Exciting horseback riding vacations in Bavaria - experience horses close up

As an old proverb says so beautifully: The happiness of this earth lies on the back of the horses! That is exactly what can become reality at the Friedrichshof. Experience unforgettable horseback riding vacations in Bavaria and explore Franconian Switzerland on horseback. The Trubach valley is a true equestrian paradise and can inspire with enchanting idyllic riding trails. Whether young or old, on a horse or a pony: the fun of horseback riding will certainly not be missed out!

Guided pony rides: Even the smallest can be slowly and playfully introduced to pony riding with us. The guided pony riding takes place from Monday – Saturday. Once a week (usually on Saturdays) we offer a free “trial pony ride” (duration approx. 5 minutes) as part of the childcare.

Guided horseback ride: also for inexperienced and timid riders. Ride through nature with a trained escort. Horse is guided at a walk. You are welcome to enjoy the time in the saddle together (max. 2 horses/2 riders).

Lunge lessons: first riding attempts for beginners, according to the student’s feeling for movement and body, empathy and willingness to concentrate.

Private lessons: for adults and children who already have some riding experience. Minimum age: 6 years

Accompanied rides in nature: for experienced riders only! The suitability for a ride is assessed in advance by one of our riding instructors during a private lesson. Rides are offered in different lengths and degrees of difficulty. Rides only take place in the company of a riding instructor!

All about the horse - learning theoretical knowledge


First contact with the horse, grooming. Learning the grooming tools and the correct way to use them.


How do I lead a pony correctly? How do I behave towards a horse?


Assistance with daily stable work & feeding

Our riding team:
Thomas, Patricia,
Selina and Natascha

Price list

  • Guided pony riding (15 min.) 15,00 €
  • Guided horseback ride | incl. grooming (45 min.) 32,00 €
  • Individual lessons/long lessons | incl. grooming (45 min.) 36,00 €
  • Accompanied rides | incl. grooming (45 min.) 38,00 €
  • Accompanied rides | incl. grooming (60 min.) 45,00 €

School vacation program

In addition to the standard program, we also offer the following during the vacation season:

These program elements are partly free of charge or are charged with a small surcharge.

Here even the “older” children get their money’s worth!

Sundays our horses and ponies have some free time!

Riding vacation with riding lessons for beginners and advanced riders

At the Friedrichshof, a wide variety of activities with horses are offered. Depending on your prior experience, you can book individual riding lessons with us, in which you can work specifically on improving your riding style, but also accompanied rides are possible. For newcomers and beginners to riding, our guided riding is a great way to get used to the animals.

Resort Friedrichshof: the perfect place for horseback riding vacations

The Friedrichshof is located in the heart of Franconian Switzerland and is therefore an ideal starting point for horseback rides. Wonderful forests with pure, fresh forest air promise unique nature experiences and can be explored excellently on horseback. Away from busy roads, car noise and hustle and bustle, you and your children can really enjoy the ride here and fully surrender to the unique landscape of the Trubach valley.

Unforgettable riding vacation for children at Friedrichshof

Animals and especially horses have a magical attraction for children. Regular contact with horses and animals in general can promote the mental and physical development of children. When riding, children have a team experience with the horse. This can strengthen their self-esteem, but also improve their ability to concentrate, as they always have to be fully focused. We at Friedrichshof offer horseback riding at our family hotel for precisely this reason, as we are convinced that dealing with animals can train a sense of responsibility in a playful way, but that horseback riding also promotes a willingness to learn and improves agility.

Horse riding vacations for the whole family in summer or winter

Whoever thinks that riding vacations in Bavaria are only possible in spring, summer or autumn is mistaken! A ride in the snowy winter landscape has its very own charm. Riding over snow-covered meadows is a great experience that you should not miss with your children! It is important to us that the fun and joy of riding is always in the foreground. Especially in winter, when you can enjoy the quiet winter landscape around the horse farm, a stress-free ride is possible, where you and your children can fully concentrate on the riding experience. To end the riding trip perfectly afterwards, you can relax with your family in our indoor swimming pool or unwind in our sauna area.

Have we piqued your interest and would you like to spend your next horseback riding vacation in Bavaria at Friedrichshof? Contact us if you would like an individual offer or if you have further questions about our horseback riding offer. Just use our contact form, give us a call or send us an e-mail. We will be happy to talk to you and advise you personally!