Ride Overview - Costa de la Luz Compassionate Dressage
Here you will learn that horsemanship is a direction not a command. Situated near the beautiful coastal town of Conil de la Frontera, Cadíz, this “School of Compassionate Dressage” is located. You will experience in-depth training of the classical dressage principles combined with a gentle non-pressure approach. Whether you are a beginner or advanced rider, you will achieve a deeper level of understanding found from a greater awareness of the simple basics. Common sense is more important than learned techniques when opening the full potential of your horse. There is no system, no trickery, no technique just lessons in what pure balance is. How to feel it, how to see it, how to breathe it. You will come to understand what true balance is and how critical it is in the riding life of your horse. Once you realize what it is, everything starts to fall into place. Your equine partner is the famous PRE Andalusian whose strength, agility, beauty, pride, and docility makes a popular dressage choice. Non-riding activity includes a classical riding show at the Royal Spanish Riding School in Jerez. You can customize this ride as to the number of daily lessons and riding days. RIDING IN SPAIN
“There are many reasons to fly from New York to Spain to ride with Sarah-Jane. The food, the weather, the scenic hill towns such as Vejer, meeting gorgeous horses etc, but for me, it is the knowledge that I will return home a better rider. S-J’s careful eye and focus on the connection between horse and rider is particularly constructive on the sensitive and responsive Iberian horses.” G.P., USA.
Ride Itinerary - Costa de la Luz Compassionate Dressage
Sunday: Arrival in the evening.
Monday to Wednesday: Lessons either one or two per day.
Thursday: Non-riding day. Enjoy the classical riding show at the Royal Spanish Riding School in Jerez. Extra lessons are also possible on this day.
Friday and Saturday: same as Monday to Wednesday
Ride Details - Costa de la Luz Compassionate Dressage
Dates: Year round; Saturday through Saturday (Extra days/lessons available)
Best Months to Ride: Northern Spain’s peak season is July and August. Central region: October – May. Southern: late spring – early autumn. Winter riding can be enjoy in the Andalusia because of the desert like climate.
Meeting Place: Jerez Airport, Sevilla Airport, Gibraltar Airport, Malaga Airport, Faro (Portugal) Airport
Riding days: 4
Riding ability: Beginner to advanced
Accommodations: Hotel Sindhura 4**** is a small family run hotel of the highest standards. A retreat of pure calmness and serenity. Half-board basis with breakfast and an evening meal of three courses. Outstanding views overlooking the Coast. The hotel has an excellent restaurant. The head chef is the Spanish equivalent of the UK´s Jamie Oliver. There is also a bar and pool. Only a ten-minute drive from the farm. Drinks are not included. Advisor Ranked #1 traditional family-run hotel
Non-riding activities: golf, swimming, skydiving, Sightseeing, Shopping
Price: $1,125.00 per person
*Prices will fluctuate with the USD/EURO exchange rate and be fixed at your final payment.
Includes: 7 nights accommodation, all breakfasts, horse, tack, two 45 minute lessons per day (M,T, W, F),
Not Included: airfare, transfers to and from airport, personal travel insurance, lunches, dinners, Jerez excursions (approx. 85 Euro), Seville airport transfer (approx 190 Euro round trip), Jerez de la Frontera airport transfer (approx. 130 Euro)
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Costa de la Luz Compassionate Dressage