Horses and ranch
OUR HORSES :
- Our stable is composed of forward-going Arab horses who will surprise you with their robustness and their agility. They are small (1,50 m on average - the ideal size for trailing on tortuous paths !).
Responsive, well-balanced and respectful of the rider, they are trained with natural horsemanship method. Our horses live together in a herd, which contributes to their well-being. Don't look for boxes, when they are not on trail, our horses are grazing in the fields around the farm.
San, arabian cross horse, mare, 18 years old
Eymire, arabian horse, mare, 6 years old
Sheitan, arabian horse, mare, 18 years old
Gaisha, arabian horse, mare, 6 years old
Saka, arabian cross horse, gelding, 13 years old
Mannequin, arabian horse, mare, 10 years old
Akira, arabian horse, male, 1 year old
Mira, arabian horse, mare, 10 years old
Hayalim, arabian horse, mare, 7 years old
Hazane, arabian cross horse, mare, 3 years old
Brothers: Ketchoum & Akira
Tigger, arabian horse, gelding, 14 years old
Eymire, arabian horse, mare, 8 years old
Safak, arabian cross horse, mare, 18 years old
HORSE SPIRIT :
Most of our horses are born in the farm or are ex race horses. To train them to become pleasant and trustful, we are training them with natural horsemanship technics. All our horses can lead, all can be ridden alone. In the future, we will continue to select forward going, responsive, sure footed horses which are fun to ride ...
The riding equipment includes standard bits and pelhams, McClellan light trailing saddles and saddles made by ourself.
These are fitted with two saddle-bags for you to carry personal belongings for the day.
OUR FARM :
Our farm is at a short distance from the villages of Ortahisar and Urgup. Located in the heart of the national park, away from roads, it is the perfect starting point for nature trails and the exploration of Cappadocia's most famous valleys.
We share our home with 25 horses, dogs, cats, goats, chickens and a donkey.
OUR TEAM :
Our team is a small family:
Nicolas Guillo the owner and the manager of Kapadokya ranch, has decided to make Cappadocia his home over 20 years ago and has been organizing horseriding trails since then. He speaks French, English, Turkish.
Helene, who have always been a rider met him on a horse trip across Turkey. They are sharing the love of long distance horse travel and a piece of life ! Helene is always around to ensure of the well being of riders and animals.
Rifat is the full time groom of the ranch, he can be sometime mechanic, driver, logisticien. If you need a hand, he is always here!
For delicious lunches in the wild, amazing meals in camp, Coni & Gokhan are in the backstage !
For occasional helps that make the difference; workaways, friends of the ranch are also part of the family !