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Summary:

Escape to the green valleys of the Welsh Borders on this short riding break. Take in the views from Offa’s Dyke, visit Britain's highest waterfall and explore the wild and undiscovered Ceriog Valley. These rides are for novice riders onwards who want to explore the lush, Celtic countryside. Trustworthy horses, great local guides, plenty of history and breathtaking views.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 10 May, 13 Jun
  • Other dates available from end of April until second week of July 2020 and from end of August until mid October 2020 - please enquire
  • Trip Length: 5 days/4 nights/3 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Either Manchester Airport (MAN) or Liverpool Airport (LPL), Chirk or Gobowen train station or meet at the farm if driving.
  • Riding Ability Required: From novice onwards. You should be able to walk, trot and canter and mount and dismount unaided.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-6
  • Transfer: 2020: Manchester or Liverpool airport is £70 each way, paid on site in Pounds or Euro’s. Complimentary transfer from Chirk or Gobowen train station.
Riding in Cornwall
from $1,335
Summary:

Experience some of the best horse riding in the UK on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall while exploring some of the Poldark filming locations. Stay in traditional Cornish cottages and ride out in different directions each day, enjoying plenty of faster riding while exploring an area of outstanding natural beauty on this exhilarating week-long stay.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Saturday arrivals on request year round
  • Low season: March
  • Mid Season: April, May, June, September, October
  • High Season: July, August
  • Trip Length: 6 nights / 7 days / 5 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: At the stables near Bodmin, Cornwall, UK.
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards. Riders should be competent and in control at all paces in open countryside.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-7
  • Transfer: 2020: From/to Bodmin Parkway Railway station or Newquay Airport included at set times. Transfers outside of set times are £30 pp each way payable on-site.
Summary:

Ride at a good pace through stunningly rugged scenery, travelling along carefully researched routes over wild and dramatic scenery. Comfortable en-suite accommodations in welcoming farms and hostelries with fine food are available each evening.

Departure Dates:
  • 5 Day Trail 2020: May 10; Jun 7, 14, 28; Jul 12, 26; Aug 16, 30; Sept 13.
  • 2 or 3 Day Trail 2020: Any date from April to end of October upon request.
  • Trip Length: 7 days / 6 nights / 5 riding days
    4 days / 3 nights / 3 days riding
    3 days / 2 nights / 2 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 - 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Abergavenny train station. If you are driving you can go straight to your accommodation. Details will be provided
  • Riding Ability Required: Able to walk, trot and canter and experience of riding over rough terrain
  • Usual Group Size: 2-8
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point
Summary:

Get away from it all for 3 days in the saddle climbing high into the mountains descending through valleys and woods at a good pace. Let the experienced cobs show you how to cope with the Welsh mountains and tracks, while enjoying spectacular scenery. Very comfortable en-suite overnight accommodation with fine food.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Any date from April to end of October upon request.
  • Trip Length: 4 days/3 nights/3 days riding
    3 days/2 nights/2 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 to 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Abergavenny train station or you can meet at the farm if you are driving
  • Riding Ability Required: Able to walk, trot and canter on a good horse.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-5
  • Transfer: Included from meeting point
Horse riding in the Scottish countryside
from $1,195
Summary:

This horse riding holiday in the Scottish Borders offers a mix of high quality tuition and enjoyable rides out in the rolling countryside for adults and children of all ages and abilities. The riding centre is located within walking distance of a local market town and has great views and riding across swathes of unspoiled Scottish wilderness.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Arrival every Sunday throughout the year (excluding Christmas and New Year). Other start dates available for tailor-made stays.
  • Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights/5 days riding. Other length stays are available on request.
  • Approximate riding time per day: 1-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Glasgow airport or riding centre
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginner onwards
  • Usual Group Size: Lessons: 1-8 (usual group size 4-5).
    Trail rides: 1-8 with 2 guides for groups over 6.
  • Transfer: 2020: From Glasgow airport £90 per journey or Edinburgh airport £75 per journey (max 4 people) each way, payable on site.
Summary:

The riding centre is located on the border of Nene Valley Park which offers miles of exhilarating off-road riding, with 2,000 acres of lakes, woodlands and watermeadows. The emphasis here is very much on tailoring the break to your needs: a relaxing weekend in nature, gaining riding fitness or skills, confidence building for lapsed riders or beginners.

