Aphrodite Hills Riding Club is situated in a magical area of Lakkos Tou Frangou. It is just 10 minutes from the main Aphrodite Hills Resort, near Paphos. An area of outstanding natural beauty, truly wonderful offering peace and tranquillity for riders. The riding club is approached through a valley and never ceases to amaze us with its beauty. The fabulous light, views and peace of the area are something that make this a magical place. At certain times of day you will experience the local goat herds that wander the valley, olive pickers on the road. The local farms that surround us produce fabulous Halloumi cheese and quality olive oil. Needless to say we have the privilege of sampling these wonderful local delights every now and again !
The Aphrodite Hills Riding Club has been running for the past 11 years. Over the years it has gained an enviable reputation for horses with wonderful temperaments. The ponies and horses are experienced and great for trail rides or our very popular private riding lessons. All our lessons are taught by qualified instructors who have many years experience. Whether you are a total novice who just wants to try horse riding or a more seasoned rider we can cater for any level at Aphrodite Hills Riding Club.
Penny our Shetland pony is great for young children to gain confidence, there are however age and height restrictions that do apply as she is quite small! Penny loves being groomed and is ideal for younger children. Whether you are riding, feeding or grooming, it is a great introduction to riding.
Individual horse riding lessons are available for any level of riding ability on well schooled and trained horses and ponies. We offer 30 minute or 45 minute riding lessons geared to the riders ability. All lesson are taught by fully qualified, experienced and friendly instructors.
If you prefer a guided trail ride, through the wonderful surrounding countryside we offer 1 hour taster trail rides. For riders who are more confident you can choose 1 1/2 hour and 2 hour rides. Trail rides vary depending on the riders ability and age of children.
For residents who would like to loan a horse we do offer a number of options. The loan would have to be for a minimum of 6 months. We have found that a combination of loan and booking a private riding lesson each month really does benefit the rider and we have had some fantastic results. Please do contact us for more information and to discuss your requirements.
Visit our gallery to see some of our horses including Stan the mule. Stan turned up one day and never left. We think he quite likes the food and relaxed lifestyle. Stan is Lady’s companion, she is one of our livery horses. They are bit of an odd couple but they both seem very happy together. Lady, even though in advanced years has started to have a spring in her step. Her owner commented recently she has never seen her look so happy. We would at Aphrodite Hills Riding Club like to take credit for this but that honour has to go to Stan !
Other residents at Aphrodite Hills Riding Club are Cookie the rescue puppy, Brian and Charity the stables resident cats who are heavily featured in our gallery. Brian was born at the stables 10 years ago, Charity we rescued . Over a period of time they have developed their own understanding. This means Charity following Brian around and then squashing up next to him which he now tolerates….well just.
Our Instagram account posts photographs on a regular weekly basis. We love showing off our horses and are very proud of their condition. They only eat the best hay and feed. On Facebook why not join our group account and get regular updates on whats happening at Aphrodite Hills Riding Club. Post photographs of your visit to Aphrodite Hills Riding Club. We really love to hear your comments.
Please see our price list for more information offering private riding lessons and trail rides for all abilities. For longer periods loan and livery is available at Aphrodite Hills Stables, please contact us for availability.
Our only restriction is that guest’s weigh no more than 95kg or 15 stones. The safety of our guests is our utmost priority; Please note that the tempo on trails will be adapted to the ability of the riders.
“Thank you to Thalia for a brilliant riding lesson, never been on a horse before and she totally put me at my ease, I will definitely be booking more lessons”
“Amazing location can not believe it is so peaceful and the horses very beautiful. I have travelled extensively and know my horses and Aphrodite Hills horses are certainly very well looked after and a joy to ride. Thank you Aphrodite Hills for making my holiday so memorable”