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Ranch Marina

Western Ranch in Slovenia


Marina Ranch is a delightful, authentic Western Ranch, located in the stunning natural beauty of the Kočevska region of Southern Slovenia. Discover a landscape of vast forests, mountain ranges, meadows, lakes, rivers, caves and medieval ruins on horseback. This UNESCO protected region is home to a fantastic array of flora and fauna, including brown bears and wolves.


The Estate
Marina Ranch was established in 2000 by owner Slavko Hrženjak. His exceptional respect and appreciation for this area and its history, alongside his passion for animals were the impetus that drove him to develop this wonderful Estate.


What the ranch offers



  • Certified guide individual or group horse riding

  • Tailored programme/trip depending on horse rider’s experience

  • Horseback riding trails through forests and plains

  • Outstanding natural scenery

  • A host of medieval ruins and cemeteries to explore.

  • Tasting local cuisine

  • Comfortable accommodation

  • Outdoor activities (photography, jogging, hiking, biking, fishing)

  • Hospitality of Hrženjak family and staff



Horseback Riding
Ranch Marina is passionate and dedicated to horses and other animals. The ranch breeds American Quarter and Paint horses, and is home to a selection of carefully chosen, quality horses. Ride through forests and plains; discover the ruins of medieval settlements and cemeteries. Immerse yourself in nature and explore remote places, with a spectacular panorama of mountains and valleys.


Riding Programmes
Ranch Marina offer both 4 day and 7 day riding programmes, carefully tailored to suit all levels and abilities of rider.


4 Day Tour Kočevsko Forest Horseback Riding
- group of minimum 3 and maximum  6 persons
- price per person (a group up to 4) 1.400 EUR
- price per person (a group of 5 or 6) 1.350 EUR 


 


Day 1: check-in at Ranch, horse riding intensive course, getting acquainted with horses, ranch, facilities, nearby surroundings. Welcome dinner/feast
Day 2: breakfast, horse riding intensive course, lunch at ranch, afternoon riding to Kočevska reka lake, dinner, sleeping at ranch
Day 3: breakfast, packing, saddling, riding through the woods to reach Borovec village. Lunch at farm Jurjevič. Riding to Iskrba village, Stari Lazi village and back to ranch. Outdoor picnic at ranch
Day 4: breakfast, help at ranch with horses, relaxing, check out                                                             



7 Day Tour Kočevsko Forest Horseback Riding
- group of minimum 3 and maximum 6 persons
- price per person (a group up to 4) 2.300 EUR
- price per person (a group of 5 or 6) 2.200 EUR



Day 1: check-in at Ranch, getting acquainted with horses, ranch, facilities, nearby surroundings. Welcome dinner/feast
Day 2: breakfast, horse riding intensive course, lunch at ranch, afternoon riding to Kočevska reka lake, dinner, sleeping at ranch
Day 3: breakfast, packing, seddling, riding through the woods. Lunch at farm Jurjevič. Hiking to Krempa pass with scenery overview on top of Kolpa Valey, transfer to Osilnica (hotel Kovač), relaxing at SPA, outdoor activities, dinner
Day 4: breakfast, water activities (rafting, kayaking, swimming at Kolpa river), late lunch at hotel Kovač. Transfer to Borovec, horseback riding to Iskrba village, Stari Lazi village, back to Ranch. Dinner.
Day 5: breakfast, seddling horses, riding the woods to Orle hills. Lunch in forest. Afternoon riding through Strmec reserve. Wine tasting, dinner
Day 6: breakfast, hicking to mount Fridrihštajn with ruins of medieval castel. Lunch in forest. Leisure afternoon, outdoor picknic at Ranch Marina
Day 7: breakfast, help at ranch with horses, relaxing, check out 


Not included in the package: 
Airport transfers (please ask directly upon reservation request)
Bed tax 1,5% by the Slovenian law (to be paid upon arrival)


Gratuities


 Included:
All inclusive package with all sport activities,
(domestic) alcohol, beverages included in the package



Accommodation
Experience authentic Western style hospitality on this friendly ranch. Marina ranch offers a variety of tastefully furnished accommodation. Evenings are a high-point on the ranch, with guests joining each other in the Hayrack, for traditional evenings around the fire.



  • Rooms, studios, apartments

  • Hayrack apartment

  • Glamping tents

  • Forest hunter’s lodge


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  • Riding and Accommodation Day rides Bring your own horse

 

Information

Name Ranch Marina
Type of Holiday Riding and Accommodation
Price From €1350
Accommodation Rooms, studios, apartments. Hayrack apartment, Glamping tents, Forest hunter’s lodge
Hours Riding Per Day varied
Instruction Yes
Nearest Airport Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (1hr 22)
Open All year
Other Facilities No
Address Ranch Marina, Koče 2, 1338 Kočevska Reka, Slovenia
Riding Facilities New stable block with 16 boxes, barn with 15 boxes, new large indoor riding arena, smaller indoor arena. Unlimited outdoor riding trails.
Riding Style Western
Suitable For Children Yes
Riding Safari No
Western Ranch Yes
Beach Riding No
Tuition Yes
Centre Based Yes
Trail Ride No
Website https://www.ranchmarina.com

Reviews

Customer Reviews

Professional horsmanship, friendly atmosphere and wonderful nature! Review by JP
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Top conditions for professional horsmanship, friendly atmosphere and wonderful nature (Posted on 18/01/2019)
Amazing arena, beautiful nature, new stable, the best horses! Review by KZ
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Amazing arena, beautiful nature, new stable, the best horses.. (Posted on 18/01/2019)
Highly recommended for riding and a complete holiday!! Review by Barbara S
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The most amazing newly build western stable with young, fresh and well trained horses of American origin. Everything shows the passion of the owner and staff for the horses. The staff is very enthusiastic, friendly and hospitable. They are building apartments for horse riding holidays and I would strongly advise you to go to this wonderful place and very beautiful region (excellent for horse riding and other nature loving activities as walking and biking). My son (9) and I had our first 2 hour outdoor riding. They adjusted the choice of horse and track to his riding capacities and I had the most beautiful western horse and saddle. Temperature was excellent for horse riding and we had an amazing time.
Highly recommended for riding and a complete holiday!! (Posted on 18/01/2019)

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