ICELANDIC HORSE RIDING TOURS
TWO HOUR RIDING TOUR 50 €
Suitable for beginners and experienced riders, the pace fits to the rider’s experience level. Riding will happen along forest trails and forest roads.
For beginners teaching basic riding skills for an hour, riding 1 hour, for experienced riders riding approximately 2 hours.
THE HALF-A-DAY RIDING TOUR 80 €
For experienced riders a faster trip along the trails and forest roads. Picnic lunch and a cup of coffee are enjoyed in a forest hut along the route. Duration of riding is about three hours.
THE WHOLE-DAY-RIDING TOUR 120 €
For experienced riders the whole day trail riding in varied terrain. The day begins in Purola by preparing the horses, along the way there is a couple of short breaks and a one hour lunch break at kota. Duration is approximately seven hours.
THE-TWO-DAYS-RIDING TOUR 260 €
For experienced riders. Day starts at 10 AM at Purola, lunch break at kota. Arrival at afternoon to Ranta-Hännilä, where, sauna, dinner and accommodation. Next riding another way back, picnic at forest, arrival at Purola Farm at 3 PM.
RIDING LESSON 28 €
Private lesson 40 €.
LEADED RIDING FOR HALF AN HOUR 20 €
Half an hour leaded ride for the smaller riders of the family, but also for bigger ones who want to try riding safely, just enjoying the feeling of the ride and the surrounding scenery.
Make a reservation for riding in advance: call Pipsa 040 5121 432 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prices include safety helmet, balaclava under the helmet, riding gloves and a reflecting vest. Otherwise, the rider should dress warmly and wear boots or so that cannot slip through the stirrups. Some warm boots and winter overalls can be borrowed. Riding on own risk. For the riding required age is at least 12 years and weight limit max 90 kg. Temperature limits for riding is over +25 or under -18 degrees, thunder is also a reason not to ride.
TRAIL RIDING CAMPS
Purola Farm offers four to five days trail riding camps for youngsters. Every day is three to four hours riding and once a longer trail ride. At the camps we enjoy the summer, friends and of course horses, we learn new things, do tölt, swim and groom the wonderful and gentle Icelandic horses. Each camper will have his/her own pony to take care.
Accommodation is in the new guesthouse rooms and food for every day is good home-cooked food! Sometimes the lunch is eaten during the ride by a kota.
For the camp the required age is at least 12 years of age and the knowledge of riding basics.
ADULT CAMPS AND WEEKENDS
Adult camps and weekends are arranged throughout the year. One can enjoy the nature´s and the Icelandic horses empowering effects, good food, a relaxing peat sauna treatment and well slept night in the guesthouse´s new and quiet rooms.
FAMILY CAMPS AND FARM HOLIDAYS
Purola Farm organizes family camps and farm holidays for parents and children that are tailored to the family.
Visit Trail Riding Union of Finland to see a video.
SOCIAL PEDAGOGICAL HORSE ACTIVITY
Social pedagogical activity emphasizes experience, adventure and community. Horse activities at the stable help learning communication skills, recognize and deal with emotions and moods. It is suitable for those who are marginalized and under threat of social exclusion. Activities centered on the horse and his well-being provide structure and activities through which things can be projected to one´s life, such as food or hygiene role. Working with the horse is an empowering experience, where one can get more happiness, strength and courage to everyday life.
Pipsa has completed the Social Pedagogical horse activity education at South Ostrobothnia Folk High School in 2012.