Cortijo el Chenil, Partido Chenil 4,

29566, Casarabonela, Malaga. Spain  |  info@cortijoelchenil.com

Tel: +44 7584 097177  or +34 662 50 50 88

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your perfect adventure

In order to get the most out of your adventure we prefer to stick to small groups of 5 or less. This promotes a friendly atmosphere and ensures each person receives the attention they deserve with everyone feeling like they have got the most out of their time with us. Lessons are carried out on a one to one basis.

Catering for all ages and abilities, we can tailor your adventure to suit your requirements. Absolute beginners can enjoy a rope led short walk, as well as short hacks and lessons in our arena. For the more experienced riders we have longer hacks, bar rides and picnic rides for those who want to sample the local gastronomy as part of the adventure. For riding holidays we prefer people to have experience in all three gaits and be able to control the horse as there is a lot more saddle time involved, although we can cater for beginners in smaller groups with a combination of lessons and trekking. Please contact us to discuss your individual requirements and we will work with you to develop a programme to suit your needs.

riding adventures

Lessons

Whether you are an absolute beginner, want to learn some new skills or improve your riding ability you can enjoy a one to one lesson in our own Arena. All lessons are undertaken by Darren himself and with his incredible horsemanship, vast knowledge and extensive experience you cannot get a better teacher!

Riding lessons start at €20 per hour for children, €25 for adults.

 
Trekking

Our treks cater for all ages and abilities and can be tailored to suit the individual riders needs. The incredible location of our retreat means we have so many routes and options to choose from, from 1 hr to 5 hr treks through the most amazing landscapes. From olive groves, rivers and flower filled fields to mountain forests we have it all, with stunning views stretching all across the Guadalhorce valley and down to the coast.

We have some set options and experiences available including our traditional bar and sunset ride, our restaurant ride and our picnic ride. Details are below

Prices

Our treks are tailored to your requirements below are sample prices according to the length of time spent in the saddle. Rope led treks are available at an additional cost.  All prices are based on a minimum of 2 people riding.

  • 1 hour from €25

  • 2 hours from €50

  • 4 hours from €90

  • 3 hours from €75

  • all day treks up to 6 hours from €120

 
Traditional bar and sunset ride

Horseriding is deeply entrenched in Spanish culture,  so why not enjoy a little bit of real Spain by riding one of our fabulous Andalucian horses to a traditional local bar in a small white village. They say that there is no better way to enjoy the beauty of the Andalucian countryside than on horseback and there really is no better way to do it than in the company of a hugely successful jockey!  Your experience begins at our stunning rural retreat. Here you will meet your host and our exceptional Andalucian horses. You will then ride out through Olive groves, open fields and across riverbeds whilst enjoying the the peace and tranquility of this spectacular landscape. Climbing towards a wonderful hillside village taking in the breathtaking and far reaching views over the Guadalhorce valley you will stop off at a traditional local bar and enjoy a few drinks and maybe a little tapas (subject to availability). Finally you will set off back home at dusk, riding towards the spectacular sunset over the Sierra de las Nieves mountain range, this truly is an unforgettable experience!

Included is one drink at the bar - either a glass of wine, a beer or a soft drink.

 

Tapas (when available) is at an additional cost, extra drinks are available both at the bar and at our retreat at an additional cost. 

Not recommended for beginners due to the amount of time in the saddle.

Duration 4 hours  Price - €95 
 
Restaurant ride
Duration 5 - 6  hours  Price - €150 

Your experience begins at our retreat, here you will meet your host and our exceptional Andalucian horses. You will then ride out through the olive groves towards the mountain where you will have spectacular views of the village of Casarabonela. Climbing past the village you will ride up the mountain where you will stop off at a traditional local restaurant, here you will be served a selection of traditional Spanish dishes, excellently prepared by an exceptional local chef. After enjoying your delicious meal you will set off through the forest and ride through the hills, enjoying breathtaking views of the Spanish countryside,  back to our retreat where you can end your experience with a drink at our own bar.

Whats included - all food served at the restaurant, one drink with your meal and one drink at our bar. You can choose between a glass of wine, a beer or a soft drink. 

Additional drinks are available to be purchased. 

The experience lasts between 5 and 6 hours and is not recommended for beginners due to the amount of saddle time 

 
Children

Our fabulous pony Bailey means that children do not have to miss out, he is available for riding lessons for children up to the age of 14 and can join in on shorter hacks for children who have experience riding. For those children who don’t wish to ride out they can stay behind at the retreat and take part in our horse care and stable management lesson, where they will learn how to groom, tack up and lunge as well as learning about feeding and general care. (Max 2 hrs)

 

We can also do an introduction to horses for the very young where they get to meet the horses, groom Bailey and take a short pony ride, the experience lasts around 30 – 40 mins. Bespoke birthday parties for up to 5 children can also be arranged.

Prices
  • Introduction to horses €20 for the first child €10 for each extra child

  • Childrens lessons start at €20

  • Horse care and stable management €15 per hour.