Destination Management Company (DMC), provides quality ground service to our international travel trade partners based on local knowledge. Our clients: tour operators, meeting planners, incentive houses and companies that require customized travel arrangements in the Baltic States and around Europe.

Horse riding

There are more than 130 horse riding locations in Latvia where you can find trained horses for riding and experienced instructors. Closer to Riga and the larger towns, these will be superbly tended paddocks or riding paths for short outings accompanied by sports professionals, while deeper in the countryside you can expect friendly horses for long and unhurried strolls allowing you to savour Latvian nature and tranquillity—or cheerful cart or sleigh rides, depending on the season.

Children will find their own little friend, too: their first steps on horseback or on a pony will be carefully followed by a knowledgeable sports professional. Horse riding is available in all regions of Latvia—all you need to do is enquire with your accommodation hosts and they will recommend the nearest farm that offers activities on horseback or involving horse-drawn vehicles. There are a number of riders’ clubs and stables in the vicinity of Riga as well.

For instance, rides for romantics and “extremists” alike are offered by Zirgzandales, a farm in Mārupe, only 14 kilometres from Old Riga. On the outskirts of Riga, there is also the farm Tīraines staļļi which offers outings in horse-drawn carts and sleighs. However, this venture is oriented more towards professional sports and competition organising. Equestrian sports in Latvia are co-ordinated by the Latvian Equestrian Federation which organises national, regional and international competitions.

Latviahas an active Purebred Horse Breeders Association, Latvian Horse Breeders Society and horse farms. When visiting the Tērvete Nature Park in Zemgale, make sure you leave enough time to call at the stud farm of the agricultural firm Tērvete!