About us

We look forward to welcoming you to our place and offering you the best – a place with home comfort and typically Danish coziness.
We, that is Berit and Niels, and we are the operators of Havhesten.
We take care of all tasks ourselves – looking after our horses, looking after our guests, and taking the rides.

Niels is a former organic farmer and farrier.
He has been breeding Icelandic horses for 30 years, and of course, also takes care of the hooves of the Havhesten and leads the trail rides.

Berit worked as a primary school teacher and language teacher before she took on full-time care and catering for the two-legged guests and four-legged residents of Havhesten.
She has been riding since she was a child and for the last 12 years, she has fallen for the charm of Icelandic horses.

We have around 22 Icelandic horses, most of which we bred ourselves.
With us, you can experience 4 generations of excellent Icelandic horses – with a clear head and without bad habits.
Even our beginner horses are not jaded and boring, they simply have less of their own head and drive than the horses for experienced riders.

For us, the well-being of our horses is our top priority: chiropractic, osteopathic, or other necessary treatments from which the horses benefit are part of our everyday life – as is, of course, hoof care, which Niels takes on of course.
We train every horse from the ground up, get used to everyday situations and train them for the rides. We usually use the somewhat quieter time outside of the season for this.

Our horses work no more than 3 to 5 days a week during the high season.

We take the lead on our rides ourselves, whether on smaller tours or large trail rides. On the way, we like to tell you about our unique nature or entertain you with anecdotes from our riding experiences.

For us, it is the most beautiful thing to experience our nature from the back of our Icelandic horses and to see how persistent and cool the little horses are.

We have over 10 years of experience in the planning and implementation of trail rides of approx. 100 km.
We still like to ride the 3-day tours privately with friends when there is time.
All of our knowledge, our experience, and our skills flow into the rides – and this is felt by our guests, who always feel completely cared for and in good hands.

Our longest trail ride, the 5-day tour “Around Ringkøbing Fjord in Tölt”, was developed in 2016 in cooperation with Fjord Touristik and the Ringkøbing-Skjern municipality and is unique here in the area.

With us, you should be able to simply relax and switch off – whether with our horses, your own horse, or simply in nature.
Take a deep breath, slow down and distance yourself from the hectic everyday life – that’s exactly what we want and can offer you in our unique atmosphere.