Corfu Riding Centre (Dimitris)ISSOS

Corfu Riding Centre (Dimitris)ISSOS, Avlaki: Address, Phone Number, Corfu Riding Centre (Dimitris)ISSOS Reviews: 5/5

Corfu Riding Centre (Dimitris)ISSOS

Corfu Riding Centre (Dimitris)ISSOS
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A horse riding centre that caters for clients of all ages and abilities, from little tots being lead around the olive trees, to the experienced rider who wants the chance of an exhilarating ride along the beautiful North Eastern Corfu coast line - whatever ride you want to do, we can arrange for you!!! Riding hats are provided, transport available and all with full insurance.
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kmanz16
Epsom, UK5 contributions
A M A Z I N G
Sep 2021 • Friends
We had the absolute best time with Alison on the beach ride. It was truly a bucket list experience. Not only did we get to go in the sea on horse back, but we also got to gallop along the beach. Alison was so lovely and really gave us the confidence to gallop after not riding for a while. The horses were so well behaved and made the experience so enjoyable.
Written 15 October 2021
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Simsim
3 contributions
We spent nice time
Sep 2019 • Couples
No problem with booking, gps found it easly, when we arrived we got eqipment, good istructions, and bottle of water, i had really good horse, we walked throught the country, and learnt how to trot, i thnik it was really good experience, thanks :)
Written 18 September 2019
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Carla P
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Horseriding for birthday treat for beginners
Oct 2018 • Family
rst of all the horses were lovely. When I called yesterday to book I spoke to dimitri who was very helpful and assured us that it was ok with no experience and we could have 2 people with us for our daughter's. It is my daughter's birthday so was meant to be a nice treat and we were looking forward to it. We were picked up and when we arrived we were shown our horses. The lady didn't speak very good English but she did try. We asked about horse riding hat's and were told no hat's. I wasn't to happy about this but we let it go. One of my daughter's was very nervous and got a bit upset so the lady told her to get off of the horse. We thought to calm down. We all got on our horses and the man who was helpful but didn't speak English got on a horse. I turned around as we went to leave and my daughter was still standing there. I asked about her horse and was told she cry she not go and she can wait with her for an hour. I wasnt going to leave her there. I said she did want to try but was nervous and needed someone to walk with her. The man got down from his horse and they sorted her out and put her on the horse she seemed ok after. The lady I don't think had any Intention of coming with us until I said Dimitri said we had 2 walkers. So she started to lead my daughter who's birthday it was. The saddle seemed too small to start. She let go of the horse as we left the paddock and the reins were very slack she wasn't told how to hold them. As the lady let go the horse followed the one in front and led my daughter straight through a bush bearing in mind she didn't have a hat on. She leant sideways otherwise it would've taken her eye out, she strained her neck and had a big scratch down it.she nearly fell off . The lady grabbed the horse. With this she became upset, I didn't see the mark and we carried on. She was crying saying it hurt and she wanted to stop and the lady turned her jacket up over her neck. She was extremely upset and now probably frightened due to this experience which could have been so much better. We wasn't far out of the paddock and the lady told my daughter to get off as she was crying. I asked what we were supposed to do now and she said she can go back with her. I wasn't leaving my 11 year old daughter in pain and crying to go back with her so she told us my daughter could walk on her own beside us. We weren't happy with this she was now frightened she didn't want to be left with a stranger with limited English
In another country for an hour. We said we wanted to stop as we couldn't carry on. She got a bit annoyed she has already told my daughter to be quiet. I asked where Dimitri was. She got him on the phone and I explained to him. He apologised and I said we weren't paying as we had been on them for all of 10 mins and hadn't got far at all. He was ok with this and apologised. I'm just extremely disappointed as we expected a better service like the reviews. Maybe if I Alison had been there or our two original walkers it would have been a totally different experience. Just poor service from the centre. This ruined the start of my daughter's birthday.
Written 27 October 2018
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Dear Carla, so sorry that your experience was not what you hoped for. However, this riding centre is not run by ourselves, but we suggested it for you as the location was very close to where you were staying. We would be grateful if you could remove this posting from our page on Tripadvisor, and place it on the correct site in Issos. Kind regards Alison
Written 14 November 2018
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DanWoods
Reigate, UK16 contributions
Honeymoon and Horses.. Amazing
Oct 2018 • Couples
What a day! Me and my wife had so much fun doing this whilst on our honeymoon. Alison was a brilliant instructor and kept us laughing all afternoon. The Horses are beautiful, very gentle and put me at ease on our long ride. The highlight was being able to walk them along the beach in the water, something I have wanted to do for a long time!! Alison was really lovely and very welcoming, could have sat all day in the sunshine talking with her. If you are in Corfu this is a must!!! Thank you Alison for making our honeymoon that extra bit special :)
Written 20 October 2018
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Cerys552
Pontypridd, UK34 contributions
Wonderful way to see Corfu!
Sep 2018 • Couples
My husband and I took a horse ride with Alison whilst on our honeymoon and had a great time. We rode through a small village, past reservoirs and then off road on a track down to the beach. It was a wonderful way to see part of the island from a different perspective. The horses we rode were well behaved and we both felt safe in Alison's hands.

