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Horse Riding in Almeria by Em, 22 Aug 2017
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Horse riding in Almeria, Spain at Rancho Luz Del Sol

Hi Lindsey and the team at Equestrian Escapes. Having just returned from an unforgettable riding holiday in Almeria we wanted to thank you for arranging our trip and opening our eyes to a new adventure! We stayed in a beautiful little Villa which was just five minutes away from the yard and had everything we needed including a lovely pool to cool off in after our rides. Our hosts Erika and Jay were so thoughtful, they went out of their way ...

Hi Lindsey and the team at Equestrian Escapes. Having just returned from an unforgettable riding holiday in Almeria we wanted to thank you for arranging our trip and opening our eyes to a new adventure! We stayed in a beautiful little Villa which was just five minutes away from the yard and had everything we needed including a lovely pool to cool off in after our rides. Our hosts Erika and Jay were so thoughtful, they went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. We were collected from the airport and greeted by Nick at the villa with lunch awaiting us and a well stocked fridge of food and drink for breakfasts and lunches. After settling in by the pool we headed to the yard for a sunset ride. We were introduced to Erika and the team of horses, dogs and Ronnie the pot bellied pig, who together made our stay so memorable. Every animal had its own story, many involving a sad start but a happy and unbelievable turn around after being rescued by the team and friends of Rancho Luz Del Sol. Erika showed us pictures of some of the dogs and horses and we couldn't believe we were looking at the same animals. It really was eye opening to see. The horses were lovely and we enjoyed coming down everyday a bit early to help groom and feed. Erika let us choose our horses and was very flexible asking where we wanted to ride and what we wanted to do. We generally rode every morning and evening. We chilled in the sunshine by the pool in the afternoons then after our evening ride we joined Erika, Jay and the family for a lovely meal. Jay is a fantastic cook and made some wonderful meals including a BBQ and Sunday roast, and soon caught onto our love of desserts too! We fell in love with the dogs who also all had special rescue stories. 'Blue' and 'Wilma' joined us on many of our rides adding lots of entertainment! We had dinner in the local village on two nights which was great. We also did a lunch ride where Erika took us to Cantoria. We untracked and left the horses to graze whilst we went for a lovely lunch at a Spanish bar, then headed home along the Ramblas (dried river beds). The scenery was spectacular, especially at sunset with endless mountains surrounding us and many panorama vistas! We got some great photos and videos along the way! Some things are difficult for the yard to get in Spain and so if you have extra room in your suitcase I am sure the yard would be extremely grateful for any bits and pieces. Perhaps contact Erika and Jay before you set off to see if there is anything they need. We certainly would have done if we had known and are planning to get some bits together to send. Overall we had a brilliant week and are already missing the whole team at Rancho Luz Del Sol and cannot thank them enough for their kindness and hospitality. We definitely hope to return! We recommend this holiday wholeheartedly, it was a unique and heartwarming experience.

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Very efficient at responding to our requests and booking the holiday for us.

Equestrian Escapes responded to this review on 01 Sep 2017:

Thank you for letting us know - your feedback is very valuable to us!

Equestrian Escapes responded to this review on 01 Sep 2017:

Thank you

Horse Riding in Almeria by KarenB, 18 Aug 2017
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Fantastic week at Rancho Luz del Sol

Have just got back from a week at Rancho Luz del Sol with my 13 year old daughter. We flew to Almeria airport so that the drive to the ranch was approximately 1h 20. The 3 bed villa (with pool) was comfortable, clean and spacious and had all the amenities we needed. The cupboards and fridge were well stocked with food and drinks for breakfast, lunch and snacks. We ate our delicious (home cooked by Linda) evening meals with Erika at the ...

Have just got back from a week at Rancho Luz del Sol with my 13 year old daughter. We flew to Almeria airport so that the drive to the ranch was approximately 1h 20. The 3 bed villa (with pool) was comfortable, clean and spacious and had all the amenities we needed. The cupboards and fridge were well stocked with food and drinks for breakfast, lunch and snacks. We ate our delicious (home cooked by Linda) evening meals with Erika at the main house. Erika and her team do amazing work in very difficult conditions. The animals are top priority always. The horses (and dogs) are extremely well cared for and loved. Some have truly been through a horrific time and they receive extra special care and attention to help regain their trust in humans and nurse them back to health. The riding was amazing. We hacked out with Erika morning and evening to avoid the hottest part of the day but the choice was ours to make. The landscape around the ranch is incredible and there is so much variety that we hacked on different routes each time we went out. We hired a car for the week (which I strongly recommend) so that we could explore the Almeria area in between riding. Highlights were the natural thermal lake near Baza and the beach resort of Mojacar. All in all it was an amazing week with wonderful people and we will definitely be booking again for next year.

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Quick responses to emails

Equestrian Escapes responded to this review on 18 Aug 2017:

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback we really appreciate your comments.

Equestrian Escapes responded to this review on 18 Aug 2017:

Thank you again.

Horse Riding in Almeria by Kerry, 22 Jun 2016
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Unforgettable horse riding/ranch holiday

I highly recommend booking a stay at the ranch. On arrival we had a warm welcome at our villa accommodation, which was of an extremely high standard.  The riding is amazing, with horses and rides to suit all abilities. We had a mixture  of longer rides, stopping off in small villages for lunch or shorter rides in the morning and the evening with a break in between to have lunch at the villa and a rest by the pool. We enjoyed arriving early ...

I highly recommend booking a stay at the ranch. On arrival we had a warm welcome at our villa accommodation, which was of an extremely high standard.  The riding is amazing, with horses and rides to suit all abilities. We had a mixture  of longer rides, stopping off in small villages for lunch or shorter rides in the morning and the evening with a break in between to have lunch at the villa and a rest by the pool. We enjoyed arriving early at the stables to help muck out, groom and tack up the horses. Our hosts Jay and Erika were second to none. Jay cooked fantastic meals for us at the villa and arranged barbecues for all of the guests at the local pub.  I travelled with a group of 5 and we all got so much more from this holiday than we could have imagined - a truly unforgettable experienkce!   

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Lindsey provided a lot of information about the holiday and kept in regular contact. I thought booking a holiday for 5 people would be stressful but she took care of everything- stress free booking and great customer service

Equestrian Escapes responded to this review on 22 Jun 2016:

This holiday is a great 'ranch' experience with friendly staff and owners and endless riding. Apparently Almeria has the most hours of sunshine in the year than anywhere else in Europe so for us Brits it's a dream come true!!

Equestrian Escapes responded to this review on 22 Jun 2016:

Thank you for the kind words we really do try to help take the stress and the 'unknown' factor out of booking a riding break. We are always striving towards improving our customer service so we really appreciate the feedback that we receive.