Samainhof -Horseback Riding in Bavaria, Germany- Riding and Nature Experience in Parsberg, Oberpfalz

Samainhof in Parsberg-Holzheim / Bavaria
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Icelandic horses, riding lessons in small groups, cross country rides, trecking rides, picadero workshops, therapeutic riding, meditation, ....

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The Samainhof is in an idyllic, secluded location near Parsberg in the Upper Palatinate. It is one of the largest Icelandic horse farms in Germany and the center of a wide range of offers in the field of psychotherapy and personal development.

Region of Upper Palatinate (between Nuernberg and Regensburg). Autobahn A3 Nürnberg-Regensburg, Exit Parsberg or Velburg
Map Bavaria

Additional information about the area

Excursions: Nuernberg, Regensburg, Bamberg, castles and ruins close by. Caves, pilgrimage churches, and the wunderful nature of the Oberpfaelzer Jua region.
Traveling by car:
Autobahn A3 Nürnberg - Regensburg, exit Velburg direction to Hohenfels, follow signs to Samainhof (first sign ca. 3km after Velburg)
or exit Parsberg direction to Hörmansdorf, drive throug Hörmannsdorf, after ca. 1 km follow sign Samainhof to the left
Traveling by plane:
Nuernberg airport, please proceed by train
Pickup service is possible
Traveling by train:
Nuernberg or Regensburg - Neumarkt - Parsberg (by train) -then Holzheim or Breitenthal (by bus)
It is possible to pick you up at Parsberg train station, please give us a call in advance.
Pickup service is possible

nearby /
on the property

Biking, Mountain biking, Hiking, Wildlife Viewing, Birding

Not more
than a 15 min.
walk away


Not more
than a 15 min.
drive away

Lake/river for swimming

Not more
than a 90 min.
drive away

National Historic Sites, Theater, Galleries / Museum, Cinema, Shopping, Fitness Center , Golf course, Tennis court, Canoeing / Kayaking, Mountain climbing
Summer camp
Summer camp
Information about the riding facility / horse farm/ranch


Holiday Company, B & B for Horses, Training Company, Horse Trekking Station, Riding Stable, Pony Stable, Children's Holiday Company
Guest Capacity:
Minimum age for guests:
no limitation

General description:

Icelandic horses, riding lessons in small groups, cross country rides, trecking rides, picadero workshops, therapeutic riding, meditation, ....

Amenities/equipment of the riding facility

  • Riding Hall-Indoor Arena
  • Riding facility
  • Shower facilities for Horses
  • Round pen
  • Gastronomy available
  • Riding area / bridle-path
  • Paddock - Pasture

Details of the Riding area

Cross country rides to enjoy the seasons in the Oberpfalz region: fresh green of meadows ins spring, colorful leafs of fall, snow covered tracks in winter, warm sunshine and strong wind.
What we have to offer
  • Bring Your Own Horse
  • Horses for guests available
  • Riding lessons - Riding classes
  • Accommodation for one night only
  • Short Term stays (2-5 days)
  • Weekly
  • Family Trips
  • Group activities
  • Weddings
  • accommodation for Non-Riders too
  • Supervised Children's Activities
    (age 6 & up)
  • Riding holidays for unaccompanied kids
    (age 8 & up)
  • Help wanted / desirable
  • Riding badge
  • Riding card
  • Massage
  • Barbecues

Additional Animals on the property

Chickens, rabbits, goats, cats, cattle. And of course, our wonderful Islandic horses.

Other offers and explanations

Handicapped guests are especially welcome!
Horses available in our riding program
Number of Horses:
in all >20 Horses are available.
Kind of Horses:
For Beginners, For Advanced Riders, Ponies
Riding (trained for / saddle):
For guided Trail Rides
More information of the Horses for rent (Breed - Training etc.)
Icelandic horses with excellent education, perfect horse for each rider. Experience the energy of tölt!
Riding program
  • with horses for rent
  • also with your own horse
  • Guided Trail Rides
  • by the hour rides
  • All-day Rides
  • Pack Trips / Horse Trekking
  • Weekend Rides
  • Trailrides on request
  • Wagon Trips
  • Cross-Country
  • Handicapped Riding
  • Therapeutic Riding
Minimum age for Trail Rides:
No restriction
Riding experience:
No restriction
Demand on rider:
little demands
Big/Heavy Riders:
max. 100 kg - 220 lbs
Notes and supplements for the Trail Rides / Riding Program
Riding lessons and workshops with Ursula Wohlfahrt and her team, cross country riding, trecking rides, horse whispering
new: guidance and assistance for riders on tour with their own horses
Riding holidays for children

Riding vacations and weekends, courses for "Basispass" and "Reitabzeichen"

Min. age for unaccompanied children:
age 8 & up
Max age to:
17 years
Offered for:
Girls and boys

General description:
Beeing out in nature the whole day. Daily riding lessons and cross country riding with our wonderful islandic horses, sitting at the campfire, sleeping in indian tipis, and, and, and ....
Experienced persons will take care, breakfast and wholesome meals will be provided.

