Snow Riding 2018from Jan 2018
Riding in a Christmas Card
Whoever might think that nature is silent in winter, has never crossed it; it sings, it rushes & whispers, when the wind brushes against the bizarre, ice covered tree tops, sounding as if carried by wind chimes. Your horse is like a steam train crutching through fresh-fallen snow that sparkled like diamonds, snorting over the beauty of this snow covered landscape. When your eyes catch sight of the red and crimson sunset, desires and dreams come true…
Here you will meet the friendly Austrians as they invite you to join in their fun and games.
Available Ride Dates
Tues 16 th Jan – Tues 23rd Jan 2018 Rockasitz – St Georgen -Kutscher Vereinshaus
Tues 30th Jan – Tues 6th Feb 2018 Rockasitz – Rameder Monchdorf
Sat 17-Tues 20 -March Josefimarkt A taste of Austria… Join in the parade through Konigweisen
Rides are limited to 20 people for each trip
Tuesday – Leaving Coventry at 7am arriving at Stansted airport for 9.30am approx to check in, alternatively we can meet you at the airport 9.30am The plane departs at 11.30am, for our 1 hour 30 Min flight to Austria arrive 2.30pm, where we are transferred to our hotel about an hour away. On arrival, you will be given a traditional Austrian welcome (schnapps) discussing your riding ability and allocation of rooms. Showing you around the facilities and introducing you to the horses and locals. Enjoying our first evenings three course meal and late bar, discussing what the holiday entitles, and answering any of your queries.
Your number/name will be used as a bar tab at the hotel which is paid at the end of the week. So therefore, please make sure you give them your correct name and number.
Wednesday – Full of energy and ready for our first days ride. Breakfast will be available from 7.30am onwards, be at to the stables for 10.00am to meet your horse and ride out 10.30am, to Bad Zell after stopping at ‘Bauernfeind’ then back to our stables. Arriving back at our hotel, to shower and unwind after your three course dinner
Thursday – After filling up at breakfast, we ride through the central high country of the Muehiviertier/Alm with its spacious forests, meadows and fields via Ruttenstein to Moenchsdorf, where at ‘Rameder Hotel’ our host Herbert and his son Sebastian will ensure best care for the horse and rider.
Friday (Jan) – Breakfast available from 7.30am, riding out to Wirt auf da Hoad this is up in the high country, where we can encounter deeper snow, in the afternoon we take a different route to bring us back to our stables, with an earlier three course dinner, as tonight we celebrate Rockasitz–compulsory fancy dress and traditional Austrian games and late bar.
Friday (Feb) – Breakfast available from 7.30-8.30am, leaving at 9.00am to ride out to Wirt auf da Hoad for ‘Faschingsritt’ this is up in the high country, where we can encounter deeper snow. This is a fancy dress ride, but with a twist – its on horseback! Travelling with members of the Kriechbaumer family. A hot buffet lunch is spent with other riding centres in the region, afterwards, watching the sleigh racing and enjoying some horse games against the Austrians.
Saturday – After a later breakfast, today will be a free day, though you have the option for skiing/sledging in the morning and use of a health spa (swimming pool, sauna, massage available) in the afternoon (at an extra cost).
Sunday – Breakfast available from 7.30am, another day in the saddle, today we ride to Kaltenburg, travelling through snow covered forests and off road paths. Arriving back at the accommodation, your 3 course dinner will be served and tonight you have the opportunity to go curling.
Monday – Following breakfast, we travel by sleigh ride to Han’s stables, Moser Alm, through the forestry, roads and pathways, with some beautiful scenery – tucked up in your blanket. With the option for you to drive the horses! We stop for lunch at Han’s then loop back to the stables to ride over to Gunters – ‘Harry’s Pub’ where we stay for a few drinks until night fall. Providing all riders with glow sticks to travel home on the night ride… ‘An unforgettable experience’.
Tuesday – Everything must come to an end. What we do today are memories for tomorrow, good or bad, we will never forget our holidays in ‘Winter Wonderland Austria’ Time to take your last few photographs, say goodbye to your trusted friend. We have traditional Austrian Goulash soup and depart from the hotel at 12.30pm to catch the flight back to Stansted departing at 3pm to land into Stansted at 4pm approx and arriving back into Coventry approx 7.30pm with your duty free.
Full Cost Per Person
£800.00 (deposit of £200.00 to secure booking)
(7 nights half board, 4 full days riding, 1 night ride, sleigh ride, taxis to and from fancy dress, return flights, transfers from Coventry, accompanied by English speaking guides)
Recommended for riders only!…. Riders must be fit and able to canter in open spaces for this tour. This is an outline of the activities you will participate in, days and plans may change.
Please note – All prices are subject to change without prior notice due to currency fluctuations and fare increases.
Limited availability so book now with deposit before you miss out!