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Luxury Riding In Wiltshire

Just 2hrs outside London and 1.5hrs from Bristol and Bournemouth you will find the breathtaking Rushmore Estate. Ride through the spectacular Beech avenues, observe the deer in the valleys and absorb the stunning views across the Cranborne Chase. The estate woodlands contain one of the largest blocks of semi-natural broad-leaved woodlands in the South England, and in the last 10 years has seen a major restoration programme and the woods are now recognised as a wildlife site of National importance. The King John apartment is a truly magical house set in the royal grounds with rich heritage. Perfect for small or large groups, this wonderful house can sleep up to 16 and offers breathtaking views of the estate.

What's Included:

  • From 2 nights self catered accommodation
  • 1 x full day ride
  • 2 x 1/2 day ride
  • all abilities welcome
  • large and small groups
  • dog friendly

Price: From £475

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Day One

Arrive and settle into your King John apartment set in the grounds of the Rushmore Estate. 

This afternoon you will be meeting the horses which are located at the stables a short walk from the apartment. Once comfortable you will be taken for your first ride out through the thick woods away from the hustle and bustle of day to day work and life. After the ride relax and enjoy the tranquility of this beautiful location - what better way to start your trip!

Day Two

This morning after a good night's sleep you will head back to the stables to be reunited with your faithful steed. Take your camera so that you won't be disappointed as you will ride through the estate up to the hills of the Cranborne Chase to take in the spectacular views. You will be riding across King John’s hunting ground and over ancient Roman roads, and if you are lucky Angie might take you into the famous ‘circle’. A circle of beech trees that King John planted to mark the crossroads of four Roman roads. You will also view ancient Saxon burial mounds that are situated on the estate. Whilst riding out you might be lucky enough to enjoy a history update of the 8,000 acre Estate. You will pass by the local pub, The Museum Inn which was built at the orders of General Pitt Rivers who was part of the estate, and who excavated the Estate's history.

There is no doubt that this is a magical sight to see on horse back! As you are the only riders permitted on the estate this really is a truly exclusive trip never to be forgotten. There are no cars allowed in this area and you will hardly meet a soul apart from the wonderful wildlife, loose yourself in the peace and tranquility of this stunning landscape. You will continue on your journey passing by the local village inn where fires roar in the winter and all the food is homemade and locally sourced (bare this in mind for dinner tonight - the puddings must be sampled!)

Day Three

The third day, sadly, is your last chance to ride. You will be taken on an morning ride through the Estate where hopefully you will catch a glimpse of the wild deer in the ancient valleys and see the stunning view once more across the Cranborne Chase.

Rushmore Estate really is something straight out of a Jilly Cooper novel, you need to see it to believe it, a holiday you'll never forget begging you to come back again and again!

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

  • Extra nights
  • Extra rides
  • Dog £15 pn
  • Transfer services
  • All meals