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Classical Dressage Short Stay

Our instructors are qualified by the British Horse Society, Association of British Riding Schools and the Spanish Equestrian Federation which means that they are trained to always have the horse and rider's safety at heart. Moreover, when it comes to Dressage the knowledge gathered having trained under many masters of various nationalities has allowed them to form their own training and teaching techniques, where the pupils learning and enjoyment is the main priority as well as safety and the horse's well being, while always keeping in mind the principles and objectives of Classical Dressage.

What's Included:

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 4 star hotel
  • 4 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • Welcome dinner
  • Riding as described - 6 Dressage Training Sessions
  • Transport to/from Jerez Royal Riding School Seville railway station transfers

Price: from £1395pp

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Arrive into Seville airport or Seville train station (Santa Justa) this afternoon, the transfer to the equestrian centre is at 16.30 from the station. Do not worry if your flight comes in earlier you can always spend a few hours happily in Seville. Following collection you will be taken straight to your beautiful four star hotel in the nearby town of Carmona, one of the famous white villages of Andalusia. 

Your hotel in Carmona is the Hotel Alcazar de la Reina. It is located in the heart of the old town and is surrounded by churches, convents and palaces. The standard of accommodation is very high and their reviews are excellent. There is nothing nicer on a warm Spanish evening than enjoying a drink and some tapas in the village square.


Today you will be collected after breakfast and taken to the riding centre. There will be a short guided tour of the centre and you will be introcuced to the instructors. This will be your first opportunity to improve your riding skills and knowledge on superbly trained Spanish horses. The first lesson will be an assessment from your instructor who will note your good points and the areas that need some work. Once the morning lesson is over relax with a book on the terrace or you are more than welcome to sit by the arenas and watch the daily training of the horses. There is also a private pool available from April - November.

Lunch is served in the beautiful dining room, Andalusian homecooking and excellent wine.

Your second lesson is designed to improve your school work, position and dressage skills and how to communicate better with your horse.


Following breakfast you will be collected from the hotel for the morning visit to The Royal Riding School in Jerez, renowned throughout the world for their breath taking exhibition ‘How the Andalusian horses dance’. Their painstaking training methods make this show a real delight as the horses perform intricate and demanding movements with effortless grace and control.

A late lunch is included today at around 3pm back at the centre. After which you will be enjoying your next dressage lesson which will take place in the cool of the late afternoon. After this you will be taken back to the hotel.


After breakfast you will be enjoying another wonderful dressage lesson. Then lunch at The Hacienda followed by a second dressage lesson later this afternoon.

Our horses and instructors are prepared to cater for riders of all levels from beginners to advanced. Beginners will hugely benefit from the lessons because although things are kept simple, you know that your basic skills will be correct and solid, enabling you to pursue whichever discipline you choose down the road. At a more basic level, lessons will focus on the riders balance, seat, position and control, while at the same time gaining confidence in the three gaits of walk, trot and canter. When working with more experienced riders, instructors will be giving guidance towards riding your horse in a correct outline, straightness, balance, rhythm, etc. As the week progresses lateral movements such as shoulder in, travers, renvers, half pass, and depending on the riders level and ability, flying changes, pirouettes, etc. 


Transfers to Seville airport or Seville railway station available this morning at 08.00 or 11.00 hrs.

Included in this Classical Dressage holiday from £1395pp: 

4 nights accommodation in shared twin rooms
4 breakfasts, 3 lunches 
Transport to Jerez for Royal Riding School display
5 dressage lessons and 1 lunge lesson
Transfers as described above

Not Included:

Entry fee to Royal Riding School Show (approx 32 Euros)
Single supplement from £225 for 4 nights

This can also be taken Tuesday to Saturday and includes a Flamenco Cultural Trip to Seville instead of the Royal Riding School plus one extra lesson.

For a full week look at our Classical Training Week

Important Information
The centre will take children from the age of 10 as long as they are competent riders.

Optional activities available on our horse riding holiday Spain package include Spanish language lessons, hiring mountain bikes for hours of fun in the open countryside, booking a massage to ease your muscles after a days riding, carriage driving, tennis at the local tennis club, flamenco lessons and not forgetting sightseeing as the centre is located close to the beautiful cities of Seville.

At the centre every instructor is fully qualified by the BHS and/or ABRS and the Spanish Equestrian Federation. All ride leaders and assistant ride leaders hold diplomas from British Equestrian Tourism and the Federation of International Equestrian Tourism (FITE). You will only be taught or led by bi-lingual staff (some multi-lingual) and all ride leaders carry mobile phones to summon rapid help in the unlikely event that this is necessary.The centre also holds a British Horse Society Award!

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Equestrian Escapes specialises in horse riding holidays in Andalucia, Spain. Our horse riding holiday packages are suitable for all ages and cater for all different riding experiences.

If you are interested in riding in Spain you may like to look at some other holidays that we offer and these can be found in our horse riding holidays Spain range.

We inspect all the horses in our horse riding holidays to ensure the best quality holiday for you.

For tips regarding your holiday such as what to wear and riding ability, please visit the Travel Tips page.

We work hard to ensure that each customer has a great time on their holiday. Please see some riding holiday reviews here.

We have a large range of holidays to suit a range of riding abilities. Please see here for more information.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

How To Book

  • Sunday - Thursday
  • 4 night stay
  • 30% deposit to book
  • Final balance 8 weeks prior to holiday
  • Book On-line by filling in the booking form below and pay deposit via WorldPay
  • or Book by phone on 01829 781123

Optional Extras

  • Single occupancy £225
  • Seville airport transfer 50 Euros