Riding holiday in Saalbach-Hinterglemm

Right at the 4 star Superior Hotel Unterschwarzachhof in Saalbach Hinterglemm a special gem awaits riders and horse enthusiasts; a small, yet perfectly formed, riding area for their riding holiday in Salzburger Land. Surrounded by enchanting and extensive gardens, with a restored children’s farm, a mini farm with animals to pet and a herb garden, as well as plenty of scope for relaxing and enjoyment.


To meet the most fastidious requirements when it comes to riding lessons, as well as horse-riding stables, there is also a spacious riding area with well-tended ground and irrigation facilities, along with excellent obstacles for show-jumpers and dressage riders. Whether it is families with children, adult beginners or keen riders – look forward to an exclusive riding holiday in Salzburger Land in Austria during the summer months (riding options are not available in the winter).

Exterior view of the horse stables in the Hotel Unterschwarzachhof

Horse stables & riding area at Reiterhof Unterschwarzach

It is not just the horses that feel great in the exclusively equipped riding stables at the Unterschwarzachhof. The riding facilities at the wellness & family hotel in Saalbach Hinterglemm at a glance:

  • Well-tended outdoor riding area | Dimensions 20 m x 35 m - Volta Floor
    (quartz sand and carpet fibres)
  • Infra-red solarium for horses
  • Riding lessons for children and adults
  • Pony Club for infants & pony rides for children
  • Trained horses for lessons:
    Warm-blooded horses, Haflingers, German riding ponies and mini ponies
  • For proficient riders: Opportunity for hack riding
Teenagers out on a hack ride with horses from the Hotel Unterschwarzachhof

Riding offer during riding holidays in Austria

Enjoy an unforgettable riding holiday with all the family - the best place to do just that is the Unterschwarzachhof – your 4*S hotel, complete with farm, in Austria. 

For children especially we offer a riding selection in our family hotel that inspires infants, right the way through to the teenage horse enthusiast.

On pony rides with Lucy and Stella children get to experience fun in the saddle. When it comes to children's riding lessons the emphasis is on ensuring everyone has fun and ensuring they discover the joy of horses. It isn’t just at the weekly horse show that our ponies and horses look forward to being tended and groomed from head to hoof.

Prices for riding lessons & hack rides

When you are making your booking, or before you are due to arrive, please let us know the preferred times for your riding lessons.
Let us know if you are a beginner or already have riding experience.

Note: Riding lessons take place in the summer months

Riding offer for children (aged 3 and over)

Pony stroll

  • For children aged 3 and over
  • Including mounting & adjusting stirrups (approx. 5 minutes)
  Duration for hotel guests for external guests
Supervised pony ride 25 mins. EUR 25.00 EUR 40.00


Pony club | maximum 3 riders

  • for children aged 3 and over
5-day course Duration*
for hotel guests for external guests
  5 x 50 mins.  EUR 115.00 EUR 130.00

* Course time includes mounting & adjusting stirrups (approx. 5 minutes)


Sequence (50 mins each):

  • Day 1 (MON): General handling of horses & cleaning
  • Day 2 (TUES): Practising vaulting drills on the wooden horse
  • Day 3 (WED): Transfer of drills learned on the wooden horse to the horse
  • Day 4 (THURS): Pony ride
  • Day 5 (FRI): Short "demonstration" of drills learned & receipt of a certificate

Riding offers for adults & children (ages 6 and over)

Individual lesson for beginners (longe) and advanced riders (gallop)

  duration for hotel guets for external guests
Individual lesson 25 mins.* EUR 30.00 EUR 45.00
Block of 3 individual lessons 3 x 25 mins.* EUR 75.00 EUR 90.00
Block of 5 individual lessons 5 x 25 mins.* EUR 125.00 EUR 140.00

*Includes mounting & adjusting stirrups (approx. 5 minutes)


Individual solo lessons - 45 Mins.

  duration for hotel guests for external guests
Individual lessons 45 mins.** EUR 66.00 EUR 81.00
Block of 3 individual lessons 3 x 45 mins.** EUR 183.00 EUR 198.00
Block of 5 individual lessons 5 x 45 mins.** EUR 305.00 EUR 320.00

**Includes mounting, adjusting stirrups & warming up the horse (approx. 10 minutes)


Beginners course

Max. 3 riders




for hotel guests for external guests
5 -day course 5 x 50 mins. EUR 155.00 EUR 170.00


Sequence (50 mins each):

  • Day 1 (MON): Theory - everything about horses
  • Day 2 (TUES): Learning how to clean, saddle up and snaffle a horse
  • Day 3 (WED): Longe riding in sequence (walk & trot)
  • Day 4 (THURS): Longe riding in sequence (walk & trot & learning to ride with reins)
  • Day 5 (FRI): Longe riding in sequence (walk & trot & gallop) and issue of certificate after the course


Group lesson for beginners & those at an advanced level

If you are interested in group lessons, please let our team at reception know. There you will receive further information on the availability and capacity of the offer.


