Equestrian sports are very popular in Finland. It counts about 65 thousand horses, of which one third is Finnish, another third is American trotters, the rest being riding horses and ponies. Horseback riding is a beautiful sport that helps enhance one’s self-esteem, relieves tensions, improves coordination, strengthens the immune system, and is the best remedy for depression. Not for nothing there’s such a thing as hippotherapy.
The nearest equestrian club is two kilometres away from Saimaa Life where professional athletes can indulge in their favourite pastime and amateurs can learn to trot, to canter and to gallop on horseback.