Riding possibilities during 2013
Venabustallen can offer horse back riding for all levels and ages. We arrange longer and shorter trips, riding instruction for beginners, and small rounds for children. We also arrange riding weekends and ridning holidays for those who are interested in riding several days. These weekends and holidays allowes you to see more of the area and get in better contact with your horse. We ride in different terrain, and get to see the view from high mountains, waterfalls and canyons. On some of our trips we ride into the wild reindeer's territory.
We have experienced guides who have worked with riding and horse for several years. It is important for us to keep a high standard when it comes to safety, service, and safe and calm horses. We want you to leave our stable with a good feeling and memories for life.
We have different kinds of horses; some are calm and perfect for inexperienced riders, while others are suitable for more experienced riders. Most of the horses are of the Norwegian breed Gudbrandsdalshorse, but we also have other breeds like Norwegian Fjord horse, Norwegian Northlandic horse, Arab, Shetland pony, Shire horse and Islandic horse. The one thing they all have in common is that all of them are steady and used to walking in our varied terrain. The first horses arrive during week 23, and all of them will be here within June 23rd.
To join an experienced trip, you have to be able to trot and canter. Our trips for beginners are shorter with only a little bit trotting. If you are a beginner, we recommend you to join a riding instruction to learn the basics before you go on a longer trip.
Venabu is ideal for families with different interests. At our hotel, the whole family can enjoy the nature in different ways, with or without horse. It is possible to rent bikes and you can also go canoeing in the lake next to the hotel.
We have a lot of guests who come back to year after year. Venabu has a calm and relaxing atmosphere, where people can feel at home. We can offer a hotel sited in beautiful and exciting nature, with good beds and tasty food made of local groceries, along with a great staff who do their very best to make your holiday special.
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Our riding trips
Day tour with summer farm lunch - Tuesdays only
We ride in beautiful mountain terrain for about 3 hours to "Lykkjesetra", and get to see the spectacular view from the top of 2 nmountains during the tour. At the summer farm we get served traditional Norwegian summer farm food, including sour cream porrige, salted meat, sour cream wafles, and strawberries (when in season). During our luch break we get to hear about the summer farm's history, and how it's used now compared to before. We also get to hear about the Norwegian food tradition. On our trip back we ride through fairytale-like forests for about 2 hours. Age limit: 12 years.
Day tour with lunch by the bonfire - Saturdays onlyThis trip also goes to "Lykkjesetra", however our lunch is quite different! This time we make our own bonfire, and cook our lunch on it. The lunch consists of sausages from the local butcher, vegetables wrapped in aluminium foil, and a surprise dessert! Age limit: 12 years.
Day tour with packed lunch - Wednesdays onlyWe ride into the open landscape north-east of the hotel, into the territory of the wild reindeer. The terrain is rather flat and we trot or canter through water pits, and cross rivers and streams. The destination is the spectacular "Dørjuvet" - our mountain's canyon and the "Dørfallet" waterfall. Be prepared for some amazing views! Age limit: 12 years.
3 hours tour
It is expected that the riders on these tours master trot and canter. This tour allows you to see a lot of nature. We ride in open areas, through birch forests, or to the top of a mountain, depending on the weather. Age limit: 12 years.