Rhodes Riding Club “Kadmos” was created in 1996 and since the year 2000 it is located in the privately owned facilities of the founder Lakis Chatzivasiliou, on 12 acres of land.
It is situated within a picturesque landscape just 10 km from Rhodes town and it is ideal not only for horseback riding, but also for visitors who would like to explore nature.
The club is a member of the Greek Riding Federation and so its athletes have the right to participate in competitions and races organized by the Federation or by other member riding clubs.
George is a sociologist who finished his studies at the University of Rethymno in Crete. He has also studied psychoanalysis at the New Lakian School of Psychoanalysis in Heraklion, Crete. He has been counseling for two years during his studies, and has attended a variety of psycho-social seminars. He specializes in social exclusion, social inclusion and violence in the workplace. He is also a social researcher and counselor for social mental health. He belongs to the Psycho-social Care Group of the 95 ADDE army unit in the south of Rhodes, as well as the research team of the University of Crete’s department of Sociology. He has recently been awarded by the Army Chief. You can read more about George Antonopoulos on his personal site.
Lakis Hatzivassiliou is the creator, the president, the horse and rider trainer, the farrier and even the practical veterinarian of “Kadmos” Riding Club, which he created with a lot of personal work and love for the horses. With many years of experience in the field and significant awards in dressage and carriage races he always keeps proper training and the well-being of the horses a priority . Through his club, many athletes have become Greek National and Balkan champions.. He was the manager and trainer of Rhodes Mounted Municipal Police since the year of its establishment in 1996.
Amalia is a philologist and a special educator who graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. With years of experience with children with special needs she is the co-founder and the vice president of ”Therapevin – Rhodes Hippotherapy Center”. She started the organization of therapeutic riding in Rhodes because of her love for children with disabilities. Over the past two years she has been constantly training on Equine Assisted Therapy through seminars as well as horse riding at Kadmos Riding club, where her therapy horses are being hosted. She works as a special educator at the EEE.EK (special school) of Rhodes.
Natalie is a Physical Therapist who graduated from TEI Of Athens.
She currently works for ”Med life” rehabilitation center. She has been around horses since she was 13 years old when she first started riding at Kadmos Riding Club with Lakis Chatzivasiliou as her teacher. She has attended various seminars regarding riding, horsemanship , proper communication with the horse and equine assisted therapy.She has been a volunteer for ”Therapevin- Rhodes Hippotherapy Center” since the day it was founded.