Andalusian Short Break

4 Daysย  |ย  From ยฃ529pp

Spain ( Best airport: Malaga)

This unique hacienda is based in the heart of Andalucia. With a stable full of impressive horses, and enjoying over 300 days of sunshine a year, this hillside ranch offers the perfect short break for all levels of rider. Explore this glorious sun-dappled region of Spain, following secret trails through the olive groves with plenty of time to relax poolside in the afternoons. Read a review of this destination in Elle magazine here.

The Riding

The riding itinerary is flexible and can be adapted to suit guests wishes. Generally, a mixture of hacks out and lessons is offered with some all day rides to local bars or fincas. The terrain is gentle and there are plenty of opportunities for trotting and cantering. You will usually hack out in the surrounding area in the morning, the pace is adapted to suit the rider’s level of experience. You can then have a late afternoon lesson with one of the instructors in the on site arena.

Groups are split into similar riding abilities unless a family wishes to ride together. Lessons are tailored to individual needs and the group size for lessons rarely exceeds 2 or 3 people. Basic riding tuition, dressage and show jumping are all taught here by the haciendaโ€™s team of knowledgeable instructors.

Level of Riding and Fitness

This destination caters for any level of rider from beginner onwards making it ideal for groups of mixed abilities, families and people getting back into riding after a break. The instructors will work with you to establish what your goals are for your riding holiday and help you to work towards achieving them. There is help available to mount/dismount and disabled riders are welcome. The minimum riding age is 6 years and there is a weight limit of 100kg.

Guides and Group Size

Your guides are experienced and educated trainers able to provide for guests of all riding levels and abilities.

Group size 1-10

The Horses

There are 30 wonderful horses to choose from at the hacienda, all are well-cared for, responsive and well-schooled. There is a horse to suit every rider from beginner to advanced. Most of the horses are Andalusian and Andalusian crosses and the tack and riding style is English.

Hacienda

Accommodation and Dining

Youโ€™ll be staying at the hacienda in spacious accommodation, all bedrooms are en-suite and some are in apartments with kitchenette facilities. Every room is unique, sympathetically integrated into the 16th century building and individually decorated with local artifacts and antiques. Some of the bedrooms are accessible for those with restricted mobility. There are hairdryers in each room and WiFi is available in all rooms. If booking as a single traveller you will have your own room with bathroom, sharing is not necessary. There is a lovely pool available for guests onsite with views over the olive groves towards the mountains in the distance.

Mealtimes are relaxed and food is prepared by a local chef. You can expect Andalusian dishes as well as classic Spanish cuisine. The food is sourced locally and fruit and vegetables are grown in the vegetable garden. Excursions can be arranged to local restaurants to sample the tapas and wines on offer. Mealtimes are sociable affairs where guests can come together and discuss the days riding over cocktails in the convivial atmosphere. Vegetarian and vegan diets can easily be catered for.

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Itinerary

Andalusian Short Break

4 days / 3 nights / 3 riding days
ยฃ529pp

The dates displayed are suggested dates. The hacienda is open year-round and offers any day arrivals with a 3 night minimum stay.

Prices for 3 nights in 2023

Low Season (Jan, Feb): ยฃ529
Mid Season (Mar, Nov): ยฃ599
High Season (Apr โ€“ Oct): ยฃ699

Flights & Airport transfers

Do not book flights until you have received the Booking confirmation email from saddletravel.com.

Malaga Airport transfers cost โ‚ฌ140 return per car between 8.00am and 7.00pm.
Transfers are also available from Santa Ana Train station in Antequera, โ‚ฌ50 round trip per car.

Price Includes
  • 3 nights accommodation in single/twin/triple rooms or apartments with en-suite facilities
  • Breakfasts
  • Dinners
  • 2 glasses of wine with dinner
  • 2-4 hours riding per day
  • Use of the pool, gym, games rooms and reading rooms
Price Excludes
  • Airport transfers
  • Lunch (available to buy onsite for approx. โ‚ฌ12 per person, 2 warm dishes, 2 cold dishes and salads)
  • Laundry
  • Items from the onsite honesty shop

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12th May 2022 - 8 Saddles Available - ยฃ699pp
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10th March 2023 - 8 Saddles Available - ยฃ599pp
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