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Joyful time in Yerevan: Visiting the Hippodrome

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Most probably you already know more or less about Armenia, its history and culture, and it is time to go for some entertainment. If you are looking for new emotions, adrenaline and want to spend a joyful time in Yerevan, then this article is for you, as today we are going to talk about Hovik Hayrapetyan Equestrian Center and a horse riding school, that opens its doors to people of any age and operates within the center. Visiting the Hippodrome is for sure a good idea.

Hovik Hayrapetyan Equestrian Center, Yerevan
Hovik Hayrapetyan Equestrian Center, Yerevan
39 Shirak St, Yerevan, Armenia

The Hippodrome of Yerevan provides an opportunity for horse lovers to spend a day by riding a horse, feeding them, learning more about horse caring culture. Attending the Horse riding classes is a perfect method to lower stress and depression, as horse riding is not just physical work, but interaction with horses also helps people mentally, proven by the specialists. In one word, you have a chance to combine pleasant and useful time while in Yerevan. Horses are very social animals, and it is easy to work with them if they feel your friendly approach towards them. 

Picture © credits to Hovik Hayrapetyan  Equestrian Center FB page
Picture © credits to Hovik Hayrapetyan Equestrian Center FB page

The horse riding school Hovik Hayrapetyan Equestrian Center offers specialized group and individual classes, in case you are staying here for a long time. There are classes for beginners and advanced ones. You can learn not only horse riding but also to get familiar with horse care culture, their body language, etc. The riding school is certified. In case you are here just for a couple of days, then one time visit is also possible. You will definitely enjoy it. 

Time to time, during the special “open doors” day, they host the horse riding lovers for free. The calls are usually available on their FB page. In general, you can get any information you want by sending them a message. If not riding horse yourself, you can also attend the competitions in the audience. These competitions are very interesting as professionals overcome different obstacles with horses. 

Picture © credits to iStock/LightFieldStudios
Picture © credits to iStock/LightFieldStudios

It is good to arrange your visit in advance by making a reservation via phone to make sure there are professionals to work with you. I remember, once I got a surprise gift card from my friend for the hippodrome center, and that became a memorable day for me. It was the first time ever I tried horse riding, and the pictures we took there always make me laugh. 

Picture © credits to iStock/inigofotografia
Picture © credits to iStock/inigofotografia

I do not know how you organize your time when you travel, but I find that it is worth to arrange each day differently, trying new things. Having said that, I am sure that visiting the Hippodrome in Yerevan is a guarantee for having a joyful time and having fun.


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Lusine

Lusine

I’m Lusine, from Armenia. I like to travel and explore new places. I'm interested in art, culture, music and sports. On itinari I’ll show you Armenia the way I see it.

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