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Horse Riding Holidays Spain
Together with a team of helpful, friendly staff and 30 fabulous horses, we provide luxury horse riding holidays in Andalucía, Spain. We are Christine and Paul Hartfield from the UK. In 2008 we moved to Cortijo Uribe with our two horses and two dogs and started renovation work. Whilst working on this project we seemed to attract rescue horses and dogs to the house. People also asked for riding lessons and we employed some locals to help. As more 4 legged animals arrived we set up the business as a foundation and began to re-home, dogs and re-educate horses. We then decided to have guests to stay to help with the cost of this passion. Come and join us and share in the happiness this project has bought to our lives, whilst having an amazing horse riding holiday in Spain.
Horse Riding holidays for all Ages & Abilities
We have a range of exquisitely schooled horses to suit every riders ability, from complete beginner to advanced dressage. Come ride with us in a truly wonderful part of Spain.
Our Chef is here cooking tasty meals, from a Spanish supper to a sumptuous banquet. Our Food is sourced locally and we have our very own vegetable garden, where we grow our own fruits and vegetables to use in our recipes.
Children staying with their parents can be entertained separately whilst their parents ride. We teach the youngsters to ride, horsemanship and to have lots of fun. It usually is in August but we can hold these activities during any of the school holidays.
We will do our best to accommodate your wishes. Whatever you decide to do there is no traffic so you can just enjoy your ride, the amazing weather and the spectacular views.
There is plenty to do for non-riders or for those that fancy visiting the many beautiful places close to Mollina. We are central to many wonderful cities and stunning nature spots. Like the turquoise lakes or mountain ranges.
We are so lucky to have such beautiful ponies and horses. Some of them have been with us for a long time and they love nothing more than to go for a hack. Click the image to read about our horses.
We rescue many dogs that have been abandoned, mistreated and in some cases that are very close to death. We are very proud to say at Hacienda Horses we have re-homed nearly fifty dogs in a little less than two years.
Availability of Horse Riding Holidays
- September 95%
Fabulous weather for picnics. We usually set off with the horses and meet all together at our picnic site under the pine trees, where we have a late breakfast or early lunch, we then head off back to the house for a relaxing afternoon by the pool. The evening of the picnic day we all go out for a tapas meal in the village.
Coffee in the morning followed by an early hack in the cool. We return for breakfast. Afternoons are spent lazing by the pool in the sunshine. Early evening lesson in the shade of the covered ménage, the light hill top breeze will keep you cool.
As the weather is warm we serve evening meals outdoors. Accompanied by a glass of wine, we usually socialise late into the evening.
There is a possibility of midnight rides when the full moon is out to see the shadows and enjoy the aromas of peace.
- October 63%
Autumn warmth is fabulous, so breakfast will be re instated before riding and rides will be later in the morning giving you a lay in.
Last week of October is a school holiday, so make sure you book on advance! Also be prepared to share your holiday with children.
- November 48%
- December 26%
Some Photographs of the Villa
We are situated next to the village of Mollina, in the Malaga province of Andalusia. The Cortijo is a short 40 minute transfer from Malaga airport. With excellent train and bus services, the location is perfect for those who want to experience the cities, towns and villages of the Andalucían region and the real Spain. We have three stunning, historic & very different cities of Seville, Cordoba and Granada a little over an hour away. Closer still, within a 15 minute car journey, we have the beautiful medieval town of Antequera, the cross roads of Andalusia.