One of the most aristocratic ways to spend leisure time is horse riding.
In the former stables of Petesha estate we tried to bring back to life not only its authentic environment but to keep the spirit of the old times as well. Authentic buildings of the stables and estate environment are a place for those who are interested in historic Lithuanian estates as well as a place to actively spend free time.
We offer a unique branch of entertainment - horse riding. You will not find airless riding halls where you could ride only in a circle. We offer horse riding round the year and only outdoors. Well trained horses are available both for those riding for the first time and for those who do it for a hobby. Riding in the beautiful surroundings of the estate will provide you with unique moments, nature and active free time will make you feel refreshed and full of energy.
Estate of Petesha is located in the southern part of Vilnius. It is surrounded by a beautiful forest of Petesha which is intersected by the highway Vilnius – Lyda. The spring of Petesha runs down the forest. It is ponded up and in the pond you can fish or enjoy the swimming.
In the historical sources Petesha was mentioned in 1498.
Palivarkas of Petesha was mentioned in the 17th century. Architectural style of the estate buildings bears features of classicism. Estate of Petesha belonged and was managed by famous noble families such as Gornostajai (Jonas Gornostajus, the vaivada of Minsk), Kapellechai (Aloizas Kapellechas, professor of Vilnius University), and Horainai. In 19th and 20th centuries Petesha became the property of the Vankovičiai. The last owner of the estate Stanislovas Vankovičius died in 1937. He was buried in the family grave in the cemetery of Rudamina. Today Petesha estate is enclosed in the list of protected objects of the Department of Lithuanian Cultural Values. Once luxurious mansion of Petesha is impressive any time of the year. The estate is constantly visited by local and foreign tourists.