Hack ride for advances riders

Max. 3 riders

  duration for hotel guests for external guests
Hack ride 40 - 50 mins.** EUR 65.00 EUR 80.00

**Includes mounting, adjusting stirrups (approx. 5 minutes)


Please note that hack rides are for advanced level riders, and can only be booked after a previously booked riding session with a riding instructor. This is to enable our riding instructor to make a concrete assessment of your ability.

General information about riding lessons

Opening hours

Our riding stables are open daily from 9:00 to 18:00. Depending on the weather, certain riding sessions may also take place a little later after consultation with the riding instructor.

Since our horses enjoy a well-deserved lunch break and rest from 12:00 to 14:00, entry to the stables is not permitted at this time.

Stable rules & Information

  • Entering the riding area, riding stables and the pasture area is not permitted without being accompanied by a riding instructor.
  • It is the stable workers’ duty to feed the horses and we would ask our guests not to feed the horses.
  • Smoking is not permitted in and around the stables.
  • Helmets are compulsory for all booked riding lessons.
  • If a jumping course and a hack ride is booked, protective vests must be worn too (for those up to the age of 18).
  • Riding clothing should be chosen to suit the weather conditions. (We also provide equipment to hire.)
  • With a riding helmet, riding boots and sturdy footwear, as well as casual riding attire, you will be perfectly prepared for your riding session.

Registering for a riding lesson

  • TIP:
    To secure your preferred lesson time, we recommend you book before arriving.
  • Rider questionnaire
    Riders of all ages will receive a questionnaire about their ability levels in advance, so our riding instructors can find the optimum riding session for you. Hand in your completed questionnaire direct to Reception, or to your riding instructor. Should you not have received it, you have the opportunity to get one from a riding instructor or from our Reception team, then you can complete it.
  • Cancellation
    Please let us know in good time if you are not able to keep to your appointment. You can cancel your session at any time, at the latest 24 hours in advance, free of charge. In the event of late cancellation we have to charge the full amount.
  • Duration & start of session
    We would ask you to arrive at the stables around 10 minutes before your booked session. Out of respect for guests who follow after you, please note that if you are late, the time of your session will be reduced accordingly.
  • Riding is done at your own risk.

Equipment hire

Hire equipment

  • Protective vest per day EUR 3.50
  • Helmet per day EUR 2.50

This equipment is inspected according to European standards and is cleaned and disinfected after each use.

Book a wellness & family holiday with riding

Experience the variety of the Unterschwarzachhof, which has an extensive selection of sports and leisure activities for all the family, caring supervision, a dreamily relaxing wellness & spa area, pleasure-filled cuisine and special holiday experiences for riders and horse fans. Make a no-obligation enquiry now for your riding holiday in Saalbach Hinterglemm.


No-obligation enquiry

Horse stables & riding area at the Unterschwarzachhof

Happiness on this earth is on horseback

So many things connect us with horses. So much more than just animals used for riding, they are companions, trustworthy partners and often a best friend. On holiday too, experience that special feeling and the passion that connects us to these wonderful creatures.

Our trained horses stay in bright, large boxes complete with paddock, grazing area, horse solarium and many other lovely features for rider and horse.

The Riding Room – exclusive location

Do you enjoy special things? Then the exclusive location in the glazed hayloft of the horse stables, with views to the actual stables area, is a fitting setting for your small, sophisticated celebration or event; from a private dinner, to incentive.


Riding Room

Child feeding a horse in the mini farm in the Hotel Unterschwarzachhof

4*S hotel with riding stables in Austria

Much like a village within a village, the ensemble is based around extensive garden facilities that link the hotel and the terrace to the stables and out buildings. Nestling in the lush pastures of the farm are the horse stables, complete with riding area and outdoor area; another gem at the Unterschwarzachhof.

Natural playground and mini farm

Along with the stables and the outdoor riding area with its stands, the fountain babbles and the leaves of the shade-providing linden tree rustle in the wind. Children’s laughter can be heard from the natural play area and from the children’s farm, where our little guests can enjoy being with new friends in their own farmhouse, and enjoy wonderful supervision. In the ‘Minialmhütte’ children can enjoy cooking and baking in their own kitchen, as well as crafting and games. Meanwhile in the mini farm which has a run area, donkeys, goats, alpacas, sheep and mini ponies enjoy being petted. And while you enjoy the mountain panorama in one of the swing recliners, you can smell the aroma of fresh mint from the herb garden.

Wellness during a riding holiday

While your children are riding during their holiday or enjoying themselves with their new friends in the children’s club, you can be pampered with treatments and massages in the 1500m² Alpen Spa, or enjoy the fantastic mountain air and the panorama of Saalbach Hinterglemm while out on hikes and bike tours.

Discover a holiday in Saalbach Hinterglemm

Happy moments in the mountains.