HORSE RIDING • EVENTS • ACCOMMODATION
JOIN US FOR A RIDE AND ENJOY THE UNIQUE LANDSCAPE OF FOREST PATHS, RIVERS AND MOUNTAINS FROM THE BACK OF OUR ICELANDIC HORSES
Mesna Farm lies by the shore of the South Mesna Lake, a short drive from the Olympic town of Lillehammer. The farm is home to a lively herd of more than 50 Icelandic horses, and offers horse trekking and other outdoor activities as well as professional facilities for all kinds of gatherings and events, with comfortable accommodation at the Mesnabakken Guest House.
We offer several types of ride: 2-hour rides suitable for all riders, or half-day or full day rides for experienced riders only, or lead rope rides for a family experience!
The rides take place in the forest areas around Lake Mesna, some of the best riding terrain in Norway. Larger groups have at least two guides, so we can divide into smaller groups as needed.
Suitable for all levels of experience. Weight limit 90 kgs. Age limit 10 years. Single riders or groups. All seasons.
Half day ride
A half day ride (3-4 hours) gives you the opportunity to get to know your horse, and experience the unique gaits of the Icelandic horses. We can enjoy a wide network of paths, or stretch out in a fast tølt or canter on forest roads.
NB! Half day rides are for experienced riders ONLY. Are you uncertain of your experience? Get in touch with us.
Weight limit 90 kgs. Age limit 10 years. Single riders or groups. All seasons.
Full day ride
We ride over a varied terrain and are proud to show you our horse riding paradise. The Ringsaker mountains offer peaks and lakes, and the forests are criss-crossed by paths and soft roads. Bring a packed lunch, we bring a pack horse and coffee/tea pot. In the long break we let the horses graze and gather around a campfire.
NB! Full day rides are for experienced riders ONLY. Are you uncertain of your experience? Get in touch with us.
Weight limit 90 kgs. Age limit 10 years. Single riders or groups. May-October.
Lead rope ride
Perhaps you have never been on a horse, and want a safe start? We offer lead rope walks suitable for everyone. The ride starts in the farmyard, and goes into the forest, on paths and soft roads in varied terrain. This is a good opportunity for both kids and grownups to get to know our friendly horses and see the forest from horseback, with an experienced guide who leads the horse the whole way.
This can also be a good opportunity for adults who want to try horse riding for the first time!
Children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult on foot. Weight limit 90 kgs. All seasons.
Take your home office to Mesna! We can offer good working spaces with room for group work or seminars, wifi and audiovisual facilities, and cosy, comfortable accommodation for the whole family.
After work, the forest and mountain tracks are just outside the door, to explore on horseback, on cross-country skis or on foot, all year round! It's not far to the ski tracks at Sjusjøen and the hiking paths across the Ringsaker mountains, or the culture and nightlife of the olympic town of Lillehammer.
Perhaps we can tempt you with a wood-fired sauna and a refreshing dip in the lake at the end of a long working day, a hike or a ride?
Contact us on email@example.com to book your workation!