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Horse Riding Holiday Spain

El Añadio offers you a tremendous opportunity to stay on an Andalucian cattle ranch and share the natural environment of the Santa Coloma bulls. You are very much welcome to their 350-hectare pasture located on the slopes of the Sierra Morena, in the northeast of Jaen province, where, since the middle of the 19th century, successive generations of the same family have dedicated themselves to their great passion: the breeding of this marvelous animal.

Key information

  • Rider Weight Limit: 220 pounds / 100 kilograms
  • Horse Height Range: 1.56 meters to 1.59 meters / 15.35 to 15.65 hands
  • Horse Breed: Thoroughbred English, Spanish, and Hispano-Arab Cross


  • 2 riding days
  • Over 2 hours per riding session
  • Visit the livestock in 4x4 to learn about the cattle work
  • Enjoy the best of nature without having to give up any of life’s comforts
  • 1 night accommodation on the bull-breeding ranch
  • All meals provided


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  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Library

You can choose from one of the rooms (each is different) of the Superior Rural House or opt to rent privately the Casa Rural (countryside villa), also located on the estate. For the exclusive use of guests, there are communal areas and services such as dining room, where you will be served traditional dishes, log-fired oven, living rooms with fireplaces, a small and specialized library, a pool with magnificent views and poolside bar, patios to take a siesta, gardens to dream, stalls for yours and the horses, as well as bullring and pens.

At your disposal are seven double rooms and a suite with living room and fireplace. All rooms are equipped with a full bathroom and are thermally and acoustically insulated, as well as having heating, air conditioning, and wireless internet. The beds’ mattresses are made of hi-tech latex; bedding is made of natural maize fiber with anti-stress carbon properties, with an array of pillows and quilts. Additional beds and cots are also available.



Day 1

  • Arrival at the hotel in the afternoon (maximum at 4:30 p.m. in autumn/winter or 5:30 p.m. in spring/summer)
  • First route on horseback (over two hours total)
  • Dinner and overnight

Day 2

  • Breakfast
  • Visit the cattle ranch in 4x4 of three hours with instructive talk about the cattle work, exit to the field and appetizer around the hotel
  • Lunch
  • Second route on horseback (over two hours total)
  • Departure about 8:30 p.m.

Horse trails

Please note that you will always be accompanied by an expert rider or Amazon to enjoy in full the nature of a unique ecosystem, the Dehesa. Its native flora and fauna coexist with the brave cattle. There are different routes through a farm of 400 hectares, up to swamps near, and more recondite areas of the land.

Visit to the cattle ranch in 4x4 with driver and cattle ranches in the field and corrals

You will go through the enclosures of the males and stallions as well as those of the females, where you will see them with their new calves and you will be able to acrotelar some of them. You will be accompanied by the foremen, who will be doing the necessary field work, feeding the animals, enclosures of cattle, section, etc. and the cattlemen will explain to you on the spot the "secrets" of this passion. If you are brave, you can approach a few centimeters, take photos, feed them in your hand (only some). They will be able to witness.


El Añadio is situated in the municipal district of Vilches, Jaen Province, in the northeast of Andalusia.


  • Federico García Lorca Airport (GRX), 115.8 kilometers



  • Art classes
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Poolside bar
  • Patio


  • Library
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet


The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Enjoy your time. Boredom is simply not an option. El Añadio offers a comprehensive array of free time activities, divided into three general categories, enabling each guest to find the perfect balance between fun and relaxation, with an individually tailor-made experience.

Activities with the bulls

  • Guided tour of the ranch in 4×4 vehicles
  • Practical training: tasks around the ranch

Equestrian activities

  • Horse riding with an instructor
  • Horse and carriage rides (with or without driver)
  • Equestrian arena. Lessons in jumping and classical/western riding. All classes are given by professional instructors.
  • Services to accommodate and look after horses belonging to lodgers and/or groups
  • Private lessons to train and break-in horses
  • Hippotherapy

Outdoor activities

  • Countryside cycling (mountain bike hire available)
  • Hiking
  • 4×4 trips
  • Excursions around the estate with breakfast, lunch, or dinner
  • Canoeing in the reservoir
  • Painting and craft exhibitions
  • Full gymkhanas for companies (hiking, cycling, canoeing)
  • Group parties with countryside food and fiesta flamenca
  • Bird watching
  • Telescope for stargazing
  • Archery
  • Outdoor barbeques
  • Tourist excursions: The Arab baths of Andújar, Locubin castle, Despeñaperros, Úbeda, Baeza, Cazorla, Canena spa, etc.

What's included

  • 1 night accommodation in a double room with breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • 2 routes on horseback
  • Visit the livestock in 4x4
  • VAT (+10%)

What's not included

  • Transfers
  • Other services not mentioned

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions

The estate is reached via its country lane, suitable for all vehicles, which is accessed from KM 11.9 of the A-301 regional motorway, from La Carolina to Úbeda (junction 266 or 268 of the A-4 Madrid-Seville motorway, or from the N-322 Cordoba-Valencia).

Arrival by airplane

The nearest airport is Federico García Lorca Airport (GRX). Transfers from this airport are not included. The airport is around 71.9 miles / 115.8 kilometers from the ranch.

Arrival by train

Vilches also has a train station on the Madrid-Cadiz line.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 16.94% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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