted to ride Andalusians in Andalusia and I got more than I could have hoped for.

    The horses are amazing.

    The people are fantastic.

    Christine, Luise, Freya, Victoria, Stella, Wicks and the riders in our group, you created a memory that will be with me forever.

    The food is beyond good ( Thank you Stella ).

    The accommodation is more than great.

    Christine, thank you for allowing me to experience your piece of paradise and to share in your celebrations.

    Let me not forget the furbabies whom make the place feel a lot like home.

    I hope that I will be in a position to return soon.

    Jane Thomas

    from Great Britain, May 2023

    "Wonderful Experience "

    Stunning scenery, quality horses, great instructors and relaxation.

    Anonymous

    from Great Britain, April 2023

    The horses were well looked after, well schooled and excellent to ride. Louisa and Hannah were great instructors.

    Anonymous

    from Great Britain, March 2023

    "Excellent short break"

    Wonderful personal attention from the hosts, from pick up at the airport (thank you to the lovely John) to timing of rides and help with printing my boarding pass. I was really well looked after. My instructor Louise was one of the best I have come across, she made the holiday special and did a brilliant job. I liked the two non Spanish ponies I rode.

    Anonymous

    from Ireland, March 2023

    "Perfection "

    Everything was fantastic. Great horses, accommodation, food and employee team.

    Anonymous

    from United States, February 2023

    "Beautiful location"

    The stables were well kept and organized. There were a variety of horses and I found some quite suitable partners. The accommodations were spacious and comfortable. The staff were helpful and friendly. The scenery was beautiful when hacking out. The food was quite nice as well.

    Anonymous

    from Great Britain, October 2022

    "Wonderful Holiday"

    My daughter and I loved our holiday with Hacienda Horses. The horses, instructors and location were all fantastic. We really enjoyed the combination of two hour hacks in the morning and one hour instruction in the arena in the afternoon. All the staff were very friendly and we felt well taken care of. Our accommodation exceeded our expectations as we had a good sized two bed apartment rather than just a twin room. I haven’t felt so relaxed after a holiday for a long time, the combination of three hours riding a day alongside quality down time reading our books was perfect. I would definitely visit again.

    Sam Sheikh

    from Great Britain, June 2022

    "Good for Solo Riders"

    At first I was a bit reluctant to book as I was solo and have never been on a horse riding holiday before. However, It was better than I expected and its, very good if you are a beginner. Arriving at the location I was taken aback as to how beautiful the place was. There were other guest and Christine waiting for my arrival. All were very welcoming.

    My apartment was lovely and had everything I needed.

    I did not feel lonely or awkward at anytime as everyone was really nice.

    An assessment was given on arrival which I think was a very good idea to judge your riding level. It gives them an idea for when you go on a hack and take lessons, where your at.

    The instructor Paolo was very good and experience and made you feel safe on the horse. He improved my riding skills and taught me a lot. He knows his stuff.

    I really enjoyed the hacks in the morning, as I had never ridden outside of an arena, so that just boosted my confidence tremendously. Also the views are amazing. I miss them now.

    The establishment has lots of facilities, you can just chill by the pool or have a massage to relax.

    Overall I am so glad I took the plunge to do this. I have definitely improved on my riding skills. I loved every minute of it. I highly recommend this place. Loved it!!!!! A big thanks to all the team.

    Sara Linton

    from Great Britain, March 2022

    "Exceptional riding holiday"

    Wonderful horses, brilliant instruction, beautiful surrondings. The cortijo has been wonderfully restored, such a pleasure to stay. Great food and Martine does great massage and reflexology. Thanks to Christine, Paul, Jorge, Vicky, Andy, Martine, Donna and especially Mac, who is such a good teacher. I had a lot of fun and my riding and confidence really developed.

    Aoife Brady

    from Ireland, October 2019

    "Amazing place with fabulous horses and facilities."

    People where very friendly from in the yard to the accomadation staff. Food was excellent. Horses are well looked after. Transport facilities was excellent I will be going back asap.

    Amanda Penny

    from Great Britain, September 2019

    "Amanda & Elisabeth's Horses hol."

    Very well looked after horse's, beautiful Andalusian's and part breed Andalusian's so there was plenty of choice. You could try different horse's out every day. The accomodation was beautiful & very comfortable. The food was very good and plenty full. The standard of tuition by the instructor called Mel was fantastic, she really improved our riding skills by the time we left, and she was very patient with everyone.

    Anonymous

    from United States, December 2018

    "Amazing experience"

    Serious one on one training. The horses are extremely well taken care of and it shows. Adorable dogs too. Excellent attentive trainers. Authentic Spanish rustic decor. Full service delicious meals. Excellent massage upon request. Peaceful environment to challenge oneself inro learning to ride.

    Linsey Tilbury

    from Great Britain, November 2018

    "Wonderful instructors and so much learnt"

    We had a wonderful time at Hacienda. My partner and I only rode once but had a great time relaxing and watching my step daughter ride. She acknowledged that she learnt more in the three days there than she had in the whole of previous year at her stables. The instructors where fantastic teaching all of the kids, all of whom clearly had a wonderful time. We will be returning next year!!

    Anonymous

    from Great Britain, October 2018

    "Fabulous horse riding holiday"

    Everything was just magic. We received a warm welcome. The instructors were great and able to adapt for all abilities and match you to the right horse. The hacking was wonderful through olive groves and vineyards- fast paced or gentle amble. A wonderful, relaxing and active holiday . Thanks to all the team.

    Karen Sheehan

    from Great Britain, October 2018

    "Great place for beginners and experienced horse riders "

    This was a great place for us to start our horse riding instruction. After an initial assessment of our riding skills, a schedule was tailor made for us which involved 2 x one hour lessons each day. The instructors were very patient with us and great fun, but extremely professional and they were keen to keep us improving each lesson. We started out extremely nervous complete beginners, but by day four, just as the sun was rising, we were part of a small group hack meandering through olive groves with the misty mountains in the distance - beautiful! In between times, we relaxed around the pool. You can also cycle to nearby Mollina village for a beer. The owners organised picnic and drove us beginners (the experienced riders met us half way through their hack), but this was not an ordinary picnic! There was a long table dressed with a table cloth, comfy chairs, roasted veg lasagne, fresh salad and fruit and a choice of wine/water/soft drinks, even tea/coffee! It was so great to all be together and chat about our progress and having a laugh!. That same day, the owners took us into the main town of Antequera for an opportunity to browse and have a night out (they collected us at 10pm). We have met lovely folks, some travelling alone or with their teenage children, from numerous counties around the world. This is one of the best short breaks we've had and we look forward to going back again to Hacienda Horses again soon!

    Anonymous

    from Great Britain, August 2018

    "Horsying Around"

    Amazing trip for father and daughter to connect, enjoy, learn and have fun

    Suzanne Hallenga

    from Netherlands, August 2018

    "Wonderful experience all in all"

    The girls instructing us were splendid, giving the beginners amongst us so much confidence we were all cantering in the end. Also, they gave our daughter who is more advanced more challenge without forgetting she’s only 8. She absolutely loved the jumping class! Oh, and Becky’s meals were delicious. Vegetarian or lactose free dietary wishes were not a problem.