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Hotel and riding stable Oberschwarzach in Saalbach-Hinterglemm

Riding on holidays: The greatest happiness on earth

In summer as well as in winter, our hotel in Saalbach-Hinterglemm in Salzburger Land is the perfect place for a family horseback riding holiday in Austria. Even the little ones love grooming and riding our ponies! Advanced riders and adults can ride our big horses in our riding arena or discover the beautiful nature in Saalbach-Hinterglemm on a guided ride.

As a guest in our Hotel Oberschwarzach in Saalbach-Hinterglemm you are spoiled for choice between our loving mounts: 6 horses, 2 Shetland ponies, 1 Haflinger, 1 Icelandic pony and 2 Warmblood horses are looking forward to giving you and your family our 25 x 45 m large sand court, to go with you to our alpine pasture and to enrich your holiday in Austria with many great animal experiences.

Riding holidays in the Oberschwarzach family hotel

For the whole family

Children and adults experience happiness on earth on the backs of our small and large horses as part of group and individual riding lessons. Experienced riders enjoy the beautiful surroundings around the Hotel Oberschwarzach on an one-hour ride accompanied by our riding instructor. Attention: A ride is only possible with a previous trial lesson in the riding arena next to our hotel!

The right package deals for the perfect riding holidays in Saalbach-Hinterglemm in the beautiful Salzburger Land in Austria can be found here!

Riding lessons for beginners

At the beginning of their riding career, beginners learn the basic gaits of the horse on the longe. If you are confident in the walk, trot and canter, you can further improve your skills during an individual riding lesson. Then nothing stands in the way of a trip through Saalbach-Hinterglemm in the beautiful province of Salzburg.

Get on, get set, go: Riding in the Salzburg region

There is always something to do on the farm next to our hotel! In summer, your children and their carers can be found five days a week in the Oberschwarzach riding stables with activities together. Twice a day, your offspring has the opportunity to clean our Shetland ponies as part of the childcare and to ride them for free. Children who already have riding experience are in good hands with a riding lesson (for a fee).

Pony rides during winter holidays

Our hotel in Saalbach-Hinterglemm with its own riding stables also offers pony rides twice a week in winter for our little Oberschwarzach guests. The well-behaved Shetland ponies are cleaned and saddled every Tuesday and Thursday. Afterwards everyone can do a few laps in the outdoor riding arena of our hotel.

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The best gear

for riding on the farm at the Oberschwarzach

The best gear

for riding on the farm at the Oberschwarzach

  • Riding helmet: must fit snugly and must not slip around on the head (you can borrow the helmet from us at the hotel), small children can also wear a bicycle helmet
  • Breeches: close-fitting and elastic, prevent pressure points and chafing and ensure a good fit in the saddle
  • Gloves: so you always have a firm grip on the reins
  • Riding ankle boots, riding boots or, if possible, sturdy, ankle-high shoes for optimal protection and a secure feeling in the stirrup

With this equipment you will have fun with our four-legged friends and be able to enjoy your holiday on horseback safely and without pressure. Tips for the correct handling of our mounts can be found here!

Important information for your riding holiday at the Oberschwarzach

Our horses are good and balanced. But that doesn't change the fact that horses are flight animals by nature and sometimes react spontaneously to stimuli from their surroundings.

Riding is and will therefore remain an activity prone to danger: Please note that riding and handling the horses and other animals on our farm is at your own risk!