Sirocco, Spanish horse bred by Rancho Acebuchal

Rancho Acebuchal 
Ethical Equestrian Centre 


Our Team

Helping you to enjoy your holiday at Rancho Acebuchal

Monica Andréewitch

Coach and Manager
We are proud to have the experienced Monica Andréewitch, author of the Softness Training Programme at Rancho Acebuchal as our coach and manager. Originally from Venezuela, Monica speaks fluent Spanish, English and German! Monica will organise your horse time at the Ranch, developing suitable activities based on your current ability and interests. Specialising in Confidence Building and creating Softness and Connection in our interaction with horses, Monica's wealth of experience will ensure you get the most from your stay at the Ranch.


Assistant Coach
Sonia joined the team a year ago and has been studying with Monica to develop her skills in Softness and Connection. A native German, Sonia also speaks fluent Spanish and English. We are proud to have Sonia as our Team Acebuchal captain, riding our wonderful P.R.E. Orion XVI in dressage competitions. Under Monica's tuition and guidance we are very excited at the future for Sonia and Orion. During your stay at the ranch Sonia will help you with your horse and be Monica's right hand man! 


Guest Relations 
Laura has been with Rancho Acebuchal for two years and lives on the Ranch looking after our wonderful array of dogs and helping care for the horses. Laura is originally from Italy and speaks fluent Spanish and English (although please speak clearly!). Laura will be your first contact when you arrive at your accommodation and will ensure you have all your immediate needs. During your stay she will continue to provide a housekeeping service if required.


Chantelle also joined the team a year ago and lives on the ranch. Born in Spain, Chantelle speaks fluent Spanish and English. A member of the Acebuchal dressage team riding Jenson, Chantelle looks after the horses feed and helps to poo pick the fields. Always willing to help she is a friendly face on the ranch and a valuable team member.
During your stay Chantelle will happily tell you all about the herd and delight you with her everyday tales! 

Glenda Smithson

Glenda started Rancho Acebuchal in September 2011 at a different location and moved to this ranch in September 2014. Originally from England, Glenda moved to Spain in 2003 to live a more relaxed and healthy lifestyle. Driven by a desire to share her dream of a natural environment to enjoy and be with horses, the Rancho Acebuchal concept was born. Still working part time outside of the ranch, Glenda will be around at the weekends to meet and chat and hopefully get your feedback on your stay.