Zoraida's Horse Riding, Paralia Kourna

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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 Apokoronas travel planning website to visit Zoraida's Horse Riding on your trip to Apokoronas, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Myself & my two daughters 13 & 14yrs have just done the beach ride & swim with horses. An unforgettable experience. Highly recommend. Kristy the owner was lovely and very helpful she arranged to colle...  more »
  • although our reservation for an intermediate beach ride was cancelled by the impending 'medicane' and high surf, kristy booked us for a ride to the beautiful lake ahead of the storm. (which, by the wa...  more »
  • Found reviews of stables on the Internet spisalas with Christie and agreed on the meeting. On the third day of rest in the morning waiting for me at the machine as agreed. Wonderful horses, nature. The best impression!
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  • Kristy and her girls are lovely and so are her horses. Huge hugs for Jameela and Rosie for giving us a lovely ride along the beach in the morning sunshine. Thoroughly recommend.
  • Wonderful people, offer a great experience, really a joy to interact with. Reasonable pricing. Highly recommend.
  • Very chaotic horse riding service, my girl with ASD fell off the horse as the young girl failed to control the horses the kids were on, no one seemed to care the owner did not even come out to see if she was ok they All disappeared not having basic facilities to clean her badly grazed arm. she is now scared for life. stay well clear unless you are an experienced rider.
  • I found Zoraida's horse riding online prior to coming to Crete last Summer and originally I thought it was too far away from my hotel but my goodness am I glad I found them because Kristy was absolutely lovely I spoke with her on the phone and via email prior to coming to Crete but these horse rides were INCREDIBLE! and I am an experienced rider. I opted for the riding and swimming with horses only downside was that I had to get up at 4:30am for this which meant a very early night the evening before however it was WORTH every single second because Kristy picked me up from my hotel, we picked up two lovely German young ladies on the way and headed to the ranch. When we arrived it was fairly cold out as it was about 5am and thank goodness for torches because we had to sign a form agreeing to the ride and for insurance purposes which I thought was fantastic and really reassuring the horses were all saddled up and we eventually got on our way for our 30-45 min hack down the beach it was a lovely hack despite being fairly chilly out so if you go this early be sure to take a jacket or a hoodie otherwise you will be very cold. When we got down to the beach it was lovely we had a lovely hack along the shoreline, went in the sea a bit with the horses so the horses could feel the water then we went for a very long gallop which was INCREDIBLE my horse had plenty of energy despite again being early he was ready to go straight for it unfortunately I had a back massage at my hotel a few days prior and suffered with very bad back spasms during the gallop so I had to slow down a couple of times but it got too much and went back with Kristy's son (I think) and waited. When everyone arrived back they unsaddled the horses and went in with the horses into the sea however my horse wasn't keen at all on the water so I ended up going on a beautiful light brown horse called Harvey and he was so calm afterwards we could swim a bit to cool off which was lovely as it was getting fairly hot out and we waited for the horses to dry off so they could get saddled up and head back by then it was BAKING out! I was meant to go back a second time for an evening beach hack however my back spasms were so bad I couldn't which I was upset about as I am a very keen horse rider and it would of been nice having a longer gallop on the beach but despite this place is pricey its 100% WORTH IT!!!! Kristy Kindly emailed me the photos taken and they were beautiful I now have them on my bedroom wall as a wonderful memory. Christmas 2017 I got a surprising email she sends out to everyone wishing everyone a Merry Christmas which was such a lovely surprise and a kind gesture. Thank you so much Kristy and your staff for a once in a lifetime experience I have always wanted to go horse riding on the beach let alone swimming with them in the sea but this was a truly INCREDIBLE experience and one I shall never forget!
  • Excellent place to learn ans ride with wonderful horses...
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