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Horse Riding School Dvur Hoffmeister, Cicovice

Activities, Sports and Fitness on 27 January 2013 by Irina (5 comments)

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Guest report by Irina
A couple of months ago, my daughter told us that she would love to starthorse riding. As we are based in Prague and live in a flat we didn’t have too many options to fulfill her wish, therefore I started to ask around as to where we could go for lessons. Luckily a friend of mine told me that not far from Prague, in the small village of Cicovice there is a farm where kids can learn to ride a pony or a horse.

So, I called and here we are, we go every week to Dvur Hoffmeister riding school for lessons.

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She really loves the horses and she is very happy riding or taking care of Ferda or Goldy, the ponies that are her new friends. You might like it as well (for yourself) as this farm is a beautiful place.

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I am personally not very fond of riding so, while my daughter enjoys her time riding I am enjoying my cup of tea, or a late lunch while entertaining my little boy, who is not ready to try riding. He likes to go around the farm looking at the riders training or to have a look what the horses are eating. :)

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It takes me 15 minutes to get there from Dejvice, Velke Cicovice is about 20km from Prague. I have asked for more details to share with you. There are 35 horses of which 14 are ponies. There are 3 instructors and 3 grooms who take care of the horses. If your kid is older than 3 years, he or she can start riding and get an understanding of basic horse handling and care-taking.

If you wish to have your own horse or pony, you can buy one through the stables and the grooms will take care of it for you. It’s then up to you how often you chose to ride.

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The good thing about the place is that they do have there an indoor riding facility meaning that one can continue its hobby during winter time and rainy days.

Once, I saw that their terrace was nicely decorated and found out that they do organize kids birthday parties as well. Also, there is a cozy restaurant where you can enjoy some pancakes and typical Czech dishes.

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Even though I am not yet sure if my daughter, my little princes, will consider developing a career in racing, she has attended her first competition last month.

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And… we all were very proud that she could participate. Since then I call her Horse Crazy! We will see now for how long! But anyway, we will always go there to enjoy at least their delicious pancakes :)

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ADDRESS: DVUR HOFFMEISTER Riding School, Velke Cicovice 45, Stredokluky

EMAIL: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

PHONE: 606491649 or 606245756

FURTHER INFORMATION: http://www.dvur-hoffmeister.cz/ (in Czech only, but soon to be in English)

  • Michelle on 02 March 2013 @ 10:54 AM

    Hello, I would like more details please about this place. Could you let me know. Thanks

  • benjamin smithers on 02 March 2013 @ 02:19 PM

    hi there,
    just to say i like the site and full of useful ideas and im sure lacking info sometimes at not provided.. re horse-riding at Cicovice… prices might be a useful adjunct..
    regards
    Ben.

  • Larissa on 04 March 2013 @ 02:14 PM

    Hi Benjamin,
    Thanks for your comment. Yes the price is missing from the article, it was discussed on our facebook page when first published and the answer is that lessons are 500czk per hour. Apparently this is the standard rate for riding schools within and around Prague. Irina did mention though that her daughter shares this lesson with another friend which makes the expense more cost effective.

  • Irina on 03 April 2013 @ 08:09 PM

    Hi Michelle,
    Now they have their own web page .
    http://www.dvur-hoffmeister.cz/. I understood that soon they will have the English version as well.
    Best,
    Irina

  • outeast on 09 April 2013 @ 02:30 PM

    There’s another riding school in Prague 5 - http://www.ponyklub.cz/ - lower-key but maybe worthwhile considering for anyone looking for an option in Prague proper. Very nice folks,. though not an English-language focus. My daughter rides there.

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