Riding School by the Sea

The Raahe riding school is located about 3 km from the city center of Raahe. The place was an old sawmill that is restored to stable and other necessary spaces. Our surroundings are very unique and we improve it all the time. It’s a point of honor to take care of these historic buildings and bring them back to life.

The business started in 1982 in Siikajoki, a nearby village. In 2006 the riding school moved closer to the clients to Raahe. In Siikajoki we offer stables for boarding horses, give some lessons and arrange clinics if needed. The Equestrian Federation of Finland certifies our riding school. We have different kinds of horses that fit for riders of all ages and levels. Every horse has it’s own character and we are proud and happy to have these horses, to take care and work with them. We also have other animals such as dogs, cats and rabbits that all love to be patted and loved. If you are lucky, you can spot a deer or even a lynx at the surroundings.

The riding school is run by the Ketola family. Maisa and Anna, mother and daughter are both teaching. Anna is a certified instructor. Maisa has a long history of teaching, riding, competing, breeding etc. She is now studying to become a licensed dressage trainer. Saija Matela is one of our long-term students and she is beginning to provide riding lessons for disabled now that she has finished her studies at Equine College, Ypäjä.

We are happy to serve in English. If you are interested in taking lessons, please don’t hesitate to contact us. May you be young, old, beginner or experienced, we welcome all. For more information please contact: Anna Ketola 040 507 9849 or e-mail anna.ketola@raahenratsastuskoulu.fi Please, note that I’m not able to answer the phone all the time. Please leave a message and I’ll contact you as soon as possible.