Horse is led out of the stable
Riding hotel in Carinthia.
Learn to ride and have fun.
Riding holiday. Time out. Adventure. Fun.

Riding lessons at the Familiengut.

Horse riding is a truly special experience on holiday. You do not need to be an experienced rider – anyone can learn. Especially at the Familiengut Burgstaller with our lovely and professional riding instructor, Lydia Schwarzfischer. Initially on the lunge and then on the track – followed by a first ride out around Lake Millstatt.

Riding lessons

Horse riding is a skill which anyone can acquire and which the horses enjoy too. There is plenty of time on holiday and so it is ideal that we have a competent riding instructor on hand to help our guests at the Burgstaller riding hotel by Lake Millstatt. Lydia Schwarzfischer has 15 years of experience in the saddle and has been here with us at the Familiengut since 2020. With her assistance, learning the basics of horse riding on our well-behaved ponies and riding horses takes no time at all.

Lydia is your number one contact when it comes to horse riding at the Familiengut. She has extensive experience, has competed in tournaments and brings plenty of experience to the saddle (acquired from the age of 6!) It all begins with an hour on the lunge where the basics of sitting in the saddle are explained. Those who feel confident can then move onto the track. Walk, trot, canter. Stop. Giddy up! And before you know it, you will feel good up in the saddle!

Two horses in the riding arena
Big brown horse looks out of the box
Girl is led on pony
Horse adventures.

Farm holiday and riding.

Beginners, experienced riders, children (aged 6 and above) and adults will all find what they are looking for on a horse-riding holiday at the Familiengut Burgstaller. Newcomers to the saddle will start off with an initial hour’s lesson on the lunge. This will be followed by group lessons on the track and then that much longed-for first ride out. The idyllic setting around Lake Millstatt and the gently rolling Nockberge mountains are ideally suited to a wonderful time under the open skies on horseback thanks to the numerous bridle paths. Those who wish can explore the surroundings in our own carriage: exciting for children – romantic for couples.

Book your riding holiday at the Familiengut Burgstaller now.

Setting off.

Book a riding lesson.

The riding lessons at the Familiengut are very popular with our guests on holiday. We therefore recommend booking your riding lesson with Lydia before you arrive in Döbriach. We would happily accept any enquiries by email at info@familiengut.at or by telephone on +43 4246 / 7126.

Please note that 100% of the total cost will be charged for any booked lessons which are not cancelled up to 1 day (24 h) before the start time. Monday day off - Riding stable opening hours: 08:00 - 17:00.

Prices
Lunge lesson    25 mins € 33,-
Group lessons 50 mins € 33,-
Ride out (advanced riders)          50 mins € 35,-
Pony trail 30 mins € 28,-

Taster sessions:

Tuesday from 11.00 to 12.00, free for hotel guests

Pony guided tour:

The pony guided tour always takes place during the opening hours of the riding stables. It can be booked directly through our riding instructor, Lydia.

Pony farm:

Saturdays and Sundays during ‘Kids’ Weeks’ and ‘Autumn Farm’ weeks, 11.00 to 12.00, € 22,- 

Lots of fantastic experiences with our 5 ponies and riding instructor await guests of all ages at the pony farm. Whether horse grooming, a guided tour, the pony seesaw or pony trekking – plenty of fun is guaranteed! Sneakers, Twix, Viola, Sunny and Fuchsi are already really looking forward to it!

Torch -lit walk:

Wednesday during the ‘Autumn Farm’ weeks 

20.00, meeting place – riding stables, € 22

A beautiful evening walk with the horses and torches and finally a riders’ get-together with free drinks by the campfire. An experience for horse lovers of all ages!

Two ponies look out of the box