Finland, Turku - Ridingweekend on Finnhorses
Out in the beautiful countryside in western Finland only 40 km outside Turku you will find our stud farm and ridingcentre. It is a unique farm owned by the same family for eleven generations. Here you will find a solid knowledge of the Finnish horse. Every year a number of beautiful foals are born and the farm has several award-winning breeding stallions available. In addition to breeding and training horses, Elina and her brother Juha offer riding holidays with hacking. There is also the opportunity to learn archery on horseback.
The Finnish horse is very versatile and has a 1000 year history. Today it is mainly used as a riding horse, and has proven to be excellent as well in dressage, jumping and eventing as in trotting. And best of all, it is a wonderful friend to ride on in the beautiful scenery. The accommodation is cosy and comfortable in nice double rooms and you are offered good and nutritious food.
You will enjoy this stay.
Friday: Arrival around 2 pm in order to be in the saddle at 3 pm, then you will be enjoying a 3 hour hack.
Saturday: Today you will spend approximately 4½ hours in the saddle.
Sunday: 3 hours hack and then departure after a hearty lunch.
Accommodation & Food
You accommodate in cosy and comfortable double rooms in a separate building with some rooms sharing the bathroom.
The food is tasty and healthy Finnish home made food with lots of local ecological ingredients. Vegetarian option available, please inform while booking.
In the evening you can enjoy traditional Finnish sauna and relax in the outdoor bath tab.
Authorities follow carefully the Covid-19 – situation and give recommendations and regulation accordingly. At the moment, the ranch takes max 8 guests and accommodates them in single rooms without extra cost. The ranch area is large and it is easy to keep distance.
All the horses in the ranch are cold blood Finnish horses. The characteristics of the breed are individuals who are strong, stable, loyal, intelligent and friendly. They are suitable for riding, trotting, carriage, field work and war.
The ranch breeds and trains Finnish horses. You will get a guided tour around the stables, fields and paddocks so you can see and learn a lot of this wonderful breed during your holiday.
In Spring, you may see the birth of foals. In Summer you can see and learn about breeding.
In summertime there are around 100 horses here, in the winter 50. 10 of the horses are used for customers. They are 150-165 cm high.
It is possible to organize tailored weekends with diverse programs e.g. archery training in riding, and wellness in evenings. These will be tailored separately when booking the trip and require a minimum number of guests.
There are several beautiful hiking routes and canoes to rent for non-riding guests. Please inform while booking.
Ability description: Trail Ride Level 2-3 >>
Included in the price: 2 nights, 3 days riding, full board incl. non-alcoholic drinks (you can bring your own wine and beer if you wish)
Not included: The trip to the riding centre
Airplane: Closest airport is Turku airport.
Train: Train station Turku
Transfers: Inform HorseXplore in advance of your transfer need. From Turku Airport and boat terminal, about 30 minutes.
Single rooms: You can book a single room with single room supplement 20 eur /night.
Season: Open all year, special dates
Arrival / departure: Arrive on Friday at the latest by 2 pm for the riding starting at 3 pm. Departure on Sunday after lunch.
Group size: Minimum number of guests 5, maximum number of guests 8
Weight limit: 100 kilos
Age limit: 12 years, non-riders no age limit. (Obs. no baby-sitting)
Credit card: Accepted at the farm.
Tipping: Not required but appreciated.
Wifi: Yes on the farm
Electricity jack: EU standard
Beach: 7 km away
Swimming: small communal swimming point at 10km from the stable.
Pool: No. Sauna and outdoor bath tab at the farm
Closest village: Marttila
Special diet: Inform when booking.
Misc.: Riding helmets to borrow.