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Hestaleigan Kátur - the Horse Rental in Akureyri
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Hestaleigan Kátur

Horse rental & riding school

Hestaleigan Kátur offers riding tours in Akureyri - North Iceland."Learning Icelandic - lesson No 1"

Kátur means Joyous

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! 🙂

The team of  Hestaleigan Kátur

Horse rental

In summer our riding trips start at the horse rental. Our horse riding tours go along the beautiful river called Eyjafjord. In winter we mostly start at the farm Höskuldsstaðir and also ride along the riverside. 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.

Additionally:

  • · we offer custom made trips for groups, tailored to each group’s wishes
  • · discount for groups
  • · for kids: 1/2 hour of being led by rein for children 5000 ISK

Please note that it is not allowed to bring used riding equipment to Iceland

Any questions?

E-Mail: Hestaleiga@hestaleiga.is

Telephon: (+354)69 57 218

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To get directions please enter Hestaleigan Kátur on google maps

or click on the following link: https://goo.gl/maps/qaa4QmtpjLK2

 

Riding course

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.

Parts of the courses:

  • · gaining the skills and abilities needed to ride & control the horse
  • · learn about the horse’s main gaits
  • · study the basics of caring for it
  • · how to tack/rein up a horse - and lead it on a rein
  • · lots of fun 🙂

what you need to bring:

  • · packed lunch every day (except the last day)
  • · dress according to the weather

Included:

  • · safety first: all gear & setup is at the highest standard
  • · all saddlery: reins, bridles, saddles with safety stirrups
  • · helmets & safety vest come with CE certification
  • · BBQ one the final day with hot dogs and juice boxes
  • · certificate with picture of themselves with their course-horse

further Information

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.

Riding courses summer of 2017

Foles: 

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.

Ponies:

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.

Riding horses:

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.

Travel horses: 

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.

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Course Price

  • · Foles:  16.000 ISK
  • · Ponies:  20.000 ISK
  • · Riding horses:  20.000 ISK
  • · Travel horses:  20.000 ISK
  • All courses take place from 8 am til 12 pm

June: 

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

 

JULI: 

4th till 7th of July – Fole – costs: 16.000kr
10th till 14th of July – Riding Horses/Traverl Horses – costs: 20.000kr

AUGUST: 

31st of July till 4th of August – Riding Horses/Ponies – costs: 20.000kr
14th till 18th of August – Travel Horses – costs: 20.000kr

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Procedure & registration

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: ferdafakar@gmail.com

If you have not received a confirmation of your registration within a week, please contact us again. Thank you 🙂

team

Baldur Rúnarsson

Baldur Rúnarsson

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

    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.

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      Contact Info

      (+354) 69 57 218

      hestaleiga@hestaleiga.is

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