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 somebody 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 (one of four children) work with all the horses using the Liberty Training Method where absolutely no violence is used.
Thanasis Farm is a great experience for young and old, and everyone in between!
We look forward to welcoming you!
Thanasis Farm was established in 2002, and provides top quality horses for those who would like to learn to ride, as well as those? with riding experience.
The safety of our horses and out customers is important to us. We provide safety helmets for children and adults, and our facilities are provided with safety in mind. Our large arena, as well as our smaller circular training arena, have a bed of the finest sand, the best surface for our horses' feet, as well providing a softer landing for the occasional rider who may fall off.
We offer both English and Western tack, to the preference of the rider, and for youngsters, as well as newcomers to horse riding, we can provide a special saddle with safety handles to allow you to feel more secure!
Our horses are well trained, but all animals can be unpredictable, so it is important that you treat horses and horse riding with respect to minimise the risk of accidents.
Thanasis Farm has an excellent safety record.
Thanasis Farm covers a large area of land, so you'll never feel closed in! We have a very large, spacious and safe arena for riders and horses to enjoy together. This provides not only the usual elliptical 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 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 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 large fields for exercise and play.
Finally, we have a pleasant space for spectators to enjoy watching their friends in action.
Riding lessons are available for people of all ages and levels of ability, all with experienced instructors. The safety and well-being of both horses and riders is out top priority, and 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!
We don'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, where absolutely no violence is used.
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.
SPECIAL OCCASION RIDES
Thanasis can bring one or more of his horses to make your wedding, birthday, or event really special! Contact us with your requirements, and we'll work something out... just for you!
BOARDING / LIVERY
If you are looking for a home for your horse, you have come to the right place!
Thanasis Farm can provide boarding/livery in covered stalls. Your horse will be properly fed and cared for, with as much love and attention as we give our own along with our own.
Additional arrangements can be made to meet any special requirements your horse may have. The safety and well-being of all the horses on our farm is our top priority. Every horse is looked after to the very best of our ability.
If you are unable to visit and exercise your horse yourself as often as you would like, we can keep it healthy, active, and in the best condition for you.
Do you want to buy a horse? Thanasis can find what you're looking for, according to your needs, demands and pocket.
Thanks to his gifted abilities and love for horses, Thanasis can pair the horse and rider to make the perfect match, whether with horses from his own farm, or from other places.
Thanasis is well-known in the Greek world of horses, so if you are selling a horse, he may be able to help through his many connections.
What interests Thanasis most is to find a suitable and loving environment for every horse, and make sure that all riders are happy and satisfied with their horses.
Naoussa, 84401 Paros, Greece.
Tel. +30 22840 53403 (Greek) or
Tel. +30 6998 413 813 (Greek & English)