for horse fans
Pony trekking, riding lessons
or adventure days with fellow horse enthusiasts
A velvety-soft muzzle, big dark eyes, snuggly fur – we just have to love ponies. In Innsbruck its holiday villages, children's dreams come true on the back of a pony. For example, at the Sonnhof in Rinn with young mother and riding instructor Stephie Mayer, who knows what makes children's eyes shine. One-on-one lessons or group lessons can be booked, as well as pony rides.
'Ponilino' is the name of the riding club for the youngest horse fans at the Reitclub Innsbruck-Igls. The portfolio includes training lessons for beginners and advanced riders and therapeutic horseback riding for handicapped kids. In the neighboring village Vill, little horseback riders can take pony trekking lessons and enjoy the club's adventure days.
West of Innsbruck, even more horse-friendly villages can be found. Their path network and riding stables invite on an adventure. At the Mairhof in Oberperfuss, Martina Holzknecht's Noriker horses and a team of riding educators are waiting for little horse fans. Apart from playfully getting to know the horses, riding lessons and trips are offered (also available for adults). Children's pony trekking in Oberperfuss can also be done with Magdalena Hörtnagl, Pony "Charly" and Haflinger mare "Arizona" - all three of them love children.
The Michelfeldarena, also wesat of Innsbruck, is located in the small village of Kematen. It features Tyrol's largest riding arena, where pro tournaments take place. Riding lessons can be booked there.
At Fritz Ehrensperger's Postkutscherhof in Axams, horses and carriages are the deal. Apart from nostalgic sled and mail coach rides, horseback riding lessons can be taken. Once a week from June til September, all our little guests have the opportunity to ride a pony for free. Every Wednesday, the kids can ride on the back of a pony (reservation necessary) - thanks to the Welcome Card Innsbruck!
The Ponyhof Hasental in Ampass is specialised in children's dreams. Go there to ride a pony, or experience a fun afternoon with your parents and the horses, which can be taken on forest strolls.
Information: Innsbruck Tourismus, Tel. +43-512-59850, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.innsbruck.info