I would recommend Corfu riding center, and if you can contact them yourself and speak to Alison - we booked through our hotel and had a beginners ride and stayed at a walk throughout but if we had spoken to Alison ourselves we could have discussed experience ahead of the ride and possibly gotten some trotting in.
Written 28 September 2018
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Lucy W
3 contributions
Wonderful Experience - a highlight of my holiday
Jun 2018 • Family
I recently enjoyed a 2 hour ride with Alison which was a wonderful highlight of my holiday. Being quite an experienced rider, riding on the beach has always been a dream of mine and the experience didn't disappoint.
The horses are kept in a lovely rural location with Avlaki beach close by. I was put on Clem, a lovely mare who I fell a little bit in love with. The horses are very well looked after and great to ride - safe yet lively if you want them to be. Some of the tracks we covered were narrow, steep, windy forest and mountain trails and it felt like a real adventure, and just lovely to be out in the Greek countryside.
We were staying in Nissaki about a 20 minute drive away, and the journey there and back was also enjoyable and added to the experience with the man who collected me (George I think!) giving me insight into the local area.

Would 100% recommend and can't wait to come back and do it again :)
Written 4 July 2018
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Holly-1357
Dorset, UK10 contributions
Cannot recommend enough!!
Jun 2018 • Solo
Wow what a place! I had really wanted to go somewhere beautiful and take my horse riding to the next level. I can honestly say that that riding with Dimitri’s in Corfu was an experience I will never forget. Alison has three horses (and Bilbo the dog!) and a new boy had just arrived on trial on my last day with her. It is clear that all the horses are very well cared for, and both horses I had the pleasure of riding were impeccably mannered throughout, making the riding very easy!
On my first day of riding I went for a 1.5 hour hack which was a great way to get a feel for the horses and terrain. We had some lovely trots and canters through the forest finished with a dip in the water which was a really special moment!
Day two was a three hour hack through the forests and beaches, stopping at a local taverna for a drink and well earned rest for the ponies. The views were exceptional and there were plenty of photo opportunities!
Day three was another three hour hack, this time up into the mountains. Getting up and down is steep but manageable for the horses. An early start (0730) is required so ensure temperatures are bearable for the ponies but once you make it up there you’ll be amazed beyond belief. There is no feeling like looking down on such a beautiful coastline from the top of a mountain, surrounded by nature with the only sound being the horses hooves on the cobble paths. Advanced riders are definitely required as this (and the other 3hr ride) is faster paced and requires a good seat in the saddle for the canters and climbs.
I rode on my own and Alison made fantastic company. She’s lived in Corfu for 11 Years and offered an amazing insight into the lifestyle and culture of the city. It was lovely way to get to know the area from someone who knows it so well and clearly loves and appreciates its true beauty.
I am a lover of nature and landscapes and the smaller scale of the rides allowed for a real feeling of privacy and peace, miles apart from the larger tourist stables which also exist on the island.
Price wise, horse riding is never cheap, especially for more personalised advanced riding but I can certainly say that you get your money’s worth and so much more on a ride with Dimitri’s.
Overall an absolutely unforgettable week. I am already planning to come back in the next few years and will be looking to get myself booked in again. If you’re into your riding and want a view of Corfu you’ll never forget, book yourself in.... you won’t regret it! Thank you Alison, it’s been amazing.
Written 8 June 2018
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Angela L
Manchester, UK47 contributions
Amazing morning
Sep 2017 • Couples
My husband and I organised a trip out with Alison through our hotel during our honeymoon in Corfu, we were picked up and taken to the centre where we have a great hours ride through the countryside to the beach and back. It was a wonderful morning out and even though I had only done horse riding once before Alison made me feel very safe and comfortable. Would definitely recommend this.
Written 7 October 2017
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nina907
67 contributions
Great experience
Aug 2017 • Couples
Having never been on a horse before I was somewhat apprehensive however Alison was fantastic and ensured we felt safe and confident on the horse. Really enjoyed it and would highly recommend.
Written 27 August 2017
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Nigel D
Esher, UK5 contributions
Lovely experience
Aug 2017 • Solo
My 13 year old daughter had a great experience and went back 3 more times during our holiday.

Horses and equipment were great and Alison has a wonderful engaging style with kids/teenagers.

Highly recommended.
Written 19 August 2017
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