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Sinca Noua, Brasov 507210 Romania
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Equus Silvaina offers vacation holidays in our Beautiful Guesthouse in the quaint village of Sinca Noua. Here you can reconnect with the outdoors through our unique Eco-Destination. Experience Fine Dining, you will taste the exquisite flavors of local organic foods and wines. Horseback riding is offered to all equestrian enthusiasts. Family activities, such as Hiking, Bird Watching and Archery are accessible. Join us for Bear Watching in a special Hide that makes for a memorable holiday. Seasonal Year Round Packages are offered, such as Easter, Christmas, New Year's and many more. Equus Silvania provides a pleasant and social atmosphere during your stay.
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Sinca Noua, Brasov 507210 Romania
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plum9195 wrote a review Jan 2019
Atlanta, Georgia300 contributions150 helpful votes
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My family visited in June and enjoyed it so much we came back to stay when we could see snow. What a great decision. My husband is an experienced rider and continues to be impressed with the horses and surrounding area. My 13 year old got wonderful lessons and riding experience. The food is excellent and filling. Bree was our guide and is perfection, nothing was too much trouble. She arranged day tours, horse drawn sleigh rides and found sleds so this Florida native could sled down a hill for the first time. Have them arrange for airport pick up and drop off if you fly into Bucharest, it is well worth it.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Emma781806 wrote a review Oct 2018
Rustington, United Kingdom13 contributions4 helpful votes
Have just returned from spending a week at Equuas Silvania. The team are absolutely fantastic taking care of you during your stay. The horses and riding are out of this world, I rode three different horses during the week all of which were amazing. If you're looking for the chance to ride extremely fit horses through amazing countryside whilst enjoying some home comforts and top class food look no further. Thank you Team Equus Silvania for an awesome week xxx
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
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Les De Q wrote a review Sep 2018
Utrecht, The Netherlands1,396 contributions232 helpful votes
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We began and ended our Transylvanian Trail ride at Equus Silvania - what a truly outstanding week! It began with an evening gathering over a fantastic meal (produce from the farm and the local area) where we chatted about our riding experience and horse preferences. Next morning we were introduced to the horses and helped to mount and get our kit ready to go. Nairobi was to be my steed for the week - what a sensational horse. What then followed was a week of breathtaking scenery, exhilarating riding, fast gallops, jumping, excellent guides (thanks to Julia, Ina and Ben), delicious local food, quirky accommodation and an introduction to the fascinating Romanian culture. The days were long and exciting - don't even think about going if you are not super ride fit and happy to tackle anything that comes your way! Its the ride of a lifetime but you need to be open to explore and embrace diversity in accommodation, food and riding.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Lisa R wrote a review Mar 2018
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I really anticipated my stay here and wanted it to be my favorite stop in Romania; unfortunately, it was the worst memory of my trip. There are a few reasons for that, all notable before planning to stay here. My first inclination after arriving at the house and settling into my room was to go outside, explore the grounds and take in a peaceful sunset. I noticed a group of teens/young adults sitting out on the play equipment singing pop tunes at the top of their voices. I thought they were guests, but found out later they are the employees that run the place and ride guides. Almost like a movie, this was a foreboding irony. Since it wasn't very peaceful, I went back inside. I was scheduled to ride the next day. I had been asked prior about my experience level. I had emailed that while I'm an experienced rider, and have ridden horses since I was 9 yrs old, I'm certainly not an expert. I did own a horse at one time, and we used to canter in the Simi Valley hills, but that was long ago, and since, I've ridden at intervals here in the city. The main group had been riding together all week, and had already done the trail ride, so they were going toward the city. I wanted more of a peaceful trek, so I opted to go separately on that ride. In the morning I was introduced to my guide, who was one of the girls I'd seen when I arrived, singing Taylor Swift out on the jungle-gym. There was one other rider, a teen guest. My horse was a 14 year old veteran, and