Improve your Riding

Mallorca/Menorca Spain: (PG-SMR16)
URL: https://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. It was built as a low-rise building in order to blend harmoniously into the lowland environment and with the historic farmhouse construction, which is over 50 years old. Our buildings are surrounded by gardens of native vegetation thus reducing our impact on the surrounding landscape. Almost all landscaping on the premises is carried out using indigenous species. This approach not only promotes and preserves the natural flora but also minimises water usage.
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, 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 (extra fee).

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 applies 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.
We cultivate a variety of fresh local produce – seasonal fruits and vegetables, wine, and Dexter beef – which we then serve in our restaurant. We care about the health of our customers and of our land, cultivating without any chemical additives and prioritising quality over quantity. Any raw products or materials we cannot produce are purchased, with priority given to other local produces in order to reduce CO2 emissions owing to transport and supporting local, quality agriculture and livestock.

During the summer, meals are served on the terrace and we have 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

All programs can be extended and it is possible to add extra lessons to the program (enquire about extra cost). There are lessons for everyone in the arena to improve your general riding, whether it be dressage and/or show jumping lessons.

Sample itinerary: Dressage with Stallions Program - subject to changes

This is your opportunity to ride a stallion! The stallions are very well behaved and easy to control. 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. 

The program below just gives you an indication of what you should expect. The order of the days may vary.

Day 1 (Sunday): Arrival
Arrive in the afternoon and check into your room. Dinner at our restaurant in the evening.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at the Finca


Day 2 (Monday): Introductory Ride
In the morning, you will get a 1-hour dressage lesson and after lunch, you will go on a 1-hour trail ride.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Finca


Day 3 (Tuesday): Dressage Lessons
You will get a 1-hour dressage lesson in the morning and 2 hours of dressage lessons in the afternoon.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Finca


Day 4 (Wednesday): Dressage Lessons
You will get a 1-hour dressage lesson in the morning and 2 hours of dressage lessons in the afternoon.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Finca


Day 5 (Thursday): Mountain Ride
Starting at 9 am and finishing around 5 pm (about 6 hours riding), you will go on a full day ride to the mountain, enjoying nature and beautiful views on horseback. we will take some time to rest and have brunch at the top of the mountain.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Finca


Day 6 (Friday): Dressage Lessons
You will get a 1-hour dressage lesson in the morning and 2 hours of dressage lessons in the afternoon.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Finca


Day 7 (Saturday): Dressage Lessons
You will get the morning free to relax and in the afternoon, you will get your last 2 hours of dressage lessons.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Finca


Day 8 (Sunday): Departure
Departure after breakfast.

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Sample itinerary: Showjumping Program - subject to changes

This program is for people who want it all. Dressage on a fantastic Andalusian horse, day rides through amazing nature and intensive hours of jumping and flatwork. This program includes 6 riding days with 3 hours of jumping lessons, 3 hours of flatwork, 3 hours of dressage lessons, a 1-hour trail ride and 1 full-day ride in the mountains. 
The program below just gives you an indication of what you should expect. The order of the days may vary.

Day 1 (Sunday): Arrival
Arrive in the afternoon and check into your room. Dinner at our restaurant in the evening.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at the Finca


Day 2 (Monday): Introductory Ride
In the morning, you will get a 1-hour riding lesson (flatwork) and after lunch, you will go on a 1-hour trail ride.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Finca


Day 3 (Tuesday): Riding Lessons
You will get 1 hour of dressage lesson in the morning and 2 hours of flatwork lesson in the afternoon.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Finca


Day 4 (Wednesday): Riding Lessons
You will get 1 hour of flatwork lesson in the morning and 1 hour of jumping lesson in the afternoon.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Finca


Day 5 (Thursday): Mountain Ride
Starting at 9 am and finishing around 5 pm (about 6 hours riding), you will go on a full day ride to the mountain, enjoying nature and beautiful views on horseback. we will take some time to rest and have brunch at the top of the mountain.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Finca


Day 6 (Friday): Riding Lessons
You will get 1 hour of dressage lesson in the morning and 1 hour of jumping lesson in the afternoon.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Finca


Day 7 (Saturday): Riding Lessons 
You will get 1 hour of dressage lesson in the morning and 1 hour of jumping lesson in the afternoon.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Finca


Day 8 (Sunday): Departure
Departure after breakfast.
Meals included: Breakfast

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Sample itinerary: Beginner Program - subject to changes

This program is designed for 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 will combine lessons with horseback trails. It is 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) - This program is not available in 2021.
◾7-day program (Sunday to Sunday): 9 hours of lessons and 7 hours of trail rides (trails are 1-2 hours long)

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Non-Riders
There are many sights to see around the riding center, including Palma (only 1 hour away) which is always worth a visit during the day or at night.
It is also possible to rent a bike (6 euros for half-day / 12 euros for full day), go on Cabrera Island (tickets sold locally) or enjoy some massages (extra cost).


Rates and Dates for Improve your Riding

Rates include:

Accommodations in standard room, All meals & Riding according to itinerary

Packages and Options



  • SeasonYearDescriptionEUR ~US$
    A
    20208 day trip, AP- Dressage with Stallions Program€1135$1285
    • Upgrade to superior room, dbl, pp€60$70
  • B
    20208 day trip, AP- Showjumping Program€1105$1250
    • Upgrade to superior room, dbl, pp€70$80
  • C
    20207 day trip, AP- Beginner Program€1055$1195
    • Upgrade to superior room, dbl, pp€60$70
  • D
    20205 day trip, AP- Beginner Program€765$865
    • Upgrade to superior room, dbl, pp€45$55
The US Dollar Rate is Based on Exchange Rate of 1.13

Rates Note:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the riding center is currently closed and expects to open from June 1st 2020 to January 2021.

* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy

Rates Note:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the riding center is currently closed and expects to open from June 1st 2020 to January 2021.


Transfer and Other Charges:



 DescriptionEUR~US$
2020 Transfer from/to Palma Airport, pp, each way (1 pax only) ~
- to be paid locally
60 $70
2020 Transfer from/to Palma Airport, pp, each way (2 pax) ~
- to be paid locally
45 $55
2020 Transfer from/to Palma Airport, pp, each way (3 pax) ~
- to be paid locally
30 $35
2020 Transfer from/to Palma Airport, pp, each way (4 pax) ~
- to be paid locally
25 $30
2020 Single supplement (in Standard Room) 165 $190
2020 Single supplement (in Superior Room) 300 $340
2020 Non-riders (please inquire) 0 $0
2020 Extra ride to the beach - Es Trenc Beach Trail (available in November only) 110 $125

Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
A 2020 03/01 - 11/28 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Dressage wit... 2 /7 Reserve
B 2020 03/01 - 11/28 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Showjumping ... 2 /7 Reserve
C 2020 03/01 - 11/28 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP- Beginner Pro... 2 /7 Reserve
D 2020 03/01 - 11/28 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP- Beginner Pro... 2 /7 Reserve

Dates Note: Sold Out Dates (as of 02/14/2020): Sept 27 to Oct 4

Rates do not include:

Drinks, Gratuities, Treatments at the SPA, Airport transfers & Extra lessons or ride

Note:

Due to COVID-19 Corona virus pandemic and certain travel restrictions we are applying some temporary policy changes to some of our tours.

For Improve your Riding on Mallorca (PG-SMR16):

We have been working over these past months to improve our facilities and ensure that they are ready for you to enjoy when we reopen. In addition, our staff has also been trained on how to maintain the new health and safety standards and in doing so offer you a safe and enjoyable horseback vacation.
Guests and visitors are asked to bring and utilise masks upon their arrival in Mallorca. These masks are necessary to be able to enjoy certain common areas in Mallorca, such as those used to prepare horses before beginning a class or trail.
In exceptional circumstances, masks (disposable surgical) may be purchased from our on-premise shop.

For ease of understanding, we have specified the health and safety practices with respect to the different zones and facilities on the property. These are as follows:
In the hotel and restaurant:

  • Training of personnel.
  • Installation of a protective screen in the reception office.
  • Continual use of protective masks and hydroalcoholic hand-sanitiser by our staff.
  • Provision of hydroalcoholic hand-sanitiser in various locations (reception, restaurant, etc.).
  • The restriction of the number of people in the reception area to a maximum of 2.
  • Implementation of a rapid check-in method, performed at the entry of the reception office.
  • The use of an infrared thermometer to measure the temperature of all clients at their time of check-in as well as each day at breakfast.
  • A temperature check for all staff members using the same method each day at the beginning of their shift.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting, in accordance to the public health standards associated with COVID-19, in rooms as well as common areas.
  • The reduction of decorative ornaments and informative brochures in rooms.
  • The removal of amenities, extra blankets and cushions which would otherwise normally be stored in the rooms. These must instead be requested at the reception desk.
  • The substitution of the breakfast buffet for an a la carta breakfast served on our terrace.
  • The implementation of a QR-code with which clients can access our menu on their personal devices. For those clients with half board or full board we will continue to use the standard method of filling the dinner menu at breakfast.
  • Tables in both the restaurant and outdoor terrace being laid out with a separation of 2 metres. We also prioritise the use of the terrace so as to provide the most open space possible.
  • Aeration of the reception office, bar, and restaurant a minimum of 3 times per day.
  • Clients wishing to make use of our laundry service must deposit their clothing in a sealed bag. The clothes item will them be washed at more than 60°C and without being mixed with items from other clients or the hotel. They will then be returned in a sealed bag.
  • The spa facility remains closed until the fall of 2020. Massage services are still open but it must be organised by appointment and subject to availability.
  • The pool is cleaned and disinfected daily as per the latest available standards.
  • Payments may be made using Visa and MasterCard.

In the riding school:

  • Classes are scheduled with a 20 minute break in between with which to disinfect the materials used.
  • Tack rooms and other common areas may only be accessed while using a mask and respecting social distancing.
  • Clients may only prepare and tack a horse while using a mask. Masks are not necessary during the riding lesson itself.
  • All of our riding instructors make use of masks.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting in the bathrooms and changing rooms is carried out using the latest COVID-19 preventative standards.
  • Soap and hydroalcoholic hand-sanitiser dispensers are provided for use in the tack rooms.
  • Classes will not contain more than 5 people.
  • Whenever possible, a safety distance of 2 metres will be maintained between horses while they are being groomed.
  • All riders who need to borrow a helmet or boots must ask the riding instructor for these items so that they may be properly disinfected following their use.

 


For more information please visit our COVID-19 Updates page at https://www.hiddentrails.com/article/covid19update.aspx

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

Climate:
                                                Palma area


Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High Temperature (°F)

59

60

63

68

75

82

88

88

82

75

66

61

Average Low Temperature (°F)

39

40

42

46

52

60

65

66

61

55

47

42

Average High Temperature (°C)

15

16

17

20

24

28

31

31

28

24

19

16

Average Low Temperature (°C)

4

4

5

8

11

15

18

19

16

13

8

5

Average Precipitation (days of rain)

5

5

4

4

3

1

0

1

4

5

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