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Colchester Suffolk border from £255pp

Close to Colchester, the oldest recorded town in England and located on the edge of the Suffolk border you can spend a wonderful short break learning or improving your horse riding skills. Enjoy the beautiful countryside and the history and heritage of this area from horseback as you take a well deserved rest from your busy life. Ride show quality native horses and ponies, all successful in competition, enjoy their perfect manners and lovely natures. Ride down to the river where the horses will be keen to paddle and enjoy a picnic on the banks in the shade of the oak trees.

What's Included:

  • 2 nights accommodation

  • B&B
  • 3 riding opportunities

  • Lessons or hacks

  • Non-riders welcome
  • Reduced child price

Price: from £255pp

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Day One

Arrive after lunch/late afternoon and settle into the cosy rooms of the local pub.  Here you will find excellent bedrooms all newly built to the highest of standards.  The local pub serves delicious home cooked food and is within walking distance of the stables so it is your perfect retreat for your holiday.  Collection can be arranged from Colchester railway station for those arriving without a car.  Later today riding will start with a private lesson. The pub serves a wide selection of home cooked meals so you may choose to eat on-site this evening.

Day Two

A generous breakfast will be served in the pub this morning.  After breakfast you can walk (or a lift can be arranged) to the stable.  The riding programme today is flexible, we suggest you take an extended ride to the local river, a picnic can be provided.  If you don't feel confident enough for the 3hr hack then we can offer you a lesson and ride out.

All levels of riders are catered for including children, making this Essex retreat perfect for families.  This evening you may like to dine in the pub again, in the winter you will find log fires and in the summer there is a wooden patio where you can sit out and enjoy the peace of the evening.

Day Three

Sadly this is the day of departure but not before you have practiced your newly learnt (or recently revised!) skills and ridden out once more in the beautiful countryside.  If time allows why not visit Colchester Zoo or Colchester Castle, which is the largest surviving example of a Norman castle in Europe.

  • Adult, 2 nights B&B, 3 riding opportunities as described above, £295

  • Child sharing with adult (B&B), 3 riding opportunities as described above, £255

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The horse riding offered is suitable for everyone including beginners. There is a maximum weight of 13½ stone. The horse riding holidays and short breaks are also suitable for non riders.

Take a break from the city and learn a new skill on our adult intensive riding break. All our riding holidays are flexible and can be organised for a variety of nights from 2 to 7 or even longer.

We inspect all the horses in our horse riding holidays to ensure the best quality holiday for you.

In Colchester we are able to take children from the age of 4.

For information about small ponies and miniature horses see our articles page -

How To Book

  • Flexible start/finish date
  • 2 - 14 night stay
  • 30% deposit to book
  • Final balance 6 weeks out
  • Fill in booking form below
  • Pay deposit via WorldPay

Optional Extras

  • Single Sup. £25 p.nt

  • Additional nights

  • Additional riding