Arena Horse Riding Corfu is run in a professional and conscientious manner with, at the moment, 18 rescued horses.

Horse Riding Holidays (1)

Instructors (1)

Aikaterini-Stefania Maliaki

Reviews (13)

Elizabeth Beer

from United Kingdom, June 2024

"Great riding Holliday "

This Holliday was everything we could have hoped for and more! Plenty of riding on horses who know and love their job. We were both experienced riders so we had lots of opportunities to trot and canter. We rode a different trail everyday so there was always something new to see. All of the staff were lovely, very helpful and extremely knowledgable about their horses. The accommodation was great, air conditioned rooms and a nice pool and a little patio so we could sit out the sun to eat our lunch. You’re 5 mins from a little shop if you want to pick up snack or drinks, and another 5 mins from there you’re at a beach! With lots of little paths to explore if you want to when you’re not riding.

Libby Wright

from United Kingdom, June 2024

"Just beautiful "

My main take away from arena horse riding was the amount of love and trust between the horses and Katerina (and co). A lovely atmosphere and a fantastic holiday, plenty of time with the horses and plenty of time to completely relax by the pool too. This was my first time travelling solo and I felt really well looked after and had an all round fabulous time, I would absolutely recommend to anyone considering it!

Jessica Parr

from United States, June 2024

"Multi-day riding experience"

We had an amazing time exploring the island on horseback as well as the one on time with Katerina.

Evie Mapstone

from United Kingdom, September 2023

"Arena corfu riding review"

I had an amazing time on this holiday, the instructor was lovely and very informative, I felt very well looked after, the horses were great to ride and very well trained. The location is beautiful! I felt very well looked after and am hoping to come back one day.

Anna Katasonova

from Finland, June 2023

"Unforgettable Horse-Riding in Beautiful Greece"

I Would Recommend This Holiday Package to Anyone!

My friend and I traveled for an advanced horse-riding experience holiday, and we loved every part of it. The location of the stables is right outside the hotel, 5 minutes from the beach, and next to some gorgeous mountains.

The trails were different every day, and they were always beautiful. It was a little scary to ride on very steep slopes at first, but the horses are very used to it, so it was a very cool and exciting experience. The horses themselves are a mix of rescues who deserved this chance to have a nice life and sports horses. We got a chance to ride both, and they were all amazing. The stories behind the animals are very touching, so I would recommend finding out a little bit about the horse that you get.

We had a chance to trot and gallop around the island. The rides were twice a day, every day (with a break in the afternoon to go to the beach, swim, or do your own things), and I liked a lot how groups were organized by experience levels.

Finally, one of my favorite parts was the natural horsemanship lesson, and I feel that I have really learned a lot about horse psychology and behavior. Some things I've seen before, but it was nice to watch them in practice with real animals and try to do some basic things myself.

Katarina is a great trainer for horses and people. She is very passionate and knowledgeable, and I wish only the best in her future endeavors!

Sending a big warm hello from Finland :)

Tamsin Williams

from United Kingdom, June 2023

"5 day horse riding holiday"

I booked this holiday last minute with a friend. What can I say- the horses, instructors and experience of a riding holiday exceeded my expectations. Katerina, Illeus and their team at Arena were fantastic. When we arrived, Illeus picked us up at the airport and showed us where everything was local to the stables then dropped us at our accommodation next door. The room was basic but functional-there was an initial misunderstanding about sharing a room but we preferred our own space and this was quickly rectified. Breakfast & lunch was included(see below). Our first ride was in the evening and we did a swim ride much to our delight. We did a morning and an evening ride, every time in different places and seeing different things- beaches, olive groves, hillsides etc. As advanced riders they gave us many opportunities for fast riding as well as a slower paced hacking experience. Each instructor was very chatty and spoke excellent English. On our first ride out Katerina matched us with a horse she felt suited us and she was spot on, we rode the same horse each day and created a lovely bond and memories. The sunset ride was a slightly later ride starting at 7.30 which was amazing and took us to a beach on the north west coast and the swim rides started slightly earlier at 5.30. A riding holiday has been on my list of things to experience for many years and I am so glad I booked with Arena- an experience to remember, Katerina and her team are brilliant and I highly recommend them.

