Horse-riding

Elementary Horse-Riding course in Belarus.

Not far from the city of Minsk, the capital of Belarus, a beautiful place called Ratomka is situated; it is also famous for its specialized Horse Riding School, which has given to the world many outstanding sportsmen. Besides, Ratomka is the place where international horse competitions are carried out. And if we take into account that Ratomka is very close to the Minsk Sea – favourite place for recreation of Minsk inhabitants and its guests, you will hardly find a better place for having horse riding lessons.

So, we invite all those who are interested in taking a chance of having elementary horse riding lessons and the possibility of reunification with the nature. Professional instructors will show you secrets of horse riding and the right way to make it from the first try. Horses for riding in Ratomka are of Trakeininskaya breed. This breed enters into one of the 5 most famous breeds of the world.

Please, don’t forget to take with you:

1) breeches, 2) gloves, 3) helmets, 4) boots.

And in memory of your first steps in horse riding lessons in Belarus, a souvenir diploma will always remind you of your beginning to the top of fame…

 

 

7 days/ 6 nights

Recommended period: June – September

Number of pax: 7–8

Day 1

Arrival at «Minsk-2» International Airport (as a rule, after midday). Ttransfer to «Yubileynaya» hotel check-in «Yubileynaya”. Hotel meeting with BELINTOURIST authorities and horse riding school members in BELINTOURIST office – general information, «welcome» tea

Time at leisure. Dinner

 

Day 2

Breakfast

Sightseeing tour of Minsk (founded in 1067), the city offers the view of its 17th century’s Cathedral of the Holy Spirit and Sts. Peter and Paul Church; the 19th century Troitskoye Predmestye (Trinity Suburb) – an example of Minsk urban architecture of the previous century; Independence Square with its Government Building (1929 – 33) and Red (Krasny) Roman Catholic Church of the early 20th century; Victory Square with its 38 meter obelisk and the Eternal Flame commemorating the heroes of World War II; Parks and modern architectural ensembles.

Departure to Ratomka (18 km). Light lunch in Ratomka. The beginning of first lessons in horse riding (2 hours, 1 instructor for 4 pax). Transfer to Minsk

Time at leisure. Dinner. Evening cultural program (disco, theatre, Belarusian ballet performance, circus and etc.) – supplementary charge)

 

Day 3

Breakfast

Departure to Ratomka. Horse riding lessons (2 hours). «Light» lunch in Ratomka. After lunch rest in Ratomka (2 hours)

Horse riding lessons (2 hours). Transfer to Minsk

Time at leisure; dinner

 

Day 4

Breakfast

Departure to Ratomka. Horse riding lessons. «Light» lunch in Ratomka. After lunch rest in Ratomka

Horse riding lessons

Transfer to Sport and Decretive Complex «Yunost» situated on the banks of Minsk Sea for relaxation. Evening motor ship trip along the Minsk Sea. Transfer to Minsk.

Dinner

 

Day 5

Breakfast

Departure to Ratomka. Horse riding lessons. Light lunch in Ratomka

Excursion to the Museum of Country Architecture and Life in the open air in Strochitsy (40 km from Ratomka) displaying the original pieces of rural architecture from various regions of Belarus as well as numerous domestic utensils, articles of applied arts and agricultural implements used by the rural population in the past. Transfer to Minsk. Time at leisure.

Dinner

 

Day 6

Breakfast

Departure to Ratomka. Final horse riding lessons and preparation for horse trip on the route prepared by the horse riding school members (10-15 km), region – the Minsk Sea, the recommended procedure – 15 min riding on horses then rest and so on. A cart with rider’s personal things, foodstuff and etc. follows the riders. The route ends with friendly «picnic» in the open-air, photo, folk music show with presenting souvenir diplomas. Time at leisure. Light late dinner

 

Day 7

Breakfast. Transfer to «Minsk-2» International Airport for the departure flight