Our Team

Vesko

I am a down-to-earth kind of guy. I love to be with my family and friends. In my work with horses I found a balance of my own between responsibility and freedom. My dream is to get on a horse and ride off someplace. To be at peace with the horse, as the horse is with me, and to be certain that the two of us will be able to cope with any obstacle. Simply to ride without any definite purpose, because my purpose would be achieved in the process.

-Veselin Gerdjikov

Ani

I love nature, horses, challenges…..A horse is one of the most beautiful and pure animals from which a human can get charged with energy and learn a great many things. Horses teach us patience and help us to truly be ourselves, to be genuine. This is the only way we can build a true partnership with these animals. In them there is no hypocrisy or double standards. Moreover, horses help us to develop our instinct for observation and self-observation; they teach us to analyze each situation.

-Anna Elazarova

Sasho

I’ve been dealing with horses for as long as I can remember. A decade in the US developed and changed my attitude towards horses. Working as a cowboy I gained experience in horse breaking, Horse training and working with problem horses, both young and untrained, as well as those with behavior problems. Then I realized the necessity of finding a better and more effective way of communicating with horses. The possibility of working with professional trainers and cowboys helped me to perfect my “horseman” skills, so that now “horsemanship” is no longer such a mystery to me, as it was many years ago. After returning to Bulgaria, my main goal is to spread the art of Natural horsemanship, so that more people can have a safe partnership with horses without having to learn the hard way, as I did.

-Alexander Penev

Itso

I’ve always loved animals, but I’ve never expected to have a possibility to work together with them as a team. What a surprise of destiny! .....It closes one door in front of you… and opens two instead. The way I see it, happiness is certainly outside the city buildings, asphalt and clouds of smoke from the exhaust pipes of cars. Happiness is there, in the wind between the horse’s ears, in the running deer, in the snow falling into your collar from the boughs of the pine trees, in the fiery explosions of sunlight, hiding behind the horizon. This is the office space I like and wouldn’t want to change :)

-Hristo Shalliev

Stambata

I love simple things that have a deeper meaning.

-Stanimir Kirov

Alexander Vasilev

Caring for horses at “Adgor” makes me truly happy! The place is wondrous, the horses are amazing, and everything here charges you with so much positive emotions. The ability to communicate with animals and realize that they genuinely understand me makes me feel free. For me freedom of the spirit is everything and I am really happy that Adgor exists.

Thank you, everyone, for believing in me!

-Alexander Vasilev

Vania Topalska

In „Adgor“ my inmost dream has come true, my adventure, my voyage in the world of horses and glorious nature. I have discovered a different world, I dived in it, and felt it. I am filled with gratitude, for my life always sends me amazing people, like the great horse riding stable team who always help me and make possible my dream come true! My work in „Adgor“ is a soul excitement and makes me feel alive. If we like what we do, if we always give our best, then we truly enjoy life. We have to believe in what we do, we have to love what we do, and do it with bliss. Then you feel calm, wholesome and satisfied. It is that simple! And now I can’t stop smiling. Everyday in this magical place is just perfect. We are here to live, to be happy, to love. It’s strange that all of these becomes reality because I have not expected, for I have a lot to learn about horses, Natural horsemanship, and truly connecting with them. I hope that I will never loose the faith you have given me, and live up to your expectations. Thank you! I love you!

-Vania

Boris Borisov

Horses give me the freedom that I've always dreamt of.

-Borko

What does the name “Adgor” mean?

Adgor is the name of the Year of the Horse in the ancient Bulgarian calendar. The horse is a symbol of the celestial principle and the sun, and of the freedom-loving and steadfast spirit of the Bulgarians. That is why we named the riding complex after the Year of the Horse. Our forefathers considered the horse to be a sacred animal, symbol of the sky (which was worshipped as the god Tangra). The strong attachment of the Bulgarians to the horse can be observed from the ancient times.

It is said that the ancient Bulgarians knew perfectly the basic laws of movement of the planets and the Earth around the Sun. They used this knowledge to create what is considered even today as one of the most exact calendars. The biggest unit of time in this calendar wasn’t a year, but a sequence of 12 years. The years forming such a sequence bore the names of different animals. The ancient Bulgarian calendar was the most exact in the world. This has been officially recognized by Unesco. Adgor is the seventh year in the ancient Bulgarian calendar.

Rock art and graffiti from Preslav and Pliska (7th-10th century A.D.)

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