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spainRide in the sunshine on the beach in Southern Spain.

2 for 1 special offer – bring a friend and ride two for the price of one at Aventura Ecuestre Riding stables in Tarifa. £629 FOR TWO with the Relax riding programme (10 hours of beach, dune and mountain rides) on bed and breakfast basis in our lovely hotel right on the beach on the southern-most tip of Europe. Includes return transfer from Gibraltar airport. Offer available until 28th of February. Escape the February chills!

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When you go on holiday you don’t expect to break a world record. Especially when you’ve spent the past four years suffering with a debilitating injury and never flown abroad. 

But this is exactly what Helen Slaughter achieved on her recent trip with The Riding Company to Schlosswirt http://www.theridingcompany.com/uk/mountain-adventure-schlosswirt.htm And the group she was with made living history; by being the first ever team to trek up a mountain nearly 2900m on horseback.

She said: ‘On the way up the mountain I saw some beautiful waterfalls, eagles and heard marmots. But there were also some pretty hair-raising moments as well. While looking over the edge of a summit, I nearly fell off the edge and someone had to grab my coat.’

After a tough climb, the team reached the top and were confronted with a magnificent view that stretched right across the summit.

But four years ago, Helen suffered a debilitating injury to her back. She couldn’t live day-to-day without support, which led to an operation two years ago. The trip was a reward and celebration of her recovery.

She said ‘It’s been amazing. From being incapacitated and suffering from depression. I’m now fit, both mentally and physically.
‘My motto in life is live life to the full, you never know what’s around the corner.’ 

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Riders will now be able to get closer to spotting whales than ever before, away from the crowds and where you can’t even get to by vehicle, thanks to a new holiday from The Riding Company.
Visit Hermanus, the most famous area in the world for whale watching and see Bryde’s Whales, Humpback Whales, Killer Whales, and the Southern Right Whale, at close quarters. Not only is the large population of whales and sharks unparalleled elsewhere, but the locations are so accessible, that you are virtually guaranteed to witness lots of different species.
Gallop across one of the world’s most stunning beach rides, part of a Unesco protected nature reserve, spread over a week. Holidays are available throughout the year with great beaches, as well as fauna and flora viewing. The whale watching season runs from September through to October, but many whales can still be seen in November.
Catch the start of the whale spotting season, with a trip this Autumn. You’ll get no jet lag, as South Africa is in the same timezone as Europe, the exchange rate is currently in our favour – where the pound can buy lots of South African rands and, well, there are no mating whales to be spotted by the cliffs of Dover.
The Riding Company can also arrange for you to go on a horse drawn tour of historic Cape Town, visit Table mountain by cable car and witness the amazing views or shark viewing and shark cage diving at Gansbaai.
For seven nights at a guest house and bush camp, a full itinerary and full board costs £1450 per person.
There are still some places available at the end of October and early November – which is when the whales come in to mate with the cows and there is plenty of action! It is also when the flowers are in full bloom in the famous flower valley, so get in touch with The Riding Company on 020 7870 7834 or email info@theridingcompany.com to make a booking. For more details visit The Riding Company’s website www.theridingcompany.com

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Louise Bowling, a receptionist from Blackpool, won the holiday of a lifetime, after The Riding Company teamed up with Mountain Horse to offer a free holiday.
She was picked from thousands of entries and was sent a heap of horse goodies and a free ticket to the Dienstl Estate in Austria.
She said: ‘The hotel and Austria were just breathtaking. I had THE most amazing time and I didn’t want to leave. The Dienstl Estate was beautiful and Brigit and her team were very lovely and treated me like a superstar. The food was also brilliant.’I have never been to Austria and would really really like to go back next year, the people are so friendly! I played polo all holiday and it was addictive and great fun, my polo horse was called Flecha and she was such a good girl. We hacked out twice and I loved the countryside it was surreal. I would highly recommend Austria and The Dienstl Estate to anyone’It was the best holiday experience of my life.’
If you’d like to visit one of The Riding Company’s holidays, visit http://www.theridingcompany.com/

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