My wife and i had the pleasure of riding with Valerie and Irvine in Jan 12, we arrived in Dominica via cruise ship, the adventure started straight away! being Yorkshire folk we were far too tight to catch a taxi to Portsmouth so opted for the bus, Valerie emailed us and gave us directions to the bus stop, now these are not buses as in the UK or US, these are minivans driven by local speed demons! it is worth the £10 each way for two people, far cheaper than than a roller coaster ride at a fun park and i can now grip a bus seat with not only my hands!!!! as the reviews say tell the driver where your going and he will drop you off at the door, we never got to worry about this though as luck would have it Irvine was on our bus.
Valerie was very accomodating and made us feel welcome straight away, yes her daughter is a chatty bundle of fun too, the horses are well tended and Valerie gave us a history lesson of how she brought them to the island and is now breeding her own Dominica horses.
As the other reviews say the scenery is stunnig and Irvine walks the trail while you ride, top marks Irvine and very impressive! Irvine runs you through what is all around you and pick/cuts fruit from the trees and lets you taste the goods, it seems there is a use for everything around you and if Irvine does not know then its not worth knowing!!!
This adventure goes a little way (in my view) in showing you the real Dominica, how it was and how it is today, lets hope it dosent change.
Would recommend the trip to anyone, we are not riders but felt comfortable with the ride, this is rural riding and the real deal, its more cowboy than dressage, so if you fancy getting down to grass roots then take this tour.
Valerie and Irvine thank you for a lovely experience.
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