Improve your Riding

Mallorca/Menorca Spain: (PG-SMR16)
URL: http://www.hiddentrails.com/tour/spain_mallorca_felanitx_clinic.aspx

Introduction
Mallorca/Menorca Spain
Dedicated to the world of horses, this beautiful estate has become a compelling visit for the horse enthusiast and admirer of the peaceful Mallorcan countryside. Surrounded by the idyllic natural beauty of the Levante hills, the finca offers the natural terrain and luxury embellishments to make this your best riding holiday, including professional instruction and gorgeous, well-trained Andalusian horses.

The riding estate is located in the southeastern part of the island. Wonderfully close to protected wildlife areas with utterly undisturbed nature and a colourful, varied landscape, yet only four miles from the sandy beaches of Es Trenc and Cala Mondrag. The hotel, which has become the heart of the estate, has 12 comfortable private rooms and a clubhouse (with a bar, restaurant, swimming pool, terraces and small spa facility). It is built in the traditional Spanish style: a country home decorated in a functional yet rustic way with all the necessary facilities for a relaxing vacation. It is your home for the week while you immerse yourself in skilled instruction and scenic trail rides.

There is an arena available for the dressage enthusiast or lover of show jumping, instructions available for both disciplines as well as lessons for the beginner rider. Extra rides and lessons can be added on and paid for locally. All mounts are well schooled and well taken care of, a beautiful selection of Andalusians as well as other Spanish and Mallorcan horses, most of which have been bred and raised on this reputable stud farm. There are many other activities and excursions available nearby - we recommend renting a car for the week for greatest flexibility.
 

Accomodation


Accommodations

This is a stationary ride, so you will be staying in the same location during the trip.

Description
The finca started in 1993 as a stud farm. Year after year we have added amenities and improved the facilities. Today we have a country hotel, a riding school with more than 100 horses and the breeding, a restaurant where we highlight our own Dexter meat and wine, and a swimming pool and spa. The on-site spa offers a range of treatments to riders and is a great way to relax at the end of the day. Bikes are available onsite for rental for an added fee. The finca is about 20 minute drive away from the beach (rental car needed). Our purpose is to enhance an active, high-quality tourism on our island in a natural and friendly environment. We offer accommodations in fully refurbished rooms. Our values: authenticity, quality, sustainability and family.

Room Options
Each room has a private bathroom with towels, a mini-bar, phone, satellite TV, WIFI, hairdryer, a safe, a kettle, a safe and climate control. Each room is designed to reflect the local culture. Laundry is available onsite.

Standard room
-6 rooms total
-private bath with bathtub
-single, twin, or double occupancy
-some have a balcony

Superior room
-6 rooms total
-private bath with shower
-Can occupy up to 4 people (additional fee for extra beds)
-all have a balcony


Room Occupancy
Triple and quad occupancy are available in the superior room (additional fee for extra beds).
The single supplement fee does not apply if you are willing to share and we are unable to find another rider to share.
 



Meals
All meals from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the last day are included. The restaurant serves Mediterranean food and local dishes. During the summer, meals are served on the terrace. Also barbecues in the garden. 

Dietary Restrictions

We can cater to all dietary restrictions if given prior notice.

This trip includes and can accommodate special dietary requests.

Riding

Horses

The PRE breeding program was created in 1981. Our stockbreeding bases originated in the offspring of two horses (Ischia G. and Apocalipsis). Later on, we have bred our horses with different stallions. Nowadays, we have over 100 horses.
We also breed and tame Baskhir Curly Horses, the only hypoallergenic horses. The character of the Curly is soft, friendly and confident. Its tranquility and serenity hide a living intelligence and an exceptional strength.

Facilities
The facilities include a walker (for up to 4 horses), 42 stalls and boxes, 1 paddock, 12 pens, 1 covered arena and 2 outdoor arenas (50m x 70m and 20m x 40m).

Guides & Instructors
Our instructors and guides are all very professionals with many years of experience. Their goal is that you learn in an intuitive way and, above all, that you enjoy the experience.

Itinerary

The Weeks Program
If you do not want to be so structured with a fixed program or you are a less experienced rider, you can also choose your riding program a la carte.
There are lessons for everyone in the arena to improve your general riding, whether it be dressage and/or show jumping lessons. The trail ride lengths and levels build up gradually with one or two hours for the first couple of days and the remaining days are full day rides to explore the local hills of the island. The A la carte program only includes breakfast, leaving you the the most flexibility throughout the day (renting a car is inexpensive if ordering in advance and is a good option for you). There are many sights to see and even Palma is only an hour away - always worth a visit during the day or at night. Nearby Felanitx has some very good restaurants, but the finca prides itself of an excellent cuisine. Dinners are about Euro 12-15.

Dressage with Stallions Program (Sunday to Sunday)
This is your opportunity to ride a stallion! The stallions are very well behaved and easy to control. We propose a week of intensive dressage lessons with Andalusian stallions. Within this program we’ll also go on a beach excursion. Everyday you’ll enjoy your dressage lessons with a riding teacher in a unique environment.
This program includes 6 riding days with 12 hours of dressage lessons, a 1-hour trail ride and 1 full-day ride in the mountains (about 6 hours long - includes picnic and water). Usually, this program begins with a one hour dressage lesson and one trail on Monday and is followed day by day for dressage lessons and one full day rides to the mountain monastery. Usually, the all day trail is on Thursday or Friday, but may vary.
There is the possibility to extend your stay or to add extra lessons to the program (enquire about extra cost).
 
