Arrive today and settle into your accommodation. This evening you can either arrange to eat in the B&B or there is a local pub 2 miles away. For those arriving by lunch time riding will begin this afternoon with an introductory lesson. Anyone arriving this evening riding will start tomorrow morning.
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.
After breakfast in the B&B you will take the short walk to the stables where your tailor made riding programme will begin, starting with an introductory lesson. The facilities here are top class with an outstanding indoor arena with waxed sand surface a beautiful all weather outdoor arena plus mile upon mile of off-road country hacking including private bridleways and moorland. We have horses to suit all abilities.
After a short assessment you will be allocated a horse suitable for your size and experience and your journey of discovery will begin! We offer three riding packages (for prices see below).
Lunch may be taken in the B&B or in a local pub just minutes away. This afternoon you will be enjoying a picturesque hack along one of the many local bridleways taking you across an extensive area of natural and unspoilt North Yorkshire countryside. This evening you can choose again from a range of dining experiences.
After breakfast you will be enjoying the same riding plan as yesterday with a lesson followed by a hack. 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.
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.
Packages and prices:
Complete beginner package (for those who have never sat on a horse): 2 nights B&B double/twin room, 3 private lessons and 1 hack out £315pp
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, 2 private lessons and 2 hacks out £315pp
Experienced riding package (for those who can walk, trot and canter confidently): 2 nights B&B double/twin room, assessment lesson and 3 x 1/2 day rides £395pp
Single room supplement £25 per night
Maximum weight 15 stone, minimum age 3
Harrogate train station transfers £40 return
Leeds Bradford airport £60 return
Evening meals £18 for 2 courses
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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!
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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
Horse riding holidays and weekends
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