L'une des meilleures plages de surf d'Espagne est El Palmar ... à quelques minutes du Cortijo se trouvent des milliers de plages fantastiques pour surfer, jamais bondées, des gens sympathiques et de l'eau chaude .. qui pourrait demander plus
Le Cortijo est loin des rivages venteux, mais assez proche pour profiter du lever du soleil

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5 Day Mighty Spanish Horse Escape

Day 1 – Arrival                     Participants will be collected from the airport and driven to the Cortijo where they will be given a tour of the buildings, introduced to the horses, not to mention ponies, donkeys, goats, dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, geese etc. Evening dinner in the main hall at the Cortijo to meet the team that will be with you for the rest of the week.

Day 2 – Horses!    Optional sunrise yoga followed by a traditional breakfast and then some time with the horses. We will match each horse to riding ability and personality.  We have two large arenas and guests will get very basic instruction from our instructors to make them as comfortable as possible.  After lunch all riders will go for a ride in the local area for about 2 hours to get a feel for the surroundings and their horse. Dinner at a the Cortijo.  – 3 – 3.5 Hours Riding

Day 3 – “The Beach”           This morning you will meet with Simin our Natural Horsemanship instructor and she will explain and demonstrate the inspiring way she trains and works her stunning stallions.  For lunch you will be taken to historic Vejer del la Frontera for a traditional Tapas lunch.  After this we will go to our favourite beach, El Palmar where you will meet our partners for the exhilarating 3 hr beach ride with our instructors on the most beautiful beach, now a nature reserve.  It will always be something magical to remember riding a horse on a beach and watch the spectacular south Atlantic sunset before you return to a fabulous dinner at a local restaurant where you can feast on an abundance of local Spanish delicacies.   – 3 Hours Riding

Day 4 – “Horse day” The morning will be taken with horse riding instruction. Each person will receive 30 mins of dedicated personal instruction and then after lunch we will head out for an afternoon hack around the local countryside of the Cortijo.   Relaxed and fantastic final farewell dinner will be held at the Cortijo.  – 4 – 4.5 Hours Riding

Day 5 – Transfer day           A sad day for all, after a great breakfast people will be transferred to your airport of departure with enough time for people have an enjoyable time before checking into their flight for the flight home and we all hope to see you again very soon back to the Cortijo

 

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7 Day Mighty Spanish Horse Experience

Day 1 – Arrival:    Participants will be collected from the airport and driven to the Cortijo where they will be given a tour of the buildings, introduced to the horses, not to mention ponies, donkeys, goats, dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, geese etc. Evening dinner in the main hall at the Cortijo to meet the team that will be with you for the rest of the week.

Day 2 – Horses!:  Optional sunrise yoga followed by a traditional breakfast and then some time with the horses. We will match each horse to riding ability and personality.  We have two large arenas and guests will get basic instruction from our instructors to make them as comfortable as possible.  After lunch all riders will go for a ride in the local area for about 2 hours to get a feel for the surroundings and their horse. Dinner at a the Cortijo.  – 3 – 3.5 Hours Riding

Day 3 – “The Beach”:   This morning you will meet with Simin our Natural Horsemanship instructor and she will explain and demonstrate the inspiring way she trains and works her stunning stallions.  For lunch you will be taken to historic Vejer del la Frontera for a traditional Tapas lunch.  After this we will go to our favourite beach, El Palmar where you will meet our partners for the exhilarating 3 hr beach ride on the most beautiful  beach, now a nature reserve.  It will always be something magical to remember riding a horse on a beach and watch the spectacular south Atlantic sunset before you return to a fabulous dinner at a local restaurant where you can feast on an abundance of local Spanish delicacies.  – 3 Hours Riding

Day 4 – “Horse day”:   The morning will be taken with horse riding instruction. Each person will receive 30 mins of dedicated personal instruction and then after lunch we will head out for an afternoon hack around the local countryside of the Cortijo.   Relaxed and fantastic final farewell dinner will be held at the Cortijo.  – 4 – 4.5 Hours Riding

Day 5 – Jerez:     An unforgettable visit to watch a balletic display by Andalusian horses and riders at the historic “Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art”.  Marvel at the skills of the horses and riders as they demonstrate different choreographies, riding in unison, pulling carriages, and have a tour around the facilities.

Day 6 – Trail Day:    An early morning to tack up and head out along the trails of our local lands with their rich and diverse countryside.  Today you will ride out to a local “Venta” where you will stop for lunch and then ride back to the Cortijo, always experiencing new routes and spectacular views.    - 4 Hours Riding

Day 7 – Farewell:      A sad day for all, after a great breakfast people will be transferred to your airport of departure with enough time for people have an enjoyable time before checking into their flight for the return home. We all hope to see you again very soon back to the Cortijo El Indiviso.