Showjumping Program (Sunday to Sunday)
This program is for people who want it all. Dressage on a fantastic Andalusian horses, day rides through amazing nature and intensive hours of jumping and flatwork.
You will get three hours jumping lessons and four hours flatwork, three hours dressage lessons, one hour ride out and one all day trail to the mountain.
All this accompanied by a comfortable room to rest after these intensive days on horseback.  
This program includes 6 riding days with 3 hours of jumping lessons, 4 hours of flatwork, 3 hours of dressage lessons, a 1-hour trail ride and 1 full-day ride in the mountains (about 6 hours long - includes picnic and water). There is the possibility to extend your stay or to add extra lessons to the program (enquire about extra cost).

Beginner Program
Addresses to those who want to introduce themselves in the horses’ world and learn how to ride or improve their technique. This program includes 5 or 7 riding days and you’ll combine lessons with horseback trails, a funny and effective way to start and enjoy riding in a unique environment!

◾5-day program (Sunday to Friday): 6 hours of lessons and 6 hours of trail rides (trails are 1-2 hours long)
◾7-day program (Sunday to Sunday): 9 hours of lessons and 7 hours of trail rides (trails are 1-2 hours long)

There is the possibility to extend your stay or to add extra lessons to the program (enquire about extra cost).


Rates and Dates for Improve your Riding

Rates include:

Accommodations in stadnard room, all meals, riding with instructions in dressage on Andalusian Stallions or Geldings, jumping, flatwork, and/or trail rides according to the program.
> Spa facilities and bikes are available for added fee

Packages and Options



  • SeasonYearDescriptionEUR ~US$
    A
    20198 day trip, AP- Dressage with Stallions Program€1135$1365
    • Upgrade to superior room, dbl, pp€60$75
  • B
    20198 day trip, AP- Showjumping Program€1065$1280
    • Upgrade to superior room, dbl, pp€60$75
  • C
    20197 day trip, AP- Beginner Program€1055$1265
    • Upgrade to superior room, dbl, pp€60$75
  • D
    20195 day trip, AP- Beginner Program€765$920
    • Upgrade to superior room, dbl, pp€45$55
The US Dollar Rate is Based on Exchange Rate of 1.2

* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy

Transfer and Other Charges:



 DescriptionEUR~US$
2019 Transfer from/to Palma Airport, pp, each way (1 pax only) ~
- to be paid locally
50 $60
2019 Transfer from/to Palma Airport, pp, each way (2 pax) ~
- to be paid locally
40 $50
2019 Transfer from/to Palma Airport, pp, each way (3 pax) ~
- to be paid locally
35 $45
2019 Transfer from/to Palma Airport, pp, each way (4 pax) ~
- to be paid locally
25 $30
2019 Single supplement (in Standard Room) 165 $200
2019 Single supplement (in Superior Room) 300 $360
2019 Non-riders (please inquire) 0 $0

Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
A 2019 03/01 - 11/23 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Dressage wit... 2 /7 Reserve
B 2019 03/01 - 11/23 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Showjumping ... 2 /7 Reserve
C 2019 03/01 - 11/23 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP- Beginner Pro... 2 /7 Reserve
D 2019 03/01 - 11/23 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP- Beginner Pro... 2 /7 Reserve

Dates Note: Weekly from Sunday to Sunday.
A La Carte available from December-March and May- October
Sold Out Dates (as of 07/22/19): Aug 18-25, Sept 2-5 & Oct 3-6

Rates do not include:

Alcoholic and all non alcoholic drinks.

Other Info
Meeting: Felanitx
Airport: Palma de Mallorca
Transfer: Palma de Mallorca airport

Climate:
                                                Palma area


Month

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Aug

Sep

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Average High Temperature (°F)

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Average Low Temperature (°F)

39

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55

47

42

Average High Temperature (°C)

15

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28

31

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28

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19

16

Average Low Temperature (°C)

4

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11

15

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8

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Average Precipitation (days of rain)

5

5

4

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1

0

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4

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5

5

Source: NOAA
 

Seasons
The beautiful island of Mallorca boasts an average of 300 days of sunshine each year. Mallorca is typically Mediterranean with hot, dry summers in the high 20°s (80°Fs) and mild winters, with the temperatures roughly half that of summer. The sea regulates extreme temperatures and pleasant sea breezes also keep hot days from becoming too unpleasant. Mallorca experiences irregular rainfall, mostly tending to fall between autumn and winter.

What To Bring: Untitled 2
This list is only a guideline for you
 
Travel documents and Voucher
Flight tickets
Passport
Visa (check with your consulate)
 
RIDING GEAR
Normal riding gear, no rubber boots, please
Light pants without any strong seams
Ankle-high solid shoes with flat heels
Long sleeved cotton shirts (sun protection)
Riding helmet (recommended for all trips)
Light gloves, if wanted
Hat (with chin strip) for sun protection
 
PERSONAL CLOTHING
Lightweight jacket or vest
Comfortable T-Shirts/Shirts
Jeans
Shorts
Underwear and socks
Pyjama
Bag for dirty clothes
Trekking boots/ comfortable shoes
Swimsuit
 
ADDITIONAL THINGS TO BRING
Personal Toiletries
Insect protection
Personal medications
Sore cream (for the emergency)
Sewing kit
Handkerchiefs
Adapter for electric appliances
Camera and enough extra films and batteries
Address book and pen (for pictures postcards!)
Sun glasses with strap
Sun tan lotion and lip balm