Darius Mikstas

from United Kingdom, April 2023

"Wonderful Horse Riding Holidays"

Huge choice of well looked after horses for any level. Friendly and welcoming environment created by the instructors made it a relaxing break. Tips on riding and horsemanship been provided with expertise. Great location with astonishing bridleways and just 10 minutes walk from the beach. Supermarket, coffe shops and restaurants also 5-10 minutes away.

Chaya G

from Australia, April 2022

"Loved the mountain trails, gallop on the beach "

Galloping & trot was my favourite to do on the beach & on the hidden forest trails. Katarina was very nice & accommodated as much as possible.

Miriam Twomey

from Ireland, October 2021

"Exceptional and diverse experience"

Super holiday, each of the 5 days were very different .Starting with trekking through Olive groves to cantering along beaches and through feilds but the highlight was definitely Swimming with the Horses. The change in motion when the horse is transitioning from walking to swimming while you are riding bare back is a unique experience that I will never forget. It was a delight to see Katerina and Iiias who run the stables work with the horses, all of which were originaly rescue but through their natural horsemanship skills, hardwork and passion they have built the Arena Stables into one of the best Equestrian Centres in Greece.

When not riding, there is so much to offer locally as the beach it's only 10 minutes walk from the stables and the accommodation in villa Frangis is right next door . The Villa Is run separately from the arena and even though the accommodation is basic It has a swimming pool and fast broadband. Lunch is provided in a local authentic Greek restaurant and there are other options for an evening meal within walking distance. If you are a beginner or experienced rider and looking for a holiday I would highly recommend this as it ticks all the boxes and even more!!.

M Oijen

from Netherlands, July 2021

"Loved it! A paradise for horse lover"

The owners are very experienced horsepeople. They literally love all their horses. I really liked to see that, as "tourist" horseriding places can be unfriendly for the horses. However, this place was exactly the opposite: the horses are the first priority and well looked after.

The owners are also really nice and they really did their upmost best to make a special program for me. I for example really liked to learn more about natural horsemanship and Katarina taught me every morning about this. Being back at home home, I can do this myself now, because of what I have learned from Katarina in only one week time! She is really a "horse woman" and you can learn a lot from her. Even while I am at home, she still helps me applying the natural horsemanship lessons with my own horse. I also liked the ridings: I am an experienced rider and they took me out for some nice advanced ridings!

I also really loved the apartment I was staying in: the hosts were supernice and it was a beautiful, quiet place!

So: if you would like to go to a very horsefriendly place in Greece where you also learn a lot about horses, don't hesitate and go!

Anonymous

from United Kingdom, November 2020

"Wonderful relaxing time"

Lovely kind knowledgeable instructor and horse- great way to go back to riding.

Migle Kuzmaite

from United Kingdom, September 2020

"Amazing little getaway"

Katerina and Ellias were fabulous hosts, I did not have to worry about a single thing from pick up/drop off to all arrangements for lunch and dinner, including all the riding was carefully planned to suit my needs.

Katerina and Ellias were really friendly and down to earth, I felt really comfortable and like I met my long lost friends. Really good variety of horses to choose from, all of them are very well looked after and very obedient. There are options from beginners to advanced riders.

The hacks in itself were different each day and I got to see many parts of Corfu. Highest mountain in Corfu to gallop along the beach. Swimming with the horses was out of this world experience and I would recommend everyone to do it!

Beautiful beach with clear water is 10 minutes away so you can enjoy some sunshine after all the riding.

I've been on few riding holidays now, and this is the one that I will truly miss the most.