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Poland Horse Riding Holiday for Beginners

Szary Professional Horse Riding Centre is the largest and most modern facility of its kind, not only in the Małopolska Region but also in the whole area of southern and eastern Poland. The center specializes in hurdle jumps and breaking in horses, they also promote horse riding as an active pastime. The sports facilities are the training sites of amateurs, young riders, and best competitors in Poland. All fans of horses, both kids and adults who already ride horses or want to learn to do it are encouraged to visit!

Highlights

  • 3 30-minute horse riding lessons
  • 3 45-minute recreational horse rides
  • 2 1-hour use of the sauna and jacuzzi
  • Dinner of soup/salad, main meal, and dessert daily
  • Daily breakfast is included
  • 3 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Styles


3 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Polish
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Gym
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Baby sitting
  • Bicycle rental
  • Conference room
  • Free bicycle
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Meeting room
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Wedding

Szary Residence is a hotel that was built in 2015. Everything is modern and fresh and they do their best to keep this freshness for you. It is a new facility located in the picturesque village of Michałowice, just seven kilometers away from Krakow. Szary Residence is situated on a small hill, far from the city hustle and bustle. Thanks to this, you can take full advantage of contact with nature and enjoy stunning views.

Its location also enables reaching the center of Krakow quickly. As one of the few in the area, it can boast air free of smog. Szary Residence offers its guests 40 air-conditioned rooms with large and comfortable beds. Szary Residence is also fully-equipped with conference facilities so that a conference for up to 100 participants can be organized.

There is free parking, Wi-Fi, outside gym, interior gym, playground with trampoline, Nordic walking, movies, free bike rental, etc. The hotel has a large parking lot available for free. Park your car or bus and Szary Residence will keep it safe. The parking lot is monitored 24 hours a day.

Professional Horse Riding Centre

Szary is the one and only hotel near Krakow with one of the most popular horse riding centers in Poland.

Rooms

Szary Residence offers 40 air-conditioned rooms, including:

  • 8 single rooms
  • 29 double, twin, or triple rooms
  • 3 deluxe rooms

All rooms are arranged in a modern and comfortable way. They are equipped with LED-TV and access to free wireless internet. In each room, there is a coffee and tea set, toiletries, and towels.

  • Double room

Double rooms have individually controlled air-conditioning and a bathroom with a shower. The room has two large and comfortable beds which can be joined upon your request. The room also has an HD TV, hairdryer, and towels. Rooms on the first floor have a beautiful view. In all two-person rooms, a double bed or twin beds can be arranged.

All rooms have desks and place for work and modern mattresses. The room's area is 16 square meters. The double rooms each have free Wi-Fi, telephone, hairdryer, coffee/tea kettle, and mineral water. You can adjust the air temperature in each room separately.

Free Wi-Fi

All rooms have access to free Wi-Fi. You can surf the Internet without limits.

TV

All rooms are equipped with 32" LED TV sets with pre-programmed Polish and foreign channels.

Program

Please note that this sample itinerary can change; specific hours of the lessons and the rides will be arranged two weeks prior to your arrival.

Day 1

  • Check-in

Day 2

  • Breakfast
  • 45-minute recreational horse ride
  • Lunch
  • 30-minute horse riding lesson

Day 3

  • Breakfast
  • 45-minute recreational horse ride
  • Lunch
  • 30-minute horse riding lesson

Day 4

  • Breakfast
  • 45-minute recreational horse ride
  • Lunch
  • 30-minute horse riding lesson
  • Check out

Location

Features

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Gym
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Wine tasting

General

  • Barbeque facilities
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant

Services

  • Child care
  • Conference room
  • Free bicycle
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Meeting room
  • Tour assistance
  • Wedding

Food

Szary Restaurant

Guests are invited to the restaurant to have breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The chef will serve traditional dishes in a modern version. All meals are prepared upon order, with fresh and healthy ingredients; this is why they taste so good. Fusion cuisine is served in the Szary Restaurant which has European cuisine. You can taste traditional dishes in a modern and healthy version.

