Horseriding Holidays

Our Horses and Our Rides

Horses in Bulgaria – the country without fences
Bulgaria is a horse country. The Bulgarian state was founded already in the year 681 by the proto Bulgarians - nomads coming from Mongolia on horseback and having horse tail as their flag.
Nowadays there are hundreds of wild horses in Central Balkan who live outdoors all year at 30 °C in summer down to −20 °C in winter, and search for food on their own.
Bulgaria is the perfect horse riding destination. Like Mongolia this is a country where fences and gates are a rare sight especially in the mountain regions where our rides take place.
Here most of the land though private is not cultivated, which leaves vast open areas - forests, pastures etc.

Our riding centres and our rides
Our experience in horse riding holidays dates back to 1991-92 when we sent the first riders to Strandza and Rila mountains.
Now we run our own riding bases - Purvenets and Krivina with about 20 horses, The riding centres are located in Rodopi (just 20 min. drive from Plovdiv) and Teteven Balkan (one hour drive from Sofia). They are carefully selected, surrounded by plenty of pasture land. Horses welfare is of primary importance and for us the synonym for a happy horse is a free grazing horse.
The horses are locally bred Karakachan along with East Bulgarian and Arab crosses.
Their withers are between 1,40 m and 1,60 m, so all weights can find an adequate tour companion. The horses are strong, agile and used to hard work. Their stamina and agility are outstanding and they are tough and extremely sure footed over rocky, even snow covered mountains.
On our Sredna Gora rides we use Shagya Arabs from Hissar riding centre.
Most of our clients are intermediate riders, confident with trot and canter.
From Krivina riding base we can also arrange rides for novices.
The maximum group size on all our tours is 6 riders.

Saddles:
Western and English saddles are available. Helmets and saddle bags are provided upon request.


Balkan Trail to the Singing Rocks 770 , 8 Days

Balkan Trail to the Singing Rocks

High up in the Central Balkan National Park there is a place with rugged and impassable cliffs. A...
High Balkan Trail Ride 620 , 8 Days

High Balkan Trail Ride

This adventurous trail ride follows part of the famous E-3 hiking Kom-Emine route. The trail...

3-day horse riding tours (Teteven Balkan, Rodopi Mountains and Sredna Gora)

3-day horse riding in Teteven Balkan Panorama views, century-old beech forests, hidden meadows and...
Balkan Village Trek (8 days progressive ride in Teteven Balkan area) 670 , 8 Days

Balkan Village Trek (8 days progressive ride in Teteven Balkan area)

Many and varied are the mountains in Bulgaria, but Teteven Balkan combines the best of them all -...
Koprivshtitsa Ride (Sredna Gora), 4 days, experienced riders 390 , 4 Days

Koprivshtitsa Ride (Sredna Gora), 4 days, experienced riders

Koprivshtitsa is one of Bulgaria most charming towns, still preserving the atmosphere of the...
Rila High Mountain Ride 350 , 4 Days

Rila High Mountain Ride

This four day adventure ride begins at Rila Ranch, 1.5 hours drive from Sofia. It involves a 130...
Thracian Trail (8 days progressive ride in Sredna gora mountains) 850 , 8 Days

Thracian Trail (8 days progressive ride in Sredna gora mountains)

Horse riding combined with beautiful scenery, ancient Thracian and Roman cultural monuments, superb...

Rila Trail Riding for Experienced Riders – 1-day and 2-day Rides

This ride takes place just 70 km from Sofia at the foot of Rila mountains known as Lakatnishka...
Plana-Verila Trail Ride - 3 days 420 , 3 Days

Plana-Verila Trail Ride - 3 days

Plana and Verila are comparatively small mountains, just 30 km south from the capital Sofia with...
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