Arma Equestrian Farm is a family owned enterprise located near Lahemaa National Park in the coastal village of Rutja. On the farm are raised Estonian, Tori and Estonian heavy draft horses that due to their calm nature are suited for the first horseback riding experiences for both children and adults. In addition to the horses, the Farm hosts a comfortable holiday cottage, accommodating up to 13 people. The house also has a cozy wood-burning sauna.
Our riding programs:
- First experience with pony
Program for young children (3-7 y)
Includes: pony brushing with a supervisor, saddling, walking on a leash with a supervisor while riding around the farm. Parents can walk beside the child, it is allowed to take a photos.
Duration: ca 20 min
Price: 15 EUR
- We learn about horses
A program for those interested in horses who have never participated in an equestrian practice
Contains: communication with the horse, horse handling, teaching how to brush and saddle, in the training area are practiced the first riding techniques (how to move from the spot, rotate, stop the horse). Under the instructor's supervision is practiced the position and the balance, different exercises are done.
Duration: ca 1.5 hours
- Horseback trekking in the wild
For those interested in horses who have never ridden a horse, or have little skills. Suitable for example for a couple where one is engaged in horseback riding and the other is a complete beginner.
Contains: communication with the horse, horse handling, teaching how to brush and saddle, in the training area are practiced the first riding techniques (how the move from the spot, rotate, stop the horse). Under the instructor's supervision is practiced the position and the balance, different exercises are done. The instruction in the training area is followed by a horseback walk to the sea. The supervisor walks alongside and assists if needed.
Duration: ca 1.5 hours
Price: 28 EUR
- Horse ride walk to the sea
A program for those interested in horses, who have acquired the basics for riding - suitable for those who have already passed our program. We learn about horses or program a horse ride/walk to the sea.
Includes: getting to know the horse and preparing it before a hike, practice leading, getting to know the rules of off-trail riding and horse trekking along a varied landscape (forests, meadows, hills, ditches and beach). The pace of the group is chosen by the least experienced rider. If the level of the group allows the ride includes both walking and an eased trot, gallop.
Duration: ca 2 hours
Price: 35 EUR
Adequate clothing and equipment for riding are important both for the convenience and for safety.
More information here.