When preparing the menu, the chef has taken into account the flavor of dishes and the choice of products rich with vitamins and minerals. Freshly made meals should satisfy even the fussiest and sophisticated customers. The restaurant is open every day from noon till 10 p.m. Tthe professional staff will also help you organize important celebrations, for example:

  • Christening
  • First communion
  • Jubilee party
  • Banquet
  • Integrative meetings
  • Christmas Eve dinner

Grill House

Dancing flames, fleeting sparks, and cozy warmth of a bonfire, you can experience this magic with Grill House, the Cottage with barbecue and bonfire near Krakow at the Szary Residence! This is a unique place, combine the high standard of accommodation with original decor and closeness to nature and organize a bonfire or grill! More about the Grill Cottage:

  • Brick, year-round cottage with underfloor heating
  • Huge windows for each side, providing air circulation in the summer and protection from the cold in the winter and on the occasion, allow you to admire the beautiful view
  • Seating for approximately 60 people plus a place to dance
  • Huge grill with service
  • Full gastronomic offer for food and drinks
  • Fun until dawn

Conferences: Classic Coffee Break - 36 PLN or Short Coffee Break (30 minutes) - 18 PLN

  • Espresso, coffee machine
  • Instant coffee
  • Tea - three tastes
  • Still water with lemon and mint
  • Still water
  • Apple juice
  • Orange juice
  • Black currant juice
  • Crunchy cakes
  • Puffs with cream
  • French snacks
  • Sugar, milk, lemon

Premium Additions:

  • Salty sticks - 3 PLN
  • Chips - 3 PLN
  • Croissants - 5 PLN
  • Cocktail sandwiches - 5 PLN
  • Apple Pie - 9 PLN
  • Éclair - 10 PLN
  • Cheesecake - 12 PLN
  • Pepsi, Mirinda, 7up - 12 PLN
  • Mulled wine - 12 PLN

Energy/Fit Extras:

  • Dark Chocolate - 3 PLN
  • Fruits - 7 PLN
  • Carrot Cake - 9 PLN
  • Nuts combined with dried fruits - 9 PLN
  • Fresh fruit-vegetable cocktail - 11 PLN
  • Redbull - 11 PLN
  • Energy Bar - 12 PLN

Conferences: Two-Course Dinners - 30 PLN per person

  • Chicken noodle soup, poultry fillet sous vide with spinach in a cream-herb sauce, boiled potatoes, and a set of salads
  • Tomato cream with herb croutons, pork ham baked in Old Polish style in herbs, boiled potatoes, and a set of salads
  • Vegetable cream with garlic and herb croutons, pork stew with mushrooms, pearl barley with herbs, and a set of salads
  • Soup with chickpeas, tomatoes, poultry fillet sous vide in a sauce with green peas and thyme, mashed potatoes, and a set of salads
  • Mushroom cream with croutons, pancakes with spinach, with the addition of dried tomatoes
  • Cream of green peas, herbal croutons, tilapia in cream and spinach sauce, boiled potatoes, and a set of salads

Desserts: Additional of 9 PLN per person

  • Apple pie with vanilla sauce
  • Panna cotta with raspberry sauce
  • Peach mousse with muesli
  • Carrot cake

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Things to do (optional)

For Kids

Szary Residence is a family-friendly facility, they want you to come with whole families and they like children. The hotel has prepared a range of attractions for kids. Outside, you will find a playground with swings, ladders, and a slide. There is also a sandpit and a very popular springboard. Children can also expect a surprise, riding a pony. In the lobby, there is a small fun corner where children can draw, build blocks, and play with various toys.

Wellness Zone

Szary Residence is located on a green hill with plenty of space for a nice walk. For kids, there is a playground with a trampoline, you can look inside the stable and enjoy the horses' company. Szary also provides bonfire and grill. The Wellness Zone includes a gym, sauna, and a Jacuzzi. Finally, you can enjoy the winter garden in Szary Restaurant. This place is glass-covered on three sides in a green environment.

It's the perfect place for a drink or good dinner. Feel welcome to use the wellness zone, including the gym, sauna, and Jacuzzi. The zone is divided into two parts, the gym with a lot of space to work out and new equipment and the quiet sauna and Jacuzzi. There is a big glass window betwen both zones.

For your comfort, Szary provides lockers, showers, and separate changing rooms for ladies and gentlemen. Please remember to take flip-flops and bathing suits with you. For guests staying in the Szary Residence, there are special prices.

Conferences

To meet the demands of corporate clients, Szary Residence has prepared two professional conference rooms with an area of more than 40 meters squared each. They can be used for the purpose of recruitment, training, presentations, product shows, and others. It is also possible to join two rooms and make one large conference room.

The rooms are equipped with solid equipment: screen, multimedia projector, flip chart, felt-tip pens, wireless microphone, and loudspeakers; both rooms are air-conditioned and have access to the internet.

