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Join Palac i Folwark Galiny to take part in a blissful horse riding holiday in the area surrounded by a five-hectare park, cut by a winding river bed, and 300 hectares of meadows and fields with ponds. It will be a great escape to combine the pleasure of riding with the possibility of admiring the beautiful scenery and enjoy yourself in a harmony with time and nature. The on-site team will take great care and ensure your safety in order to make sure that you have a quality horse riding experience. Pack now and enjoy the wonders of Poland here!
Picturesquely set amid the gently rolling hills of the lovely Mazurian countryside, the Palac i Folwark Galiny is indeed a special place. The 16th century Renaissance manor surrounded by a 12-acre park, bisected by the meandering Pisa river, along with the 19th-century grange (a large farmstead typical in this part of Europe, are full of the uncommon peace. Complemented with renewed antique utensils and tailor-made as well as the specially designed wooden furniture, the palace and grange interiors are modeled according to court tradition.
The spacious and convenient rooms, each characterized by its individual décor and color scheme, will leave you in an awe sensation that is magnified even further during a stay in one of the rooms offering an individual wardrobe and direct access from the garden. Moreover, there is also a stud farm that was established in 1998. It is a part of the historic grange buildings was renovated and adapted especially for this purpose. The stud farm has more than 70 horses. In the stud farm, there is a riding school conducting lessons for adults and children at different levels.
The natural beauty of wood combined with delicate pastel shades creates a unique atmosphere in each of the rooms. Stylish bay windows and shutters complete the whole image. Some rooms are available directly from the garden, a possibility which is especially appreciated by dog-owners who are always welcome. One of the apartments located on the ground floor has been adapted to comfortably accommodate disabled guests. The spacious bathrooms are matched to the character of each room. Each room is facilitated with TV, free Wi-Fi, phone, hairdryer, and large bathroom.
The historic interiors of the Renaissance palace feature a collection of respectfully-restored furniture which is complemented by and matched to individually-designed wooden pieces. The rooms are spacious and each features a different style of décor and an individual color scheme. A couple of the rooms have a separate dressing room and direct access to the garden. These palace rooms are especially recommended for people who appreciate comfort and peace. Each room is facilitated with TV, phone, free Wi-Fi, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, and large bathroom.
The riding program will provide each guest with twelve riding sessions to use in whatever way they prefer. There is no need to stick to a specific schedule and you will be able to organize the time / format of your rides with the instructor, depending on your own skills and needs. The riding session can be used for riding lessons, lunge lessons, jumping lessons, or countryside riding. Please note that during the one week program, you can have a maximum of four jumping lessons.
The lessons will be conducted at four riding sites and two indoor dressage grounds. Furthermore, the team will only work with small groups and the horses will be matched individually to each rider. Under the supervision of an instructor, you can hone your skills in the outside riding arena or, during less sunny days, in the indoor riding arena. For those who have already taken the first steps in horsemanship, there are beautiful, vast landscapes where the rides can provide great excitement and impressive view.
If you are a beginner your first lesson will last no more than 30 minutes and will be performed on a lunge line (a long line / lead rope held by the instructor). The horse will walk in a circle around the instructor who controls the horse’s speed and direction with their voice and gentle encouragement from a long whip. After a short warm-up on the back of the horse, the rider will learn how to gain balance in the saddle, how to sit correctly, and how to interact with the horse at walk and trot. The team will always choose very calm horses for the first lessons, properly trained and properly matched for age, height, and rider skills, and type of training. If you're not a beginner, there will be no lunge riding but you'll start with flat-work riding that will last for 45 minutes.
Presently, Palac i Folwark Galiny's Stud Farm has 70 horses in different age groups - all belonging to one of the following breeds: Holsteiner, Westphalian, and Polish half-bred horse.
All of the horse riding instructors are fully qualified and have a wealth of experience in teaching both children and adults. Furthermore, the instructors are able to lead the lessons in English.
The riding school provides appropriate helmets and chaps.
Maja was born in 1996. She can speak Polish and English. She has gained her experience in Poland. Silver and brown PZJ (Polish Equestrian Union) badge.
This horse riding holiday will take place at The Galiny Stud Farm which, is situated in northern Poland in Masuria Lake District. The location are surrounded by various amazing places to visit in such as Wolf's Lair (the military headquarters for Adolf Hitler's eastern front during WWII), Krutynia River trail (beautiful kayaking trails with over 100 kilometers of routes), Malbork Castle (the 13th century castle belonged to the Teutonic Knights and is actually the largest castle in the world), Swieta Lipka (a village known for its pilgrimage church, a great example of Baroque architecture), Lidzbark Warminski (town called “the Pearl of Warmia” and home to the Warmian Bishop's Castle, recognized by the government as an important historic monument), Olsztyn (the nearest large city to the estate, home to many interesting sites and plenty of shops), Mikolaiki (an old church town that dates back to 1444 and is very popular with tourists), and Ketrzyn Zamek (a Teutonic castle in the 14th century, but now being a museum).
You will be served rich, energizing breakfasts and dinner made of local products, astonishing with its exotic regional tone, and unparalleled taste natural environment. Buffet breakfast will typically consist of a varied selection of meats, cheeses, vegetables, fruits and salads, hot sausages, and scrambled eggs. Palac i Folwark Galiny also serve their own bread.
Moreover, dinners will be chosen from a set menu. It will consist of an appetizer, soup main course, and dessert. The dishes will focus on the freshness and quality of ingredients while respecting and celebrating the culinary traditions of the Warmia and Masuria regions. Palac i Folwark Galiny will use vegetables, fruits, and herbs from its own garden
There is also a specially-designed children’s menu at a friendly colorful restaurant, every child can find something they like - fish and poultry, vegetable sides, fruit desserts, freshly squeezed juice. For children requiring a special diet, the chefs will prepare an individual menu.
Non-alcohol drinks are included only to the meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner). If you would like to have a drink during the day, that will be for extra charge.
Please book your flight to arrive at Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport (GDN). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.
The closest airport is Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport (GDN). The journey is approximately two and a half hours' drive by car. The transfer price is 150 EUR per one-way per car. Furthermore, there is also transfer service from Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) in a car for one to three people. The price is 300 EUR per one way per car. Please send an inquiry for more information.
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