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Experience a horse riding holiday in Spain and enjoy horseback riding through the beautiful scenery at a pace that suits your ability. You will be accompanied by the guides on rides that are well thought out and, above all, relaxing and fun. Hacienda Horses are passionate about giving you the very best possible horse riding holiday in Spain. They will create a friendly atmosphere with great company so you can relax and enjoy every wonderful moment.
During this riding holiday, you will be accommodated in either an en-suite apartment or en-suite room at Cortijo Uribe - the manor house. Cortijo Uribe is a sixteenth century farmhouse that has been lovingly restored with lots of space and tranquil areas to unwind and enjoy peaceful moments on your horse riding trip in Spain.
The accommodation has been separated into many bedrooms and apartments with en-suite bathrooms, a lounge, and a kitchenette. There are three apartments available with full kitchen facilities for larger groups or families, with many other apartments available with kitchenettes. There are also two apartments for less-abled and disabled guests.
A beautiful infinity pool is open all year round to appreciate the magnificent views of the surrounding countryside, with a shady gazebo to relax in.
There is an open courtyard and an indoor garden for long summer evenings, as well as an authentic salon and former chapel with lovely traditional open fireplaces for warm winter nights. The home is open to all guests. You can enjoy the sun on the patio or sit in the shade with your coffee, or better still a glass of wine.
Note: You are welcome to bring pets. However, please ask prior permission as additional cleaning charges may apply.
Hacienda Horses is passionate about giving you the very best possible horse riding holiday in Spain. On arrival at Cortijo Uribe, you will be shown to your spacious room with air conditioning. Then, you will start the guided tour around Cortijo Uribe. You will be shown the infinity pool, the shop, gym, games room, chapel, dining room, and stables. There are timetables and notice boards for client information.
Next, you will be given a time for your assessment. At the assessment, the trainer will discuss with you about your hopes and aspirations for your holiday at Hacienda Horses. For example, you might want to improve your riding skills or just enjoy hacking or try some new dressage techniques. The trainer will gauge your riding level and a horse will be allocated for your next outing.
The normal riding itinerary is from one to three hours hack in the morning, depending on abilities, and a one-hour lesson in the afternoon. The trainer will guarantee flexibility because some beginner riders cannot cope with the longer hacks.
On a one-week stay, you will have the possibility to include some of the rides below, depending on weather and rider ability:
Hacienda Horses tend to split riders into ability groups for hacking and lessons as some riders are happy to be in the saddle all day, but for others this may be too long. Therefore, the lessons will be tailored to suit your needs. Lessons will start after the lunch break.
The picnic ride is a scenic four-hour ride to Santianne. You will be walking through the gentle olive groves and cantering across the endless plains of the Campo to higher vantage points to admire the breathtaking Andalusian countryside. You will stop for a Spanish picnic al fresco, before a return journey alongside the vineyards.
Hacienda Horses love to welcome the riders of the future. They find that kids love the structure and the fact that they can interact with all the four-legged companions. They often help to educate the rescue dogs and many of the children do not want to leave.
When families arrive, the younger members of the family are usually taken into a separate group for the morning sessions with other children. In this group, they can be taught at a different pace while they learn how to prepare horses for classes and carriage driving. They will have quizzes on horse welfare, colors, markings, and more. Kids will take part in separate gymkhana games and learn to drive a carriage.
For beginner level children, Hacienda Horses will offer lunging and basic classes for as long as their strength will allow. For children who have basic riding skills, they will be taught how to ride a gymkhana game per day with a competition at the end.
Children will be entertained with activities they will enjoy, while the adults ride in their ability groups. They hope to let the adults have a holiday during which they can ride and relax and not worry about their children during hacks. Children can interact and build relationships with each other and all the four-legged residents.
In the afternoon, children will have lessons at a similar time as the parents. Some families dream to ride out in the countryside as a group, and once the children are confident, Hacienda Horses can arrange this with a personal guide. Hacienda Horses always listen to every guest's request and try to provide the guest the holiday they would like, achieve the things they would like to achieve, and try their best to make dreams come true.
Note: Currently, Hacienda Horses have a maximum weight limit of 100 kilograms for the riders. Furthermore, in the hotter months, Hacienda Horses will change the riding schedule to avoid peak heat periods. Summer also gives you many more riding options as the crops are removed from the fields which will give you longer canters to enjoy.
This riding holiday will take place at Cortijo Uribe, Andalusia, Spain. Cortijo Uribe is situated next to the village of Mollina, in the Malaga province of Andalusia. The place is in a truly wonderful setting with acres of olive groves, vineyards, and pine forests to relax and ride the lovely horses right in the heart of the Andalusian countryside.
During this riding holiday, you will be provided with half board meals (evening meal with two glasses of wine included). Breakfast is typically served with a selection of fruits, cereals, and pastries, with juice, coffee, and tea to set you up for the day ahead.
Furthermore, there are many authentic bars and restaurants to enjoy your lunch, which are nearby, in the village of Mollina. In addition, you can also experience local specialty wines and cocktail-tasting at an additional cost.
Transfer available for additional US$70 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Málaga–Costa del Sol Airport (AGP). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.
Hacienda Horses can provide transfers from and to Málaga–Costa del Sol Airport (AGP) at 65 EUR each way per booking from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. After 7:00 p.m., they charge 35 EUR extra. If you share your transfer with other guests, you will also share the cost of the transfer with them. The transfers will have a maximum of six people per car.
Hacienda Horses will not offer transfers after 9:30 p.m. They do not allow guests to enter the Cortijo after 10:00 p.m. as this will cause disruption to other guests and dogs. If you wish to fly at these times, the staff will drop you in Malaga the night before and you can transfer by yourself from the hotel to the airport.
Moreover, if you arrive after 10:00 p.m., you should make arrangements to stay at a hotel and Hacienda Horses will collect you in the morning.
Please allow a three-hour transfer window between departure from the house and your flight time. You can also hire a car at the airport and drive up to the Hacienda.
You will need to take two trains which are first to Malaga station, ‘Maria Zambrano‘, and then Antequera ‘Santa Ana’ station. From the airport, you go out of the main exit and carry on walking straight ahead. The underground is in front of you, across the road. You can buy a ticket at the machine on your right and go through the turnstile.
You can go to platform Malaga direction on the left side. Trains from the airport to Malaga run every 10 minutes approximately. At Malaga María Zambrano Train Station, the main ticket office is on the left side of the main concourse, looking in the direction of the trains to Antequera-Santa Ana. Please check train times in advance.
The price is approximately 27 EUR for the fast train - Please do not buy! The slow train is approximately 9 EUR and is only 4 minutes slower. Once you have boarded the train, you can call Hacienda Horses who will meet you at the main hall upon arrival at Antequera-Santa Ana.
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