  • Teambuilding Game: 7th Element

7th Element is a completely new formula of escape-the-room games dedicated to training and business groups. It teaches effective communication, team cooperation, selects leaders, and creates a new and effective team-building tool. The game can be played both in a closed space, that is the conference room or barbecue house, or if in good weather, in the area.

7th Element is the only game of this type in Poland, based on the "escape the room" solutions, which allows you to perform tasks for a group of 10 and 80 people in one space at the same time!

The participants will be divided into five to six-person teams. Each team receives its magic box with tasks. The chest is closed and contains a dozen or so of various tasks. Their solution leads to finding a secret code to open small doors. Behind these doors, there is a clue to the final task. The implementation of the final task requires the cooperation of all teams.

The time of the game may be adapted to the needs of the group but on average, the game lasts about three hours in Polish or English. The price depends on the number of people, from 2,500 PLN net for 10 people.

  • Pub Quiz

Szary will prepare and conduct a quiz tailored to your expectations. The standard game lasts two hours and consists of nine categories, each of them with five questions, a quiz, and materials; the hotel will prepare, consulting the organizers, with topics and issues (sometimes related to the company, sometimes with the industry, sometimes with gossip from the office kitchen, etc.) used for it, so that each participant had a good time.

In the quiz, in addition to the standard categories with questions, you will also find multimedia categories, including photos, short videos, and music to enhance all the fun. Categories can focus on various topics. Szary can create a quiz with general questions such as film, music, or they can prepare categories with special questions selected by you (such as from the life of the company).

During a healthy competition, the teams will have the opportunity to "think" collectively to find answers to the questions posed to them and to have fun together. The quiz takes place in groups, which favors integration and full cooperation. Szary knows from experience that this form of fun provides incredible emotions such as excitement, positive surprise, and curiosity.

Organization in a restaurant can be combined with wine tasting or integration party in a barbecue house. The amount of fun depends on the number of people and the selected package, within the limits of 25 to 40 PLN per person.

Bicycle Trips and Hiking

You are invited to take advantage of the offer of trips organized to the Ojcowski National Park. For groups, there are tried and tested hiking and cycling tours, a few hour-long trips to neighboring Gray Residence, Ojców, Pieskowa Skała, and Prądnik Valley. In both cases, it is possible to transport from the facility or meet on the spot in Ojców.

  • Bicycle tour

After meeting with a guide, you will get on bicycles and go along the Prądnik Valley towards the Sąspowska Valley. Next, you will drive up to the yellow walking trail that leads the forest to Słupianka Gorge (it must be noted that this route is run on pedestrian trails, which can also cause difficulties during the ride). Passing through the Gorge, you will go further towards the Castle in Pieskowa Skala.

Then you will drive past a majestic rock, Maczuga Herkulesa and you will go to the Castle in Pieskowa Skała, where you will be guided by the guide accompanying you. You will then return to Ojców by the bottom of the Prądnik Valley with an asphalt road. The price includes a guide, bicycle rental (delivery to the starting point of the trip and pickup from the end of the trip), possibly transport from Gray Residence and back, accident insurance, and an optional visit to the castle, lunch, layette, and campfire. Costs and program (route length, time, lunch, layette, and transport) are set individually for each group. Prices range from 100 PLN to 200 PLN 200 per person.

  • Walking tour

After about a 30-minute journey from the Szary Residence, you will start the visit to the Castle in Pieskowa Skala, you will visit the museum exhibitions and then visit the nearby Hercules Club, a monumental rock formation. Then a short break for lunch and then a walk in Ojców. On the way, you can visit the Boroniówka Mill or get to the Ciemna Cave quite steeply.

A longer version of the trip also includes the Łokietek Grott, (about three hours with the approach). At the end of the trip, you can drive up to the Bat Cave or take a ride in horse-drawn carriages. The options are many and each trip is created with the group's needs in mind, an expedition can be long or short, more demanding or walking and recreation, rich in sightseeing or more at ease with breaks for cold drinks and beer. The prices are around 60 to 120 PLN per person.

What's included

  • 3 30-minute horseriding lessons
  • 2 45-minute recreational individual riding
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 2 1-hour use of the sauna and jacuzzi

What's not included

  • Airport transfers
  • Other meals and drinks
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please arrange your flight to arrive at John Paul II International Airport Kraków–Balice (KRK). Transfers from this airport are not included, for more information, please send Szary Residence an inquiry.

Arrival by taxi

You can take a hotel taxi for 120 PLN.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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