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Centro Hipico do Porto Santo
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Owner description: Come to meet Porto Santo by horse. Enjoy the beautiful riding outdoors.
Reviewed 4 June 2014

My boyfriend and I went to Porto Santo for a quiet holiday (26th May - 2nd June 2014) and had researched the island and were quite excited about going to Centro Hipico. It certianly didnt disapoint!! We were greeted by our guide/leader who asked about previous experience and we were fitted with riding hats which is one of the things I was Very pleased about as its a MUST in the UK to wear a riding hat!
We were introduced to our beautiful horses and told about their temperment. Once we were on our guide took my camera and started taking some photos.
We went for a 2hour trek, witnessing most spectacular scenery! We went up and over a mountain which was so incredible. Our instructor spoke very good English so we were all able to chat away whilst enjoying the amazing ride!
I have ridden for years and my boyfriend used to but hadnt ridden for a long time, we both thoroughly enjoyed it! its perfect for both novice and experienced riders.

I would definitely recommend! It really was the highlight of the holiday!!

3  Thank Jenna H
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

Loved this experience. By far the highlight of our trip to the stunning island of Porto Santo. So good we went back a second time! The horses are beautiful and clearly well looked after. It is a family run business. The guide who took us out was very experienced and knew the horses inside out- very reassuring. The hacks were great and you get to see an 'off the beaten track' view of the island. Definitely the best way to see the place. Take your camera along and the guide will happily snap away as your enjoy the ride. We paid €35 for between 1-1.5 hours ride. Would love to return one day!!! Thank You!!

1  Thank cRuZ31
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Reviewed 8 September 2013 via mobile

This place is so great I am writing this review while still on holiday! The horses are beautiful and the family who run it care for them really well. We went to the centre twice. The first ride we went out for an hour and got taken to some beautiful view points. The horses are so well behaved as well as beautiful! Our guide was a really nice guy and took about 250 photos on our camera in total for both rides. Anyone visiting the island MUST visit the centre it was by far the best way to see the island! We do have riding experience but our guide explained they take many novices out and after meeting the horses they are perfect for both the novice and experienced rider!!!

1  Thank Rebecca126
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

We did a one hour horse riding tour on the island which was very nice, especially when we came to the top of the hill. From there you will be able to enjoy a good view of the island from above and the beautiful colours of the sea. The horses which we were riding were very well used to the environment, so good riding skills aren't necessary. The personnel was very friendly and the tour isn’t that expensive at all and definitely worth the money.

3  Thank Mike S
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

Hi guys,

this place is perfect to make kids feel comfortable on the horse. Joanna, the riding instructor is very conscious about safety and she is very good with people.
Even I took the rains again after more than 15 years.
The grand finale was the trip to the mountain. Great to ride without fences.
A must for families!
Great coffee in the garden after the lessons.
Keep it up Joanna!!
Thanks

1  Thank Hermann G
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