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“Kids loved it and great Value”

Kalfholt Riding Day Tours
Ranked #4 of 10 Tours in Selfoss
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Owner description: Welcome to Kálfholt! Kálfholt is a family run horse breeding farm located on the eastern banks of the Þórsá river between the towns of Selfoss and Hella in South Iceland. The farm has been in the family since 1965 and in 1985 began to focus exclusively on breeding top quality Icelandic horses. Today the farm boasts about 100 horses, several of which have gone on to become national champions in many competitions around the country, such as Landsmót 1998.Besides the breeding and training aspects of the farm, Kálfholt also offers year-round riding tours, ranging from child friendly 1 hour tours to week-long tours for experienced riders. See our riding tour page for details.The breeding and training is carried out by the whole family and plays a large role in the daily activities of Kálfholt. Guests will have a tour of the stables and get to meet some of the horses.
Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Kids loved it and great Value”
Reviewed 7 September 2013

We arrived an hour late, due to a sat nav problem. They had another booking so wasn't sure the kids could ride. Thankfully they arranged it so we could all ride. Great friendly family run Horseriding school, and one of the few that would allow an almost 3 year old to ride outside a paddock, and great value compared to the more established centres in the area. Eyrún was great, and had no problem answering my 2 year old's many questions, she speaks very good English for those worrying about any langauage barriers.

Visited August 2013
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English first
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Fantastic riding at a beautiful, welcoming equestrian centre....”
Reviewed 18 July 2012

I recently had the great pleasure of spending a week, with a friend, at Kalfholt Riding Centre, which is seventy km from Reykjavik. Kalfholt is in a lovely location, allowing riders to ford rivers on horseback and to ride along well-designed horse trails, as well as viewing amazing waterfalls. Owners of the centre, Eyrun and Steingrimur and their family, are extremely pleasant and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble and holidays include collecting visitors from the airport and taking them sightseeing. Their beautiful Icelandic horses are very well schooled and chosen especially to meet the needs of novice or more experienced riders. Riders can visit to ride for an hour, two or three hours or participate in longer two or more days' holidays. All rides are in small groups of up to about six riders. I have ridden in many different countries and can honestly say that Kalfholt provides one of the best riding experiences ever. Brilliant!!

Visited June 2012
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