The Saddle Club Gran Canaria

The Saddle Club Gran Canaria, Maspalomas: Address, The Saddle Club Gran Canaria Reviews: 5/5

The Saddle Club Gran Canaria

The Saddle Club Gran Canaria
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Horse excursions through the mountains, Horses for experienced or novice riders.
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Jeannie111444
London, UK2 contributions
How can humans be so cruel!!
Aug 2015
I am absolutely in awe of this place. The 2 British guys who run this deserve a medal and more for what they are doing. Some of the stories were so tragic I couldn't quite believe that anyone could be so cruel to an animal race that has done nothing but serve humans all their lives. These guys totally rely on fundraising and donations and dedicate their lives, their time and every thing they believe in to giving these animals back some kind of life. If you are an animal lover of any sort please support the Saddle Club in any way you can. You can ride some of the horses around the surrounding area. We did a 2 hour ride which was great and got to know our horses and some of the stories first hand. If you are a horse lover and go to Gran Canaria its a must.
Written August 13, 2015
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Amanda K
Nottingham, UK10 contributions
Love for Horses
Oct 2014 • Family
The guys who run this sure do have a love for horses, you can see that their horses come first and they are always on the look out to rescue any that have been mistreated, a pair of fabulous guys who also gave alot of useful information when my daughter went on a hack with them. Learnt all about gran canaria and its surroundings areas, fantastic and would defintley go and ride with them again. 10/10 for them all day long!!
Written June 10, 2015
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558Jessy2
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2 contributions
Good trip if you love anmimals
Mar 2015 • Family
We went there because of the positive reviews here on tripadvisor.
We tried to find the location on our own. Our advise: let the guys pick you up since it is a nice location hard to find. After several calls in which they tried to talk us through with directions, they offered go pick us up with our car where we stranded with our route planning haha.
These guys really do all they can to provide good care for animals who are in need.
We did not do any riding but got a nice tour around their property and all stories about the animals. These guys deserve it to be able to continue this good work. We hope they will have loads of visitors and donations to help them!
Written March 10, 2015
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Shnbrr
34 contributions
Fantastic experience
We have had a brilliant time today at a The Saddle Club - animal/horse lovers must visit if in the area.

Karl picked us up from our apartment as planned and drove us to the yard where we met Derek and all the animals ahead of our excursion. The animals are all so well looked after, they are in good condition and importantly, clearly loved and happy.

We got tacked up and went out with Derek on Sparty, mum on Portia and myself on Flammy all of whom behaved like superstars even when we passed a particularly spooky set of roadworks - someone was using a pneumatic drill - none of them put a foot wrong which, for me as a nervous rider was fantastic.

It was great to take in the scenery and enjoy a relaxing hack whilst hearing Derek's stories of the various animals who have been rescued.

Once back, we were introduced to the 12 rescue dogs, again all of whom looked in great condition and were really friendly, as long as you are a dog lover - as you'd expect they were all very enthusiastic about getting a pat from the visitors!

10/10 for this trip and hats off to the guys who work really hard raising funds and caring for the animals at The Saddle Club.

If you visit, ask Karl about his homemade jams/chutneys/lemon curd!! Yum!!

Thanks Derek and Karl for a fabulous day. We will return!! :-)
Written December 27, 2014
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Jodi B
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom2 contributions
Great day out and fantastic Guys!!
Sep 2014 • Friends
Having been coming to Gran Canaria for many years now I have always wanted to horse ride over there but never carried it out! After seeing the excursions through facebook I decided to book one for myself and my friend Mandy who had never ridden before! Karl and Derek were very friendly and made us both feel like we had known them for years, Karl picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel provided us with all the relevant equipment and off we went! was a lovely day as it was overcast for most of it so perfect to ride in! Karl and Derek take real pride in making the best out of the bad experiences the horse's and all the other animals they rescue have been through! They always put the animals first, everything they do everyday is for those animals! I take my hat off to the both of them and wish there were more people like these two in the world!!!!
I now feel that i have found good friendship in both Karl and Derek and will be seeing them again on my next winter holiday in Gran Canaria and keep in touch on facebook regularly!!
KEEP UP THE FANTASTIC WORK GUYS!!!!
SEE YOU IN MARCH 2015 XXXXX
Written October 24, 2014
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Lynda P
Broadstone, UK66 contributions
Views galore at sedate pace from horse back.
Oct 2014 • Couples
Visited the island for the first time and wanted to see some of the mountains at a sedate pace. Despite not having ridden for 30 years we found Derek and Karl to be very patient and understanding. They clearly have a love of animals and this shows in how they treat the horses and how the horses responded to them. As we had not ridden recently each walked alongside the horse with a guide rope for full safety and did this for the full duration of the ride, which was about 2 1/2 hours. For experienced riders they will ride alongside and obviously tailor the experience to the capabilities of the individual. They supplied a holder and a water bottle for each of us and a riding hat. They also collected us from our hotel and dropped us off afterwards. Highly recommended.
Written October 18, 2014
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Banaczek W
Leicestershire, UK4 contributions
Don't miss this experience!
Jul 2014 • Family
Spend a great couple of hours with my daughter in the company of Derek and Carl, who run this fantastic place which couples as a horse sanctuary, as well as a mini rescue zoo for dogs, cats and even currently a hedgehog! The guys can not do enough for you, and take that extra time out to make sure you have a great time with them, which also includes collection to and from your hotel. They also provided a great couple of ideas for trips around the island. Would thoroughly recommend you include this when looking for a trip which caters for all ages and abilities.
My daughter loved meeting all the other horses prior to the ride, and listening to their histories as to how they arrived in the care of Derek and Carl. Great lads, thanks again.
Jan & Katie
Written July 31, 2014
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Apeybell
Faversham10 contributions
Absolutely amazing !!
Jul 2014
Went for a trek with my partner he had never ridden before, a am an experienced rider. Karl and Derek were brilliant the trek and horses were catered for both of us and it was a fabulous morning out. Horses are well cared for and the treks are catered for the individual group not just for the money trying to get as many tourists on horse back at once.
Written July 14, 2014
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Alan_67_09
Bedford, UK1 contribution
excellent way to spend a morning
May 2014 • Friends
Had a great morning having my first horse ride. The staff at saddle club really look after you and ensure you are safe at all times. The horses are all well looked after and are well behaved. Derek the owner is a very experienced and knowledgeable and keeps the groups small in size making it a more personal experience. Will definitely go again it is worth every euro. We booked via the staff at Ricky's cabaret bar.
Written May 9, 2014
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Keith O
5 contributions
Something different but worth every minute
Went out on a 2hr trek with 2 friends through the cactus valley where the views were amazing.
Derek and Karl who run the stables know what they are doing.
1 friend who had never been on a horse before was very suitable paired with Spartan who completely made my friend feel at ease with the whole experience.
My other friend and myself who are experienced riders were given more experienced horse's who were a joy and pleasure to ride.
The boys run there stables well and take in rescue horses and give them a good life. Make sure that you add this to your holiday experience while in Gran Canaria.
Written April 15, 2014
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