With its rich variety of landscapes and consistently beautiful scenery, La Alpujarra and the Sierra Nevada mountains offers some of the most spectacular horse riding countryside in Europe.
Less than two hours from the Mediterranean sea and with more than 20 peaks over 3,000 metres the region boasts many diverse micro climates, flora and geological formations. Riding through this ever changing landscape is an unforgettable experience.
Enjoy top quality well bred Andalusian horses that are responsive, happy and well cared for. Our horses are our way of life, not just a business.
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 are designed to explore as much as possible of these unique and captivating lands.
Spring, late summer and autumn explores the ancient Moorish bridle paths linking the picturesque mountain villages and terraced farms of the Alpujarras.
Summer follows the old droving routes and paths over the high Sierras. Experience the wilderness and beauty of the mountains, their vastness and ever-changing panoramic views.
"Dallas, it was a wonderful adventure, a huge thank you to you and Mordicai for your efforts to give us all a memorable and spectacular trip on wonderful horses - and you did - in spades!".....Read More
6 Days/7 Nights - March to November Expertly led week long horse riding holidays through the Sierra Nevada National and Natural Park. Four 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.
Jeanette Collier - Jeanette came to work for a couple of months in 2005 and never left, she is now an indispensable member of the team. Originally from Devon and having spent many years in London, the Alpujarras is now her home.
Jeanette leads many of the day rides and three day short breaks, in addition to caring for the horses and organising all the backup on the week treks.