Spain Overview

Experience horse riding in the heart of Andalusia at the only equestrian vacation centre in Spain approved by the British Horse Society. The riding program offers trail riding, high school or Classical Dressage on Andalusian horses, where beginners and advanced riders can enjoy the pleasure of riding superbly schooled horses. Your instructors and trainers have vast experience and the highest qualifications. Sample the Spanish hospitality and immerse yourself in the delightful Spanish culture. Your tour also includes a visit to the famous Spanish riding school in Jerez.

Key Facts

  • Runs all year round
  • Arrive Sunday and depart Saturday
  • 6 nights, 7 days
  • Suits all levels

Riding Level

We offer three unique horse riding holidays to beginner and advanced riders, depending on your interests. The usual program includes trail riding in the morning and dressage lessons in the afternoon, but if you prefer a dressage intensive program, dressage lessons, plus some lunging lessons, are provided, which are excellent for improving seat, balance and posture. All riding programs are designed for riders who want to concentrate on improving their riding skills, while learning from top class instructors on sensitive horses.

Itinerary

Olympic Medalist Rafael Soto – Enquire about available dates (This is popular and dates book fast)

This is a supreme dressage intensive holiday for riders with a passion for the sport. Ride some of the most advanced movements, including Passage, Piaffe and Spanish Walk. This riding program is an incredible opportunity to train with Rafael Solo, a true master of dressage. Your lessons with Rafael are towards the end of your week’s stay, so you will have already formed a great relationship with your horse and are able to do some work on your riding beforehand. Elementary knowledge of dressage is recommended for maximum benefit.

There is also dressage intensive programs available for those that just want to improve their dressage skills. Please enquire for further details.

 

Train and Trail

This is a 6 night, 7 day horse riding holiday designed for those who share a true passion for horses and culture. The combination of trail riding and training is ideal for riders who value a mix of relaxed riding and improving their riding skills. Your confidence in and enjoyment of horses will increase greatly during your stay. This unique tour includes four riding lessons and four trail rides in the beautiful Andalusian countryside, including a ride in the national park along the beach. There is also the option to visit the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art in Jerez, and a Flamenco dancing show and dinner in Seville.

Please contact us for further information and details at info@snaffletravel.com.au.

Accommodation

You will be staying in the charming medieval Andalusian hillside town of Carmona with cobbled streets and a quaint town square. The only noise that you’ll hear at night is the chiming of the church bells. The hotel Alcázar de la Reina is centrally located, and within walking distance to many restaurants and tapas bars. It is a lovely four star hotel, which is tastefully decorated with a pool, two restaurants and a bar. Carmona is just a short 15 minute drive from Hacienda Seville.

Dates and Prices

Train and Trail – 2018: €1525 approx AUD$2346

Intensive Dressage – 2018: €1730 approx AUD$2661

Classical & High School – 2018: €2240 approx AUD$3446

Shorter 3-4 night Train & Trail programs available – Please enquire

Rates are based on the Euro and subject to currency fluctuation, so please contact us for the most up to date pricing for your riding holiday.

Includes

  • Accommodation, including breakfast and lunch daily, and welcome dinner
  • Pre-arranged lessons and trail rides as part of your chosen holiday package
  • All transfers from Seville to Carmona and Seville to Epona daily

Payable Locally

  • Additional dinners, activities and tips
  • Entry fee to Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art in Jerez
  • Entry fee and Flamenco dancing show and dinner in Seville

Not Included

  • Single room supplement

Location

Carmona is in Andalusia, Spain, approximately 30 minutes by car from Seville. The closest train station and airport are both located in Seville, Spain.

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