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Join us for a ride at Venabygdsfjellet! Venabustallen arranges rides for all levels of experience every day throughout summer and autumn.

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Suitable for less experienced adults and children. We aim to give you a great introduction to life in the saddle! Lead pony rides are great first-time experiences for smaller children.

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Includes riding and full board at Venabu Fjellhotell. We have holidays for both novice and experienced riders!

WELCOME TO VENABUSTALLEN

Venabustallen is a part of the varity of activities offered at Venabygdsfjellet. During summer we have 20-some safe and fun horses, most of which are Norwegian Dole horses, and a few other Nordic breeds. All of them are sure-footed and experienced mountain horses, wonderful companions to take you through the wilderness.

We offer riding holidays and weekends, full-day rides, 1-, 2-, 3- and 4 hr rides, instructed classes in the arena, lead pony rides for young children, as well as sleigh and carriage rides. We aim to give you the horseback experience of a lifetime!

Venabustallen is an approved equestrian operation by Hest i Turistnæring.

ONLINE REQUEST

You may also give us a call; 0047 612 93 200, or send an e-mail to post@venabustallen.no

CALENDAR

HORSEBACK RIDING

WHEN
Daily, between 10.00-18.00
Week 26-40 2019

WHAT
Riding lessons, lead pony rides and trail rides (1hr to full day) More info.

PRICE
From NOK 150

Carriage  rides

WHEN
summer/autumn 2019

WHAT
Trips with horse and carriage by request. Please use our contact form.

PRICE
Conact us for a price offer!

Riding holidays

WHEN
Week 26-35, 2019

WHAT
Riding holiday includes horse back riding and full board stay. For experienced and novice riders. Read more.

PRICE
From NOK 6200

RIDING WEEKENDS

WHEN
Week 26-40, 2019

WHAT
Weekend stays included horse back riding and full board stay. Read more.

PRICE
From 3600 NOK

WHY VISIT US?

Fun and steady horses

Venabustallens top priority is the wellbeing of our horses to keep them motivated and loving their job. Most of our horses are Norwegian Doles, known for their “cold head and warm hearts”. There are a few other select breeds at our stable, all are equally sure-footed and experienced mountain horses.

Experienced guides

Venabustallen’s guides are all highly experienced riders who have worked with horses for years. All our guides are given extensive training before being approved to guide trail rides. Annual equestrian-oriented first aid training is mandatory for all stable employees. You will be met by friendly, serviceable and professional guides here!

We are a member of Hest i Turistnæring

Hest i Turistnæring (Horse in Tourist Industry) is a mark of approval by the industry association for businesses that operate equestrian activities commercially. Businesses must apply to have the approval renewed every three years. By choosing to ride with businesses approved by HIT, you know that all services operate professionally.

Stunning natural landscapes

Venabustallen lies at 932 m above sea level on mountain crest Fv 27. Here you will find spectacular and varied riding terrain: heather-clad plateaus as far as the eye can see in the habitat of wild reindeer, majestic mountain peaks, deep canyons and lush birch forest. We offer riding holidays that will enable to you see the diversity and splendour that Venabygdsfjellet has to offer.

Rides suitable for all ages and levels of experience

Venabustallen offers rides for all levels of experience and ages. For experienced riders who master canter we recommend full-day rides and the 3 and 4 hr rides. For intermediate riders who master trot we offer 2 hr rides in varied terrain, and novice riders can gain experience through our instructed classes and 1 hr trail rides. We also offer lead pony rides for young children every day. Please contact us if you are unsure of which ride to pick for you level! We are happy to tailor rides for you and your group.

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MEET OUR GUIDES!

Our experienced guides will give you a horseback experience to remember.

Tailor your holiday at Venabygdsfjellet

Horseback riding is one of the many activities you can enjoy at Venabygdsfjellet. There are many fun additional activities to supplement your riding holiday. Scroll down to make the most of your dream mountain holiday!

PADDLING

PADDLING

We have canoes for rent on our picturesque pond, Fiskeløysa. Paddle oars and lifejackets are available in the hotel reception.

HIKING

HIKING

Venabygdsfjellet offers stunning hiking opportunities year-round. Trails are well-marked, and the varied terrain is accessible for people of all ages.

YOGA

YOGA

Venabu Fjellhotell occasionally offers indoor and outdoor yoga in quiet, peaceful surroundings. During winter you can try your hand at “snowga” or take Pilates classes.

NORWEGIAN BUFFET

NORWEGIAN BUFFET

Every Wednesday we set the table for a Norwegian buffet at Venabu Fjellhotell. Here you can indulge in traditional local delicacies of the highest quiality, ranging from game meat to sour cream waffles.

MOUNTAIN BIKING

MOUNTAIN BIKING

Many of our trails are accessible by bike, you can test your balance and endurance for miles in mountainous terrain.

PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES

PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES

Venabu Fjellhotell hosts photography courses year-round. The knowledgeable and inspiring instructor, Olav Storm, will tutor both novice and experienced photographers


WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY ABOUT US

I want to thank you for a great weekend and horseback riding experience! I am very satisfied with the way you run these holidays. I can honestly say I am tempted to repeat the experience!
Tor
participant on riding weekend for novice riders
A big thank you to Silje, Benedicte, Kathrine and Pernille for a great experience, valuable advice, and for their patience and skill with both our children and ourselves. We will gladly come again!
TORGEIR OG VIGDIS
LONG-TIME GUESTS
Wonderful ladies at the stable who took great care of us rusty riders. Safe and steady horses Fjellvåk and Sissel, a great ride in a stunning location. Thank you for the ride!
ANNE MARTHE
GUEST
My daughter had a wonderful time. She will be back next year!
HEGE
MOTHER OF RIDING HOLIDAY GUEST
A great stable, lovely girls and horses. Wonderful trail riding terrain! I have had some great rides on great horses at Venabustallen. Highly recommended!
ANITA
GUEST

CONTACT US

Venabustallen
Venabu Fjellhotell
Rondevegen 840
2632 VENABYGD
NORWAY
Phone number.:9221 3456
E-mail:post@venabustallen.no