 

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5 Day Relax Yoga & Horse Escape

Escape to the Atlantic coast of southern Spain and experience the stunning countryside, amazing horses, perfect beaches and visit enchanting white hill-top historic towns.  Get a unique insight of a working and horse training “Cortijo” (Farm).  Enjoy the peace serenity of a yoga studio with stunning views and mix this with a incomparable opportunity to be have a connection with a horse.  No riding experience is required as you might chose to only enjoy the connection with the horse from the ground. If you are a rider you can develop your riding skills and go for some great riding in an unspoilt area.  There is an optional beach ride for those who want it, we always try to be as flexible as we can with timings.

Time to be good to yourself, we are all work far too much and some “you” time is never wasted, enjoy some gentle early morning yoga, a long beach park walk, or try your hand at surfing or paddle boarding or perhaps just enjoy sitting by our open fire in the main hall with a book and a glass of wine (or not), or outside in the shade of our centenary olive trees or by the pool. This Escape includes 8 sessions of yoga and 7 hours of horse riding and lessons.

Day 1 – Arrival     Participants will be collected from the airport and driven to the Cortijo where they will be given a tour of the buildings, introduced to the horses, not to mention ponies, donkeys, goats, dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, geese and shown the yoga studio.   Just before dinner you will all be welcomed to the yoga studio where you will be given an introduction light yoga to take in everything you have experienced on your travels.  Evening dinner will be in the main hall at the Cortijo to meet the team that will be with you for the rest of the week.

Day 2 – Relax!    Sunrise yoga can be taken at a number of locations your instructor will meet you and tell you the best place to meet.  Yoga will followed by a light breakfast and then after a break you will be taken to be matched with your horse for riding or just “being”.  We have two large arenas and guests will get very basic instruction from our instructors to make them as comfortable as possible.  After lunch all riders will go for a ride in the local area for about an hour to get a feel for the surroundings and their horse and back in time for a sunset yoga class. Dinner at a the Cortijo.  2 yoga sessions - 2 hours riding

Day 3 – “The Beach”    This morning you will be taken down to one of our amazing beaches to have yoga by the sea.  Breakfast will be taken with us to the beach and set out for a really relaxed morning of yoga and breakfast at the coast.  This is one of the only areas with miles of beach and no buildings, so we will enjoy a lovely long beach walk.  Back to the Cortijo for lunch and then you get to meet with Simin our Natural Horsemanship instructor, she will explain and demonstrate the inspiring way she trains and works with her stunning stallions.  Later we will be taken down once again to the amazing beaches where we will have a 3 hour glorious beach ride of super horses to be followed by dinner in the historic and beautiful town Vejer del la Frontera where you can feast on an abundance of local Spanish delicacies. 

Day 4 – “Horse day”   The morning will start as always with yoga and then people will be given a small amount of training/instruction on their horses and then we will head out for a gentle ride to a “Venta” for lunch.  When we leave the Venta we will take a hack around the local countryside of the Cortijo. But as always back in time for sunset yoga the last one of this trip. Relaxed and fantastic final farewell dinner will be held at the Cortijo.  – 4 – 4.5 Hours Riding

Day 5 – Transfer day   A sad day for all, after your final sunrise yoga session and a great breakfast people will be transferred to your airport of departure with enough time for people have an enjoyable time before checking into their flight for the flight home and we all hope to see you again very soon back to the Cortijo 

 

Our Instructors - Adrian

Adrian is a very talented and competent horse rider who has grown up in a long family tradition of horse riding who have been based in and around the area for decades.  He has a very gentle hand with the horses and their trust in him is clear to see.

 

Our Instructors - Maria

Maria is a horse enthusiast, originally from Slovakia but in March 2017 she quit her office job at Amazon and moved to South of Spain following her biggest passion - horses. 

She worked as a working student at Epona Equestrian Centre near Seville where she were mentored by Viviana Garcia and Raul Roa, both graduates of the Royal Equestrian School in Jerez de la Frontera. 

During her 1 year stay, Epona hosted clinics of Rafael Soto (Silver medallist in team dressage at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens)  where she had a privilege to see and experience Rafael's teaching and expertise in practice. 

Later Maria moved to Jerez de la Frontera to experience what it takes to train horses for competition along with Rafael Regerra Florido and his wife Rocio Tristan Moreno, both graduates of the Royal Equestrian School in Jerez de la Frontera and until these days mentored by their former Royal school teacher Ignacio Rambla (Silver medallist in team dressage at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens). She has been helping training all Rafael's horses from 4y old up to the Grand prix level PRE stallions and competing in Spanish national competitions in Valencia, SICAB and Jerez de la Frontera. 

Maria is an example that it is never too late to fulfil your dreams no matter the age or circumstances as long as you are willing to step out of your comfort zone in order to find environment where you can show your strengths and magic :)