Western riding at the Birkenhof
The Wild West in the Luneburg Heath? Yes, because at our Birkenhof, right next to the Campingpark Südheide, you and your children can gain some cowboy experiences! Swing yourself into a comfortable western saddle and try western riding on good horses and ponies. Whether it's guided pony rides or professional instruction in our riding lessons, riding is fun for rider and horse!
Are you already a passionate western rider or would you like to try western riding for the first time? Your children are enthusiastic about horses and would like to get to know, pet, groom and ride our ponies and horses? Everyone is welcome, whether horse beginner, novice or professional. If you or your child are not yet safe in the saddle, please book the private lessons or guided pony riding.
Our trainer Connie attaches great importance to fair dealing with the horses and harmony between horse and rider. In addition to riding, you can also learn to understand the language of horses and to communicate with the animals through body language – so you become a true horseman.
On the Birkenhof we offer spacious boxes with daily run and of course fresh hay and straw. Take advantage of our large riding hall, take riding lessons or explore the beautiful terrain around Winsen (Aller). Please ask for the availability of the boxes directly under firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 0163-6138964
Overview about our riding offer
You can also view and reserve free appointments at the reception.
Please take note of the following guidelines:
Clothing: Please wear long, comfortable trousers and sturdy shoes for riding. You can bring your own riding helmet or rent it from us. Please think of adequate mosquito repellent.
Riding Level: How well can you ride? Please choose during your online booking:
Horse Newbie = So far I have little or no experience with horses.
Beginner = I have had a few riding lessons and can steer a horse independently at least at walk.
Advanced = I am safe in the saddle and can ride a horse independently in walking, trotting and galloping.
Liability: Staying at the Birkenhof, dealing with the horses and riding is at your own risk. No liability is assumed by the owner, operator or riding instructor. Of course, we take great care of your safety and that of your children!
Meeting point: Via the campsite you reach the gate of the Birkenhof, where a large hangout sign hangs. Please wait there for the riding instructor. Entering the Birkenhof site is not permitted without supervision.
Billing: The payment of riding lessons, etc. takes place on site, before riding in cash. Please bring the amount as appropriate as possible.
Time: The indicated times in the online booking include about 30 minutes in addition to riding for the preparation and care or feeding of the horses.
Other: Please do not feed our horses, we provide the animals with high quality food and everything they need. Treats, carrots, apples, etc. are unhealthy for them and tempt the horses to beg and bite. Please do not eat near the horses either. Smoking is prohibited throughout the whole site.
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