Hestaleigan Kátur - the Horse Rental in Akureyri
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We also want to share the joy of riding with you. Kátur Horse Rental in Akureyri offers horse riding in Iceland. Come and join us on a 1-2 hour long guided horse riding tour. Families, groups or single travellers, everyone is welcome! We also offer custom made riding trips, tailored to your wishes. It doesn´t matter whether you are an experienced rider or not, we will find the right horse for you. Discover the stunning landscape around Akureyri on our gentle Icelandic horses. There is no such thing than experiencing Iceland while riding on a horse.
We are looking forward to meeting you! 🙂
In summer our riding trips start at the horse rental (see map below). Our horse riding tours go along the beautiful river called Eyjafjord. In winter we meet at the stabels just out of town (Sörlaskjól 603 Akureyri - see map below). Both locations are reachable within a 5-10 minutes drive from the center of Akureyri. Each riding tour will be accompanied by at least one guide. For our guests we provide helmets, safety stirrups and safety vest for small kids. Children who are younger than 13 years must be accompanied by an adult. We also offer pick ups from Akureyri which cost 1500 ISK p.p.
In winter we only offer one-hour-tours which need to be booked in advance.
RIDING TOUR 1 HOUR
Daily all year long | time: acc. to prior agreement & acc. to daylight hours| Niveau: slow and fast tours possible | price : 7.500 ISK p.p. | pick up on extra charge | weight limit: 120 kg/240 Lbs |
RIDING TOUR 2 HOURS
spring til autumn daily | time: acc. to prior agreement & acc. to daylight hours| Niveau: slow and fast tours possible | price : 11.00 ISK p.p. | pick up on extra charge | weight limit: 120 kg/240 Lbs
Please note that it is not allowed to bring used riding equipment to Iceland
The northern lights are the most famous natural sights in Iceland. Akureyri is in the far north of Iceland. So the winters here are darker and longer than in Reykjavik - the capital in the South of Iceland. Our riding tours take place about 10 minutes out of Akureyri just below the skiing area. With our well-trained horses we ride in small groups into the darkness with view both over Akureyri and its fjord and over the mountains hoping to spot the northern lights during the ride.
This tour is dependent on the weather as we don´t ride in heavy snow or wind. That would just not be fun for you. Unfortunately we can not guarantee northern lights. To help you find out how likely northern lights are going to be, you can use apps (see below) or check special websites. We can also just guess, as we are no weather experts :/ Nevertheless, if there are no Northern lighs, you will still have a stunning few and a great riding tour 😉
You can use Aurora forecast to help you decide whether to book this tour or not- but don't rely 100% on them as this phenomenon is quite unpredictable. Northern lights can appear even on days with low activity and can be visible for a long period of a time (30 minutes up to hours) and sometimes only for a couple of minutes at a time.
The riding courses are split into theoretical and practical teaching. Even if there are some theoretical teachings, the course mainly revolves around the practical element of horseback riding. The emphasis is on each child gaining the skills and abilities needed to ride and control the horse. Throughout the duration of the course, each child will use the same horse to better be able to form a bond with it. Participants are also allowed to bring their own horse to the course. Our riding courses are split into different levels for different ages and experience.
The course fees have to be paid ont the first daz of the course. If for some reason you need to cancel, you must do so with at least a week’s notice. Otherwise you will be charged a certain amount of the fee. Nevertheless we can also try to move the child participating into a different course.
Every child participating in the course must bring in a safety instruction form on the first day. That form should list pertinent information about the child and its care, and contact information of parents/guardians. Should something happen to the child during the course, that safety form and a staff member will escort the child to the hospital. All information will be treated in accordance with laws and regulations regarding personal information. Under no circumstances will these information be given to a third party.
These courses are for children aged 5-6. In a fole-group the children learn the basics of caring for horses and riding, as well as riding form and control.
These courses are for children, 7 or older, who are taking their first equestrian steps. In a pony-group the children learn the basics of caring for horses and riding, riding form and control. Additionally, they will be taught about the horse’s conformation and behaviour.
These courses are for children aged 7 or older that have already learned the basics of riding. In this course the emphasis is on balance and that children manage to form a solid connection and trust with their horse. During the course the participants will also get to go on fun riding trips in the surrounding area.
This course is solely for children, 10 years or older, which are already experienced riders. In a travel horse group the emphasis is on taking long riding trips and how to look after the horse during such long trips. In these groups everyone brings their packed lunches on the trips and we eat it together out in nature.
6th till 10th of June – Riding Horses – costs: 20.000kr
12,13,15,16. June - Ponies – costs: 16.000kr
19, 21,22,23. June – Ponies – costs: 16.000kr
26th till 30th of June – Riding Horses – costs: 20.000kr
4th till 7th of July – Fole – costs: 16.000kr
10th till 14th of July – Riding Horses/Traverl Horses – costs: 20.000kr
31st of July till 4th of August – Riding Horses/Ponies – costs: 20.000kr
14th till 18th of August – Travel Horses – costs: 20.000kr
Courses need to be paid up front and those children that want to attend courses at Katur Horse Rental need to bring a safety instruction form on the first day of the course. Otherwise, we can´t accept the children into the course. The safety instruction will be sent to you on request.
Course registrations: email@example.com
If you have not received a confirmation of your registration within a week, please contact us again. Thank you 🙂
Hestmanannafélagið Léttir and Hestaleigan Kátur offer a riding course for children and young people with disabilities. Teaching at Léttis Lögmannshlid (the riding club in Akureyri) the horse rides will usually be given once a week for a period of 5, 8 or 10 weeks. 3-5 students are in each course along with two riding instructors and volunteers who help students with different needs. There are horses for each and every ride, including a medically indicated sitting aid for severely disabled children and other equipment as needed.
The winter 2017-2018 offers three 10 week courses. One by the beginning of October to December and two after the New Year, January to March and March to May. Each course stars at 2 pm and goes for 1 hour.
Registration on firstname.lastname@example.org
Our emphasis is placed on diversity and that all students get the most out of the course as needed
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Do you want to join us?
Volunteers are very important in this work and we look for people who are willing to give a little of their time to work with us at the courses. The only thing needed is a little time once a week, interest in human relations and positivity. If you want to be a volunteer or want more information send us a mail at email@example.com
To the schools
We would like to check if your school is in partnership with us this winter. Hörðarnafélagið Hörður í Mosfellsbæ has been with students from primary and secondary schools in southern Iceland for several years in this wonderful project. Students will help to bring back and support subjects. In addition, students help prepare and finish. The time that students were in this job would be from 13:30 to 15:30. Students either get this job as a choice in elementary schools or receive modules for this job in secondary schools.
Firstly, there is Baldur Rúnarsson, who was born and raised in Hveragerði, Iceland. He has been riding horses ever since he was a kid, as well as working as a gardener, horse tamer, and a prison guard. He is educated as a prison guard, horse tamer and farrier.
Inga Bára Ragnarsdóttir
Inga Bára Ragnarsdóttir is born and raised on a farm in Eyjafjördur. She has been riding horses since she was a little girl, as well as having been involved in her parents’ horse breeding. She has worked in gardening, tourism, and teaching, and is educated as a kindergarten teacher.
Please enjoy our videos & photos 🙂
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