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3 Days Beginner Horse Riding Holiday in Muhu, Estonia

Amazing Horse Riding in Estonia

Tihuse Horse Riding offers you a horseback ride holiday with Estonian native horses invariable nature of Muhu Island. Estonian horses are ideal for tourism. They are steady when moving, eager and friendly, and have a good nerve system. There are 240 Estonian native horses in the Tihuse Horse Riding’s farm. Tihuse Horse Riding invites all big and small horse fans to visit the farm. They will find suitable riding services for everybody. You will enjoy horseback riding in nature for beginners. The friendly and calm horses will also be wonderful companions for small children who are willing to make their first acquaintance with horses and riding. Come and enjoy the nature of Muhu on a horseback!

Key Information

  • Rider Weight Limit: 100 kilograms / 220 pounds
  • Horse Height Range: From 13 to 15 hands
  • Tack Type: English tack
  • Horse Breed: Estonian native horses

Highlights

  • 2-day horse riding sessions
  • Approximate daily riding time: 2 hours
  • Guidance from Tihuse Horse Riding's experienced guide
  • Beautiful surroundings of Muhu Island
  • 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 2 dinners
  • 2 nights’ accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Styles


2 days with instruction in Estonian
Spoken languages: English, Finnish, Estonian
The maximum participants in the group is 11
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Accommodation

Tihuse Horse Riding’s farm is situated on the magical Muhu Island where 65 pre-Christian rite sites have remained. They offer accommodation for up to 43 people and catering for more than 50 people in Tihuse’s tea house. There is also plenty space for campers and caravans. Tihuse Horse Riding has accommodations in three different buildings. The total number of beds is 43.

The new house

The new house has beds up to 15 and rooms up to five. There are a private shower and a WC in each room. The place is facilitated with Wi-Fi. Rooms are located on the first floor. Meanwhile, Ancient Culture Café and a sauna with an electric heater are located on the ground floor. The house was built in 2010.

The old house

The old house has 18 beds and eight rooms. The first floor consists of a private shower and a WC in each room. There are two triple rooms (an extra bed can be put into one of them), two twin rooms, and one single room. Meanwhile, the ground floor consists of rooms without a private shower and WC. There are two shower rooms with a WC for common use on the ground floor. The ground floor has one triple room and two twin rooms. There is Wi-Fi, a sauna heated with a firewood, common room with a fireplace, and dining room on the ground floor. The house was built in 1934.

The cottage house

The cottage house accommodates for up to ten people. In the house, there are rooms with one bed, three beds, and six beds (the room is through two stories - one single bed and one double bed on the ground floor, and three people can sleep on the mattresses on the first floor). There is no shower and WC. The shower and the WC are in the neighboring house, 20 meters across the yard. The house was built in 1879. It is the simplest, rustic, and most affordable accommodation. Please note that accommodation in the cottage house is not provided in winter which is from October to April as it would be too cold to sleep there.

Tihuse Horse Riding Holiday Estonia Program

Horses

The horses are steady and when sitting on the saddle and you can admire the variety of nature and picturesque landscapes. Horses are assigned to riders based on the level of riding experience. Also, taken into consideration is compatibility - the horse best suited to you as well as the level of difficulty and duration of the trip. All routes will be led by an experienced guide. As the Estonian native horse is rather small, Tihuse Horse Riding cannot offer horseback riding to people who are heavier than 110 kilograms. However, you are welcome to the joyful carriage and sleigh rides.

Beginner horse riding

Horseback riding routes will take about one to two hours for beginners. Beginners can learn the basics of horseback riding on the experienced and peaceful horses. Guides will send you on the route and teach how to sit on the saddle so that is comfortable for the rider and the horse. The guide will show you how to turn a horse in the desired direction and ride at the desired speed (and help you to win the horse’s trust). For beginners. Tihuse Horse Riding organize routes that take one to two. According to the experience, Tihuse Horse Riding recommends a one-hour route to people who sit in the saddle for the very first time. Different routes will be to neighboring villages, mysterious forests, and the ancient culture trail.

For groups (up to 50 people), Tihuse Horse Riding also offers a variant ‘half of a group on horseback and half group in the carriage’. During the tour, the participants can horseback ride half the time and enjoy a carriage ride during the other half of the journey. In addition, if you wish, a visit to a sacred site with a rite can also be arranged. For children riding around on the court, one of the riding guides will be leading the horse on the court and teach the rider.

Good to know

Due to safety considerations, the maximum size of a group per one guide is 11 people. Usually, the groups are smaller. Tihuse Horse Riding reserves the right to make riding groups according to the riders’ skills. A group is formed of people with the same level of riding skills. If there is a timid or less experienced rider in the group, the speed is chosen according to him / her. To ensure your safety, it is obligatory to wear a riding helmet and if you do not have one with you, Tihuse Horse Riding can provide you with it.

