Kazachya Zastava (The Cossacks Outpost) is a small family guest ranch located on the outskirts of an out-of-the-way Ukrainian village within an hour drive from the City of Kiev. Launched as a charity and home for 5 rescued horses, the ranch has grown into the green tourism facility and riding school, which provides training program for beginners, as well as equestrian tours and unguided riding opportunities for the experienced riders. There is also a mounted shooting show available on your request and unique opportunity to participate in historical reenactment of the Cossack hunting game.
Aside from horseback riding, Kazachya Zastava offers a variety of other guest ranch activities like trap-shooting, sightseeing tours, hiking and fishing, so that your non-riding partners can enjoy other activities while you ride on horses.
We have available for rent a restored family farm house with a fire-place, brick stove and attached bathroom unit, which comfortably sleeps 6 – to 8 and a clapboard cabin for 3. Our farm can accommodate up to 10 persons altogether. There is also a parking lot for 4 cars, sauna (Russian banya), arbour with campfire and a children’s playground at your disposal.
We welcome you to experience the atmosphere of old days in Ukrainian village and to enjoy our hospitality, flavored with select dishes from the original Ukrainian and Russian national cuisine.
Our version of the traditional Cossack hunting game is not prey-oriented and has nothing to do with killing. We just try to reconstruct the atmosphere of the exciting sport and amusement our remote ancestors indulged in, applying individual elements of old hunting techniques to awaken the feeling like you stepped back in time. It’s a great fun and excitement that helps you to further develop your riding skills and to boost your spirits.