the "tallest horse in the barn". At only 5'2", I had quite a climb to mount the saddle. From the beginning, my horse was slow and ornery. I kept falling behind, and not by a little. I had to keep nudging her with my heels to catch up. After doing this a few times, I mentioned this to my guide, and so she broke off a long twig and handed it to me. She said all I had to do was hold it and my horse would perform better, and if she fell behind, just tap her neck with it, and she'd respond. This worked well the couple of subsequent times my horse fell behind. The first canter went fine, but when we got to the second canter, my horse became belligerent. I had been taking up the rear the entire ride thus far, but to my horror, no longer. My horse decided to take off, pass up the other guest and our guide, and once no one was in front of her, gallop as fast as she could. I tried pulling on the bit, verbal commands, more pulling, but she only ran faster. I looked back once, and the others were a couple hundred yards behind me, looking bewildered. There was forest coming up on my right, and it seemed she was heading there (that was our next part of the trek, I came to learn later). All I could think was that she was heading for the trees and I was going to get hit in the head by a random branch and dragged. I held on, but I was in fight or flight. My next split decision was just to GET OFF. I kicked my feet out of the stirrups and started to fall, but my fear caused me to faint. I passed out before I hit the ground, and the next thing I remember, my guide was kneeling next to me waking me up. She gave me her horse and got on mine (she told me later that my horse gave her trouble the entire ride back to the ranch) She called to have me picked up after we got through the forest to the road. From this point on, I was in the care of Chiproan, the young manager of the ranch. He was very helpful and offered to drive me to the hospital to get x-rays. The local hospital was CLOSED when we got there, so he drove me to the one in Brasov, one hour away. (Keep this in mind if you go here and need emergency medical attention!!) He went with me to the pharmacy to get meds, and looked after me when we got back. He was really the saving grace to this place and is a true asset for them. I am SO lucky that nothing was broken--I'm not young, at 52, but I'm a fitness instructor and in good shape. Maybe this helped, I don't know. Maybe it helped that I was unconscious when I fell. (FYI, the ranch also has NO first aid kit, they had to poke around to find me some bandaids for my knees, and there were NO ice packs or ice to be found to ease my pain) That night at dinner, the owner made an appearance, but didn't speak to me. The owners never spoke to me or followed up. Before I left, I asked to talk with them, but they were out and not picking up their phone, so I ended up having a very awkward conversation with their teen daughter, who had a defensive, haughty attitude with me the entire time. Chiproan settled the bill with me and tried to charge me for part of the ride, but I balked, so he removed it entirely. I asked the girls if there was emergency protocol for this type of event out on the trail, but they didn't seem to know. Eh, they're horses, they said, and unpredictable. I asked why my guide didn't try to gallop up to me and help with my horse, block her path, slow her down or even advise me, but they were at a loss. I told them I believed my horse to be barn sour, and intolerable of riders, but they got defensive about her. All I can say is, I fell off the tallest horse in the barn, running at top speed, and no one was apologetic about it (except Chiproan). No one from the ranch has followed up with me. I hope my horse has been retired!! Fingers crossed. The rest of my trip in Romania was difficult, as I had a light concussion for 3 days and was dizzy, and my hip hurt pretty badly, so I limped around at my next stops and had to forego one destination with lots of stairs. When I returned back to the US, I was still in pain and had black bruises all over. I still have pain, nearly 6 months later, which the doctors have called "bone bruises" and said it can take a year or more to heal. The pain has traveled from my hip to my foot and wrist, which is painful and has taken extensive, expensive therapy. While the incident above is the most important aspect of my review, it's also notable to say that the food was quite bland and mediocre, and that all meals had a constant and plentiful amount of FLIES. I understand that this is a ranch, so flies are present, but why not put up screens on the doors and windows, or at least get some mesh-screen food cover tents for the food? There is an insect zapper in the dining room doorway, so the meals are peppered with the constant sound of flies being electrocuted. There were napkins placed over the communal dishes, but you'd lift one up and 20 flies would take off from underneath it! There were literally at least a hundred of them on the food at every meal. It was quite unappetizing and unsanitary, and I'm sure it's no different in the preparatory stages in the kitchen either. I understand that dealing with animals can be risky, but this place is run by teenagers who aren't trained for said unpredictable situations, and is extremely ill-prepared for emergencies. I couldn't wait to leave this experience behind me.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Response from Equus S, Manager at Equus Silvania