Comments on the kind of catering:
Vegetarian Meals possible by arrangement
Vegan diet possible by arrangement
Common kitchen available, restaurant service on special agreement, restaurants/inns ca. 1.5 miles avway.
Children's vacation includes full accomodation.
We offer riding holidays for children during the:
  • Easter holidays from 400 Euro / Week
  • Autumn holidays from 400 Euro / Week
Details to the offers / periods:
Further offers (exact dates and prices please inquire):

My friends, the horses (from 4 years)
Wild Days - Discover Your Power (1 day)
Holiday care for children and adolescents
Walderlebnistage (1 day)
Children's birthday parties, hiking day for schools and kindergartens (details please inquire)
Children and youth leisure with riding lessons (from 6 years, 6 days including food and accommodation)
Pure outdoor adventure - adventure tour for boys Integrative youth leisure with riding lessons and wilderness awareness (from 10 years)
Comments on the costs / included services:
Please inquire about costs and details, as the length and scope of the offers are very different.
Accommodations for guest horses
Number of Guest Horses:
in all 6 Guest Horses are welcome
Distance to the Accommodation:
The Riding stables are on the property directly.
Kind of accommodation:
Paddock box, Paddock - Pasture
Other Details and Conditions for bringing your own Horse
Please contact us for further details.

Training - Riding lessons - Riding classes

Training to sit the horse well, Recreational riding, Cross-Country, Trekking...

General information of the Training:
with the own Horse, Trained Horses available, Private Lessons, Group Instruction
Riding Lessons for:
For Beginners, For Advanced Riders, especially for Children, especially for older Riders
Minimum Age for Riding Classes:
no limitation
Training qualifications:
Workshop shedule (e.g. centered riding, free riding, toelt training, cross country riding) and shedule for riding lessons, cross country rides, etc. for single riders or groups: Please contact us!
Riding Classes / Lessons
Training to sit the horse well, Recreational riding, Cross-Country, Trekking, Courses for Wagon Riding, Pace Riding, Ground Training Courses, Training for Young Horses, Load Training, Handicapped Riding, Therapeutic Riding
Special Classes
Aug - Summer-Semi
Guest lodgings

Accomodation at site

5 Single / double room(s) :
guest rooms in private appartments at the Samainhof. Please contact us for up-to-date prices.
>25 Tents, Tepees, Hay Stores etc. :
Overnight stay in Indian tepees also available for groups. During summer season, several tepees are available. Prices depend on occupancy (for groups per person or tepee of your own).
Amenities - special features:
Sheets, Towels
Kind of Catering:
  • Self-Catering
  • Breakfast on request possible by arrangement
  • Half-board on request possible by arrangement
  • Full-board on request possible by arrangement
  • Vegetarian Meals possible by arrangement
  • Vegan diet possible by arrangement
  • Wholesome food
More information of the Catering:
Common kitchen available, restaurant service on special agreement, restaurants/inns ca. 1.5 miles avway.
Children's vacation includes full accomodation.
General information of the accommodation
Special features:
Dogs permitted, Handicap accessible, No smoking, Internet-/ E-mail service
More information of the accommodation:
dogs only on special agreement. Inn with accommodation ca. 15 min away (by foot) or hotels ca. 10 minutes away (by car)

Rates and contact

Rates of the accommodation

Rates of the single / double bedroom:
from: 23,00 Euro / Day
to: 32,00 Euro / Day
Rates of Tens, Tepees,
Hay Stores etc.:
from: 10,00 Euro / Day
to: 45,00 Euro / Day

Rates of the Horses for rent

Notes to the rental costs:
Horses are available for workshops, lessons, guided cross country rides. Please contact us for costs.

Rates Guest Horses

Notes about the cost:
Please contact us for costs. Professional companion for trekking rides available.

Rates Riding Classes

Rates for riding lessons:
Please ask for costs and further details at the contact address.
Samainhof e.G.
First name:
Govinda Andrea
Last name:
+ 49 (0)9492 95490
+ 49 (0)9492 954940

You can contact us with the following languages:
German, English

additional contact: Petra Hofbauer and the whole Samainhof team

E-Mail address: Inquiry

Company: Samainhof e.G.
Zip/Postal Code: 92331
Street: Holzheim 15 - 17
Country: Germany -- Bavaria -- Parsberg-Holzheim
Phone: + 49 (0)9492 95490