Mirva-Kristine Varpa


Mirva’s motto: “Animals don’t have a voice, so you will never stop hearing mine.”

One of Mirva’s biggest dreams came true at 2014 when she bought Wanhan Raatesalmi farm with her husband. They moved to Kuusamo from the Southern Finland where Mirva used to work in international supply chain management. She has been entrepreneur since 2010.

Animals have always been big part of Mirva’s life.  She has had animals from parrots to gerbils and from fish to horses. Mirva fell in love with icelandic horses when she started riding, her childhood hobby, again. 

Before moving to Kuusamo Mirva guided riding tours with icelandic horses and held riding classes in Southern Finland.

Mirva has degree of equine economics and she’s studying to become FEIF I-instructor. She has had lots of courses and lectures about icelandic horses and horses in general. Wellbeing of her animals is Mirva’s number one priority.

Vesa Varpa

Owner, Mirva’s husband

Vesa takes care of all the technical things at the farm. At the moment most of his time goes to restoration of the main building. Vesa is also part time photographer and videographer so he has taken most of the pictures of our web site and social media. During winter time Vesa is responsible of our riding trail maintenance.

Vesa has been entrepreneur since 2004 in electronics design industry.

Welcome to Kuusamo and it's peace of nature to our preserved farm.

Wanha (Old) Raatesalmi

Reservations by phone or email from Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm other times book from online.

Onnen Pilke Oy
Business ID: 2448974-4
Bank account ID: FI76 1376 3000 1149 32

For payment we accept cash, credit and depit cards and benefits by Smartum, Edenred and ePassi. 

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