Responded Jan 2, 2019
We are sorry to hear about the bad experience of Lisa, however have to say that Equus Silvania is a responsible company, we are working since over 15 years with most of the major horse riding agencies and have a serious management at place (our managers and guides are all in their twenties). Our rate of accidents is way below average, however, being a riding centre, accidents unfortunately happen from time to time. This usually happens if people overrate their experience, which was what happened with Lisa, who told us she is an experienced rider, however had only basic skills of sitting on a horse and not about controlling a horse when riding out. We gave her a horse which fit to her described abilities (btw, a 14 year old horse is not a veteran ...), but then obviously (as every horse person can read from the description of the incident) Lisa greatly overestimated her abilities. Riding on lively horses in the countryside is something different than riding in an arena or walking on city trails. If our guides would have known her true capacity, they would not have cantered with her in the first place but just would have done an easy walk outside with other horses. If a horse canters off, the worst a guide can do is trying to canter up to the other horse, since this would just stimulate a racing situation and would have made it totally impossible for an inexperienced rider to stop the horse. If Lisa wouldn't have jumped off, the horse would have stopped by itself. The respective horse has been ridden all throughout the 2018 season by a lot of happy and satisfied clients. Otherwise, we have an accident procedure in place, what was exactly what happened: Our manager brought Lisa to the county hospital in Brasov (which has the best standard in the wider area) where she had been checked and medical service was offered. As for the rest (staff singing and food being mediocre) we won't comment and we won't apologise for our staff being happy. We put a great emphasis on organic, natural, local food, most comes from our own garden, our own animals, or from small farms in the nearby. We are sorry if she couldn't appreciate this.
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Lorraine wrote a review Dec 2017
Duleek, Ireland90 contributions26 helpful votes
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I visited Equus Silvania in September for the centre based ride and it was the best equestrian holiday that I’ve been on! On arrival we were met at the front door of the house by a lovely bunch of girls – Greta, Ina, Lea, Esther and Crissie - offering us a well needed drink after a long journey. They made us feel at home and relaxed straight away, in fact they literally could not do enough to make our stay a great experience! On the first night we had a chance to discuss our riding experience and what sort of horses we wanted to ride. I had managed to get a shoulder injury before my trip, so I asked for something steady that wouldn’t pull and I was matched perfectly with Nadira, a lovely little chestnut mare and Assad, a beautiful and very experienced ex competition horse. I loved both of them! Greta was our guide for most of the rides, she is such a lovely person and a great guide, always making sure everyone was safe, but also making sure we had plenty of fun! The pace was perfect given the amount of hours we were in the saddle for, lots of walking due to the fact we were either going up or down mountains, but also lots of long trots and fast canters where it was possible! Ina was our guide on a few rides too, and she was also a great guide, in fact all of the girls were such a lovely people! The scenery is absolutely breathtaking and it’s like going back in time, seeing farmers out on horse and cart! A lovely break from the pace of modern life. I was travelling solo, and I had a lovey spacious room overlooking the stable area. The food was all delicious, straight from the farm onto your plate, and the locally made alcohol was even better! I can’t fault the place at all, and I cannot wait to go back!
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Traveled solo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Equus Silvania
What are some of the property amenities at Equus Silvania?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Equus Silvania?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Equus Silvania?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Equus Silvania have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Equus Silvania offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Equus Silvania?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.