Arrive today and settle in to your lovely Country House Hotel accommodation. If time permits we can organise a lesson for you today, if not riding will start tomorrow. See the bottom of this itinerary for your best suited riding package.
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. Alternatively you might like to take the short walk to the idyllic local village pub.
After breakfast take the short walk through the grounds of your hotel to the adjacent riding stables. You will begin the day with a private/semi private riding lesson from one of our 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. Please note if you are a beginner/novice, or nervous rider you will have a second lesson.
This evening choose from a range of dining experiences either in the hotel or in the pretty local village of Tarporley. The Swan pub has an award winning Chef, The Rising Sun is renowned for its good pub food and The Coast 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). We also have the option for experienced riders to upgrade this final hack to our 3hr Delamere Forest.
For non-riders and for those wanting to do some sight-seeing, please have a look at our travel guide on the many activities available locally. The historic city of Chester is only a 15 minute drive away. Its unique black and white Tudor-style shopping 'rows' draw visitors from around the globe. Beeston Castle is a 10 minute drive away and at its summit the spectacular views spans across 5 counties. Or the pretty village of Tarporley is only a 5 minute drive away, here you can enjoy a coffee in the Old Fire Station Chocolate Shop and peruse the boutique shops.
Packages and prices:
Complete beginner package (for those who have never sat on a horse): 2 nights double/twin room, 4 private beginner lessons from £295pp
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 from £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 from £325pp
Dressage Break: 2 nights B&B double/twin room and 4 private dressage lessons from £345pp midweek
For weekend stays (Friday and Saturday nights) please add £10 per night
Single room supplement £30 per night
3 hour Forest ride available for advanced riders add £60pp
Extend to 3 Nights:
Beginner: 3 nights B&B, 4 private beginner lessons and 1 hack from £395pp
Experienced/Refresher Rider: 3 nights B&B, 2 private lessons, 1 x 3 hour forest ride and 1 x hack from £415pp
"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."
"I have just returned from an fantastic break in the most beautiful country house hotel in Cheshire booked through Equestrian Escapes. It was everything a country hotel should. The food was fabulous and nothing was too much trouble. The stables were right next door and the horses were superb. Well schooled and forward but eager to look after me. I rode Red, Charlie, Maddy and Penny and they were all fantastic as was Chris the instructor, who taught me such a lot. I really enjoyed myself. Thank you so much Equestrian Escapes"
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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.
The stable in Cheshire take children from the age of 10.
Equestrian Escapes has worked in conjunction with Visit Chester and Cheshire to provide you with a selection of traditional horse riding holidays in England. If you are planning an overseas holiday a horse 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:
Short Break in Sherwood Forest
Riding in the Lake District
Cranborne Chase, Wiltshire
We inspect all the horses in our horse riding holidays to ensure the best quality holiday for you.