One week package with 5 days of horse riding, stay in a cottage and including all meals. Suitable for western riders, riders who are used to English riding and for recreational riders. To join this activity, it is important that you can ride independently and that you are able to do a canter on your own and that you are able to ride in the mountains. The same applies also for children. In addition, children should be at least 140 cm to join this activity. Everyone rides in the same group. Based on your experience, height and weight you’ll get a horse that we think suits you best. We’ll guide you through the beautiful nature around the ranch and who knows; maybe we’ll see wild animals or even the king of the forest; the moose.
Included in the price:
Welcome drink (non-alcoholic)
6 nights/7 days stay in a cottage with shower/toilet
5 days of horse riding:
extreme trail park lesson
2 day trails with picnic in the woods
breakfast, lunch/picnic and dinner
drinks with meals; coffee/tea, milk or juice
bed linen and towels
the trip to and from the ranch
extra drinks (other than the drinks included with the meals)
extra activities (possible to book extra activities during your stay)
The maximum weight for riders is 90 kg and children minimum 140 cm high
Good riding experience is necessary
Extra fee for a single room: 1.000 SEK
Horse package (7 days/6 nights – Sunday to Saturday)
This package is available last week in June, all July and August 2020. And also the 26th of April-2nd of May 2020.
Price adult (13+): 9.428 SEK per person per week
Price children (under 12 years): 8.540 SEK per person per week
Free internet access for all guests
Guides available in the languages Dutch, English and Swedish
The cottages aren’t equipped with kitchen and living room and you don’t have the possibility to cook a meal in your own cottage. That’s why we offer all the packages including all meals or B&B with breakfast. We have a service house with stove, fridge, freezer, coffee maker, microwave etc. All guests can use this.
Free use of the different picnic areas such as the tipi tent and the chuck wagon, fire places, anti mosquito tent, play area, etc.
Would you come alone or with two people then it may be possible that there is another couple in the other bedroom. In that case you share the bathroom together.
Basic program; The adventurous rider’s vacation
The guided trails/outdoor rides are great and very diverse forest of needle-leaved trees to deciduous trees forest, open fields, rocks, many rivers and lakes and of course beautiful climbing trough the mountains with breathtaking views and real unspoiled nature. We’ll guide you through the most beautiful pieces of the nature around the ranch. Each hour is different! And if you are lucky you can see cranes, deer, moose or maybe a wolf or bear!
The biggest part of the day trails we walk, sometimes we do an easy jog (slow trot) and of course also gallop is nice if the area allows us to. We ride about 2 hours to the picnic area and the way home takes also about 2 hours. So in total you will ride for around 4 hours during a day trail. That is, it appears from experience, more than enough for rider and horse because of the rough ground surface in the forest.
Everyone gets their own horse but if you want, it is possible to ride different horses during the week. There are up to 10-12 people on one day trail, but often it’s less.
Day 1 Arrival
Sunday after 4 pm; arrival to the ranch. We’ll have an outdoor meal together by the campfire. We’ll get to know each other and everybody gets a tour around the ranch.
Day 2 Meet the herd and western riding
Monday after breakfast you will meet the herd and everyone gets some explanation about body language and natural behaviour towards horses. You’re going to do the Extreme Trail Park by hand and explore all the obstacles. After lunch you will get a lot of information about saddling and a western riding lesson. Then you may do the obstacles in the Extreme Trail Park on the horseback this time. The instructor helps if necessary. This is a nice start to get used to your horse and (for many) a new riding style; western riding.
Day 3 Day trail
Tuesday; today we have a super beautiful and adventurous guided day trail on the program with many narrow climbing paths and a breathtaking path along a rocky river and old ruin during?. Halfway on our trail we stop at a beautiful picnic spot and take a break to eat our picnic that we have brought in our saddle bags. Of course, we make a small fire to toast the bread and to warm up ourselves if it’s a cold day. The guide leads you through beautiful tracks back to the ranch
Day 4 Cutting lesson and mountain trail
Wednesday you’ll get a cutting lesson in the morning. This is a technical western riding lesson. At the end you can ‘ play ‘ with the cutting machine (a fake cow attached with strings to the machine which we control with a remote control) so that you really can experience the cowboy feeling.
After lunch at the ranch we saddle up our horses and go to the mountains for a beautiful guided mountain trail.
Day 5 Evening trail
Thursday you can sleep a little longer if you want and you have a day off. You can spend the day as you want. After dinner there is a guided evening trail so you can enjoy the sunset on different beautiful view points over the river. And hopefully we will get to see some wildlife. They are more active in the evening, so there is a big chance!
Day 6 Day trail
Friday is the last day trail. Today we go very deep into the forest. Together with the guide you will cross many small rivers and climb the mountains. You’ll see a very different kind of nature with many beautiful views. We know a very nice spot for the picnic by a big lake. The way back to the ranch is challenging with a hard climb and very steep descents. In the evening you can enjoy a delicious BBQ, good music, a campfire and maybe some dancing. In July and August even live music!
Day 7 Goodbye
Saturday after breakfast it’s unfortunately already time to go home (before 11 am). We wish you a nice journey back!