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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!

Visit The Riding Company for more details.

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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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Live like a cowboy as you trek through the wild, romantic terrain in the Alps.
Families stay in mountain huts and ride Quarter and Paint horses especially imported from South America.
While the children learn how to pan for gold at The Pony Hoo, parents can relax at the Indian Spirits spa or take a trip down to the Western Saloon bar and listen to the live music.
On a Sunday, everyone gathers together in the Saloon to be entertained by cowboy tails. Two-step Western line dancing is held on a Wednesday, so make sure you take your cowboy boots.
The views along each wild trail are stunning and some of the riding is as high as 2000m.
The hotel is open all year round for riding, apart from in November and it lies on a high Alpine pass (1300m) with access into the largest ski area in the famous Zillertal Arena.
Fancy a break? Visit The Riding Company’s website, send us an email or give us a call.
020 7870 7834

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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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Special Autumn offer at the Post – free luxury spa treatment for horse-lovers!

Lying in a bed of hay is all the rage in the Tyrolean Alps of Italy, where they swear by its curative and energy-giving properties.
But it’s not any old hay, it’s full of the herbs and flowers which are unique to the surrounding high alpine meadows. What’s good enough for your horse must be good enough for you!
Enjoy a free hay bath spa treatment for all riders booking at least a four night break at the 4* Post Tolderhof in Italy, if you book with The Riding Company.
The hotel, famous for its ride and spa packages, lies in the heart of a popular mountain village, with an alpine backdrop that is glorious to see during the Autumn months.
The offer is only available up to 19th October, 2008, so get booking!
For four nights on ¾ board with five hours of riding and transfer (Innsbruck), it’s £420 per person or £340 without transfer. Or why not stay for seven nights with 10 hours of riding with transfer for £632 or £525 without?

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