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Sierra Pelada Horse Riding School

Cortijo de Sierra Pelada, 18260 Illora, Spain
+(34) 958 340 341
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Illora
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I have ridden all over the world but have NEVER experienced anything like Liz's amazing two-hour night ride, timed to coincide with the rising of a full moon. We had a gallop across a corn field and then as we climbed through the olive groves and upwards, we watched the sun set and the moon come up. It was stunningly... More

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Portsmouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Would highly recommend coming here. Liz was really friendly and welcoming, as were the dogs and pig! As a relatively experienced rider I was impressed by the calm, well behaved yet responsive nature of the pony I rode, Chico, definitely didn't feel like a typical riding school pony. I had a 2 hour ride with Liz who ensured I felt... More

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La Loma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I have been riding at Sierra Pelada Rising School many times and each time has been a fantastic experience. Liz (teacher and owner) is extremely experienced and is very calming. She knows exactly which horse will suit which rider due to experience etc and has an amazing knowledge of the surrounding and local area, including some very nice bars :-).... More

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The horses were amazing, Ralph (the dog) was soooo adorable, the landscape offers spectacular views, Liz was very kind and so helpful and welcoming (she came to pick us up at the bus stop and drop us afterward). I went with my sister. I had already horsebackrided before and it was nice for me. I cantered and trotted a little... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

My 8 yr old daughter and I have just returned from a 5 day holiday, which included learning to ride with Liz at Sierra Pelada.Both novice riders we were put completely at ease by Liz's patient coaching technique, 30 years experience of all things equine and her beautifully well mannered horses and pony. Watching Liz interact with both horse and... More

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Cham, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We (family of 4, with 2 kids 10 and 13 years old) spent 3 fantastic days learning to ride with Liz in Sierra Pelada. Liz is very knowledgeable and takes great care of all individual needs, and I appreciated especially how good she took care of our children. I was actually a bit scared of horses, but that disappeared quickly... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Back for the second time and not disappointed. Picnic ride enjoyed by all. Lovely company and great horses. This time we stayed on the coast and travelled up. Not too far and a lovely day out. Shame it was a Sunday and the shops were shut, really wanted some olives from Montefrio.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

Lovely people from the uk Fantastic setting with fabulous views and for all abilities They made every effort to make it a memorable day Well worth a visit

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Amersham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

My girlfriend and I just returned from four days in Montefrio, two of which we spent at Sierra Pelada. Prior to our arrival, Liz arranged an itinerary for the two days taking in a huge amount of the surrounding area, including the top of a mountain (dress warmly for Decemeber trips!) and the nearby town of Illora. The views of... More

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Alcala la Real, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

On arrival, Liz made us very welcome. She checked out our abilities, none and not a lot, then tailored our ride to suit. It is obvious that Liz just loves what she does and looks after all her animals extremely well. My friend and I had a wonderful ride through the olive groves, the weather was just right and the... More

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