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Horseback riding at Erlebnishof Fronalp

Our new in-house Erlebnishof Fronalp, which is directly adjacent to the Swiss Holiday Park, not only delights the younger guests. Our horses and ponies are very child-friendly and patient. In our riding school, children learn the basics of riding as well as how to handle horses and ponies. The riding courses can be booked by both day and overnight guests. During the school vacations we also offer a taster day, so that the vacations in central Switzerland become great riding vacations for the children.

Riding is fun and healthy Riding is more popular than ever with children. Riding is not just a fashionable sport, but a very meaningful leisure activity. Riding promotes empathy and a sense of responsibility. Body tension is trained and helps to prevent posture problems. The Swiss Holiday Park offers age-appropriate riding lessons at its Fronalp adventure farm with trained riding instructors who show great empathy and patience. The horses and ponies are kept in an animal-friendly manner in accordance with the guidelines of the STS horse label. From the age of two, children can gain their first experience on the back of a pony, and from the age of eight, they can start with proper riding lessons.

Arguments for ridingRiding is not just a trend. Riding teaches children important things for life. Riding promotes empathy, intuition, fairness and a sense of responsibility. These are important values in the life of every human being. These values are trained while riding quite incidentally and out of self-motivation. In addition, the children are active when riding and move outside in the fresh air. By sitting on the horse, the muscles that are relevant for posture are trained. This can prevent posture problems.

From when do children learn to ride?

2 - – 5 years

At Swiss Holiday Park, children are allowed to ride from the age of two. They sit on the back of the ponies and are guided. This way they can gain their first experiences with horses at an early age.

5 - – 7 years old

At this age, the children's balance and sense of rhythm are trained in a natural way. Real riding lessons are not yet possible, as the necessary body coordination is still lacking.

8 - – 10 years old

From now on, beginner lessons and lunging lessons are possible. However, it is still difficult to control the left and right halves of the body independently. And it is difficult to concentrate for 45 minutes. Breaks and other activities are necessary.

11 - – 18 years

When motor skills are fully developed, riding training can continue steadily. From about 16 years onwards, full ability has been reached.

We take into account the developmental stages of children and adapt the lessons to their age. Our horses are used to dealing with children and are very patient. The riding lessons at Swiss Holiday Park can be booked by both overnight and day guests.

Let us advise you personally Phone 041 825 54 80

The right equipment not only makes the rider more comfortable, but is also a matter of safety. What you need to bring:

  • Riding shoes or sturdy shoes with a non-slip sole and a slight heel (rubber boots or hiking boots).
  • riding breeches or trousers without or with a soft inseam (leggings)
  • please take your own riding helmet (or bicycle/ski helmet) with you

Wearing a helmet is mandatory, long hair must be tied up and hanging earrings must be removed. Closed toed and sturdy shoes are also a requirement for guides.

Cancellations up to 7 days before the start of the course are free of charge. After that 80% of the costs will be charged. In case of illness, a doctor's certificate must be presented. Insurance is the responsibility of the participant. Riding is at the participant's own risk. The company declines any liability.

Daily09.00 - 17.00

 

FAQ

For the individual activities we have to stick to the regular opening hours.

CHF 145Taster day pony farm
from the age of 7 up

Taster day pony farm

every Thursday

The children get to know the handling but also the care, feeding and keeping of horses. Of course, a small ride may not be missing. The course content is adapted to the age and weather conditions.

Course content

  • Horse care incl. theory about horses
  • Feeding and keeping of horses
  • Pasture and/or leather care
  • Getting to know other farm animals
  • Leading horses around obstacles and/or guided exit
CHF 190Beginner riding courses
5 to 12 years

Beginner riding courses

6 Wednesday or Thursday afternoons each.

The children learn the basics of riding in an age-appropriate and playful way. They learn what a horse is, how to handle it and how to build trust. The course also includes work around the horse.

Course content

  • General handling of the horse
  • Bridling and saddling
  • Horse care and hairdressing of tail and mane,
  • Hoof care
  • Basic concepts of riding
  • Guided riding out
  • etc.
20 minutes for CHF 15Pony Riding
from the age of 2 up

Pony Riding

First experiences and impressions on horseback with mummy or daddy. Alternating between cross country and the riding arena, with the adult leading the horse or pony.

Course dates

daily by appointment

Other offers

First experiences and impressions on horseback with mummy or daddy. Alternately in the field and in the riding arena, with the adult leading the horse or pony.

  • The horse or pony is led by a parent.
  • Possible from the age of 2

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20 minutes for CHF
Single 15
10er subscription140

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Children learn here in a playful way the first tasks around the horse or pony. The caretakers support the little ones in their first encounter and pass on their expertise with pleasure. Conducted from 2 children, also includes pony rides.

  • from 6 years

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90 minutes for CHF
Single 45

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Together the horse or pony is cleaned and saddled, then the first experiences and impressions on horseback are collected.

  • The horse or pony is led by a parent.
  • Ideal from 3 years
  • By appointment

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50 minutes for CHF
Single35

The lunge line is a long rope. The riding instructor directs the horse over this lunge. The riding student can concentrate completely on his seat and his aids. This is especially suitable for beginners, but also as seat training for advanced riders. At first the student rides without reins and partly without stirrups to find the balance in all gaits. Later, light trotting is practiced with stirrups. When this fits, the reins are added and one learns to hold the reins correctly. Recommended age 8 years.

25 minutes for CHF
Single35
10 subscriptions320

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For advanced riders who can move at a walk and trot, possibly canter, with independent rein control. In the group we will continue to work on the correct giving of aid, seat and rein control. Advanced riders will then be supported according to their individual needs in section, dressage and jumping.

25 / 50 minutes for CHF
Single35 / 65

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Horses and ponies

Mare
Large (also good for adults)

Year of birth
2003

Breed
Warmblood

Character
Friendly, hard-working, willing to work, good-natured, good approaches to dressage

Mare

Year of birth
2010

Breed
Tinker

Character
ideal beginner horse, fond of children, comfortable, good-natured

Geldingyear of birth 2007

Breed Shetlandpony

Character our smallest, fond of children, loyal, friendly, hardworking, very willing to learn

Mareyear of birth 2009

Breed Welsh Pony

Character Friendly, cheerful, curious, good-natured, willing to work

Geldingyear of birth 2009

Breed Welsh Pony

Character Friendly, trusting, playful, willing to work, is well trained in dressage

Mare

Year of birth
2007

Breed
Falabella

Character
intelligent, kind to children

Mare

Year of birth
2007

Breed
Mini Shetty

Character
comfortable, kind

Mare

Year of birth
2015

Breed
Mini Shetty

Character
attentive, motivated

Mare

Year of birth
2017

Breed
Freiberger

Character
curious, affectionate, robust, strong, intelligent

Mare

Year of birth
2016

Breed
Haflinger

Character
good-natured, patient, calm, strong

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