'So much fun! Our 3-year-old kept talking about riding a horse, so we decided to give it a shot during our drive from Paphos to Larnaka. What a great idea it was. The scenery was spectacular and Pat was so patient, gentle and, of course expert. Our son had a great time and still talks about it a week later. Thanks, Pat!' IsraCane
'We have been bringing our daughter to Aphrodite Riding School for the last 3 years it is a fantastic place ride whether your starting for the first time or an experienced rider Pat and Sophie's lessons are fun and very rewarding this is very much a place you do not want to miss.' Vincents34
'We went here expecting to go on a usual pony trek for an hour. We had pat giving us her wealth of knowledge of everything that we were seeing on our wonderful riding experience. We were both relative novices and she put us at complete ease while telling us all about each individual horse's history and nature. Afterwords we fed and petted the horses before they had their shower. The stables are immaculate and the horses are obviously well looked after and loved. I would highly recommend going to these tables during your holiday. Many thanks pat.' sdarcy05
'Thank you, thank you so much for making what otherwise would have been a miserable holiday (sickness bug at hotel) turn completely round for my son Jack and I! We went along for a one hour trail being in the main novices but having a shared love of horses. Pat is the most kindest and patient of women and was a fantastic tour guide as well on the trail! The horses are all of lovely temperament and obviously very well cared for. Could have stayed all day! We loved it so much we went back again two days later. The views and countryside on the trail are lovely as are the surroundings at the stables! Well worth a visit when you are up in this area. And Steve who comes to pick you up from the hotel in the jeep is a lovely chap and gets a thumbs up from us too and his lovely daughter who came out to help on our second hack! X' Lennyhud
'Just to reiterate all of the previous great reviews. We stayed at the Sensatori hotel which is in the same resort as the riding club and had a wonderful time when we visited. The riding club is really lovely and in a beautiful location. They are really helpful and will collect you from the hotel. We went for an hour hack and had a fabulous time. I've not ridden since I was little and my partner has never got on a horse. Pat was really nice and matched us with perfect horses - all of them are beautifully kept. We had a great time with Pat pointing out sights and giving us history on the area - she also took loads of photos for us. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend and would go back if we were here for longer. Even my partner who was reluctant really enjoyed it. To anyone thinking of going - enjoy you are in for a treat!!' SammyMinshaw
Having not ridden for a number of years due to a bad fall it was with a degree of trepidation that I headed up to the riding club.
'I need not have worried. Pat was amazing, picking out mac for me to ride who was a perfect combination of steady and forward going. Both he and pat gave me so much confidence I was soon loving the beautiful trails and cantering through the smoother areas. Pat gave me an amazing tour of the beautiful landscape as well as some of the history of the area which was absolutely fascinating.
I came back grinning from ear to ear and also really enjoyed the fact that there was no rush for me to leave - I would have stayed all day if I could have!
I have been to a lot of riding clubs and trekking centres in my 20 plus years of riding and I can honestly say that this was the best by far.
Thank you so much to all at the riding club for such an amazing day. Now really fancy the idea or a riding holiday!' Gemmapw
'Amazing views, friendly happy
helpful staff. Just wish we had time to go again! Top activity!' Tommy Partridge
'Just to reiterate what I
said on my original post really: This was only the second time my 15 year old
had ever sat on a horse! He had a lesson with Pat and then went on a trail with
Sophy the next day!!! He has found a new passion - amazing! This is an incredible
oasis in the middle of the Aphrodite Hills - an amazing place for their
beautifully cared for and tended horses to live and work. Pat and Sophy
obviously have a huge talent and calling doing what they're doing - Xander as a
result wants to start riding as soon as we get home to the UK and can't wait to
be back to work with Roger (the gentle giant) again. Thank you so much. Xx' Juliet Hall
daughter and I had a lovely trek into the hills the views were incredible.
Everyone was very friendly and accommodating as were our horses - Rooney and
Roger. Thank you' Joanne Godson
wonderful treks and my nephew had 2 very enjoyable lessons with a very patient
Sophie' Keeley Ryder
'I know it's been mentioned before but I can't
recommend the Aphrodite Hills Riding Club here enough.
Run by Patricia, the whole team are brilliant and were
just fabulous with my children and the horses and ponies were too!
My 7 year old boy has had two lessons there and I
also went on an hours trek with him - the views were amazing on the trek,
definitely worth booking. I hadn't ridden for 30 years but soon got the basics
back and rode confidently into the countryside.
My 3 year old girl
was initially terrified of the big ponies so Pat put her on little Penny, but
today she was brave enough to try the larger Pixie, and her face was a picture
of accomplishment. Definitely a highlight on our holiday' Claire Poole
'Just a quick post to say if anyone has thought
about using Aphrodite Riding stables at resort that Sensatori give you info on
can't recommend them enough! My daughter had a second lesson today and they are
so good! Think she wishes we were staying longer to have more lessons. Booked
it through Sensatori guys!' Jo Mills
'Thank-you Pat Brown for
another excellent lesson. Elaine & Christine.' Elaine Menzies
you Sophie and Pat for a wonderful sunset ride this evening on Mac and Twizzle.
Such a special experience X' Louise Ramadan
'I first came here in the summer in 2014 and I was
welcomed by Pat and Sophie and the lovely horses, I had lesson with Pat and it
was amazing she really helped me improve my riding! During that holiday I
barely left the stables I loved it! And then I returned this summer again and
had another fantastic time, I even got my boyfriend to have a go and he fell in
love with Rodger! Both Pat and Sophie are really lovely and have fantastic
humour they really make you feel welcome! The horses are all wonderful with
great personality and they are very photogenic for all those great photo
memories! I am making a third visit next summer! For me it's like a second
home! Absolutely amazing!!!!Sarah W - Thank you to
Pat and the team for an amazing trail ride! I would definitely recommend this
without a doubt. Pat was a great instructor and made me feel at ease as I was
quite nervous being an inexperienced horse rider. A great lesson to begin by
Sophie, the most beautiful horses and great scenery.' Jasmine V
'My children and I visit Aphrodite Hills Riding Club
regularly and are completely happy with everything about this lovely place.
Both children are being taught to ride here by Patricia and Sophie, and are
progressing fantastically. You can take a trail ride through unspoilt
countryside with the most breath taking views or choose a lesson in the
spacious outdoor arena. Both trail rides and lessons are available for all
abilities and ages and they have well-kept and obviously happy horses and
ponies to suit everyone. I highly recommend taking the time to visit and
experience riding in this wonderful location.' Angela W
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