This large and spacious horse-riding centre offers instruction for adults and children. They have a nice building, perfect ... More
Petnehazy Horse Riding Ranch
This large and spacious horse-riding centre offers instruction for adults and children. They have a nice building, perfect for parties and special events. They can also organise cart-rides and they have Goulash Parties every Thursday at 8p. They also have conference facilities. If you want to go riding while in Budapest, this is a good choice.
I've been riding for about a year. While in Budapest for a conference, I wanted to do some riding on my day off just to keep up some practice. My hotel was able to arrange a lesson for me at Petnehazy. Normally, they do 25 minute lessons. When I arrived and asked, the instructor agreed to do a double lesson of 50 minutes.
The instructor was very good. I've been riding for about a year and need to work on my form. She had me work on a longe line and did a good job of reminding me of the issues with my form often enough to help, but not so often as to be annoying. She also had some helpful exercises for helping me to feel my diagonals and to keep from shifting my legs. She was also quite good at making sure that I was OK with each exercise we did. There weren't any surprises nor did I ever feel like she would have pushed me to do something that I was uncomfortable with. Her English was also quite good, although she didn't know some riding terms like "crop" and "diagonal". Nonetheless, she was able to work around that quite easily.
The facility itself could use a little work. The barns and stables seem to be the pats that are best maintained. Some of the fences and hedges would benefit from some maintenance. (Of course, I'd rather see care focus on the horses than the grounds if it's to be one or the other.)
If you go, note that the horse facility is on the left just before the road makes a left turn (near the horse pastures). If you make the left and see the guard shack, you've gone too far. (There is also a Petnehazy Hotel, which is a separate company. They are beyond the guard shack.)
All-in-all, I had a helpful lesson and would happily go back. The 50 minute lesson was HUF 7000 (about $35). The instructor was helpful, knowledgable, and safe. If I had more free time, I would make arrangements for another lesson later in the week.
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