Home to the most beautiful blondes of all.
The Gasthof zum Hirschen is a woman’s realm - but at the Unterwirt riding stables, it’s the men who take the reins. Haflinger horses are our passion in life, and will gallop their way into your heart - we promise!

Horse-lovers’ holiday.

How do you fancy the sound of a proper riding holiday in Jenesien? Our Unterwirt horse farm with stables, a riding school and a horse boarding facilities, offers beginners, experienced riders and professionals the very best of horse-riding pleasure. We have around 20 trained school horses, providing ample opportunity to learn how to handle, care for and ride horses. We also organise fabulous horseback and horse-and-carriage outings on the Salten.

Blonde manes and a good-natured disposition

South Tyrol is the homeland of the Haflinger, and there are any number of the beautiful blonde manes in Jenesien. Indispensable assistants to mountain farmers of bygone days, the Haflingers of today are versatile horses for leisure riding. Good-natured creatures, they are the perfect size, midway between a pony and a large horse, with a broad back which makes learning to ride an easy business. Horse lovers appreciate the stamina and sure-footedness of Haflingers on long rides over hill and dale.

Unterwirt horse farm

Our riding stables and our herd of Haflingers have been on the go since 1969. Ever since it reopened in 2012, the Unterwirt horse farm has been an out-and-out equine paradise, complete with Haflinger stud farm, riding stables and horse hotel. Georg, the ‘son of the Hirschen’ has had a lifelong passion for horses since childhood; he has honed his love and Haflinger-handling skills in countless training courses - and it shows!

Georg and his abiding love of Haflingers.

He’s the only boy in the family - and, while the women of the family have always been in charge of the hotel, Georg has carried on the tradition of the Oberkofler men in running the stables and managing the herd of Haflingers at the Unterwirt. He inherited his love of these beautiful blonde-maned horses from his father, and is a keen horse-lover who understands every nuance of these animals. It’s no surprise, then, that Geirg is a successful breeder as well as a passionate horse-rider and superb riding instructor.

Our riding farm offers:

  • Riding school
  • A modern riding arena and paddock
  • Trained school horses (Haflingers from our own stud farm)
  • Training on correct handling and care
  • Horseback rids on Europe’s most beautiful larch meadows
  • Guest horseboxes & lessons for riding holidays with your own horse
  • Horse & carriage rides on request

Prices & packages

Riding lessons:

  • 1 one-on-one riding lesson of 50 minutes: € 30
  • 1 group riding lesson of 50 min: € 25 per person
  •  Lunge lessons of 25 min: € 30


Guided rides:

  • Half-day ride: € 70
  • Full-day ride: € 100



  • “5-day beginners’ course”: 5 riding lessons and 5 guided one-hour rides: € 230 (Mon–Fri)
  • “5-day advanced course”: 5 riding lessons and 5 guided rides lasting several hours € 375 (Mon–Fri)
  • “Trail riding”: Galloping over meadows and through larch forests: 1x 2-hour ride, 1x 3-hour ride, 1x half-day ride per person: € 195


Horse riding for children:

  • 30 min on the lunge: € 20
  • 30 min pony ride in the forest: € 20