With its rich variety of landscapes and consistently beautiful scenery, La Alpujarra, situated on the southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains, offers some of the most spectacular horse riding countryside in Europe.
The proximity of the Mediterranean and the altitude, gives the region very diverse micro climates, flora and geological formations. As a result, riding through this ever changing landscape is an unforgettable experience.
Expertly led week long horse riding holidays (6 days 7 nights) and short breaks (3 days, 4 nights) traverse the Sierra Nevada National and Natural Parks. The rides run from March through to November and are designed to explore as much as possible of these unique and captivating lands.
6 Days/7 Nights - March to November Expertly led week long horse riding holidays through the Sierra Nevada National and Natural Park. 3 different itineraries moving daily from place to place allow us to explore much of these captivating and unique lands.
Three different short break itineraries provide a wonderful introduction to the spectacular landscapes of the Alpujarra and Sierra Nevada National Park. Rides are of 3/4 days, 4/5 nights duration and run from March through to December.
For those of you already in the area we are able to offer full day rides throughout the year. Also for the less experienced or those with less time available there are hacks of 2 hours plus. All year.
Dallas owns the longest established holiday riding centre in the Alpujarra. Since 1987 her top quality Spanish horses have provided unforgettable holidays for hundreds of people.
Dallas came to Spain from the U.K. as a child and has rarely been far from a saddle since. Working with horses most of her adult life, she established the first stables in the Alpujarra and now has more than 20 horses. The horses have been backed and schooled by Dallas and her brother Mordecai Love, a professional dressage trainer. Many of the horses have a basic training in classical dressage.
Mordecai shares Dallas's passion for horses and has studied, worked and trained horses in Spain, Portugal, Australia and the U.S.A. Mordecai is equally interested in Classical Dressage and Western training, and uses a combination of both in starting the young horses and continuing their training.
The week rides and much of the short breaks are led by Dallas, Mordecai often shares the guiding. Both are very knowledgeable concerning the region and as the trainers of the horses the perfect people to match horse to rider.