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Dressage in Andalusia, Spain

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If you say ‘YES’ to this ride in Spain, you’ll be staying in Carmona, one of the famous white villages of Andalucia, Spain. Every night and stolen moments during the day {when you’re not in the saddle} you’ll explore this hilltop town that sparkles with noble palaces and majestic Mudéjar churches.  But I’m getting ahead of myself, let’s talk about the riding.

Andalusia is the birthplace of Spanish horse culture, so it comes as no surprise that on this riding itinerary, you’ll not only be mounted on the revered Andalusian horse, but you’ll also learn to dance to its majestic rhythm with the help of highly trained teachers that are adept at teaching to every ability and level. With three different programs to choose from depending on your interests and the level in which you want to take your riding to throughout the week, whether you’re a happy hacker or highly trained dressage enthusiast, you won’t feel out of your depth and regardless of ability, you’ll leave feeling more confident as a rider.

Out of the saddle, the Spanish cultural highlights are crazy good – one morning you’ll be front-row spectators to watch the famous Andalusian Stallions perform and your last evening will involve a road-trip to nearby Seville to experience a typical Flamenco Dancing show. Your hosts and guides, the Garcia family, open their 16th century Hacienda, and allow you to live and breathe their way of life – not only on an equestrian level but also in the food, lively evening entertainment and colourful village life of Carmona.


time in saddle: on average from 3.5 to 4 hours daily

breed of horses: the majority of the horses are Andalusians or Andalusian cross breeds, there are also a few Warmbloods.

type of tack: English dressage saddles. *For guests booked on the Train & Trail program, you will ride in general purpose saddles while on the trails, and Spanish Vaquero saddles covered in sheepskin when on the beach ride.

pace: the pace varies from a walk right through to a canter when the terrain allows.

riding ability: suitable for all riding abilities *Please be advised, for dressage-only programs, we recommend you be of intermediate to experienced ability and have a keen interest in Classical Dressage.

weight limit: maximum of 95 kgs

accommodation: superior hotel accommodation at Alcázar de la Reina in the heart of the historic centre of the old part of the city of Carmona, just a ten minute drive from the Hacienda.

seasons: open all year round except for the Christmas/New Year holidays and two weeks in August (11 to 25 August).

group size: maximum of 8 riders

ride length: 7 days, 6 nights with 5 riding days. *There are also 3-night (Sun-Weds or Weds-Sat) or 4-night (Sun-Thurs or Tues-Sat) stays available for the Train & Trail program.

2019 departure dates:

There are three different riding programs to choose from:

*Train & Trail Ride

*Intensive Training

*Classical Dressage and High School Training

The above riding itineraries have departure dates scheduled weekly (as per the seasons above) with arrivals for the 6-night itinerary each week on Sunday.

**There are also exclusive clinics with Olympic Medallist Rafael Soto scheduled throughout the year on the following dates:

February 3 to 10, 2019

March 3 to 10, 2019

November 3 to 10, 2019

December 8 to 15, 2019

2019 ride rates:

Train & Trail Ride: €1525* per person twin share for 6-night itineraries; €1035* for 4-night itineraries; and €780 for 3-night itineraries

Intensive Training: €1730* per person twin share

Classical Dressage & High School Training: €2240* per person twin share

Rafael Soto Clinic: €2450 per person twin share

Non-riders are welcome to join any program departures at a non-riding rate of €880 per person.

A single supplement charge of €270 will apply (subject to availability) for guests not wanting to share a room.

PLEASE NOTE: the single supplement charge will apply to solo travellers if we do not have another guest willing to share.

*The price includes twin share accommodation, breakfast and lunch each day, dinner on the first evening only, riding, guided visits to Jerez and Donana, transfers to/from Santa Justa Train Station and transfers from your hotel accommodation to the riding centre each day.

*The price does not include international or regional flights and travel insurance (compulsory) staff tips (please budget for around 10% of the ride price), dinner from Monday to Friday (your hotel accommodation is within walking distance to many bars and restaurants in Carmona so you’ll have your pick of amazing locations to eat) and tickets for the horse show in Jerez (€27) and the Flamenco Show (€35).


Accepted payment is by credit card only. There is a 2% surcharge on all credit card payments. Since you’ll be paying in a foreign currency, in this case EURO, we believe paying via credit card is the most cost effective and easiest option for you.

Why is the price quoted in European Euro?

With our overseas riding destinations (rides other than in Australia), the currency is dictated by our partner in that country. Therefore due to fluctuating exchange rates we have to quote in the same currency.


Complimentary transfers are available from Santa Justa Train Station in Seville only. Pick up time on day 1 is at 4.30pm (just outside the AVIS rent-a-car office which is INSIDE the station). If you fly into Seville airport you will need to take a shuttle bus to the train station in time for the pick up at 4.30pm, or take a taxi straight to the hotel in Carmona.

On the final day the transfer to the train station will depart your hotel at 8.00am. If you intend on flying out from Seville this day, please don’t book any departing flights before 12 midday.

Jenny Somerset

'I have certainly chosen the best ride to suit me. It was amazing. Everyone was so friendly and accommodating, they always tried to make you happy. Fernando made us feel so welcome and the extra arranged activities made it really special. I’m happy I chose this ride as the gentle trails were a lovely contrast to the fantastic lessons. I am a much better dressage rider now and Cherrie made it all so simple on my excellent schoolmaster horse.'

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