This ranch is located in northern part of Croatia, near Slovenian border. It encompasses most of the historical region called Hrvatsko Zagorje. This region was a part of the Austrian Empire. Therefore Zagorje was known as green door of Croatia. It is an oasis of preserved nature, clean air, greenery and healing thermal waters. In the real archipelago of picturesque hills lies the whole range of thermal springs, castles and Roman roads, agritourism, museums, churches, hiking, riding and cycling paths. Green hills of Zagorje offer peace on every step, intimate contact with nature and open arms of hospitable and welcoming hosts. Ranch Chivas was founded in 2014 and is situated in the village Željeznica, in a narrow stream valley at the foot of the north-western slopes of the mountain Ivanščica. It is surrounded by fields and forest and is a perfect place to keep horses.
As you know my name is Tom and I’m in love with nature. I adore horses and I enjoy spending the time on mountain Ivanscica. I’ve been working with horses in tourism for more than 10 years. In this area, I owned ranch for 4 years. I have a Croatian equestrian licence , certificate from Swiss tracking academy for equine guide (FITE) and AIEW riding licence. I love to spend time with people who love horses and I would, also, love to show you where I ride and how proud I am of my horses. My partners in guiding are my horses Calvados, a 10 years old Holstainer and StarDust 5 years old Anglo-arabian horse. They are peaceful, calm and obedient, accustomed to people and my excellent associates. There is also, not working just enjoying, my old horse King which is, 22 years old, and a 1 year old youngster Khan.
Star Dust – Croatian warmblood 5 yrs, western saddle
Calvados – Holsteiner 11 yrs, western saddle
Spirit – English Thoroughbred 15 yrs, endurance saddle
Sokol – Croatian warmblood 17 yrs, western saddle
Tajna – English Thoroughbred 17 yrs, endurance saddle
Laura – Croatian draft horse 17 yrs, western saddle
If you are a rider or just love horses, nature, animals, send us a message, get in touch. I like to hear criticism, praise and new ideas because it is the only way we can move forward. Send me a message. I will respond as fast as I can.