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Adult Intensive Harrogate from £360pp

This family run luxury boutique B&B is situated in Nidderdale, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It offers all the peace, tranquillity and beauty of the Yorkshire countryside, yet you are no more than 20 minutes away from the cosmopolitan Spa town of Harrogate, the Cathedral City of Ripon, historic Market Town of Knaresborough, world renowned attractions of Fountain’s Abbey and Brimham Rocks and Lightwater Valley theme park……and even better, if you don’t fancy the drive we will gladly transport you there and back. The rural area surrounding this working farm and equestrian centre is perfect for walking, cycling and of course horseriding, and we offer a range of riding lessons and hacking for all ages and abilities – you can even bring your horse on holiday with you!

What's Included:

  • 2 nights B&B
  • Luxury accommodation
  • Riding opportunities to suit your level

Price: from £360pp

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Itinerary and prices – scroll down for more details

Day One

Arrive today and settle into your beautiful farmhouse accommodation. We have two itineraries to choose from, the beginners / refresher programme right here or the advanced programme that follows this one. For those arriving by lunch time riding will begin this afternoon, if you can only arrive late we can offer the riding over 2 days.

Today start with a lunge lesson followed by a private lesson. This evening you can either arrange to eat in the B&B or there is a local pub 2 miles away.

The B&B accommodation is a large elegant traditional farmhouse with all the contemporary facilities the discerning traveller expects. The recently refurbished large and airy bedrooms, all with en-suite/private bathrooms, offer glorious views over the horse paddocks and Nidderdale beyond, and are decorated and appointed to the highest standards with luxury bedding and toiletries, flat screen TV, radio, free wi-fi, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, tea, coffee, biscuits and complimentary wine and chocolates on arrival.

After a peaceful night’s sleep wake up to a fabulous breakfast, be it the ‘Full Yorkshire’ or a lighter Continental version. Home cooked evening meals are also available on request and we cater for all dietary requirements.

Day Two

After breakfast in the B&B you will take the short walk to the stables where your intensive riding programme will begin/continue. This morning you will have a second lunge lesson and a flatwork lesson (with a rest in between to give you time to get your breath back!) The lunge lesson will allow you to understand the motion of your horse and develop your initial balance preparing you for your flatwork lesson. Lunch may be taken in the B&B or in a local pub just minutes away.

After lunch you will have a one hour stable management session that will teach you how to care for and handle your horse safely.

Day Three

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

For non-riders wanting to come along, Harrogate is only a 25 minute drive away and is famous for its horticulture, historic buildings, stunning scenery and natural springs.

Package price of £360pp includes –

•    2 nights B&B accommodation

•    2 lunge lessons, 2 private 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 take the short walk to the yard where 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. Lunch may be taken in the B&B or in a local pub just minutes away. 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 the special cross country farm ride with optional jumps. The XC course consists of 21 purpose built wooden cross country jumps for a range of abilities, ranging from 1’6 to 3’6. 

In addition to all of this the B&B has an onsite shop selling William Heritage Boutique Country Women’s Clothing, so you can peruse and buy exclusive pieces from collections such as Holland Cooper and Fairfax and Favour. Voyage luxe London.

Package price of £415pp includes –

•    2 nights B&B accommodation
•    1 lunge lesson, 2 flat/jump lessons (you choose), 2 hacks including the XC farm ride for those who can jump

Single room supplement £25 per night

Maximum weight 15 stone

Harrogate train station transfers £40 return

Leeds Bradford airport £60 return

Evening meals £18 for 2 courses

Bring your own horse! Click here for details


"Hi There,

We, Paul and I, just wanted to write to let you know that we have had an outstanding long weekend with Gemma and the team in Harrogate.

From the first minute Gemma made us feel so welcomed. The accommodation was first class being well appointed. The decor attention to detail provided a personal touch with a premium quality.

The horse ridding was superbly measured with skill ability reviewed so that the ridding experience met my objectives. I take away with me new skills and a renewed confidence and understanding to progress my ridding further.

In summary we experienced an amazing host, a hardworking and helpful team, fantastic accommodation, an inspiring riding experience, an outstanding riding tuition (thank you Lucida, you rock your job) all resulting in a superbly brilliant weekend.

A big 5 stars out of 5!

Yours sincerely,

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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

  • Additional nights
  • Additional riding
  • Upgraded bedroom
  • Dogs welcome (£25)
  • Lunch and evening meals
  • Single room supplement £25pn
  • Bring your own horse
  • Transfers