If you planned to visit Armenia for new adventures and experiences, know that this little country is a just perfect place for you. Armenians started to get along with horses still in pagan times, these loyal animals were the inseparable part of any rituals and events. That means these people know how to treat and communicate with the extremely loyal and smart animals. So that without a doubt horse-riding will be another great way of passing your active rest and getting the enjoyable memories from the sunny country.
The most famous horse-racing centers are Hovik Hayrapetyan Equestrian Center, “10out of 10” complex, Ayrudzi Riding Club and many other companies that organize horse-riding tours out of Yerevan. All the riding lovers can enjoy their day in those centers. You will be able to feed the horses and participate in the process of saddling and ride horses.
In “ Ayrudzi Riding Club” you will be informed about horses and horse riding, the qualified personnel will teach you the important riding skills. After that, you will be able to try it on your own. This center also has an area where you can organize dinner and even make barbeque. Visiting this wonderful club will give you new unforgettable memories and experience. The club is situated near Ashtarak city (Aragatsotn Region), it's not far from the capital Yerevan, it will take 20-30 min.
Hovik Hayrapetyan Equestrian Center is also a famous place for horse-riding which was opened in 2001, located in the southern part of the Yerevan. Here take place all the competitions directed by Federation of Equestrian sport of Armenia. There are also private and group lessons for both adults and for children, their qualified staff will help you and show you how to communicate with horses. In the area of the center is the Jockey restaurant. which has a typical horse-riding interior. Everything is made of natural wood; the walls are covered with amazing decorations and the menu offers the tastiest Armenian dishes. From the restaurant, you can enjoy the horse races and training.
The other horse riding center is the “10 out of 10” complex. There you can ride horses, learn riding skills and also feed them. This complex has the nice restaurant with the picturesque view of the Hrazdan Canyon, where you can taste all the famous and tastiest Armenian dishes. This center also has a shooting area where you can try yourself with the help of a professional instructor. Although this center is situated near the city (Davtashen District), there is always peaceful and relaxing.
But these aren't only means of horse-riding, you can learn how to ride a horse outdoor of the city, in wonderful and healthy nature. The tours are being organized in Tavush region which has a lot of rivers, forests, natural mineral springs, lakes, hills, spacious meadows and the most important thing of all, you will breathe the clear and healthy air. Along your way, you will see numerous historical monuments of Armenia which will attract you with their beauty and mystery. So Armenia can be a new discovery for you, never miss your chance to visit this wonderful little country.