Ride holidays and -weekends 2016
Venabustallen have riding holidays for different levels. All of our holidays include full board at Venabu Fjellhotell.
We have 4 different alternatives:
Riding weekend for experienced
2 nights. Suitable for those who can ride all paces
If you would like a longer stay, please contact us, and we can make you an offer. You can also book single trips.
Riding for beginners
These holidays are suitable for riders with little or no experience. Our focus is on making you feel safe, and give you nice experiences with horses.
Riding weekend for beginners, Friday-Sunday, age limit 6 years.
Arrival for dinner
on Friday, we eat together and get to know each other.
hours ride in easy terrain. Use the skills you learned the day
before, and see the Norwegain mountains in a new way. Leaving after
Riding holiday for beginners, Sunday-Thursday, age limit 6 years.
This holiday is suitable for the whole family, a group of friends or for you who just wants to have a go at riding.
Sunday: Arrival for dinner, we eat together and get to know each other.
Monday: Get to know "your" horse by brushing and saddling. After a while we ride to the arena for a riding lesson. Lunch at the hotel before theory in the stable. Learn more abour horses and riding.
Tuesday: Riding lesson before lunch where we continue to practise on the skills from the day before. 1 hour ride in easy terrain after lunch.
Wednesday: Enjoy a quiet morning with a long breakfast, and maybe a walk. For sore muscles we can recommend a massage at the hotel. After lunch we go out for a 1 hour ride.
Thursday: 2 hours ride in easy terrain before lunch. On this trip you get to see more of the Norwegian mountains, and practise on your new skills! Leaving after lunch.
Riding for experienced riders
To join our holidays for experienced riders, you have
to be able to control your horse in walk, trot and canter. On both
holidays you can choose if you want to groom and saddle your own
horse, or if you would like to enjoy a long breakfast and come to a
Riding weekend for experienced riders, Friday-Sunday, age limit 12 years.
Friday: Arrival for dinner, we eat together and get to know each other.
Saturday: Day trip with bonfire lunch. A wonderful and long ride over mountains with views over the local mountains, valleys and Rondane National Park. We walk most of the time, but there will be trot and canter several places. The trip goes through varied terrain, and you get to see a range of what our mountains have to offer. At our stop we make a fire and serve an outdoor-lunch above average! Eat sausages from the local award winning butcher and vegetables wrapped in foil. For dessert we serve a fruit surprise and make coffee. The ride home is through calm and easy terrain, well-fitting for our full stomachs.
Sunday: 3 hours ride to "DÝrjuvet" canyon. We ride northeast towards the reindeers area, the terrain is quite different from the day before. After a few hours ride, we arrive the canyon with its 100 metres drop. We ride along the edge of the canyon and enjoy the spectacular view. Leaving after lunch at the hotel.
There may be alterations in the program because of weather conditions. The guide will always choose the best route for that day.
Riding holiday for experiences riders, Monday-Thursday, age limit 12 years.
Monday: Arrival for dinner. We eat together and get to know each other.
Wednesday: Half-day trip. We have many routs to choose from, the guides will choose the best route for todays group. You can expect both trot and canter on all of the trips.
Thursday: A little bit shorter trips that the Tuesday trip. We make a packed lunch, and ride towards the reindeers area. After a few hours ride, we arrive the canyon with its 100 metres drop. We ride along the edge of the canyon and enjoy the spectacular view. After a while we arrive the waterfall, where we tie up the horses and enjoy our lunch. We come back to the hotel in the afternoon.