Arrive today and settle in to the hotel. If time permits we can organise a ride for you today or if not riding will start tomorrow. See the bottom of this itinerary for your best suited riding package. You may want to start with a lesson to give you time to adjust to a different horse in new surroundings. This evening dinner may be taken in the hotel's restaurant. Local produce is freshly prepared by the excellent chefs and complemented by an extensive wine list. The hotel also offers a good choice of bar meals.
After breakfast you will be walking through the grounds of the hotel to the riding stables. This morning we recommend you begin the day with a lesson from one of the school's qualified instructors. There will then be a break for lunch before you are allocated your horse for an afternoon ride along picturesque bridleways and quiet country lanes as you head towards Delamere Forest, Cheshire’s largest woodland. This is a popular destination for local riders and there is an ideally situated horse-friendly café along the route where horses can take a rest and riders can enjoy a coffee whilst admiring the views. This evening choose from a range of dining experiences either in the hotel or in the pretty local village. The Swan pub has an award winning Chef, The Rising Sun is renowned for exquisite food and Cristiano’s is one of the best Italian restaurants in Cheshire.
After breakfast today the choice is yours, either enjoy another ride out in the Cheshire countryside or take a lesson on one of the stables well schooled horses (or both if you didn't ride on day one). For non-riders and for those wanting to do some sight-seeing, the historic city of Chester is only a 15 minute drive; its unique black and white Tudor-style shopping rows draw visitors from around the globe. Beeston Castle is a 10 minute drive, at its summit the spectacular views spans across 5 counties. Or the pretty village of Tarporley is only a 5 minutes drive away, here you can enjoy a coffee in the Old Fire Station Chocolate Shop.
Packages and prices:
Complete beginner package (for those who have never sat on a horse): 2 nights double/twin room, 4 private lessons and 4 stable management sessions £335pp
Learn to canter / refresher package (for those who have ridden in the past and can walk and rise in trot): 2 nights B&B double/twin room, 3 private lessons and 1 hack £325pp
Experienced riding package (for those who can walk, trot and canter confidently): 2 nights B&B double/twin room, 2 private lessons and 2 experienced hacks £325pp
Dressage Break: 2 nights B&B double/twin room and 4 private dressage lessons £335pp
Single room supplement £30 per night
Cross Country farm ride with optional jumps available for advanced riders add £60pp
"Hi, Chris & I had a brilliant time on our learn to canter break in Cheshire. Chris can now canter, one handed too!!, 20 metre circles, etc."
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The stable in Cheshire take children from the age of 6.
You can also add beauty treatments onto your package. Choose from a range of treatments including an express facial, mini-manicure/pedicure, indian head massage, back, neck and shoulder massage and several more.
The Country House Hotel stands in 17 acres of formal gardens and parkland with wonderful views across the Cheshire countryside towards the Welsh mountains. It was built in 1829 as a private house for a local family and then in 1977 was converted into a 10 bedroom hotel making it the perfect holiday from our riding holidays Cheshire range. The interior has retained its period features and each bedroom has been individually decorated with the finest furnishing fabrics and attention to detail to ensure that your stay is as pleasurable as possible. And, if all that was not already enough of an excuse for a well earned break away, it also has a privately run BHS approved stables within its grounds, and beauty rooms offering a winde range of relaxing treatments.
The stable is superbly located to enjoy some of the very best hacking out across Cheshire’s rolling pastureland and into Delamere Forest. The qualified instructors also offer expert tuition enabling you to improve your equestrian skills. If you are a more experienced rider and you would like to enjoy some extended hacks or private dressage or jumping lessons please ask us for a quote.
Equestrian Escapes has worked in conjunction with Visit Chester and Cheshire to provide you with a selection oftraditional horse riding holidays in England. If you are planning an overseas holiday ahorse riding holiday in the UK could be your perfect introduction.
If you are interested in riding in the UK please look at the other horse riding holidays and weekends that we offer including:
Farm House Riding Holiday
Horses and Chocolate Riding Weekend
Berkshire Riding Holidays
We inspect all the horses in our horse riding holidays to ensure the best quality holiday for you.