Departure Dates:
  • All year round
  • Weekend stays - Friday to Sunday
  • Midweek stays - Tuesday to Thursday or Wednesday to Friday.
  • Please note that the centre is closed on Mondays.
  • Trip Length: 2 nights / 3 days
  • Approximate riding time per day: See itinerary
  • Meeting point: The riding centre
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginner on. Minimum age 6.
  • Usual Group Size: 1 - 4
  • Transfer: Self-drive to the riding centre or taxi from Peterborough train station(15mins), approx. £12.
Stuning views across Dartmoor
from $1,005
Summary:

A limited number of cattle drives to move cattle to new grazing through the summer months for intermediate riders onwards.  Move 400 Scottish Highland cattle over the spectacular Dartmoor landscapes ​on well-trained Quarter horses and spend each eveinng in a comfortable en-suite room in a traditional Dartmoor inn or hotel. This is a rare chance for ​confident riders to join the UK's only cattle drive.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 29 Apr; 14 Jun, 12 Jul; 23 Aug; 27 Sep
  • Trip Length: 7 days / 6 nights / 5 riding days or
    4 days / 3 nights / 3 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-5 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Exeter Airport (EXT), train or bus station
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards
  • Usual Group Size: 2-8
  • Transfer: 2020: Return transfer from Exeter Airport, train or bus station is £80 per booking. Payable upon booking
Cooling off in the river
from $1,685
Summary:

Join this 7 night trail stopping at different B&B’s and hotels each night. Riding on responsive well-schooled forward going Quarter horses ride across the Dartmoor National Park, a 1000 km sq national park where herds of wild Dartmoor ponies still roam. Good western style riding at walk, trot and canter dipping into small villages and picturesque hamlets dotted around the edges of the moor, a truly English experience.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 16 May; 27 Jun; 15 Aug; 4 Sept
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 5 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Exeter Airport (EXT), train or bus station
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards
  • Usual Group Size: 2-8
  • Transfer: 2020: Return transfer from Exeter Airport, train or bus station is £80 per booking (payable upon booking)
Summary:

Try out riding in Dartmoor on this short break, riding Western style on Quarter horses over three days. Set deep in the Devonshire countryside you'll join local farmer Phil for some cowboy riding in the extraordinary scenery of the Dartmoor National Park. Accommodation in en-suite rooms in local, traditional inns and guesthouses within the park. The ideal break for intermediate riders onwards who are short on time.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 10 May; 7 Jun; 5, 26 Jul; 20 Sep
  • Trip Length: 4 days / 3 nights / 3 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-5 hours per day
  • Meeting point: Exeter Airport (EXT), train or bus station
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards
  • Usual Group Size: 2-8
  • Transfer: 2020: Return transfer from Exeter Airport, train or bus station is £80 per booking, payable upon booking
Riding in the Lake District
from $1,619
Summary:

This point-to-point trail would suit confident riders who want to explore the Lake District beyond the traditional tourist trail. This route takes riders through high alpine passes and picturesque Lakeland villages as well as offering a smattering of literary history, cosy pubs and delicious home-cooked food.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Apr 26; May 17; Jun 7*; Sept 6
  • (*Extreme Itinerary, for advanced riders only, see 'sample itinerary' for more details)
  • Trip Length: 5 days/4 nights/5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 6-8
  • Meeting point: The equestrian centre
  • Riding Ability Required: Riders should be competent, fit, energetic and happy in all paces in open spaces.
  • Usual Group Size: 3-6
  • Transfer: Taxi transfers from Grange Over Sands or Oxenholme train station available to arrange upon request (payable on site; Oxenholme: £40-£50 one way, Grange Over Sands: £22 one way). 1h30m direct train journey from Manchester Airport to Oxenholme
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