At the Centro Hipico Javea (https:// Evening hacks to avoid the heat of the day followed by a swim & drink at one of the chirungitas on the beach in Javea with the option of a Thai meal later. Take a new view and see the countryside from the back of the horse. The hacks will be in the valley of the Rio Gorgos – La Valls in Javea. Two hacks will be available. Hacks take about 1 hour.

1. A hack for dummies (those that have never had lessons) but would like to have a go. Spaces are limited to 5 without riding experience plus 1 rider (someone who can walk & trot). The group will also have two experienced riders with them from the riding school.

2. A hack for experienced riders (those who can walk & trot). Space is limited to 6 riders. Accompanied by an experienced rider from the riding school.

The upper weight limit is 85Kgs. Horses in Spain are smaller than those in northern Europe! Cost for the hacks is €27 – Nina has some boots available but can’t guarantee to have all sizes. Probably best to ride in walking shoes or trainers. Chaps, hats and crops are available. Long trousers a must. No shorts! Hangers are welcome to come along. They may be able to walk along with the hack for dummies. There is an honesty bar at the riding school with soft drinks and beer where those not riding can have a drink and sit in the shade while the hacks are out. Bookings by Friday 6th September to Helen Granville mob: +447973256724 or email: