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Horse Riding Center

The horse riding center of «Lesnaya Skazka» Mountain resort & Spa is located in a 40 minute drive from the city of Almaty and combines the functions of the horse riding school where only professionals work as well as sport and health club in the territory of which all volunteers have a chance to take mind off troubles, get rid of stress of the big city and plunge into communication with horses in the fresh mountain air. Experienced instructors will help you and your children to acquire the necessary skills and feel confident in the saddle.

A wide range of services helps to achieve the desired effect in all the abovementioned directions. In our horse riding center you and your child can try:

  • horse riding for adults and children for 5 y.o. It includes horse feeding, grooming and watering. Also, two types of training are provided: lessons with an instructor on paddock and with riding along certain trails.
  • Trail riding and hiking lasting from 30 minutes to 6 hours. You can observe all the beauty of the National Park by wandering about the locality of Ala-Buka. You can visit extraordinary places – the Krasny Yar mountain, Kabanye Ozero and Rock Garden.
  • Horse or pony ride walking in the form of excursion at the «Lesnaya Skazka» Mountain resort & Spa. Both children and adults can take part in it. 
  • Horse fitness consisting of a variety of special exercises. They are to be done horseback within 30 minutes.
  • Hippotherapy and lessons for body rehabilitation. They are intended for the people with disorders in the locomotor apparatus, neurology and children with development arrest. Trail riding in the mountains has positive effect on the entire body. During riding all body muscles are involved. They are massaged and warmed up due to the fact that horse temperature is higher than that of a human. Respiratory and cardiovascular systems are also fortified. Horseback riding improves erectness significantly, contributes to weight loss and normalizes the functions of all organs.

Every course, ride walking or therapy is passing under the guidance of experienced instructors and trainers. Alexander Tolstykh, the proficient jokey of the first category, is a winner of international curvets and has got more than 350 medal places in his arsenal. He and other professionals will take all efforts in order for you and your child to acquire the skills necessary for safe and confident horseback riding.

Children intercommunion with horses is particularly useful. It influences on self-consciousness and self-restraint formation. Children begin to respect and accept the natural behavior of horses, feel responsibility for the animal entrusted to them. In the process of horse riding they get not only muscle loading but an ocean of positive and unforgettable emotions.

The horse riding club in «Lesnaya Skazka» Mountain resort & Spa offers all volunteers to purchase a package for 3, 6, 9 horseback riding lessons the prices of which are more than affordable. To do it, you need only to reserve in advance and set yourself up for interaction with professional instructors and adorable animals.


  • 8:30-9:00 – Horse feeding
  • 9:00-10:00 – Grooming, cleaning, medical examination
  • 10:00-13:00 – Training time
  • 13:00-14:00 – Dinner
  • 14:00-17:00 – Training time
  • 17:00-18:00 – Horse feeding
  • 18:00-21:00 – Training time
  • 21:00-21:30 – Grooming, cleaning, medical examination


First shift:

  • 10:00-10:45
  • 11:00-11:45
  • 12:00-12:45

Second shift:

  • 14:00-14:45
  • 15:00-15:45
  • 16:00-16:45

Individual lessons:

  • 18:00-18:45
  • 19:00-19:45
  • 20:00-20:45
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