Horseback riding can be adventurous, exhilarating, relaxing and even life changing experience, but most importantly it’s a great way to spend a weekend with friends or family enjoying the nature and admiring the beauty of the gracious animals. Always wanted to ride a horse or looking for a unique gift for an animal lover? Then check out our list of places to go horseback riding in Kyiv.
Grand Admiral Resort & SPA five-star country club is located 15 km from Kyiv (116 Warshavska str., Irpin, Kyiv) in a pine forest in the guarded area of 23 hectares. Fresh air, nice smell of pine trees, a forest lake, unique landscape solutions and a variety of services for the out-of-town rest will fit every taste: pools, restaurants, spa area, water sports, tennis, rope coursing park and extensive children's playground. The water zone is represented with several outdoor pools, waterfalls and jacuzzi.
Grand Admiral offers ultimate horseback riding experience for a romantic date or fun weekend with kids. Experienced trainers will introduce the total beginners to the art of equestrianism and are also available for helping out more experienced riders to perfect their technique.
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If you are looking for a total getaway, Rancho Bolivar is your place. Located 35 kilometers from Kyiv (35th km of highway Kyiv-Odessa, 114 Schorsa str., Zdorivka) the sprawling complex offers a variety of outdoor activities including paintball, ping-pong, hiking trails and a swimming pool.
But the real draw is the horses. For UAH 150-200 an hour you can walk, or gallop through the fields and forest surrounding the stables. Trainers are on hand if you want lessons, but you should book in advance.
Charity Fund of Elena Petrusevich
The Charity Fund of Elena Petrusevich uses horses as healers. Here one can book horseback riding rehabilitation courses to over 2000 children with disabilities, particularly children with cerebral palsy. The fund can provide English speaking instructors on request. Address: 1, Hlushkova street, Pavillion 14, «Konevodstvo», Kyiv.
Sport Elite is often referred to one of the best equestrian clubs in Kyiv. It has already 10 years of successful experience in teaching horseback riding. The club’s professional team of qualified coaches regularly undergo training in the best European equestrian schools. Sport Elite club contains 18 stables with modern equipment. The club has outdoor and indoor arenas. There is also a private beach, a summer terrace for recreation, a club room and a gym. You can train both with your own horse or rent one. Keeping your horse here will cost EUR 1200 a month. Monthly membership for a child attending pony class lessons three times a week will cost EUR 400. There are three types of memberships offered by the club: pony style – for the smallest children, hobby class and sport class. The Club is located in Koncha Zaspa (left turn on the on the 26-th km of Stolichne highway to the direction of Obukhiv city).
Magnat Club is located 10 km from Kyiv by the Kyiv-Boryspil highway. With a total area of 11 hectares it is one of the largest Kyiv horse riding clubs. The infrastructure of Magnat includes an indoor arena for training, 3 stables, 2 open-air riding arenas and a veterinary clinic. There’s also a comfortable hotel, restaurant and a conference room. Everything here is made to satisfy even most spoiled clients. A riding lesson for a beginner will cost UAH 580 and will last around 1 hour, individual dressage lesson – UAH 590 for 45 minutes. Renting a horse for 1 month is UAH 20K (personal trainer services is included in the price).
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«The Art of Communication with the Horse» Equestrianism School
This is a new equestrian club, which aims at teaching people how to establish strong ties with a horse, how to understand this wise animal, how to take care of it properly as well as developing a sense of rhythm and basic riding skills. Horse riding with a personal trainer here costs UAH 250/60 min, horseback riding for beginners – UAH 250/60 min, photo session – UAH 300/90 min. Additional services include horse grooming lessons, saddling up a horse and group lessons. The club is located 18 km from Kyiv in the Brovary city. Clients can book horseback riding lessons and session on their user-friendly web-page.
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