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Horse Riding

Our philosophy is that horses are part of the team and great individuals, so you first need to meet at the ground! If you are a complete beginner we will show you the basics of handling and grooming the horse chosen for you. We will also give you basic information about horses in general, their nature, their characters and we will be more than happy to answer all your questions about them. Even for those with experience we believe it is essential to spend some time with your horse first on the ground to know each other as you both will feel more comfortable during the ride. In order to make the experience both fun and safe for you we are choosing your horse for the ride depending on your weight, height and level of experience. We ride English style and the choice of paces is up to the guides judgment and the previous experience of the riders.

Restrictions

-No previous experience is needed.

-Maximum number of riders per group is 4 participants.

-Maximum weight per rider 95 kg.    

-Available every day except Mondays.

-Age limit is 8 years old.

 

Horse riding at the hill of Marathon - Athens extrem

Horse Ride Tour at Vranas hill in the Marathon area

Prices : 50 euros per person

Description : This circular trail starts directly from our base farm in Marathon and takes us to the hills of Vranas and back. We will ride for a few yards at the agricultural zone of Marathon and then we will take a dirt path that will take us up the hill, where we will enjoy the panoramic views of the historical bay of Marathon along with the Evoikos bay in the background. On good weather conditions and clear atmosphere we can see as far as the Dirfys, the highest mountain at Evoia island. On our way back we will ride through beautiful pine forest and olive trees.

Activity duration : 1,5 hours in total, grooming and preparing horses and riders 30 mins, the ride lasts 1 hour.

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Mountain Horse Ride Tour at Marathon

Prices : 75 euros per person

Description : The North-East Penteli mountain ride takes us through the agricultural part of Marathon and up to the North-East bunk of the mountain. That ride offers great panoramic views of the historical Marathon harbour, the Aegean sea and Evoia island. We will pass from the archaeological museum of Marathon, we will explore some of the dust roads and paths of the mountain surrounded with Mediterranean flora. This is a slow pace, more leisure type of trail ride, ideal for even complete beginners. Experienced riders though will have the chance for short trots or canter according to their previous experience.

Activity duration : 3,5 hours in total, grooming and preparing horses and riders 30 mins, the ride lasts 3 hours.

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Beach Horse Ride Tour at Schinias Beach

Prices : 75 euros per person

Description : The beach ride is done at Schinias, one of Atticas most beautiful beaches being almost 3 km long. It is surrounded by pine forest that offers the unique opportunity to combine forest ride with beach ride ! Part of Schinias beach and forest belongs to the “Schinias national park Marathon” and it is considered one of the most important ecoparks in Attica. This ride offers great footing for faster paces when the riders are experienced. This ride is recommended to riders that have previous experience and can follow at trot and canter in a safe manner.

Activity duration : 2 hours in total, grooming and preparing horses and riders 30 mins, the ride lasts 1 hr 30 mins.

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Non riding activities - The basic horse interaction program

This is a non riding program, suitable for all people who want to come in contact with horses on a free environment. It’s ideal for those that don’t know much about horses but they want to come in contact with those magnificent animals, ideal for those interested in history, culture, psychology and human sciences. We will walk together and join the heard of horses, observe and get to know each other, we will explain about their physiology, psychology and ways of communicating with in their environment. We will speak about the heard dynamics and how this reflects to human societies and human dynamics. In the quest to understand more the horses we will play a few games with them, the horses will participate only if they want to! Finally, we will take you on a tour on our farm, we will explain their day care and routine also the history behind how horses became domesticated animals, the war horses and the evolution of horse riding as an Olympic sport from the Ancient Greece to modern time ! 

​Duration : 1hr 30 mins

Max participants : 14 people.

Prices :

2 up to 4 participants : 35 euros

5 to 8 participants : 30 euros

9 to 14 participants : 25 euros

 

The beginners horse communication and groundwork program

This is a non riding program suitable for those who want to get involved with the basics of communicating with horses from the ground, understand basics of the handling and daily care of horses and practice some very basic technics of groundwork training. This programs first part is similar to interaction with horses program, the second part though is hands on work which means you will work with a horse from the ground on basic leading and groundwork technics, basic lunging and drive your horse through and over obstacles. This will teach you first steps of efficient communication understanding of the body language and develop your leader skills. You will also get involved in grooming the horse and preparation for the ground session.

Duration : 2hr 30 mins

Max participants : 4 people

Prices : For 2 participants price is 70 euros, for 3 to 4 participants price is 60 euros

Non riding horse activities - Athens ext

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