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Holistic Riding Center

#5 of 8 things to do in Carrapateira Features Animals
Monte Velho, Carrapateira 8670-230, Portugal
+351 916 269 813
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An experience that can change your life

Andreas offers a different perspective to horse riding. His respect and understanding for the... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2016
Brussels, Belgium
Peace and fulfilment - a new experience in riding!

If you have always wanted to learn to ride with greater connection, ease and harmony, Holistic... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2016
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Monte Velho Retreat Center is located in a Natural Park, very close to Algarve´s most beautiful an natural beaches. Accommodation: 14 suites, theraphy rooms, sauna, steam bath. Yoga Pavillion with sunset ocean view.
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Monte Velho, Carrapateira 8670-230, Portugal
+351 916 269 813
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Reviewed July 31, 2016

Andreas offers a different perspective to horse riding. His respect and understanding for the animals, nature and human beings ( of course :-)) is a revelation. His horses are adorable, calm and pleasant and you just feel that they are well treated. A riding class...More

1  Thank ELKA923
Reviewed May 30, 2016

If you have always wanted to learn to ride with greater connection, ease and harmony, Holistic Riding is the place for you. Andreas is a rare and gifted teacher. His background as a former professional rider means that he understands the traditional approach that most...More

Thank hulamonkey
Reviewed March 15, 2016

This was a very authentic and truly revealing experience with both the horses and Andreas. As we were warming up to meet the horses and be with them, Andreas would take us on a journey into ourselves to be in touch with the horses. Simply...More

Thank Rivendell C
Reviewed August 13, 2015

Holistic Riding gives you a wonderful experience, where you not only learn about horses, but yourself, how society works, how to be more aware inside you and outside in the world and in the relationships with others. I recommend to everyone at any age, because...More

Thank wellmary
Reviewed July 22, 2015

Last month, I attended a four-day course with Andreas and it was very special! It started immediately on day 1: trough working with horses, I really was confronted with my attitude and the way I present myself to the world. I found out that this...More

Thank Eva W
Reviewed September 14, 2014

Looking for a possibility of horse back riding in the Algarve, but not with a regular (in my opinion less horse friendly way of dealing with the beautiful creature "horse") stable, i found Holistic riding center Monte Velho. Last tuesday we went out: Tatoari, my...More

1  Thank gwen v
Reviewed July 12, 2014

We went here while we were staying at the holiday village thre were four of us 2 kids 1 teen and and adult the girl that brought us around the countryside was lovely and we and a good time

1  Thank qwertyuiop37
Reviewed May 31, 2014

The best coaching experience ever! This is not just a horse riding lesson, it is life, relationship and leadership coaching at it's best. I can recommended this with an open heart from children to adults to learn not just about horse riding skills, but about...More

1  Thank Susan G
Reviewed May 12, 2014

I highly recommend visiting Andreas and his horses. I come from a background with horses, but Andreas opened my eyes to a lot of what we think we know and understand about horsemanship. His approach to horses and riding is inspiring and I really learned...More

Thank LilyG920
Reviewed February 22, 2014

A wonderful experience that I would thoroughly recommend. Andreas' understanding of horses breaks with tradition allowing them to roam free, no horse shoes, no saddle. You are encouraged to understand the horses and feel a part of their thinking and actions and, from that understanding,...More

Thank Nikki M M
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June 9, 2016|
Response from hulamonkey | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. I would book in advance -- this is a small and intimate operation.