Horseback riding in Velebit Nature Park, Croatia

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Equestrian tours in Croatia, Velebit Nature Park
Cowboy Eco Retreat


Cowboy Eco Retreat


Tack: Western only
Horses: Quarter horses, Arabians, Lipizzaners, mountain horses
Pace: Anywhere between 2-4 hours on most days. Day ride is around 6 hours. Pace set by riding experience.
| Walk | Trot | Canter |
Level: Riding Level (Click for legend) (1 to 3 out of 5)    Beginner
Age: Min 13
Weight: Max 220lbs
Riders: Min 1 riders Max 8 riders
(per riding group)
Max Capacity 28


Riding Experience
We specialize in riding programs for non-riders and first-time riders. Therefore no prior riding experience needed for any of our rides. Upon arrival, you may head to the barn to meet our wranglers, as well as our horses. Whether it’s your first time on horseback or you’re a seasoned rider, we have a horse for every skill level.

Pony Riding
Children enjoy guided pony rides at the Ranch. With our exceptionally calm horses and patient instructors, every child can go through this program while at the ranch and start developing basic riding skills. Those with experience can join advance group and work on their trotting skills or even try bareback riding.

Natural Horsemanship
Although the term itself is often overused and misunderstood, we relate this closely to what we consider our own variation. What this means to the guest is that the experience is bound to go far beyond that of a typical head-to-tail ride. Your understanding of communication between yourself and your horse is what will be not only discovered but also advanced and understood. It is again one way that we are able to take your horseback riding experience from ordinary to extraordinary. Although we consider this type of training to constantly be taking place, we also like to help our guests understand what it is that we are after in implementing such techniques.

Horses
We have a variety of breeds (Quarter horses, Arabians, Lipizzaners, mountain horses) to suit each individual rider's needs. We breeds our own horses and take extra care in their care and training. We ensure they are calm, collected, and desensitized.

Guides
We always have 1 guide for 5 guests.
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Cowboy Eco Retreat
Tour Code: IT-CROA02
7 days / 6 nights ~$1,370.00
Dates : Available all Year

Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
ABeginner
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
BNovice
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
CIntermediate
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
EAdvanced
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Exceptional
Lodging Level Explained
   
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
   
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
   
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
   
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
   
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
   
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
C 2019 01/03 - 04/30 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP (Winter) 1 /8 Reserve
B 2019 05/01 - 06/20 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP (Spring & Fal... 1 /8 Reserve
A 2019 06/21 - 08/20 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP (Summer) 1 /8 Reserve
B 2019 08/21 - 09/30 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP (Spring & Fal... 1 /8 Reserve
C 2019 10/01 - 12/12 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP (Winter) 1 /8 Reserve
D 2019 12/13 - 12/31 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP (Holidays) 1 /8 Reserve
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Tack: Western only
Horses: Quarter horses, Arabians, Lipizzaners,...
Pace: Anywhere between 2-4 hours on most day...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Zadar Airport (ZAD)
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