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Holistic Riding Center

Monte Velho, Carrapateira 8670-230, Portugal
+351 916269813
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Type: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: Monte Velho Retreat Center is located in a Natural Park, very close to Algarve´s most beautiful an natural beaches. Accommodation: 14 suites, theraphy... more » Owner description: 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. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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Echt, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Looking for a possibility of horse back riding in the Algarve, but not with a regular (in my opinion less horse friendly way of dealing with the beautiful creature "horse") stable, i found Holistic riding center Monte Velho. Last tuesday we went out: Tatoari, my husband, Andreas'horse (i am ashamed, but forgot his name), Andreas and last but not least... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We went here while we were staying at the holiday village thre were four of us 2 kids 1 teen and and adult the girl that brought us around the countryside was lovely and we and a good time

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Barrydale, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The best coaching experience ever! This is not just a horse riding lesson, it is life, relationship and leadership coaching at it's best. I can recommended this with an open heart from children to adults to learn not just about horse riding skills, but about your relationship with the horse, yourself and others.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I highly recommend visiting Andreas and his horses. I come from a background with horses, but Andreas opened my eyes to a lot of what we think we know and understand about horsemanship. His approach to horses and riding is inspiring and I really learned a lot, thank you Andreas and Samwise! It was a joy to see the horses... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

A wonderful experience that I would thoroughly recommend. Andreas' understanding of horses breaks with tradition allowing them to roam free, no horse shoes, no saddle. You are encouraged to understand the horses and feel a part of their thinking and actions and, from that understanding, how to lead them. The riding is very different, no saddle- just a blanket and... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 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 horse after a fall for some years. After a holistic session I rode out somewhat... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 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 with him during your stay and look out for his fabulous holistic riding weeks

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 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 2010 as part of our summer holiday and then organised to go back in October... More

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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 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 open fields towards the beach at sunset. Andreas has healthy and natural horses. The perfect... More

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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 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 a sense of being joined to nature. As Andreus said to me when we were... More

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