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Island Trails and Beach Riding

Explore the Isle of Wight from this smart eco-friendly equestrian and holiday complex, set in 50 acres of countryside with arenas and an indoor school for lessons and access to off road trails across some of the spectacular scenery the Isle of Wight has to offer. Staying on 'the yard' in our fabulous quadrangle of self catering accommodation, our range of excellent horse riding facilities are suitable for riders of all ages and abilities and include riding lessons from British Horse Society approved instructors.

What's Included:

  • 2 nights in self catered accommodation
  • Beginner to Experienced Riders
  • 5 riding opportunities - 3 lessons
  • 1 Trail and 1 Beach ride
  • Either Afternoon Tea or Breakfast at the Beach

Price: from £399pp


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Itinerary and prices – scroll down for more details

Day One

Arrive at the equestrian centre in the afternoon or we can book a taxi transfer for you from the ferry terminal.

You will be shown to your accommodation - one of six newly built self contained mews houses set within a quadrangle. After time to settle in, you will need to change into your riding gear as this afternoon you will meet your qualified instructor and the horses, have an induction and 30 minute assessment. This makes sure you are matched with the most suitable horse for your ability. We will also discuss your goals for your lessons.

Over dinner at the local pub you will have a chance to catch up with some of your fellow riders.

Day Two

In the morning everyone participates in catching, feeding, grooming and preparing the tack for their horse for the day ahead. Today you will have two riding sessions - a group lesson and a trail or beach ride. Experienced handlers are on hand for the less experienced riders.

Trail Ride: If a morning, you and the horses will be transferred to your chosen trail at 9.30am. A two hour hack will give you the opportunity to enjoy safe off-road riding and enjoy the spectacular scenery the Isle of Wight has to offer.

Lessons: 1 hour group lesson in dressage or show jumping with maximum of 4 in a group. 

If an afternoon ride then departure time will be 12.30 - 1.30pm. You will be free to make your own lunch arrangements either back in your accommodation or visit one of the local eateries.

Beach Ride: Departure will depend on prevailing tide times so can be an early start. You and your horse will be transferred to a local beach where your 90 minute ride will either follow or be followed by a cooked breakfast close-by. Afternoon beach rides will have an afternoon tea. Before the day ends you may assist with un-tacking your horse before turn out.

Day Three

Another full days riding today, with a lesson and ride out. Today you will either do the beach or trail ride depending on which ride you did on Day Two. Depart around 5pm or a transfer to the ferry terminal.

For a 3 night, 4 day break on your final day you will have another group lesson before departure, choose between showjumping or dressage!

Prices

3 days Riding and 2 nights self catered accomodation £399pp

Single room occupancy £15pn

Discounts are available with Red Funnel Ferry crossings for those travelling by car - we can supply you with the discount code.

We can tailor this holiday for you with extra nights and rides - please contact us for more information.

Itineraries are for guidance and may be altered to suit the weather and tide times

Our two equestrian holiday packages are flexible to suit riders of any ability from complete beginners to novices and advanced riders with a choice of on-site riding lessons, including tuition in dressage and show jumping. A safe on-site trail ride is available for riders of any age. Please note: in order to ride the best countryside trails and beaches we box the horses to the ride.

Weight limit 14 stone. Any heavier? - make an enquiry as we may be able to help. 

If you fancy an all year round beach ride in the sun look at our Spanish beach ride 

Other island beach rides and trails are available in Sicily  plus some longer trails through the volcanic landscapes!

For more exciting riding opportunities please check our home page.

How To Book

  • Flexible start/finish date
  • 2 night stay with 3 days riding
  • 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 lessons and hacks
  • Childrens' Pony Day Additional nights
  • Single room supplement £15pn
  • Taxi Transfer from Ferry Terminal £15 each way
  • Dog friendly accommodation available