Konak 26., Vrbovec
Riding Club is located on an estate in the village of Konak, 3 km from
the town of Vrbovec in the direction of Vrbovec Dubrava. Vrbovec is
an easy 30-minute drive from Zagreb, mostly on a four-lane highway.
Horses are accommodated in stables with stalls. Four paddocks with total
area of 4 hectares (10 acres) provide horses with abundant grazing and
free movement opportunities. Riders have a 60m by 30m (180 ft by 90
ft) sand area (manege) at their disposal. The nearby meadows and over
15 km (9 miles) of forest trail along the small river of Črnec offer
abundant opportunities for trail riding
Nada Zorko, the estate owner, is in charge of the Riding Club, as well
as of the whole estate, while her son, Mr. Mladen Dakic, is in charge
of working with horses and riders.
Horses are accommodated in 17 stalls, equipped with automatic waterers.
The horses are of different age, work requirements and also has had
a different luck in their lives. Apart from the horses whose food, accommodation
and veterinary care fees are covered by their owners, there are also
a few horses that are spending the remaining years of their lives in
the company of their horse buddies thanks to the solidarity of the club
members and help from other good people. Each horse's diet is adapted
to the horse's age, work requirements and health condition. Veterinary
care is readily available if necessary.
We provide the service of therapeutic and rehabilitative riding for
children with special needs to whom their doctors have recommended such
therapy. In working with such children, we follow the instructions of
parents or other accompanying person(s) who have the responsibility
to follow the relevant instructions of the doctor who recommended or
approved such therapy.
We also offer individual or group riding lessons for both beginners
and advanced riders conducted by a qualified riding instructor. During
lessons students ride selected horses that belong to the club members.
Interested persons who have basic riding skills can go for trail riding
in the company of a riding instructor.
Club membership is informal. Club members are considered to be persons
who within their desires and means regularly participate in the club
activities. Along with riders and owners of the horses accommodated
in the stalls, there are also people who find pleasure in caring for
"abandoned" horses, as well as other people who love horses and enjoy
being with them in a beautiful natural surroundings.
With previous arrangement, the club is open to individual visitors and
groups under the condition that they follow the house rules. For safety
reasons, we kindly ask our visitors not to bring their dogs, or, if
they visit for only brief periods, not to let their dogs out of their
Nada Zorko - phone: ++385 1 2796 130
- phone: ++385 91 5736 452 or ++385 1 2796 130
"Vrbovec" riding club, Konak 26., 10340 Vrbovec
bank account nr. 2360000-1101595824 - "Zagrebačka banka"