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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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Avignon, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We found Sierra Pelada by accident on the internet but what a wonderful find. We were staying near Zagra (about an hour away towards Seville) but there wasn't anywhere closer that offered such a range of riding for both the experienced (my daughter, 14) and novice (me, nearer 50) rider. Liz is English but has lived in Spain for over... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We decided to give this place a try after looking for horse riding schools in the area (we live about 40km away) Booking and contact were great and Liz sent us a google maps link which were able to open and drive straight there without any fuss. We started by grooming the horses and getting to know them a bit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My two teenage daughters wanted to do a little horse riding for an hour or so whilst we were on holiday in Spain, and Sierra Pelada was recommended to us. Booking was simple and straight-forward as it is run by Liz, who is English, so no language problems, and is efficient at contacting you to sort out arrangements. We arrived... More

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lizshennan, Owner at Sierra Pelada Horse Riding School, responded to this review

Wow thank you so much for the lovely review! It was so nice for me to get out with your girls who could both ride and have a great gallop!!! So pleased you enjoyed granada I think this is such a lovely area with so much to offer. Your on for the telescope night!! Is amazing when we can eventually... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

What a fantastic experience. As a family with different riding experiences. Everyone one of us had a fabulous time. The horses, views and food were 1st class. Liz made the ride very personal to my family and we will certainly be visiting the stables again.

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lizshennan, Owner at Sierra Pelada Horse Riding School, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review Andy, I have a breakfast ride tomorrow so am trying to Mach the superb food presentation my chef friends did!! Glad you all enjoyed it even when not very horsey!!! Think really the landrover and awning was my star attraction with you! See you next year then, good luck with the house More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My two teenage daughters love riding so I thought I'd surprise them with a half-day ride when we were staying in Granada. We followed Liz's instructions and reached the riding stables in about 45 minutes without any difficulty. The area is really beautiful - lots of olive and other fruit trees against a backdrop of mountains. Liz is really very... More

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lizshennan, Owner at Sierra Pelada Horse Riding School, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, i hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Granada! really hope the girls start horse riding again! More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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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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lizshennan, Owner at Sierra Pelada Horse Riding School, responded to this review

thank you so much for the review! it was lovely to meet you both, and so glad you enjoyed this area and may come back again, the idea for your birthday breakfast picnic was great and have done loads more!! making the most of the cooler weather, hope to see you next year, and Senora Dolores looks smashing in her... More

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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lizshennan, Owner at Sierra Pelada Horse Riding School, responded to this review

So pleased you enjoyed it!! your riding is improving greatly!!! need to keep coming back! thanks More

La Loma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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lizshennan, Owner at Sierra Pelada Horse Riding School, responded to this review

Thanks Julie! need to keep coming back and improve your skills!! More

Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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lizshennan, Owner at Sierra Pelada Horse Riding School, responded to this review

So nice to meet you both! hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Europe!! More

Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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lizshennan, Owner at Sierra Pelada Horse Riding School, responded to this review

It was so nice to spend time with you both, pick cherries and see your confidence around horses improve! Come back soon. More

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