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Holistic Riding Center

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Address: Monte Velho, Carrapateira 8670-230, Portugal
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+351 916 269 813
09:30 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 19:00

Monte Velho Retreat Center is located in a Natural Park, very close to...

Monte Velho Retreat Center is located in a Natural Park, very close to Algarve´s most beautiful an natural beaches. Accommodation: 14 suites, theraphy rooms, sauna, steam bath. Yoga Pavillion with sunset ocean view.

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An experience that can change your life

Andreas offers a different perspective to horse riding. His respect and understanding for the animals, nature and human beings ( of course :-)) is a revelation. His horses are... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2016
Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

Andreas offers a different perspective to horse riding. His respect and understanding for the animals, nature and human beings ( of course :-)) is a revelation. His horses are adorable, calm and pleasant and you just feel that they are well treated. A riding class goes much beyond what one is used to. Before you even get close to the... More 

1 Thank ELKA923
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

If you have always wanted to learn to ride with greater connection, ease and harmony, Holistic Riding is the place for you. Andreas is a rare and gifted teacher. His background as a former professional rider means that he understands the traditional approach that most of us have been taught, but he is then able to guide you skillfully into... More 

Thank hulamonkey
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

This was a very authentic and truly revealing experience with both the horses and Andreas. As we were warming up to meet the horses and be with them, Andreas would take us on a journey into ourselves to be in touch with the horses. Simply by getting the chi flowing and creating the proper posture, meeting the horses became a... More 

Thank Rivendell C
lisboa, potugal
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Holistic Riding gives you a wonderful experience, where you not only learn about horses, but yourself, how society works, how to be more aware inside you and outside in the world and in the relationships with others. I recommend to everyone at any age, because I thing the experience must be different every time and for each person, but always... More 

Thank wellmary
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Last month, I attended a four-day course with Andreas and it was very special! It started immediately on day 1: trough working with horses, I really was confronted with my attitude and the way I present myself to the world. I found out that this is not in line with what I would like it. This, and all the other... More 

Thank Eva W
Echt, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 September 2014

Looking for a possibility of horse back riding in the Algarve, but not with a regular (in my opinion less horse friendly way of dealing with the beautiful creature "horse") stable, i found Holistic riding center Monte Velho. Last tuesday we went out: Tatoari, my husband, Andreas'horse (i am ashamed, but forgot his name), Andreas and last but not least... More 

1 Thank gwen v
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2014

We went here while we were staying at the holiday village thre were four of us 2 kids 1 teen and and adult the girl that brought us around the countryside was lovely and we and a good time

1 Thank qwertyuiop37
Barrydale, South Africa
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

The best coaching experience ever! This is not just a horse riding lesson, it is life, relationship and leadership coaching at it's best. I can recommended this with an open heart from children to adults to learn not just about horse riding skills, but about your relationship with the horse, yourself and others.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

I highly recommend visiting Andreas and his horses. I come from a background with horses, but Andreas opened my eyes to a lot of what we think we know and understand about horsemanship. His approach to horses and riding is inspiring and I really learned a lot, thank you Andreas and Samwise! It was a joy to see the horses... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

A wonderful experience that I would thoroughly recommend. Andreas' understanding of horses breaks with tradition allowing them to roam free, no horse shoes, no saddle. You are encouraged to understand the horses and feel a part of their thinking and actions and, from that understanding, how to lead them. The riding is very different, no saddle- just a blanket and... More 

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