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Sierra Pelada Horse Riding School

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Address: Cortijo de Sierra Pelada, 18260 Illora, Spain
Phone Number: +(34) 958 340 341
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The best way to see the Andalusian countryside

Liz is amazing! She helped me find a bus from Granada to Illora, picked me up and dropped me back again. She is so friendly, with great advice on horses and it was good, as I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2015
Georgie S
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Liz is amazing! She helped me find a bus from Granada to Illora, picked me up and dropped me back again. She is so friendly, with great advice on horses and it was good, as I haven't been riding for many years. I did the 1 day tapas trail and because there were no places for tapas open when I... More 

Thank Georgie S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

we had a wonderful, relaxed experience with Liz and her dad, Ray. we prebooked a breakfast picnic ride which lived up to it's name. we got to meet the horses and spend time grooming and preparing the hoses for what turned out to be a lovely, lazy ride through wonderful countryside. the ride and picnic were enhanced by the easy... More 

Thank Charlie M
Rimpar, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

the riding was very nice and the horse i was riding was very good educated and it was lots of fun riding on him!!;) Liz is very friendly and it was no big deal to arrange the riding just two days in advance. I really enjoyed it and would highly recomend to everyone who wants to escape the busy city... More 

Thank elisima
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I booked a horse riding trip for my wife daughter and myself for april 9th. I paid 160€ in advance. That very day, april 9th, I received a message that the weather was to bad to take the horses out. Liz asked me if we could come on another day. I answered the message and asked if it was possible... More 

Thank Rembrand V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We came here for my birthday , unfortunately it was quite chilly and and very windy, but despite the ever changing weather the ride out still happened :) we were given time to meet the horses, groom them and chat to the owner. Nothing was rushed as it usually can be at some riding schools in England! The ride was... More 

Thank S666skh
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I am an Endurance rider in Australia and was looking forward to horse riding in the Sierra Pelada and I was not disappointed. I spent two hours riding through olive groves on the side of the sierra hills,riding an Arabian mare who much preferred to run and who was I to stop her. Once we got the measure of each... More 

2 Thank 62Cath
Avignon, France
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3 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 

Thank MillieBritton
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 

1 Thank Ken_Evans_UK
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3 attraction reviews
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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 

Thank Richard R
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 

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