Riding in Vinschgau
The valley of Vinschgau in the west of South Tyrol is a popular destination for riders, too. Those, who spend their riding holiday in Vinschgau, will not only like the professional riding-stables, but also the unique landscape between the glaciated mountains of the Ortler group and the Ötztal Alps.
A good address for horse lovers in Vinschgau is for example the nature and activity Hotel Lamm in Taufers im Münstertal. Under the slogan of “It is never too late to learn how to ride” it offers riding lessons especially for elder people, but also ride outs on horses and ponies for kids.
The bio farm Vill in Schlanders is managed by a qualified riding instructor. Apart from biological fruit growing and cattle owning careful dealings with the horses plays a significant role. The program includes farm viewings as well as riding lessons and riding outs.
Home of the Haflinger horses
The Vinschgau valley is the homeland of the world-famous Haflinger horses. From the crossing of the oriental stallion "133 El Bedavi XXII" with the Galician mare in 1874 was born in Schluderns the magnificent colt – the forefather of the Haflinger horses. The proud breeder Josef Folie gave him his surname: 249 FOLIE.
Today Haflinger horses are breed in 23 countries all over the world. At present in South Tyrol there are living about 3,000 to 4,000 Haflinger horses. For marvellous ride outs in the original breeding area visit the biological farm hotel Reiterhof Vill in Schlanders.