Horse Riding in Moscow
If you are an experienced equestrian, or have never ridden a horse before, don’t be afraid of missing riding lessons in Moscow. There is quite a variety of centres available. This short guide will help you find different riding centres in and around the city.
One of the best schools is the Bitza riding centre situated in the southern part of the city, in the forest-park “Bitzevsky”. There about 50 horses and 21 ponies available for hire. Individual lessons cost 1,000 roubles per hour, and you can take out a season ticket which cuts costs considerably. The children’s school is pretty good, but there are a lot of people and it can get crowded. Tuition, as in all of these schools, is in Russian, and the school has a manezh, important in winter.
Phone: (7) 495 318 6188
Working hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-21:00,
Address: Balaklvky Prospect, 33
The Kremlin Equestrian Riding School offers individual and group lessons for children (from age 3) and adults. Unfortunately horse admirers will have to fork out quite a lot for having the privilege of riding at a school with the Kremlin name-tag. Prices range from 1,700-5,200 roubles per hour. Expensive and elite.
Phone: (7) 495 617 0444; Fax: (7) 495 617 0444
Working hours: from 10:00-22:00
Address: Moscow Region, Krasnogorsky District,
Putilkovskoe highway, bld 4
Pradar—The Grand International Equestrian Club offers riding lessons for adult and young riding fans (from age 4) in smart premises next to the Moscow Hippodrome Individual lessons from 3,300 rubles per hour. This is a fairly “new-Russian” environment. Another very elite establishment, very “krutoi.” Prada has a manezh.
If you want to receive good riding lessons, but cannot afford high prices try: the Matador riding school. Individual lessons cost 700-1,200 rubles per hour, and there is also monthly subscription for 2000-4000 rubles. 21 horses are available for children and adults. Serious riding school mostly for children, sports groups, but there is no manezh.
Address: Park Lianozovo, Uglicheskaya st., 13, build. 3
Phone: (7) 495 507 0807; (7) 926 286 62 60
Open hours: from 8:00-22:00
Terekhovo private stable is not far from Molodyozhnaya Metro station. Prices for private lessons vary from 800-1,000 rubles per hour. A season ticket for 8 lessons cost from 5,000- 7,000 roubles. 3 stables, two of each are bad, our expert says, the third we don’t know. No manezh.
Address: Terekhovo village, Nizhniye Mnevniki St.
Phone: (7) 905 550 0140 (Olga)
Rezonans riding school is situated in Sokolniki Park. It offers private lessons for children and adults. Prices start from 850 roubles per hour. Well known school, pretty good. No manezh.
This is a very short list of riding schools available in Moscow. There are plenty of others. If you want more detailed information visit the site www.horseclubs.ru (available only in Russian).