Riding fun and horse pleasure for toddlers, teenagers and adults

Finally riding vacation
at the Petschnighof

Riding vacation for the whole family in Austria

Learning to ride with all senses – that’s what we want to teach in our riding school.

Petschnighof is guaranteed to offer the perfect riding experience for every guest: grooming and feeding horses , pony rides, horseback rides, improving dressage and jumping techniques. We are happy to fulfill wishes and design your individual riding program.

Our riding school is characterized by an educational approach. Therefore, all ages, from kindergarten children to the 60 plus generation, are taught appropriately.

For us, riding does not just mean sitting on the groomed horse and going for a ride. It is important for us to learn to understand horses as independent beings. Working with a horse on a daily basis, we learn a lot about our body and body language. We also have the chance to perceive our feelings because the horse reflects them to us.

The children learn how to handle the horses in a playful way. Perfect for beginners to lay an optimal foundation for further riding.

Riding skills are further improved in individual or group lessons

To create a good teaching and learning atmosphere, we keep the groups as small as possible. In the lessons we work on the good seat as a prerequisite for correct aids. We are particularly interested in meeting riders where they are at the moment. Everyone should be able to achieve their goals at their own pace.

Guided horseback rides from 60 minutes to full day excursions with picnic.

  • Vaulting from 3 children: 20 € (15 min.)
  • Group lesson from 3 persons: 35 € (45 min.)
  • Single lesson: 60 € (50 min.)
  • Horseback riding from 3 persons: 50 € (90 min.)
  • Horseback riding from 3 persons: 70 € (120 min.)
  • Forest walk: 25 € (30 min.)

Longer rides, jumping and dressage lessons on request.

Ingrid, August 2018

Riding was very important for us!
Worked out great, nice rides included!

Horse and human in harmony - we organize guided horseback rides and hiking rides of several hours in the breathtaking mountain landscape of Carinthia.

Riding vacation for young and old

Enjoy the feeling of harmony between horse and man during your riding vacation. Around the Petschnighof in Carinthia we regularly organize for you several hours of trail rides and guided rides in the breathtaking mountain landscape.

In summer, our 11 riding horses are outdoors with enthusiasm. Explore with them the most beautiful places of the natural environment of the Petschnighof. Riding lessons take place on the modern riding arena next to our riding stable. Your individually designed riding vacation on our organic farm in Austria will be an unforgettable vacation experience.

Program for beginners and advanced

Whether you are just learning to ride or already have experience: In our stable you will find the right horse for every level. In our riding school experienced riding instructors give lessons for all ages. So children and adults can spend a wonderful summer in Carinthia and a lot of time with our horses.

The riding lessons can be booked individually or in a group if desired. In any case, we focus on the individual needs of the participants. Also taught is the proper handling and care of the horses.

Experience how relaxing a stay in the great outdoors and with our horses can be.
Book for winter 2022
Your dream riding vacation in Austria conveniently and quickly online – we look forward to seeing you.

The horse and riding offer of the Petschnighof:
  • professional riding lessons for children and adults
  • Practice lessons and rides with different horses:
    Arabian, Icelandic and Quarter Horse
  • Track lessons, lunge lessons, trail rides and trail rides
  • Training in handling the horses
Riding weeks

Take advantage of the Petschnighof packages. Experience a tailor-made stay around the horse theme. Of course including Familotel guarantee.

Dreamlike rides over winter white fields

Riding vacation in the snow

At any time of the year you can ride with us every day and spend time with the horses.
Our popular guided horseback rides also take place in the cool season.

In the Winter the snow-covered mountain landscape even has its special charm.

So on the Petschnighof you can gallop with our riding horses over sugared hiking trails and trot through quiet forests.

Pass frozen streams on the back of your horse, marvel at white mountain peaks and enjoy the wonderful peace that seems to settle on everything with the snow.

Recharge your batteries and feel the soothing distance from everyday stress during your winter riding vacation.