We are Cristi and Ancuta
and we grew up here in Obcina Bucovinei. We grew up walking through the spectacular forests and plains of Obcina Mare.
The area of Bucovina and especially Obcina Mare has a lot to offer. We are located in the Palma Pass, which is situated at a height of 1100 meters, where the Palma Monument is located.
We are very familiar with forests and mountain trails, here we are at home. We are married and support each other in everything we do. Even though we had been in UK for a while, our thoughts were always to come back home and we wanted to build a future in our homeland.
The quiet mountain life, the animals around the house, the coolness of the morning, the sound of birds and the breeze, the clear spring, the clean air, the healthy food – all this we lacked and motivated us to make decisions for our future. The first question arose in our minds, “What do we like to do?” or “What will we do if we move to Romania?”. We are both animal lovers and this motivated us to buy foals for the first time, to raise them ourselves and to multiply them.
We built a stable but we felt that it was not enough to take care of the foals and wait for them to grow. In recent years the area where we live has become very well known. It is a tourist area and this is an advantage for us, that’s why we decided to buy horses for riding. Although we had horses at home with our parents, we did not know the language of the horse very well and we decided to take riding lessons, to visit different studs and equities in the country so that we could evolve in knowing the behavior of a horse. This is where our story begins and we are proud that we did not back down when maybe we were at the end of our strength, and today we are enjoying our achievements.
We are waiting for you to meet us personally and especially to get to know our horses.
With great pleasure, Cristi and Ancuta.
Welcome to Bucovina!
Obcinile Bucovinei are a subunit of the Eastern Carpathians, located on the territory of Suceava County. Here are three categories: Obcina Mestecanis, Obcina Feredeu and Obcina Mare. If we were to choose only a few of the most inviting regions for hiking and recreation, of course, the Obcinile Bucovinei would be among the first places. Obcina Mare is one of the most spectacular in Bucovina. Nature has created here a magnificent landscape in which the mountain peaks are easily accessible for hiking. Each season has its own show. The winter lasts the longest and the snow envelops the mountains and valleys in white, and the forests are made of ice crystals. Spring returns with its fresh greenery, with the sounds of birds and dewdrops on the buds that are just forming on the hills. Summer is usually late, but it spreads multicolored through the orchards and the scent of flowers and the aroma of resins invite you to meditative rest and hike on the paths hidden by deep forests. Summer stops for a moment and then leaves autumn with a multicolored carpet of leaves and fog that rises every morning towards the air.
We, Palma Horse Riding, are located in the heart of Bucovina, on top of the mountain in the area called Palma. The area is very accessible, being a crossing point between Sucevita Monastery and Moldovita Monastery. This area is a town with a lot of positive energy and has a historical origin. In this city there is the Drumarilor Monument, which is almost 7 meters high, representing a hand – a symbol of work, but also of strength – directed towards the sky.
The Palma monument in Pasul Ciumârna was erected in 1968, at the end of the works on the road that connects Sadova to Rădăuţi. There is a legend that says that in the 60’s, two teams of workers started the construction of the road in both directions, and after eight years of hard work, the road workers finished the road, and at the point where they met they shook hands.
Bucovina is worth discovering!