Zoraïda's Horse-Riding
Kavros - Crete - Greece





German
Daily Rides at 3 levels

Beginners
Only walking, no experience required

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5 € p.p

Guided walk for children in the rural outdoors (30 min.) € 15.-
Every child deserves to get to experience the kind nature of a horse in a safe way.
Parents are more than welcome to walk or ride along.


Pure nature ride
(1 hour) € 25.-
An amazing round-trip exclusively on dirt roads offering fantastic mountain- and sea views.
The best way to experience Cretan countryside!!

Magical Kournas lake (2 hours) € 40.-
Mainly over dirt roads and amid olive groves we will make way to the magical Lake of Kournas. Peaceful and unspoiled nature with amazing views guaranteed.
No doubt we will meet family sheep... Riding along the turquoise lake is really a very unique way of visiting the only sweet water lake on Crete. A perfect excursion to get into horse-riding!


Private trip to the magical Kournas Lake
(2 hours) for 2 persons € 99.-
E-mail pictures included

Riding & swimming with horses (2.5 hours) € 60.-
A more challenging beginner's ride which is only possible when the sea is very calm.
Through nature and the village outskirts we will reach the sea. Unsaddling the horses and getting into bikini-mood is next. Get to experience the unique feeling of floating on a swimming horse! When the horses and we are dried up, we will head back to the ranch.
Horses do not like waves, so in case of too strong wind, this excursion will be postponed. Best to book this ride for the beginning of your holidays! Try wearing your bikini under your clothes and do bring a towel along.
Intermediate
Walking & gentle trotting
Min. 1/2 year of regular riding required


Beach ride A 30 minute walk through greenery and the village outskirts to the beach will give you the chance to connect to your horse and to properly warm up its legs. An amazing 7 km long beach ride will definitely be the highlight of your holiday! May you enjoy the feeling of space and freedom. A memory that will linger on for a long time...

+/- 2 hours € 49.-
07.30 - 09.30 or evening sunset ride
Advanced
Walking, trotting & slow galloping
Min. 2 years riding and +12 years old


Beach ride A 30 minute walk through greenery and the village outskirts to the beach will give you the chance to connect to your horse and to properly warm up its legs.
Get ready for some exciting canters during an actual 8.5 km long beach ride. An unforgettable experience! Who told you, you need wings to fly?

+/- 2 hours € 55.-
07.15 - 09.15 or evening sunset ride

Private beach ride for 2 persons € 165.- E-mail pictures included

As the beach rides take place on a public beach, beginners will NOT be accepted on the beach rides! Horses need to remain in line, so it is important you can steer your English-trained horse well during all gaits done in your group.



Half day trips for intermediate & advanced riders (separate groups)
  • A beautiful mini-safari to Kournas Lake
    +/- 3 hours: 07.30 - 10.30 or in the late afternoon 75.- €, soft-drink included


    Perfect for those who adore riding through the unspoiled Cretan countryside. Mainly over dirt roads and through olive groves, we will ride up towards the village of Kournas. Making our way down to the lake, will give us the opportunity to admire its full beauty from a bird's eye view. The turquoise colours and the surrounding mountains guarantee you an absolutely amazing view. Short drinking-stop at the lake itself.

  • A Cool Ride: mini-safari swimming with horses
    +/- 3 hours: (06.30 - 09.30) 85.- €, E-mail pictures included


    This is an extended beach ride of 10 km combined with swimming with horses.
    Leaving this early in the morning guarantees an almost empty beach to ride on and a very mild sunshine. Perfect riding conditions which we will fully exploit. The ride itself will be on saddled horses, the swimming bareback. As the swimming will take place at the end of the beach ride it will offer a very welcome refreshment for both riders and horses. Experience the unique sensation of floating on a swimming horse! A very unique feeling! Once we and the horses are dried off, we will re-saddle and ride back through the outskirts of Kavros village and green countryside.

    Horses do not like waves, so in case of too strong wind, this excursion will be postponed. Book this ride for the beginning of your holiday! Try wearing your bikini under your clothes and do bring a towel along.



Full day trip for intermediate & advanced riders (separate groups)
  • An interesting day trip to the evergreen spring village
    +/- 6 riding hours + large lunch break with short visits 09.00 - +/- 18.00 149.- € lunch incl.


    Riding mainly on unspoiled dirt tracks through wooded areas and olive groves, we will get to enjoy great views. This is Crete in its purest way! We will pass through authentic villages such as Patima-Kastellos who are well known for their Cretan vendetta. Meeting sheep and shepherds shouldn't come as a surprise on this trip. This trail breaths nature, space and history.
    Argiroupolis is well known for its various water springs and lush greenery all year around. A delicious lunch will be served in a tavern amid the water springs, while our horses will enjoy their lunch and siesta in the shade.
    During the lunch break, we will go for a little stroll in this unique and lush place before heading to upper Argiroupolis and explore its historical importance. Along the way we can have a short stop in the interesting carob and/or avocado shops.
    We will also visit the Chapel of the Five Virgins, the excavations around the chapel and the 2000 year old Plantain tree.
    Heading home through greenery and along traditional villages, the fitter ones among us can climb up to the secret Cretan hiding place dating from the Turkish war. This will surely be the most interesting day of your holiday!


General Riding Information
  • Gentle, forward going and well-looked after horses. Our sweet horses do appreciate a juicy apple, fresh carrots or a slice of dry bread as a reward :-)
  • Small guided groups or private rides
  • 3 different riding levels
    • beginners: only walking - no experience required
    • intermediate: walking & trotting - minimum 6 months of riding school required
    • advanced: walking, trotting & slow galloping - minimum 2 years of riding school required
         For your own safety and everybody's fun:
         Please choose your riding level HONESTLY as beginners will NOT be accepted on the beach rides!
         Beach rides are always at your own responsibility. A liability waiver must be signed.
         As we are riding on a public beach, you must be able to steer your horse during the gaits done in
         your group. It is important that the horses remain in line during the ride.
  • Only early morning and evening sunset rides
  • Good & safe riding material
  • Riding hats are obligatory and provided free of charge
  • For rent:
    Riding boots (please bring socks) & short chaps: 1 €
    Riding trouser: 3 €
    For your own safety and comfort, you are kindly requested to wear long trousers and closed toe-shoes.
  • Organized transport on request from your hotel and back for the following areas:
    Platanias, Chania, Almyrida, Kalives, Georgioupolis, Kavros, Gerani, Rethymnon, Adelianos, Kambos, Panormo, Bali



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