Our Services of Riding school
At Son Menut Club d’ Equitació we have been dedicated to the world of horse riding for over 20 years. We currently have more than 90 horses and ponies for the enjoyment of our customers and catering to riders of all levels.
Our instructors, all professionals with years of experience, provide a fun and effective teaching environment for both children and adults. Our goal is that customers learn to ride intuitively and, above all, enjoy their experience.
We offer a wide range of excursions: 1 or 2 hours, full days or week programmes. In addition customers can enjoy beginners and advanced classes in dressage and show jumping.
Our ethos is it to support and promote a harmonious relationship between nature and people. By doing this we can offer a complete, responsible, and fulfilling service, accommodating recreational as well as therapeutic riding.
At Son Menut we pay special attention to the quality of our services. We provide high-level equestrian facilities such as:
- 1 indoor riding arena
- 2 outdoor arenas: 50 m x 70 m and 20 m x 40 m
- 1 round-pen arena
- 1 horse walker (up to 4 horses)
- 14 stables for stallions
- 14 stables for school horses
- 4 stables for mares
- 6 stables for ponies
- 10 paddocks for yearlings and time-off
- 4 stables for saddle-breaking horses
- 1 paddock and stable for broodmares
- 1 paddock for ponies
- 1 paddock for school horses
- Tack room for stallions
- Tack room for school horses
- 6 showers for horses
- 1 covered saddling and preparation area
- 1 x 300 m2 feeding room and grain mill
The Son Menut stud farm was founded by Antonio Barceló in 1981 when he purchased an Andalusian filly Ischia G. This filly, from María Teresa Gual de Pons’ stud, is a descendent of the renowned Bocado bloodline. Later, on the 10th of August 1985, Antonio acquired several mares from Mr. Joaquin Peña Buendia´s prestigious Sevillian livestock. Among those mares was Desertora III who, being in foal by Glorioso, gave birth to Apocalipsis.
Today the genetic basis of our stockbreeding is centralised around those two horses: Ischia G. and Apocalipsis. We have since covered with different stallions with our objective being to breed a distinct line of horses with special traits (rather than sheer quantity). Our horses are bred to possess a particular aesthetic prolife while maintaining practical functionality. Nowadays we also breed and break-in Baskir Curly horses, the only hypoallergenic horses.
You can find all of our for-sale horses on our Facebook page (Album: Horses for Sale). For information or to organise a visit, please contact us directly.
Whether you’re an experienced rider or a recent beginner, you can enjoy the experience of riding through the scenic countryside. At Son Menut we offer excursions for all levels to explore different areas of Mallorca. Discover the island from a new perspective!
Short hacks of 1 to 2 hour durations are spread across the rural area of Son Negre. This region is away from the main thoroughfare of the islands tourism, allowing it to retain the traditional, quiet, and tranquil atmosphere that characterises the Mallorcan countryside. Trail rides of 1 to 2 hours can be booked for individuals (48 €/hr) or groups (30 € pp/hr). The maximum number of riders is determined by the age and riding proficiency or each person, particularly their ability to trot and canter for extended periods. Please share these details with us in your booking request and we will recommend the best option for you.
Whole day rides to the mountain.
Day treks are not suitable for first time riders as they entail riding over rough terrain. Experienced riders, however, can enjoy these long-duration outings –starting at 9 am and finishing around 5 pm. A full day enjoying nature and beautiful views on horseback, we will take some time to rest and have brunch at the top of the mountain.
Trail rides can be booked in groups of up to 6 people with breakfast included. These longer trails are restricted to experienced riders who can canter comfortably and cost 135€ pp.
The teaching methodology we use is intuitive and every lesson is adapted to allow students to reach their full potential. Children (from 6 years old) and adults can learn to ride, perfect their technique or develop their capacity to care for a horse.Classes are available for individuals (48€/hr) or in groups (from 30€ pp/hr). The group price varies with the number or horses and riders. For those who are residents of the island and wish to undertake more regular equestrian lessons (1 or 2 classes/week) we offer a discount of up to 15% for those who book a weekly programme between October and June. There are also deals for those looking to ride stallions or learn dressage (from 50€ pp/hr in a group of minimum 2 persons).
Children are captivated by nature and contact with animals has an invaluable benefit in their development. For the little ones, from 1 to 5 years of age, we provide pony rides around the premises for them to have their first horseback experience.
Rides last about 30 minutes. Wearing a helmet and appropriate clothing (long trousers and closed shoes) is mandatory for safety reasons.Pony rides are conducted under the supervisión of parents or guardians of the child. Son Menut takes no responsibility for accidents or injuries as a result of poor or improper use of safety equipment (i.e. helmet) or poor or improper handling of the pony. Pony rides can be booked for 18€ per child/ride.
At Son Menut we believe in the importance of dynamic, fun, and didactic activities for our youngest to enjoy learning. During all school holidays -Christmas, Easter, and Summer- we organise intensive Camps spanning several days for riders of all levels. These camps are a unique opportunity for kids to have fun during their holidays at the same time as exercising and enjoying their favourite activities.
During these camps we combine different activities depending on the children´s age and their riding level.
• Lessons: beginner, jumping, and dressage
• Combination of games with theory
• Short hacks and horse vaulting activities
• Equestrian theory
• Time to cool off in the pool (Summer Camp)
Kids camps last half a day – from 9. 00 am to 3.30 pm- and include lunch and water. Places are limited and fill up fast so it is essential to make a reservation in advance.
Kids camps are priced at 340€ for members and 375€ for non-members. There is also the possibility of single days: 70€ for members and 80€ for non-members.
Members are those children who are registered with the Federación Hípica de las Baleares, through our Club Escola d’Equitació Son Menut, for the current calendar year.
RIDING CAMPUS DATES AVAILABLE FOR THIS SUMMER 2022!
FROM 4.07-8.07.22 - INTERMEDIATE/INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED
FROM 18.07-22.07 - BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE
FROM 25.07-29.07 - INITIATION/INTERMEDIATE
FROM 8.08-12.08 - (to be determined)
FROM 22.08-26.09 - (to be determined)
FROM 29.08-02.09 - ADVANCED (Gallop 4)
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