Our Horses

Since the creation of Deres Horse Riding Center, we have embraced the philosophy of natural horse training.
Each horse has her/his distinct personality and one of our main goals is to approach each one of them knowing what is uniquely important to her/his personal character.
Understanding this basics helps us to work more balanced, confident and safe.

Our horses are friendly and easy to handle, ideal for tuition or to explore this special part of Crete.


Whether you regrard the horse with awe or love, it is impossible to escape the sheer power of her/his presence.




NATALIA

About Natalia

She is Agapie's daughter, four years old.

HERCULES

About Hercules

He is five years old, son of Arabica and Dia's father. He's very energic and fast.

JOHNNIE

About Johnnie

He's an American horse, Margarita's and Ellie's father. His mild nature makes him very loved by children to whom he returns love.

ELLIE

About Ellie

She's a beautiful black and white horse. Her first baby is expected towards the end of January 2014.


ARIS

About Aris

He's the leader of the herd, 16 years old and opens its own stable door.

MARGARITA & DIAS

About Margatita & Dias

Margarita is Dias' mother and Ellie's sister. She has a calm and balanced nature.

CHARLIE

About Charlie

He's a beautiful black horse, enjoys visitors' attention, especially from girls. Enjoys to be stroked and enjoys eating throughout the day.

AGAPIE

About Agapie

She is Arabica's daughter and Hercules' sister. Her names means 'Love' in Greek.



VOUKEFALAS

About Voukefalas

He's the oldest horse of the Center, a 20-year-old pony and belongs to a unique breed found on the island of Skiros.






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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine.

I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image.

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