Typical daily schedule

  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Ridings
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 15:00 Ridings
  • 18:30 Dinner

Location

Tihuse Horse Riding to Tallin is located about 153 kilometers. Muhu Island is a 430-million-year-old coral island. There are 52 villages on the island. Muhu Island has a kindergarten, basic school, nursing home, post office, pharmacy, out-patients’ center, shops, and three churches.

Nearby places

  • Hellamaa bus stop, 1.5 kilometers
  • Kuivastu, 7.5 kilometers
  • Kuressaare (the county center), 70 kilometers
  • The shop, 1 kilometer

Features

Activities

  • Horse riding
  • Massage
  • Sauna

General

  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Special menu request

Services

  • Bicycle rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Parking lot
  • Room cleaning
  • Toiletries
  • Tour assistance

Food

You will be provided with two breakfasts, one lunch, and two dinners. The Ancient Culture Café offers hot and cold drinks and home-made cakes. Catering for up to 50 people has to be booked in advance. Each day, there is a basic day menu for all guests. However, Tihuse Horse Riding always takes into account the guests wishes and allergies.

Food provided in the Ancient Culture Café or at a picnic during a long ride includes meat or fish dish, fresh salads or steamed vegetables, a cake or a dessert, and drinks. The new dish this season will be the vegan beefsteak offered at lunch and dinner. The accommodation cost includes also breakfast with porridge and pancakes. If you want to have extra lunch / dinner, you have to pay the extra. Lunch is 13 EUR per person and dinner is 13 EUR per person. Special diet (allergies, intolerances, etc.) will add 4 EUR per meal.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • 30-minute massage (26 EUR per person to book in advance)
  • Barbecue (5 EUR per person, including dishes and woods for making fire from Tihuse Horse Riding)
  • Biking (2 EUR per person for one hour / 10 EUR per 24-hour)
  • Carriage trip (14 EUR per person for one hour)
  • Private carriage trip (28 EUR per person for one hour)
  • Two saunas - a sauna heated with firewood and a sauna with an electric hearth (4 EUR per person)
  • Visit to the ancient culture trail

What's included

  • 2-day horse riding sessions (6-hour sessions in total)
  • Approximate daily riding time: 2 hours
  • Guidance from Tihuse Horse Riding's experienced guide
  • 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 2 dinners
  • 2 nights’ accommodation

What's not included

  • Extra meals

How to get there

Driving directions from Saaremaa / Kuressaare about 70 kilometers

  • Drive along Risti - Virtsu - Kuivastu - Kuressaare road up to Hellamaa bus stop.
  • Turn left opposite the bus stops and drive 700 meters.
  • Then turn right at Tihuse signpost.
  • Drive 800 meters along the gravel road and when you see a log house on the left, you have arrived.
  • Find the parking lot that remains on the right.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport (TLL). Transfer from and to the airport is available upon request.

Tihuse Horse Riding can help you buy the bus tickets from Tallinn to Muhu and back and Tihuse Horse Riding has one transport-company with whom they work together. However, the transport organizing is also pre-ordering and Tihuse Horse Riding can't give a 100% guarantee that the desired dates are available, but Tihuse Horse Riding will try to give their best to find a way to everybody to come here anyway.

It is possible to order a bus to meet you at the airport to take your group to Tihuse Horse Riding and at the end of the holiday, you will bring back to Tallinn. The vehicle is a mini-bus with eight seats, a bus for 20, and for bigger parties, a bus with 66 seats. Please send an inquiry for more information.

Arrival by bus

Bus tickets are available on Tpilet website. Tickets can be bought ten days before the trip. The starting point is at Tallinn Coach Station. The destination is Kuivastu (Muhu Vald, Saare Maakond) or Hellamaa (Muhu Vald, Saare Maakond). From Kuivastu, it is about 7,5-kilometer distance to Tihusele Horse Riding. Meanwhile, from Hellamaa bus stop, it is about 1,5-kilometer distance to Tihuse Horse Riding. Please note that not all buses will stop at Hellamaa. For transfer, if you wish, Tihuse Horse Riding can come by car to meet you and take you to Tihuse. Please let them know in advance when and where Tihuse Horse Riding should come to meet you.

Kuivastu to Tihuse costs 15 EUR per car while Hellamaa to Tihuse costs 5 EUR per car. Otherwise, you may also have a starting point at Kuressaare Coach Station with the destination to Hellamaa (Muhu Vald, Saare Maakond) by buying tickets online on Tpilet (can be bought ten days before the trip). From Hellamaa, the bus stop will be about 1,5 kilometers to Tihuse.

Arrival by ferry

From Tallinn, it is recommended to book ferry tickets in advance on Praamid website. The direction when coming to the island is Virtsu to Kuivastu while when going back is Kuivastu to Virtsu. The ferry trip lasts for about thirty minutes.

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 on arrival.
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Pricing information
  • Accommodation and catering for children up to 3 years is free.
  • For children from 4 to 11 years, accommodation, catering, and carriage ride will cost 50% discount.

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