"Great horses, food, drink, accommodation and company, if you want a fun chilled week in good company go and stay with Giles and Miranda - everything else a bonus! Will be back for more!"
The past 10 days on your ranch have been a holiday Nicole, Patrick and myself, we will not easily forget. First of all because it was a long time ago, since we enjoyed a holiday abroad and - more importantly - the combination of relaxation, the quiet environment, adventure and the proximity of horses was ....... Read more on the rider's comments page
I know that Jill as a seven times serial offender (along with her sisters Rose and Martha) of trips to your place will not mind if I write on behalf of both us to thank you for our most recent visit. In coming to your ranch Jill has ....... Read more on the rider's comments page
A gorgeous PRE mare of the old baroque stamp
She has a gorgeous temperament and will turn heads
wherever she goes. She is tall but well proportioned
with the typical square look and extremely comfortable.
You will be sooo proud to ride her and if you respect
her lightness, she will take you to the end of the world
and back !
Amadeo is a mature gelding with a "busy" brain and a playful temperament, originally bred by the Spanish army.
He is a baroque type with classical beauty and is enthusiastic in his work. He collects his gaits with great ease and
feels like a rocking horse when ridden with lightness and sensitivity.
Our tall and elegant pedigree PRE mare who is the main lead hores. Rociera came to us as a young undernourished and inexperienced mare and has turned
into a stunning mature mare with an affectionate personality who absolutely adores people and is happy to have a go at any task given to her...
Our beautiful chestnut gelding named after the 'wind of the desert' ! He is a gorgeous mature red head who knows his job
better than anyone. Sirocco is a Spanish "3 sangres" or Anglo x Hispano-Arab, combining the best attributes of these breeds -
he is a great ride and a real gentleman !
Gitana is a great Spanish mare of solid build who is very willing to work. She stands at 16hh and is a gorgeous darker grey. She has both the looks
and temperament of a typical Spanish horse, cuddly but with some spunk as well, a real showy mare !
One thing : she LOVES to eat, so hide your apple !!
A real boy with bags of character and all the charm of a beautiful proud Spanish horse. He grew up in the Malaga mountains and
has amazingly tough feet, hard legs and is extremely surefooted. He is fast, very forward going and never gives up.
Tío Pepe needs an experienced, gentle and sensitive rider. You will be proud to ride him !
A gorgeous bright bay half pedigree PRE mare, who loves to flirt with the boys. She is very comfortable ride,
forward going but very steady and super safe ! Nothing much will worry her and she has the best temperament ever !
Savannah is a quality stunning HispanoArab mare. She is our princess and super sensitive. She has gone through too
many hands in her younger life, but she has settled in well with us. Savannah is a keen learner and with patience she is willing to tackle anything.
She is our pride and joy and does best with a relaxed and sensitive quiet rider.
Born and bred on the premises and despite her somewhat "spoilt up-bringing",is doing a fantastic job ! She now
is a mature mare with lots of seasons behind her but without ever having lost her 'spunk'.
Lucera has a great head - she will have a go at anything and doesn't tire easily.......a great and pretty mare and a real fun ride !
Bandolero is our smallest but of course he has
a much bigger personality ;-). When we first got him,
his feet needed some urgent attention as his previous owner
used to do the shoeing himself. Needless to say that this
caused him to have sore feet.... Bandolero first
enjoyed a couple of months of recovery and we
then slowly prepared him as a guest horse for the
lighter and smaller riders. He has a few seasons under
his belt now and loves his work and the people who ride
him. He is very brave and is one of the lads in the paddock !
Etala is a purebred PRE mare, who came to us as her elderly owner could no longer take care of her and was not in a position to start her.
We have started groundwork with her and she is lightly backed....moving forward slowly....there will be regular updates on Etala. She is
stunning and a quick learner, so keep an eye on her !
A stunning mare of immense presence and natural collection.
Shakirah came to us after having suffered a less fortunate life and she didn't trust people very much.
Shakira is an excellent lead horse and very brave with both Lusitano and Spanish blood in her veins !
She worked hard for us for more than 15 years and is now enjoying retirement - she is the biggest cuddler in the paddock.
"Young-riders Kirsten Beckers, Wendy Fokker and Lotje Schoots of the Dutch Dressage team staying with us to have the Spanish experience ! "