Returning to Tartu this Christmas to provide sleigh rides once again will be Passion and Poltergeist, the Tori horses that provided the same service last year.
As the name of their breed suggests, they call Tori municipality just outside of Pärnu home. Both of the young stallions are just coming into the prime of their lives, equivalent to 20-year-old men in human terms. They spend most of the autumn months free to pursue their own interests with the herd out in the fields. When Christmas comes around, however, they’re put to work once more to earn their keep for the winter ahead. After the sleigh rides in Tartu they’ll have another break until the end of May.
Passion, incidentally, has become something of a film star – he played the equine roles in the films Ikitie (‘The Eternal Road’) and Elu hammasratastel (‘Life in the Gearwheels’).
Also familiar to visitors will be the drivers of those splendid sleighs Jaanus and Janek
The horses and sleighs will be in the Village of Light on 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 & 30 December from 15:30–20:00.
31 December from 14:30–20:00.
Price: €6 per person per sleigh ride
Note: Children up to the age of 3 ride free of charge.