DRESSAGE TRAINING IN SPAIN

The EPONA Equestrian Centre offers a unique Horseback Riding Holiday, based in a Historical Hacienda, in the heart of Andalusia.

Our programmes range from trail riding, to high school and classical dressage, on Andalusian horses, where beginners and advanced riders can enjoy the pleasure of riding excellently schooled horses. Our instructors and trainers hold the highest qualifications combined with vast experience.

EPONA is the only vacation centre in Spain approved as a training centre by the BRITISH HORSE SOCIETY.

Guests stay in our impressive 16th century Hacienda, (with swimming pool), and enjoy gourmet home-style Spanish meals and wines, included in all the programmes.

Throughout the holiday we provide, not only riding lessons and trail rides, but also visits to Carmona (the oldest continually inhabited town in Europe), Jerez, with a performance at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art, and Seville for a flamenco show and last dinner.

During their stay, our guests experience the real feeling of the sensitive Andalusian and Iberian horses, many of which are trained to high school level, and may, according to their capabilities, enjoy some of the advanced movements such as flying changes, passage, piaffe and Spanish walk, which even very good riders do not often have the chance to perform elsewhere.

EPONA offers full-board and accommodation PROGRAMMES.

  1. Train and Trail
  2. Intensive training
  3. Classical Dressage and High School Training
  4. Clinics with Olympic Silver Medallist: Rafael Soto

If we have managed to pique your interest, we would love to hear from you. We do offer the possibility of group discounts and organiser incentives.

Our Website is www.eponaspain.com and provides in-depth information of the programmes we offer, including day-by-day itinerary breakdowns, information on our horses, history of the centre and of the andalusian horse, the accommodation and meals provided, and much more.

WELCOME TO ANDALUSIA, HOME OF THE FAMOUS ANDALUSIAN HORSES

Programmes

Epona offers full-board & accommodation programmes

Train and Trail Riding Holiday

Horse riding holiday in Spain
Package from 1.370 € six nights, five days activity

This riding holiday is designed for those who share our passion for horses. The combination of "Train & Trail" is ideal for riders who believe that trail riding is one of the best ways to have fun, make new friends, relax from the modern-day lifestyle, and see Spain from another angle, while devoting some time to improving your horse riding skills, o that your enjoyment of and confidence in horses will increase greatly over the week.

visit to classical dressage event of the The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art in Jerez de la Frontera

INCLUDED:

Double room sharing, with everything on the set programme: accommodation, meals, transfers to and from airport or train station, at preset times. The Programme includes guided visits: to the nearby town of Carmona, "The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art" in Jerez de la Frontera to attend the show "Those amazing dancing andalusian stallions, riding in Doñana Natural Park and beach, and a visit to Seville on the last evening for a typical Flamenco show and dinner.

Horseback riding through the countryside on holiday in Spain

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Supplement for single accommodation... 250€
  • Non rider sharing with a companion rider... 795€
  • Tickets Horse Show in Jerez... 27€
  • Tickets Flamenco Show... 35€
  • Two meals: one in Carmona on Sunday and the other in Seville on the last night.

WEIGHT LIMIT: 95 Kg

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Intensive Training IN SPAIN

Classes for riding in Spain
Package from 1.600 € six nights, five days activity

This programme is designed for those who prefer to concentrate on improving their riding skills, and enjoy the well trained and sensitive Epona horses and top class instructors. The programme is very popular with guests who visit us for the second time, (and with those who just keep coming back). The programme includes lessons in the morning and afternoon, plus some lunge sessions which are excellent for improving seat, balance and posture. Sometimes you may wish to change one of the lessons for a trail ride, just for fun…

Learn dressage in Spain.

INCLUDED:

Double room sharing, with everything on the set programme: accommodation, meals, transfers to and from airport and train station at preset times. The programme includes guided visits to the nearby town of Carmona, "The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art" in Jerez de la Frontera to attend the show: "Those amazing dancing andalusian stallions", and a visit to Seville on the last night for a typical Flamenco show and dinner. A Diploma will be presented to all participants.

intensive training in dressage Spain

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Supplement for single accommodation... 250€
  • Non rider sharing with a companion rider... 795€
  • Tickets Horse Show in Jerez... 27€
  • Tickets Flamenco Show... 35€
  • Two meals: one in Carmona on Sunday and the other in Seville on the last night.

WEIGHT LIMIT: 85 Kg

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CLASSICAL DRESSAGE AND HIGH SCHOOL TRANING

Training of high level dressage in Spain
Package from 2.015 € SIX NIGHTS AND SIX DAYS ACTIVITY

This holiday is designed for riders with a good level of ability. It is for those who have a great passion for dressage and are ready to work hard for a week to really "take a step up" with their riding. It is a great chance to get a real feeling of the sensitive Andalusians and Iberian horses, trained to high school level, and to enjoy some of the advanced movements such as passage, piaffe and Spanish walk, which even very good riders don't often get the chance to experience elsewhere. This programme includes many private lessons, one of which will be with Olympic medallist Rafael Soto, semi-private lessons, in-hand sessions (working on training piaffe, passage and Spanish walk from the ground), and lunge sessions on improving classical seat.

Guests with diploma course riding in Spain

INCLUDED:

Double room sharing, with everything on the set programme: accommodation, meals, transfers to and from airport and train station at preset times. The programme includes guided visits to the nearby town of Carmona, "The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art" in Jerez de la Frontera to attend the show: "Those amazing dancing andalusian stallions", and a visit to Seville on the last night for a typical Flamenco show and dinner. A Diploma will be presented to all participants.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Supplement for single accommodation... 250€
  • Non rider sharing with a companion rider... 795€
  • Tickets Horse Show in Jerez... 27€
  • Tickets Flamenco Show... 35€
  • Two meals: one in Carmona on Sunday and the other in Seville on the last night.

WEIGHT LIMIT: 85 Kg

If you are over the limit but are an advanced rider we can usually accommodate you, please check with us before booking through.

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DRESSAGE CLINIC WITH OLYMPIC MEDALLIST RAFAEL SOTO

dressage clinic with olympic medallist
Package from 2.205 € SEVEN NIGHTS AND SIX DAYS ACTIVITY

This programme starts Sunday after 4.00 p.m., ending Sunday before 11.00 a.m. Offered at set dates in the year, though provision can be made for additional dates for groups of three to five riders.

Maximum number of participants is five.

REQUIREMENTS:

Elementary knowledge of dressage is recommended for a maximum benefit.

INCLUDED:

The training consists of:

  • 2 lunging sessions to improve classical seat
  • 6 group lessons with our resident instructors. Most of these lessons will determine the level and most suitable mount for maximum benefit during the FOUR (45 minute) sessions with RAFAEL SOTO.
  • Participants will also have the chance to sit in and observe the lessons of the other guests.

OTHER PROGRAMME ACTIVITIES:

  • Visit to the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art at Jerez de la Frontera.
  • Flamenco show and dinner in Seville.
  • Last afternoon: cocktail- conference with Rafael and staff, where progress will be discussed and all participants will be presented with a Diploma.
  • The price includes all riding, accommodations, all transfer at preset times, taxes and meals.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Two meals, one in Carmona the first evening, and one in Seville on Thursday evening.
  • Non rider sharing with a companion rider... 795€
  • Entrance tickets for the horse show... 27€
  • Tickets Flamenco Show... 35€

WEIGHT LIMIT: 85 Kg

If you are over the limit but are an advanced rider we can usually accommodate you, please check with us before booking through.

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