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Horses in Slovakia

Riding is the best way to know Slovakia better and to get wonderful impressions while communicating with nature. Many country estates offer such an entertainment as riding. To ride through the picturesque places of a well-known Slovensky Eden or the High Tatry is a real pleasure.

Equestrian tourism in Slovakia is developing actively. It is because of Czech, its close geagraphical position and historical connections with Slovakia. Ridig has always been very popular in Czech. There is a well-known hippodrome in Pardubice. Slovakia has very old traditions of horse-breeding. There are many horse-breeding farms in the Fatry, the Tatry and the Carpathians.

Horse-breeding farms are very popular among the tourists who likes to spend their holidays in the country. Horse enterprises in Bernolakovo near Bratislava, in Velkaya Lomnice, in Brezanoh near Zilina, in Trnava, in Trenchin, in Nitra are well-known in Slovakia. It is possible to combine your rest with the riding training hear.

There are also some farms where hippotherapeutics is possible. The scientists prove that to ride a horse is very healthy for children with the CNS diseases. The communication with the horse removes stress consequences also. One of the oldest hippotherapeutical farm is situated in Vishny Ruzhbahi in Spiski region.

The region of the Slovacky Ore Mountains, at the east of the country, is worthy of a special attention. You can find a unique horse breed hear – Guculskaya breed. These horses are the descendants of the tarpens and the distant relations of the american mustangs. They are very restive horses though today they are domestic animals.

There are many tourists in Slovakia, especially in winter. So, many kinds of winter entertainmets are offered, such as riding, driving in a sledge or cart and a very unique one – skijöring. That means you are skiing and holding a running horse rein at the same time.

Visitors of the well-known slovakian museums of folk life are also offered such entertainment as horse riding. Such museums are situated in Liptov Mikulas, in Zhdyar, in Martin, in Banska Shtiyavnice.

You may have a good rest in Slovakia the whole year round with your children or without. You may take even your horse with you.


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