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Horses in the sun

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Horses in the sun

The New Forest Lodge offers a varied and exciting programme of horse riding and carriage driving lessons and activities that will not only improve your horse riding skills but also enable to experience Portuguese life and take in the spectacular scenery.

On arrival you will be shown to your seasonally decorated room and met with a welcome cocktail in front of a roaring log fire in the great hall, which will also have been decorated to reflect the special holiday season. If you are with us over Christmas Day don't forget a few little gifts to put in your fellow guest stocking. After you have had a chance to settle in, its down to the stables to meet your horse. We will do our best to match you with a suitable friend in relation to your weight and riding or driving experience. Our groom guides will be available to show you how to get your horse ready and if necessary a few brief lessons in the training arena until you feel confident to venture out into the countryside. To freely explore some of the hundred of miles of traffic free trails, criss-crossing the Cabo Vincentena National Park. In December we should have the beaches almost to ourselves apart from the odd dog walker or brave surfer. We are planning several day long trails with excellent barbeque or picnic stops. If the weather should let us down there are several welcoming hostelries where we can dry off after a shower. All our rooms have wood burning fires, it cools off a lot at night, but with average daytime temperatures near 20ºC/68ºF and an average rainfall of only 65mm, Santa should be looking forward to a sunny welcome at the Lodge. Here we break with tradition and Santa arrives in a pony and trap, Rudolf and the sleigh are left at home!

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Horses in the sun
Horses in the sun
Horses in the sun
Horses in the sun
Horses in the sun
Horses in the sun
Horses in the sun
Rating: 5/5 Independent Reviews - Riding Tourism Club
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Name: watt, siubhan
Country: Australia
Guest type: Single person
Review posted at: 2010-11-03
Stayed From: 2010-10-02 until 2010-10-08
Review:

Incredible, they really do have endless country to get lost in and beaches to ride. The hot days allowed us to ride early and spend the heat of the day on the beach or by one of the many lakes. I really enjoyed caring for my horse for the week, grooming and saddling. The food and hospitality was fantastic. The host's Manny and Milton were really friendly and gave lots of information on local wild life and places in the area to visit. Manny was also an expert on the Lagos nightlife.

Email:david@horsesinthesun.com
Tel:+351 917934864
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GPS:37.20286810263835,-8.784695863723754

Address:
The New Forest Lodge Equestrian Center Corte de Pero Jaques Cx. Postal 413E 8670-120 Aljezur

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