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Quinta do Riacho

Caminho da Levada da Serra | Sitio da Achada do Barro, Santo Antonio da Serra, Madeira 9000, Portugal
+351 967 010 015
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: Enjoy Madeira Island wonderful weather, breathtaking taking views and great trails on horseback. In Quinta do Riacho there's an equestrian activity... more » Owner description: Enjoy Madeira Island wonderful weather, breathtaking taking views and great trails on horseback. In Quinta do Riacho there's an equestrian activity for everyone. From calm trail riding to galloping through the mountains. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

As a birthday gift a friend of mine organized a horse ride during the holiday in Madeira. I was a beginner and I was impressed by the seriousness and care to details of the guide Paulo (inquiry of personal details and condition/level, provides riding hat, making sure during the ride that everybody was ok). Great ride on the hills, thru... More

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scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Having read all the reviews I was really keen to visit, I have done some riding in the past but this was the first abroad. I rode Vivaldi who was lovely and generally well behaved, the views were incredible and the ride was a lot of fun. However..... 5 mins before the end the horse spooked at a piece of... More

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QuintaDoRiacho, Proprietário at Quinta do Riacho, responded to this review

Dear Linn, I am deeply sorry to know you are still recovering, I had no idea, after the couple of times I talked with your husband Alistair, it had been that serious, just realizing that after reading this review. It was a shame that a pleasant ride ended up which such an odd fall. We have a Hygiene Health and... More

London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I am an experienced rider, back in a day I did few jumping shows. Haven't sat on a horse for about 5 years, but I am more then comfortable with trotting and galloping. My boyfriend is a beginner but he has been on a very crazy ride where he would just follow others and get the opportunity to gallop at... More

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QuintaDoRiacho, Proprietário at Quinta do Riacho, responded to this review

Hello, I know that the ride didn´t end up the way you expected, but, like I explained you before we got on the horses, João didn´t have enough experience to go on a more advanced ride and after he got on Apolo it was clear that he couldn´t gallop, stearing the horse was already challenging enough. The time we stay... More

Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Paulo's local knowledge is great, as is his English. His love for his animals unquestionable as seen by the greetings his dogs give him on arrival - speaks volumes. Horses are well looked after and his experience and care of beginners is excellent. The ride was a little slow for me as it was "mixed ability" but still stunning scenery... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We went to ride with my mum who haven't ridden for years. Horses were nice and calm. Paula gave really good instructions. If you never had ridden a horse before we can warmly recommend horseback riding at Quinta do Riacho. Views were amazing.

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A great morning. Picked up from the hotel and taken to the stables. Matched to our horses and then off to the mountains for 2 hours. Great views, spirited horses whose personalities and foibles were explained to us by a passionate Paola! Would thoroughly recommend to see the real Madeira. We loved it all. Clare and Sara.

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Chorley, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This must be high up on the list for great things to do on Madeira. We are not horseriders - in fact have both only sat on a horse about twice each, ever! Having read the reviews we thought "why not", and so glad we did. Paulo picked us up in Funchal and took us to the stables in the... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had a great trip, picked up from the hotel and driven up into the mountains to the ranch. Everyone was really helpful and friendly and great with people who had never ridden before - making them feel safe and in control without feeling like they were just on a donkey ride. Beautiful scenery and a lovely way to see... More

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Bedford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I have ridden at the stables a number of times and the experience this time was perfect as ever. You get picked up from your hotel and taken to the stables up in the mountains. Paula/Paula always select the best horse for you according to your experience, this time I rode Venus for the first time, she was gorgeous and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Had a lovely time, been a while since we had been on a horse but Paulo was very understanding and patient. Would definitely recommend. Cheers

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