The pine, cork and oak forests near to Juan Pedro´s home are bursting with sandy tracks that are fabulous to drive along in his lovely carriages, pulled along by his dapple mares or, even more elaborately, in a four in hand carriage – considered one of the top disciplines of combined driving in sports.
Juan Pedro’s home demonstrates his passion for this sport and his precious collection of associated memorabilia are displayed throughout. There is an extensive collection of carriage and tack, some of which are over a hundred years old including examples of hand-made bamboo whips bought at Christie’s auction house in London. One of his most prized possessions is his grandmother’s beautiful Hermes coach bag made from the skin of an Ibis bird.
For groups of up to four who do not have transport, your Engish speaking guide can collect you from Seville. You will arrive late morning at the finca and will have the opportunity to look around before we set off in the carriage.
The carriage is driven by an expert who will take us on a journey through the surrounding countryside. You can enjoy the scenery and fresh air before the carriage stops for lunch al-fresco under the shade of the trees (Normally 1.5 hours of driving). The lunch served is typical local cuisine, usually salads, meat stews, wine and refreshments, prepared by Pilar who has worked with Juan Pedro´s family for many years. After lunch there is the chance to take a walk and stretch your legs before we head back to the finca.
Approx. 3 hours carriage driving, not including lunch stop.
Half Day Introductory Course for Beginners in Carriage Driving
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