Thanasis Farm invites you to come and experience the enjoyment of horse riding in a safe environment. Safety and well-being for both horses and riders is our highest priority.
Thanasis is recognised as a natural ‘horse-whisperer’, and his love for horses led to the creation, in 2002, of a safe, modern and responsible horse-riding center where both riders and horses can enjoy themselves. Thanasis also breeds his own horses.
When you visit Thanasis Farm, there will always be someone there to welcome you, show you around and make you feel at home.
All horses at Thanasis Farm are properly fed, shod and cared for to the best of our ability. Thanasis and his daughter Michaelia work with all the horses using the Liberty Training Method where absolutely no violence is used. Thanasis speaks Greek, while Michaelia also speaks English. Thanasis Farm is a great experience for young and old, and everyone in between!
You can find Thanasis Farm easily. The Farm is clearly sign-posted with yellow and black road-side signs and is only 2km from Naoussa off the road to Ampelas. We look forward to welcoming you!
There are always around 30 horses at Thanasis Farm. There are smaller ones for younger riders, and all the horses are well trained, and safe to ride.
Thanasis Farm has a spacious and safe arena for riders and horses to enjoy together. This provides not only the usual track around its perimeter, but also mounds of soft sand to allow riders to practice climbing and descending… because if you go on a trail ride, is it all flat? These also create many different pathways, so you can always retain your horse’s attention by varying your route.
In addition, we have a smaller circular arena, ideal for inexperienced riders to build their confidence, and also ideal for schooling and training our horses. Thanasis Farm also provides covered stalls for many of its horses, as well as use of the surrounding fields for exercise and play.
We also have a pleasant space for spectators to enjoy a coffee while watching their friends riding.
Riding lessons are available for people of all ages and levels of ability, all with experienced instructors. It is recognised that horse riding is an activity that can be enjoyed equally by young and old, so there’s no excuse for not trying it out! Lessons are available by appointment, so please contact us first to make an arrangement.
THANASIS FARM TRAIL RIDES
Thanasis Farm offers a variety of trail rides allowing you to experience the diverse beauty and scenery of Paros. Riding on horseback allows you the opportunity to visit some places accessible only by horse or on foot.
Our pre-planned trail rides range from 2 to 8 hours of riding through fields and hills, all along the quiet northern seaside, on the beach, on the mountainous Byzantine trail of Lefkes or in any location you’d like to experience on horseback.
We can plan a trail ride just for you or your group, visiting specific locations of your choice all around Paros Island and for the length of time you want, taking into consideration the safety and well-being of our horses and the abilities of their riders.
Thanasis Farm doesn’t just train people… we train horses too! Thanasis can train your horse to respond better to your movements and commands, whether the rider is a child or an experienced adult.
Also, we can train your horse to overcome any specific behavioural problems there may be, like kicking, unrest etc., always using the Liberty Training Method, which encompasses building trust and confidence in the horse through bonding and positive reinforcement in a free setting, with no violence.
Location of Thanasis Horse Farm
Contact the organizers through. +30 22840 53403 (Greek) or Tel. +30 6998 413 813 (Greek or English), or through their contact data below.