Arrive today and settle in to your farmhouse bed and breakfast accommodation. See the bottom of this itinerary for your best suited riding package. If time permits we can organise a ride for you this afternoon or if not riding will start tomorrow morning. This evening you have a host of local restaurants and pubs to choose from, all within a short drive away (Kelsall, Willington, Tarporley).
After breakfast you will be heading to the riding stables for your introductory lesson. After a short assessment you will be allocated a horse suitable for your size and experience and your journey of discovery will begin. Lunch may be taken in the form of a bar snack at the adjacent hotel (they are used to horse folk!) or in a local pub just minutes away. This afternoon you will be enjoying a picturesque hack along bridleways and quiet country lanes.
This evening you can choose again from a range of dining experiences, why not head to the pretty village of Tarporley. The Swan pub has an award winning Chef, The Coast serves excellent food and The Fox and Barrel is one of the best pubs in Cheshire.
After breakfast in the farm house you will be enjoying the same riding plan as yesterday with a lesson followed by a hack out. For non-riders wanting to come along, check out our travel guide, 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 B&B twin room, 4 private beginner lessons £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 twin room, 3 private lessons and 1 hack £300pp
Experienced riding package (for those who can walk, trot and canter confidently): 2 nights B&B twin room, 2 private lessons choose dressage or show jumping and 2 experienced hacks £300pp
3 hour Forest for experienced riders add £60pp
Please note that in the farmhouse there are 2 guests bathrooms to 3 bedrooms, so a private bathroom is likely but not guaranteed.
There is a double ensuite room - supplement £10 per night
Single room supplement £15 per night
"Hello, I have returned from the most fabulous weekend ever! I had an amazing time and received excellent instruction and several brilliant hacks out, the farm ride was memorable. I cannot fault my stay at the farmhouse B&B which is idyllic Catherine is the perfect host and my room overlooked the livery yard,bliss! Thank you. Joan"
"I took your 3 day 2 night riding holiday in Cheshire this year from 28-30th May. It does seem like such a long time ago, but I do want to thank you for organizing yet another perfect riding getaway. As it was my second time, I wondered if I could get anything more out of it. Between last year and this, I did get on a horse a few times but sadly I simply couldn't get the canter going.The good folks at your stable knew exactly the problem and from the word go I could canter! I won't ever understand what magic lies in Cheshire, but this time, I'm so happy to say that I managed to canter when I tried it in Thailand!! Do keep up the good work and needless to say I do hope to be back again next year!"
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The stable in Cheshire take children from the age of 10.
We offer two lovely farmhouse bed and breakfasts a short distance from the riding stables. One is a short bike ride away (bike loan offered) the other is 4/5 star and is adjacent to the stable, the price to stay here is £325 pp. Each B&B offers the choice of a traditional English breakfast or a lighter continental breakfast. One of the farm houses has its own livery yard and horses and guests are welcome to bring their own horses too if they like!
All the B&B's are located a short drive from the pretty village of Tarporley, with its old coaching inns and top-quality boutique shopping. Chester is only 15 minutes away, so if you want to see Chester Zoo, The Rows or Cheshire Oaks you are ideally placed. The stables are a short drive away (walking distance from 2 of the B&B's) and are also superbly located to enjoy some of the very best hacking out across Cheshire’s rolling pastureland and into Delamere Forest. Riding holidays Cheshire offer a great introduction to this type of holiday for all the family at a relatively low cost!
Equestrian Escapes has worked in conjunction with Visit Chester and Cheshire to provide you with a selection of horse riding holidays, UK style. If you are planning an overseas holiday a horse riding holiday UK could be your perfect introduction.
If you are interested in riding in the UK please look at the other holidays that we offer in the Horse Riding Holidays UK range.
Country House Riding Holiday
Cranborne Chase, Wiltshire
Riding in Sherwood Forest
Additionally, our UK horse riding holidays enable you to bring your own horse. In Cheshire you can bring your own horse and you can both enjoy a horse riding holiday.
We inspect all the horses in our horse riding holidays to ensure the best quality holiday for you.