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Adult Intensive Break Sherwood Forest

Enjoy expert tuition and hacking out during your adult intensive riding break. On this course we provide excellent tuition for you with a qualified instructor in the all weather surface school and the chance to experience riding out in the beautiful surrounding area. You will stay in a 3 star hotel with pool and jacuzzi located in the heart of the Nottinghamshire countryside just 15 minutes from the riding stables.

What's Included:

  • 2 nights B&B
  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Breakfast Included
  • 5 riding opportunities to suit your level

Price: From £375pp

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Sample Itinerary and prices – scroll down for more details

Day One

Arrive today and settle into your accommodation. We have two itineraries to choose from, the beginner/refresher programme right here, or the advanced programme that follows this one. Riding can start today if you arrive by lunchtime, if you can only arrive late we can offer the riding over just 2 days.

Beginners/Refreshers start with an introductory lesson this will be followed by rider specific tuition.

Day Two

After breakfast you will take the short drive back to the riding stables. This morning you will have 2 more sessions of instruction (with a rest in between to give you time to get your breath back!) We will aim to teach you how to understand the motion of your horse and to develop your initial balance preparing you for your equitation instruction.  After lunch you will have a one hour stable management lesson that will teach you how to care for and handle your horse safely.

Day Three

After breakfast in the hotel you will be back at the stables once more for your final ride, a hack along the local bridle paths in the beautiful countryside that surrounds the stables - a great way to enjoy your newly practised skill as a confident horse rider!

Beginner/Refresher Package price of £375pp includes –

•    2 nights B&B accommodation

•    4 flat lessons, 1 hack out and a stable management session

Advanced Programme

Day One

Arrive today and settle into your accommodation. If you arrive in time you can have a private lesson in the afternoon, if not your first riding day will start tomorrow.

Day Two

After breakfast you will be heading to the riding stables. This morning you will have a lunge lesson and a flatwork lesson. The lunge lesson will develop a stronger and deeper seat which will enable you to influence your horse with the most subtle of aids. After the lunge lesson you will have a flatwork lesson in which you will practice the skills learnt in the lunge lesson. This afternoon you can choose either a jumping lesson or a dressage lesson if you were unable to ride yesterday or you can have a hack out into the tranquil surrounding countryside.

Day Three

After breakfast you will enjoy a specialist riding lesson of your choice (dressage or jumping). If you would prefer to ride in the afternoon this can be arranged.

Advanced Package price of £395pp includes –

•    2 nights B&B accommodation twin room
•    1 lunge lesson, 3 flat/jump lessons (you choose), 1 hack. 

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What to do and where to eat:

While on your horse riding holiday with Equestrian Escapes in Sherwood explore Nottingham and the legendary stomping-ground of Robin Hood, this 450 acre country park is now part of the Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve and home to a fascinating ecosystem. The forest has 900 veteran oak trees including the 1000 year old Major Oak.

 Where to eat and drink

  • The Elmtree at Elmton - Cosy pub serving classic and modern dishes based on local produce, some from neighbours' gardens. Elmton, Worksop S80 4LS tel: 01909 721261
  • Thai Cassia Bar & Restaurant - Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly. 30 Park Street, Worksop S80 1HF, tel:01909 476110
  • The Devonshire - British, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly. Rectory Road, Upper Langwith, Mansfield NG20 9RF tel: 01623 747777

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

For tips regarding your holiday such as what to wear and riding ability, please visit the Travel Tips page.

We work hard to ensure that each customer has a great time on their holiday. Please see some riding holiday reviews here.

We have a large range of holidays to suit a range of riding abilities. Please see here for more information.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.




How To Book

  • Flexible start/finish date
  • 2 - 14 night stay
  • 30% deposit to book
  • Final balance 6 weeks prior to holiday
  • Book On-line by filling in the booking form below and pay deposit via WorldPay
  • or Book by phone on 01829 781123

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights
  • Additional rides
  • Single supplement