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Sierra Pelada Horse Riding School

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Address: Cortijo de Sierra Pelada, 18260 Illora, Spain
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+34 958 34 03 41

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a wonderful evening in the mountains

We had a wonderful 2 hour ride in the evening when the heat of the day had gone up in the mountains . Liz took me and my wife on gentle horses high up into Sierra Pelada and the... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2012
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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Reviewed 2 August 2012

We had a wonderful 2 hour ride in the evening when the heat of the day had gone up in the mountains . Liz took me and my wife on gentle horses high up into Sierra Pelada and the horses were amazing - sure footed and obviously knew the route back to front!! Liz was a wonderful guide and pointed... More 

1 Thank mikkyfab1
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Reviewed 12 July 2012

A group of four of us booked a two hour trek in the cooler evening. We were matched up with horses based on experience or lack of ! We were fitted with the necessary safety kit and then set off through the beautiful olive groves. Liz was the consumate guide pointing out some of the best views of nearby towns,... More 

Thank Walter G
New Delhi, India
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 July 2012

Spent 4 mornings riding with Liz - she is a lovely person with amazing and gentle horses. My 2.5 year old daughter loved "Beatle" the pony and while I went out for a ride with Liz, she and my wife spent time with the pony, the numerous dogs and a pot-bellied pig named "Beyonce". Liz got me to canter across... More 

1 Thank ChaAsh
Woking, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 July 2012

I visited the Sierra Pelada Riding School during the June half term. The stables are close to Montefrio and situated on a quiet road which is surrounded by lovely countryside. Liz provided excellent directions and we found the stables without any problem. The horses were lovely and well cared for. Liz was wonderful with my eight year old daughter who... More 

Thank BunnyLouLou
Level Contributor
21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2012

We went for a sunset ride with Liz last week and it was fantastic. We're both competent riders and Liz managed to match us perfectly to suitable horses (I absolutely loved Luna) and we fitted in plenty of canatering and galloping, up hills and through fields. We even stopped for an evening drink at a local bar. We were out... More 

1 Thank Ali_bali82
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187 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2012

I made reservations over a month prior to arrival and then again a week before, confirming with the owner. On the day of our reservation, I started calling about 30 minutes prior because we couldn't find the place. We stopped and asked for directions. We were lost for 3 hours, stopping for directions and calling the whole time! Only my... More 

1 Thank ShootingGirl
lizshennan, Owner at Sierra Pelada Horse Riding School, responded to this review

I would like to think i have learnt from your review, so now i always ask people for a contact umber whilst in Spain and make sure clients provided with my home and mobile numbers , unfortunately when you were calling my home number i was at the stables getting the horses ready for the ride you had planned. i... More 

Houston, TX
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34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2012

The ride and picnic my husband took with Liz and her horses (and dogs!) in May was fabulous. She did a great job of teaching us basic English riding commands and designed the route to fit our needs. She packed a wonderful picnic lunch. We thoroughly enjoyed it and would highly recommend it to anyone traveling in the Andalusian section... More 

Thank terwms
Granada, Spain
1 review
Reviewed 8 June 2012

I take regular lessons with Liz at Sierra Pelada Riding School, usually on Luna. From day one, having never had a riding lesson in my life, I was out in the beautiful surrounding countryside and feeling like I was really 'doing it' already. At times I can be impatient to learn and progress as much as possible, but Liz knows... More 

Thank Carolina W
Moscow, Russia
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2012

Liz was very welcoming and nice! Although it was raining she managed to plan a route for us to see all the beauty of Andalusian nature. The horses were well-trained and human-friendly. It was a lovely time spend!

Thank msedlyr
Runcorn, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 18 May 2012

Stunning views, fresh in the mountains of Spain, taking in the old ruins and some history of Andalusia without walking. All on fantastic, steady horses, you couldn't ask for more. When my mum and me first visited Liz and her horses we thought the ride was fantastic, galloping across fields, trekking up mountains. Second time, a moonlit ride, beautiful. Third... More 

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