If you don’t like the heat- April is a really great month to hit the trails in Srem. Not only are the signs of spring increasing daily, the temperatures are ideal for daytime riding.
- Average temperatures in April: Highs of 18 degrees and lows of 6 degrees
Percentage chance of rain in April: 18 to 22 percent
Hours of sunlight per day in April: 11 to 13 hours per day
The Nature Trails
April is a fantastic time for real exploration out on the hills. The new foliage has not yet taken hold and the trails are generally clear and visible. Plant and wildlife are emerging daily. The white storks have already returned as have numerous other migratory birds, plus there’s a good chance you’ll see hares, jackals, black storks and river herons.
The horses are beginning to lose their winter coats and are feeling fresh with the arrival of new growth grass. They have already spent over one month coming back into work, so they’re settled in and building fitness daily.
Orthodox Easter is usually sometime in April and remains pretty much the biggest celebration in the Bulgarian calendar. Easter is celebrated in Bulgaria with the painting and decorating of eggs, eating lamb and baking a special bread called Kozanak.
What to Bring
Nights can still be cold throughout April, so bring sweaters/jumpers and a warm jacket. There’s also a good chance of rain throughout the month too, so a comfortable riding jacket and/or cagoule is essential.
Our heavy clay soils get very sticky after rainfall, so wellies and or strong riding boots are also recommended.