One of the best ways to explore the beauty of Georgia is on horseback.

Horseback riding in Georgia Caucasus

We organize the following horseback riding tours for you starting from 1 day up to 5 days

Tusheti

200 km north east in the mountains

Travel dates 2020
14.06. – 20.06.2020  (5 riding days)  6 places left
05.07. – 11.07.2020  (5 riding days)  6 places left
09.08. – 15.08.2020  (5 riding days)  10 places left
06.09. – 12.09.2020  (5 riding days)  9 places left
EUR 1090,00 per person

Vashlovani National Park

200 km south east in the hilly steppe region

23.02. – 28.02.2020 (4/5 riding days)  8 places left
22.03. – 27.03.2020 (4/5 riding days)  8 places left
29.03. – 03.04.2020 (4/5 riding days)  6 places left
04.04. – 09.04.2020 (4/5 riding days)  6 places left
03.05. – 08.05.2020 (4/5 riding days)  8 places left
EUR 1090,00 per person

Algeti Nature Reserve

60 km west of Tbilisi,  forests and sub-alpine meadows
Day Tours: 4-5 hours on horse
EUR 120,00 per person

Udabno

90 km east of Tbilisi, steppe region
Day Tours:  4-5 hours on horse
EUR 120,00 per person

Reserve your horseback tour here

In Udabno

In Tusheti

In Vashlovani

The Horses

The horses in the national parks are typical Georgian mountain horses. Relatively small, 140-150 cm, friendly, easygoing, surefooted and used to walk long distances.

Other famous horses from Georgia are the horses from the Tush and Mingreli region known for their beauty and speed

On certain holidays and commemoration days traditional horse races are held over around 6 km.
Famous races are: “Zezwaoba” holiday in Alvani in the Kakheti region on the last weekend of May.
“Tushaoba” holiday in Omalo in Tusheti in August
“Vajaoba” holiday in Chargali in the Pshawi region north of Tbilisi
Traditionally the horses are decorated and ridden by young men without saddles. The winners get prizes like TV sets and cell phones

The Gear

Saddles and bridles are most of the time traditional Georgian or Caucasian style.
The quality has improved a lot the last couple of years but is still overall of a lesser quality than we’re used to. That’s why, before you mount the horse the first time, you have to check the state of the saddle, bridle and stirrups. If need be you can ask the ranger or the guide to have things replaced

The handling of the horses

The handling of the horses in Georgia can look a little rough at times. As a matter of fact the rangers say they love and respect their horses but don’t want to “humanize” them. If you are under the impression that the animals are not treated properly you can always address that. Words of guests are taken very seriously in Georgia and feedback is much appreciated.

The Tours

Depending on the program a tour can be a 3 to 4 hours riding trip or a full 4 to 5 days horseback riding experience. Since we will be underway in mountainous areas we will be constantly going up- and downhill. There will be parts of the tour where we’re required to dismount to guarantee our and the horses safety. We will frequently cross small rivers and wild creeks. The horses are used to this and will get you there in a safe way

On multi-day tours accommodation is provided for.
We will stay in simple mountain shelters or on occasion in tents whereas the horses will sleep under the stars. Sleeping bags are required

The horseback riding trips are at your own risk

We will do everything we can to make your trip unforgettable and safe. However, it is advised that you have some experience in handling horses. These tours are not organized to teach you how to ride a horse.

Equipment you need to bring

– Bring your own helmet. It’s not required. But we don’t take any responsibility for possible injuries

– convenient, waterproof clothing for hot days and for cold days

– solid hiking boots, sometimes it is necessary to walk

– small waterproof bags to put your belongings in

– the main luggage will be separately transported