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Holistic Riding Center

#5 of 8 things to do in Carrapateira Features Animals
Monte Velho, Carrapateira 8670-230, Portugal
+351 916 269 813
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Beautiful spot and beautiful horses

It was a pleasure to meet Andreas and his wonderful horses. The horses are kept as horses should... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2013
Brighton, United Kingdom
Horses kept as horses:)

Andreas horses are like an extended family - his knowledge and fascination for keeping horses in... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2013
Zurich, Switzerland
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Monte Velho Retreat Center is located in a Natural Park, very close to Algarve´s most beautiful an natural beaches. Accommodation: 14 suites, theraphy rooms, sauna, steam bath. Yoga Pavillion with sunset ocean view.
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Monte Velho, Carrapateira 8670-230, Portugal
+351 916 269 813
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

It was a pleasure to meet Andreas and his wonderful horses. The horses are kept as horses should be- free to move about, live in or out as they choose and socialise with each other. Andreas inspired confidence - I had not been on a...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2013

Andreas horses are like an extended family - his knowledge and fascination for keeping horses in their natural state and learning to work in harmony an understanding of these beautiful animals is an experience not to be missed - be sure to book a session...More

Thank NicoleGibbard
Reviewed 18 June 2013

It was the best riding experience I have ever had, Andreas helped me to more deeply understand horses and the 5 different rides I have been on with him and his horses have been the best I have ever experience. I first visited in August...More

1  Thank Becky I
Reviewed 22 May 2013

Andreas' deep understanding of horses, riding technique and human interaction with them made our evening a learning and wonderful experience. We started off with yoga, then grooming of the horses, before we rode out in the beautiful Carrapateira countryside, descending on gravel roads, tracks and...More

Thank Jacob W
Reviewed 26 October 2012

This was the absolute high point of our holiday. Andreus is someone who is passionate about his love for horses and with his enthusiasm comes an opportunity to share a deeper and more respectful experience with the horses, with Portugal, with the hills and with...More

Thank Judith M
Reviewed 20 September 2012

I found this place on Trip Advisor and booked the date by email. We had 7 people in the group, all Russians but gathered from around the glob (2 of us didn’t speak any English) the youngest 24 and the eldest 72. All needs were...More

Thank Laserina
Reviewed 8 September 2012

Our daughter truly enjoyed the riding, and Andreas really helped her with gaining more confidence in her riding abilities. She enjoyed her time understanding the horses, as well as the hack in the surrounding areas. Thanks again Andreas, and we hope to come back again.

Thank Jip79
Reviewed 30 August 2012

I took the intensive holistic lesson during my trip in Portugal two weeks ago and loved it!!! Andreas lead me patiently and gently to understand how to work with and understand the horse, through body language and energy. Importantly, he also taught me to recognize...More

Thank maddieghezzi
Reviewed 31 July 2012

What an amazing week . Two beautiful souls taking such great care of us. Loved it all!! We learnt so much in such an informal and relaxed setting and felt instantly at ease with our hosts and guides Andreas and Antonia. They philosophy and relationship...More

Thank Bernadette P
Reviewed 9 July 2012 via mobile

Think of laying on your favourite Algarve beach sipping a cocktail and being days away from going back to work. Picture scenic mountains with a glowing sun warming your back and relaxing with your partner. Picture trotting on a horse with no saddle or stirrups...More

Thank Ianmc3679
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9 June 2016|
Response from hulamonkey | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. I would book in advance -- this is a small and intimate operation.