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29th January Troika Rides

A troika is a traditional Russian harness driving combination, using three horses abreast, pulling a6 sleigh. The centre horse is harnessed in a collar and shaft bow and the two adjacent horses are in breast collar harnesses. A troika is the only harness combination where the horses have a different pace. Normally the middle horse trots and the two side horses canter.

The troika was developed in Russia during the 17th century, first used for mail delivery and then, by the late 18th century it was used as a Russian stage-coach. Tired horses could be exchanged thus transporting people and freight over long distances.

During the Russian Empire, the upper classes would use a troika. They were also common at major religious celebrations and weddings.

Whilst we under metres of snow and enjoying the Russian winter, we have the opportunity of taking a troika-ride ourselves.

Details:

The troika rides take place outside of Moscow (1h drive)
You will travel there in a comfortable mini van, that departs from Sokol metro station at 11h
We plan to be back at around 16h
The program for the day includes 1h long troika rides, snack in Russian style (pancakes and tea), a horse show, photo session in Russian traditional costumes (so, don’t forget your cameras!), a tour of the farm

Cost: 5000 rub (adults) , 2500 rub (children up to 14 y o)

*The event will take place if there is a minimum of 10 people interested.

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