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. Pure bred Andalucian (PRE) and Andalucian Arab or Sport horse crosses, ranging from 14.3 to 16.1 hands. Some of the horses are home bred, others came as youngsters, most of them stay with us for life.
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.
Stay in classic Spanish family villa, open fireplace, large terrace with outstanding views of Morocco on one side and the Sierra Nevada on the other. Twin rooms, breakfast and lunch included.
A small group of 10 only. Immerse yourself completely in Nature, learn from communicative and loving horses as well as taking the opportunity to nourish yourself completely from within with the yoga.
"What we didn't know was how much we would come to love this gorgeous region and the people in it. The ride in August surpassed every expectation, and we constantly reflected on how much fun we were having" Corinne Nashville Tennesessee
"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!"
"This is a very special riding holiday indeed and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Book up and have a real treat!"
"Dallas is an exceptional horsewoman and perfect host. I loved riding along, chatting to her about her horses, the landscape and its people. Her brother, Mordecai, is also great company and has had a fascinating career with horses. They both took great care to make sure everyone on the ride was having a brilliant holiday.".....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.