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Offering rides for all abilities, Zoraida's Horse Riding caters to novices and kids with good-natured horses. If you're an advanced rider, go for a beach ride or tackle a longer trek over some trails. For those looking to do even more riding, multi-day riding holidays are available. To ensure every rider remains safe, the operator offers rides for beginners, intermediate, and advanced riders. Reservations are necessary, and rides always take place in the mornings or evenings. Check out the website for further details. Use our Kournas travel planning website to visit Zoraida's Horse Riding on your trip to Kournas, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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I try to ride every time I go abroad and Crete was no exception. I did a private ride as I am not a fan of riding in a group. My Dutch instructor was young but very charming and confident - she..... more
I try to ride every time I go abroad and Crete was no exception. I did a private ride as I am not a fan of riding in a group. My Dutch instructor was young but very charming and confident - she..... more »
Me and my partner had the most amazing horse riding experience. It was a very first time for both of us and we absolutely loved it ! We felt very looked after during the whole 2h ride. Girls...
Me and my partner had the most amazing horse riding experience. It was a very first time for both of us and we absolutely loved it ! We felt very looked after during the whole 2h ride. Girls... more »
Amazing place, took myself and my partner for a private beginners ride and swim early morning. We turned up , horses were ready, guide was very friendly. She ran us through the plan, made sure we had.... more
Amazing place, took myself and my partner for a private beginners ride and swim early morning. We turned up , horses were ready, guide was very friendly. She ran us through the plan, made sure we had.... more »
Amazing experience, early ride swimming with horses. Started with walking through the tracks and back roads to the beach then had a nice trot and canter next to the sea. Went to a quiet part of the beach for the swimming experience which was absolutely fantastic and something I have never done in 30 years of riding horses. They brought our towels and change of clothes for us to change ready for a canter back up the beach (and a quick roll in the sand 😂) All the staff and horses were great would definitely recommend and come back again. Book early to avoid disappointment unlike that rude lady who gave a 1 star google review.
As an equestrian, it was a really exciting experience for me and one of the highlights of my trip around Crete. I had a great experience for our 2 hours horse riding on the beach during sunset. Friendly, experienced staff that showed great care and guidance. All of the horses were so well trained and the guide will choose a horse for you based on your experience and comfort level. I ride horses all the time, so I was very comfortable and I our group did some trotting and cantering along the beach. Beautiful scenery. Reasonably priced. And you get the pictures taken and send to you a couple of days after your ride!!!
We booked the beginners tour to the lake 2 weeks in advance. We reached out by email and got a response asking for our weight and height, that we responded to. When we went to the stable to ride, we we're told the booking didn't exist and that there were no horses for us. Unbelieveable! We got up at 6am for this and now we have to change our holiday plans. Would not recommend this place because of the chaotic owner, who can not keep simple appointments. Furthermore, the horses did not look very well kept. They were saddled very far in advance and were kept saddled in the paddock, which is a bad idea. Some horses have eczema and look dull.
Excellent experience! Very friendly, welcoming and modern facilities for horses and riders. Was offered water and a snack after my ride to the beach. Highly recommended!
Emailed Kristy explaining my riding experience and asking if she happened to have anything available in the next 36 hours - and she did!! An amazing walk / trek / canter through the mountains and a beautiful village. A couple of waves from the neighbours, an unplanned sunset and we recruited a local dog on the way. Kristy and her team prefer small groups - there were 4 of us in total meaning i didn’t feel so bad needing to shorten my stirrups after our first trot, and the team we had were fabulous! (Not to mention the horses!!! - Miss Artemis did all the hard work and in a fun and constantly trying to eat manner). I’ll be back for the beach ride on my next trip to Crete!!
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