Aktivna Fruska Association Stari Ledinci
Aktivna Fruška Association from Stari Ledinci village is non-profit non-governmental organization, established in 2010 in entirely well preserved natural environment of clean fresh air of the northern-central part of the Fruska Gora Mountain/National Park. Aktivna Fruška Association Stari Ledinci is engaged in riding and hiking in Fruska Gora Mountain and in promotion of healthy lifestyle, distinctive organic food production, preservation and protection of nature, activities and recreation in Fruška Gora and voluntarism. Managers and organizers of the Aktivna Fruška Association in Stari Ledinci village are highly aware and wonderfully calm and kind people, Sanja and Dragan, whom closeness with nature of Fruska Gora National Park enables the warmth, gentleness and hospitality and the main features of their characters. Surroundings of the Aktivna Fruška Association in Stari Ledinci is fully harmonized with activities of its managers, organizers and members – deciduous and evergreen forests, organic grow of vegetables, herbs and fruits, carefully grown by dedicated hosts Sanja, who pays special attention and love to produce the extraordinary healthy produces and teach visitors of their huge benefits when used such food without any meat. That is why visitors are offered the “forest meal” that is always something unique ! Work of the Aktivna Fruška Association with its “Dobro prase Ranch” is based on horse-back riding that is conducted by professional riding instructor Dragan and walking or hiking along Fruska Gora Mt, lead and organized by Mrs Sanja. Aktivna Fruška Association in Stari Ledinci village is involved in targeted projects dedicated to development and enhancement of positive social values as respect of nature, personal responsibility and readiness to help someone. The Managers and organizers of the Aktivna Fruška Association believe that their efforts might contribute to the better quality of life of their local community inhabitants. Pastures and fertile soil, vineyards and orchards decorate the gentle slopes and lower parts of the Fruška gora Mountain, while surfaces above 300 meters altitude are covered with thick deciduous forests. Thus the terrains around the village of Stari Ledinci make ideal space for activities so badly needed by a modern man – riding and hiking in nature.
The Riding Club of the Aktivna Fruska Association at the moment features three perfectly healthy horses and a pony, manege for beginners and advanced riders, well marked terrain riding trails, and high wish to educated people to enjoy in riding and socialization with horses. Visitors of the Riding Club of the Aktivna Fruska Association are provided by very affordable prices to ride on perfectly maintained and graceful horses – mare LUCY, an American trotter, mare SUNČICA, a thoroughbred English horse, a Welsh Pony Winnie and a mare Petra. Recently a large manege has been improved, as well as surroundings and club premises, and managers plan to extend their small herd. Managers and organizers hope to attract support of all nature lovers of Fruska Gora, riding and horses in achieving their plans. Horse-back riding in Fruska Gora Mt in the Aktivna Fruska Club contributed to the improvement of the tourist products of Fruska Gora and makes part of our tourist offer which gradually attracts more and more customers.
A horse-back riding school is organized at the Aktivna Fruska Club for beginners – those visitors who never rides, which includes first of all understanding of horses, education in establishing particular relationship between a human and a horse, an education in enjoyment with horses, and at the end – riding horses, that come as a crown of previous sessions. The horse-back riding program in Fruska Gora Mountain includes lessons on horse and psychological approach to horse, leading and grooming a horse, cleaning its hoofs /exercise to eliminate fear and introduce a rider to a horse/, equipment for riding, putting a saddle on a horse and preparation for riding, autonomous operation of gait, exercises for stability on horse and performing figures, gait of a horse /easy riding/, exercises in gaiting, sitting gait, semi-sitting gait, kenter, semi-sitting kenter, gallop, preparation for terrain riding, exercises for riding with one hand and exercises for riding along the slope, down- and up-hill riding. Advancement in skills of riding is individual matter and thus it can’t be estimated after several lessons of riding when someone is ready for terrain riding. The first time someone starts terrain riding is applied only when a rider have fully accomplished the techniques of sitting gait in kenter along a terrain adjusted to the level or its skillfulness. A rider can ride along more advanced terrains when she-he successfully succeeds semi-sitting riding in kenter and management with one hand. Riding lessons in Fruska Gora are performed in Stari Ledinci village. For riding beginners there is a manege, while advanced riders practice riding along terrains determined around the village. Beginners should wear only a comfortable cloths /not a plastic raincoat/ and sport shoes or shoes with low heels. All visitors who ride horse at the Fruska Gora Association are provided with a riding helmet and cheps /legs coverings/.
Activities of the Hiking Club of the Aktivna Fruska Association are always a pleasant way to assemble nature lovers and all who love Fruška Gora, regardless the age and physical condition. Start of hikes is in Stari Ledinci village, in the seat of the “Aktivna Fruška” Association, where hikers also return. All activities of the Hiking Club in Fruska Gora of the Aktivna Fruska Association are performed on weekends. The program of the Hiking Club includes – touring of cultural and historical and natural sites along Fruška Gora, orienteering in nature with map reading and utilization of compass, thematic workshops, cooperation with local sport clubs and associations. The program is adaptable to wishes of the club members. One of the most favorite hiking route is hiking along Fruska Gora with visit to the mushrooms exhibition, followed with mushroom meal – paprikash.
The Aktivna Fruška Association is involved in project with aim to educate youth about necessity of refractive lifestyle and sports, activities in nature and health lifestyle.
Besides the youth, the Aktivna Fruska Association addressed the wider audience, by the media, Internet and promotional campaigns by information of significance of those topics. All activities of the Association are organized in Stari Ledinci village, on the slopes of Fruska Gora Mountain, where the nature environment around the village is directly presented to youth. Along with introduction into nature heritage, youth members are associated with positive aspects of taking part in sports – mountaineering, mount-biking, climbing, gliding, orienteering, running and riding. We use those suppliers, along with other reputed suppliers and associates for operation of our tourist routes and amazing soft adventures in Fruska Gora National Park, which provide pleasure and satisfaction to our customers.
Recently Sanja and Dragan added simple accommodation option for their guests in two rooms, made of recycled wooden pallets and shared usage of bathroom.The interior is heated throughout the whole winter, so that regardless when visitors arrive – they will be pleasantly warm. During the summer season, on the other hand, the temperature is naturally pleasant, reaching about 25 C without use of air-conditioners. Guests are welcome who may wish to use the common dining room and the beautiful garden full of amazing organic herbs and plants exclusively used for food preparation while enjoying in unbelievable resting atmosphere….