We spent 10 days at Rauls & Carolines place in 2005 and it was great. October 2012 we were there again and it was even more impressive. As a group of 9 riders from The Netherlands (Europe) we spent 10 days at La Bellota (see the blog). Great hosts and professional riders we met at La Bellota. We learned a lot in horseriding and Mexican hospitality. Beautiful accommodation, rough outdoors, steep slopes and good horses made it a fabulous stay. We’ll be back!
Compliments and thanks to Raul, Caroline and staff.
Hans & Mieke
Thank you Raul, Caroline and Ricky for a peaceful, serene and joyous weekend at your beautiful ranch. The ride to the winery was beautiful and grand, the views are straight out of a western movie, and the good conversation and laughter along the way, at meals, and at the campfire were all memorable. We felt all of our stress from city life and the work week just melt away as
soon as we arrived at your ranch.
It was so good to get connected to the simplicities of nature. Thank you for being such gracious hosts and making us feel like
part of the family. We can’t wait to visit again soon, and especially when all the new cabins are in!Love,
Bill and Sunny
Irvine, Ca.
Rancho La Bellota is like being home with family. Your new home is beautiful! You both make us feel so welcome and
comfortable too. The riding is superb as is the food. I can’t wait to come back for more Baja hospitality!Mary Verzyvelt, Louisianna
I loved my stay at Rancho la Bellota! The trails are amazing and I wanted to take my horse,”Chaparrito”, home with me plus a
Border Collie puppy! I can’t wait to come back!Zoe Judge, Belmont, CA.
Words cannot express how amazing this weekend was. For the first time, a weekend went by slower than it seemed! The
beautiful scenery, home cooked food, and most importantly, warm hosts made this weekend a true getaway for the stress of
daily life. Your passion for horses and life really inspire me to never stop pursuing things that we love most in life. You two
(and your son), are such nice people. And I look forward to returning to La Bellota for many more weekends of riding, campfires,
and genuine conversations. May God bless you and your ranch. It was a blessing to me! Gracias!Steven Wang, Riverside, CA.
I’ve looked forward to these very special days all year. Thank you for taking such special care of me. This is truly a
“Shangrila”. We are already thinking of next year.Beth Kuzman, San Diego, CA.
Happy Mother’s Day!
This was my first girls trip in about 11 years and I had a great time. Caroline and Raul you are awesome people. Thank you so
much!Sharlee Rushing, Descanso, CA.
Wow, this was a wonderful discovery for a novice and the changing mountain landscape during our journey made it even more worthwhile. I was used to the mountains of my native Romania, but not from the proud perspective of a horseman.
I can’t wait for other further adventures, now that I caught the taste of equitation.Nick Onose, San Diego, CA.
Dear Raul, Ricky, Caroline and family:There are few people in this world who create beauty solely to share it with others.
Thank you for letting us stay in this wonderful place and teaching us the cowboy ropes! It’s just what I needed! I’m sure I
will be back again soon!, If ever you are in San Diego let me know, you guys are awesome company!

Chrystal Pendzich, San Diego, CA.

Raul and Caroline,It is so wonderful that your vision and your passion has become a reality! La Bellota is a lovely oasis and sanctuary, and it will be
great to see it grow with your dreams for the future!
Thank you for your care,
Leslie and Tyler Exter, Encinitas, CA.
Raul and Caroline,Thank you so much. Your ranch is beautiful and the horses wonderful. Your hospitality and great food were very much appreciated.
See you in March 2008!

Shari Mulligan

Raul, Caroline and Ricky,Thank you for welcoming us into your home. It is beautiful! I enjoyed the simplistic lifestyle and hearing your stories. The horses are beautiful, along with the views! You have a wonderful family and home, I had a great time!
Thank you!

Liz Minnelson, Conneticut

The experience of riding the horses here was priceless. I loved, loved, Sporty. I will definetely come back. It was like the best
time of my life!Erin Mulligan
Thank you for a wonderful weekend. I hope to return with more friends and family to share your wonderful place with them.Erin Sweeney
Thank you all so very much for the awesome weekend! It is so refreshing to get away from it all, jump on a horse and eat delicious
food. You all have an amazing ranch, Thank you for sharing it with us!Brianna Pasko, USD
Raul, Caroline, Ricky:Thank you for a memorable adventure. We can’t thank you enough for choosing gentle horses for us!
Much love from, Nic and Barbara Wiseman, San Diego, CA.

Danny and I appreciated your hospitality and Rancho La Bellota. thank you for your dreams and especially for sharing them with
Our love,
Danny and Barbara Keiller, San Diego, CA.

Thank you for everything! This is an excellent trip and you can guarantee there will be more to come!
Thanks,Shayna Gale
Thank you all for giving us such an amazing weekend. Your hospitality was greatly appreciated. This was one of the best
experiences I’ve had and I loved every minute of it. Hopefully I will see you all again someday!Allie Noel, USD
Caroline and Raul,Thanks for the great time. The rides were spectacular- the food was great. The peace and quiet-great. Thanks for helping a 60
year old get on and off. God bless you all and your ranch.

Jimmy Weeks, Bridge City, Texas

Caroline and Raul,Coming to the ranch is like being home with family. Thank you for the wonderful weekend, food, horses accommodations and of course, your hospitality.
See you next year.


Linda Courter, San Diego, CA.

It was a priveledge to be a part of the “long ride”. No way was I going to miss that. It was grand with the gorgeous habitats we
rode through, great weather and most of all the great company. I am very anxious for an overnight to the cow camp. You guys
have done an amazing and splendid job here. You have my deepest wishes for success that I am certain you will have.Cheers,

Jim Berrian, San Diego, CA.