Trails on Horseback

For our trail rides on horseback you should be secure in the saddle; beginners should take lessons first. Trail rides are adapted to your riding skills. We ride in groups of maximum four riders, accompanied by at least one experienced guide.

Exciting trail rides on horseback

Cantering in between the rice fields.
Also our young horses love to go on a trail ride
We like to take our young, learning horses out on the trail right from the start to build confidence and stamina. And they just love it!

Sawah & Kampung Trail

Experience the authentic village (or kampung) life, a beautiful view on the Volcano Merapi, enjoy the tranquil and natural surroundings with green rice fields (or sawah) where farmers work with their buffaloes.

Trail ride through the rice fields


The environment is just beautiful


Be a Jockey!

Go hacking with us to the nearby official race course with a beautiful view on the mountain Merbabu and the volcano Merapi, and become a real jockey! Let your horse run fast, feel the acceleration, the speed, the power! Only for advanced riders.

On the race track of our village Tegalwaton


"The most exhilarating experience of my life!"

Feel like a real jockey on the race course



Trekking programs

New at Havana Horses: Trekking programs! You can choose a program of either 3 days, 4 days or 5 days. Per day we ride 4 tot 5 hours in the walk, trot, canter, and gallop.
Trekking is suitable for well-balanced and experienced horse riders, but also your non-horse riding family members can join, on mountain bike! All participants must be physically and mentally fit.
Horse back riders are secure and comfortable in all gaits. You are able to mount and dismount independently, and jump over unexpected ditches. For safety reasons, on the first day of the program an assessment of your riding skills will take place.
For the non-horse riding participants good mountain bikes are available.

Trekking program of 3 days

The first day you spend at Havana Horses for assessment. You get to know your horse by doing at liberty work and ground work. Natural riding and a trail ride are also on the program. You spend the night in Kayu Arum Resort and Spa in Salatiga.
The second day we ride from Havana Horses to Boyolali. The views are awesome, as we ride through wide landscapes of terraced rice fields. Our lunch break we take together with our horses on the way. Tasty food and drink is catered. When we arrive in the afternoon, we take care of our horses first. For the horses a spacious paddock is provided with loads of grass to munch on. A thorough physical check of all the horses is carried out. Then we enjoy a delicious Javanese diner. We spend the night in Havana Horses' guesthouse in Boyolali. On the third day we ride back to Havana Horses, taking a different route.

Trekking on horseback and on mountain bike

Trekking on horseback and on mountain bike

Trekking program of 4 days

The first day you spend at Havana Horses for assessment. You get to know your horse by doing at liberty work and ground work. You get familiar with our style of natural riding and, if we still have time, a trail ride can also be put on the program. You spend the night in Kayu Arum Resort and Spa in Salatiga.
The second day we ride from Havana Horses to Boyolali. We enjoy awesome views on terraced rice fields and mountains. The third day we explore the environment of Boyolali, crossing rivers and meeting friendly farmers on the way. Lunch breaks are taken in between the rice fields or in the woods. While the horses munch on their grass we enjoy a tasty Javanese lunch. In the afternoon, when we return to our guest house, we take care of the horses first. They will spend the night in a spacious paddock. Then, our diner will be served.
On the fourth day we ride back to Havana Horses.

Trekking program of 5 days

As above, plus an extra day to explore the beautiful and tranquil landscapes of Central Java. On request, and depending on the season, we can watch farmers harvest the rice, or visit home industries of tahu (soy bean paste) and/or gula jawa (brown sugar).

Holiday program of 1 to 2 weeks

We arrange completely tailored horse holidays of 1 tot 2 weeks, including trekking through Central Java. A super holiday, for you alone, for you together with your friend or partner, or for the whole family! Contact us for a complete program adjusted to your wishes and skills.