Pinas Vacation 2011: Tagaytay Horseback Riding

My daughter is a fan of Saddle Club-it is a TV series about three heroines - Stevie, Carole, and Lisa who form the Saddle Club at Pine Hollow Stables. Each character has a distinctly different personality but all share an equal love of horses and a strong loyalty to each other.

Influenced by this, she wanted to go horseback riding in the Philippines-an idea given to her by my sister-in-law and we promised her that we will go on our vacation. From then on, Mica would always mention to us or to anyone that she will go horseback riding in the Philippines when she goes on vacation. To fulfill that promise, on our way to San Luis, Batangas-my husband’s hometown and province, we pass by one of Tagaytay's horseback riding grounds.

We would have visited Picnic Grove if we have more time but since we are headed to Batangas, we only stayed for an hour in another horseback riding facility in the area, one or two kilometers away from the latter.

Compared to Picnic Grove (which is actually a park), we only have to pay the parking fee here although it lacks some necessities like a toilet and food stalls. There is a small shop for souvenirs though.

There are big and small horses, the small one above, a white horse (Mica's choice) is PHP 250.00/hr plus PHP 30.00 for an extra rider and the time will be cut in half (30 minutes) if there are two or more extra riders. They also have bicycles for rent and a Carabao ride.

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Carla is a lifestyle blogger based in Dubai who's thankful to call this ever-evolving city her second home. The pages of this blog are filled with stories about her expat life in the sandpit. It features dining and travel adventures in and around the city and beyond. It also features food recipes, parenting tips, and fashion style.


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  1. anganda naman ng mga pictures, mukhang magtagaytay din kme, malamang magsonya :) musta na, tapos nb ang hangover ng bakasyon?

  2. hi McRich salamat oo maganda dun at masarap magbulalo overlooking taal. di pa nga, eto at nahohomesick, dami ko pang pending articles about our vacay

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