If you’re a lover of Andalusian culture, there’s nothing you’ll enjoy more than an Andalusian horse fair or an afternoon at an equestrian centre full of Pure Spanish Horses. An equestrian centre in Torremolinos, El Ranchito fuses a number of experiences revolving around the Andalusian horse, delighting visitors with the beauty of these majestic creatures. Come to the seaside town of Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol to discover a place where you can experience an authentic slice of Andalusian culture and customs.
Where history comes alive
Founded in the 1980s by José González, in the backdrop of political and economic change, El Ranchito in Torremolinos infuses each and every one of its shows with history. What originally started out as a breaking in business had transformed, by the 1990s, into an equestrian show whose artistry and tradition wowed the audience.
Entitled ‘Ritmo a Caballo’, the show features twenty or so Pure Spanish Horses whose movements represent the highest level of equestrian mastery. The performance also shines the spotlight on another of the most Andalusian art forms - flamenco - combining the power of dance with the spectacle of the horses. Together the riders, music and dancers create a spectacle unlike any other.
A destination for friends and family
Not only is El Ranchito in Torremolinos an equestrian centre, it’s a place where you can indulge your passions. El Ranchito is an exceptional place to spend time with your friends and family. The centre showcases the majesty, beauty and artistry of equestrianism, shining the spotlight on the Pure Spanish Horse.
The equestrian centre makes an unforgettable backdrop to events such as weddings, communions, children’s camps and even business events. If you’re looking for a place to host a team building activity that is a little bit different, for instance, El Ranchito is it. The centre promises excellent facilities and memorable experiences revolving around horses.
As you would expect, El Ranchito boasts impressive facilities including dozens of stables, an arena for hosting all sorts of events and bars where you can sit down and relax. The centre is committed to making the visitor experience as easy as possible: there is therefore a large car park for cars and coaches.
The beautiful horses are well looked after in the stables. During your time at El Ranchito, you and your loved ones have the opportunity to try the traditional cuisine of the Costa del Sol before and after every show.
Fuente: Club Hípico el Ranchito
Horse rides and hacks
Beyond its spectacular horse show, El Ranchito also offers a number of services that you would expect to find at an equestrian centre, namely riding classes and hacks. The centre enjoys a beautiful location, just steps from Los Álamos beach in Torremolinos, meaning that you will feel the sea breeze caress your skin as you ride your horse through the beautiful scenery.
If you and your kids are keen to learn how to ride a horse, you’ll be pleased to know the centre offers riding classes for all ages and levels. So what are you waiting for? Start planning a family day out to El Ranchito in Torremolinos and get ready to discover the magic of the Andalusian horse in the Costa del Sol.