Set close to the archaeological beauty spot of Creswell Crags you will find our riding centre. The yard itself, including the stables, date back to 1610. From here you can hack directly into Sherwood Forest, with rides ranging from half hour beginner hacks to three hour experienced forest treks all with limited to no road work, sample itinerary below. We can also provide excellent tuition for you with a highly qualified instructor in the all weather surface outdoor sand school. You will stay in a lovely spa hotel located in the heart of the Nottinghamshire countryside just 15 minutes from the riding stables.
Arrive today and settle into your Spa Hotel offering executive twin, double and family bedrooms set within wooded grounds.
This afternoon, if time permits make the short drive over to the riding stables for your first riding lesson in the all weather surface outdoor sand school.
Today your riding level will determine as to how you spend your second day. Beginner / novice riders will have a second lesson followed by a local bridleway hack which takes you out on a petal loop around the local quarry. Here the tracks are prefect for trotting and cantering if you are able to. The more experienced riders will head out on a longer 3hr hack. Crossing only one quiet road you will hack along the sandy bridleways and pass through the Creswell Crags, making your way through the limestone gorge honeycombed with caves and smaller fissures. You will continue on further to explore the endless woodland routes that the famous Sherwood Forest has to offer. Here you will find endless canter paths, not a car in sight.
This evening why not make you way to the nearby award-winning pub; they pride themselves on using local suppliers and always producing freshly cooked meals. They have even won an award for the best burger in England!
Today is your final day and by now you should have a good relationship with your horse. You might want to arrange a final lesson before you go home if you are a novice rider, for the more experienced riders finish your stay with an hour hack.
Why not add a 2hr carriage driving sessions or side saddle lessons to your holiday? The sessions would include:
Have a go at carriage driving in our paddocks, learning to harness, put to the carriage and drive around obstacles in walk and trot. Take a carriage drive through the archaeological beauty spot of Creswell Crags. This is a super experience for riders and non-riders alike. We also offer side saddle lessons too.
When you are not riding (or driving) there are planty of activities in and around the forest including Creswell Crags and the tree top adventure course at Go Ape.
2 nights spa hotel, double/twin en suite bedroom, 2 x lessons and 2 x 1hr hacks out £295pp
2 nights spa hotel, double/twin en suite bedroom, 1 x lesson, 1 x 3hr and 1 x 1hr hack out £395pp
Single room supplement £65 per night
Carriage Driving / side saddle lesson can be added.
The spa hotel offers an indoor heated 12 metre swimming pool with whirlpool, sauna, steam room, outdoor hot tub, six treatment rooms, including two double rooms, gymnasium, enclosed garden area with seating, dedicated café and relaxation lounge. Childrens swim times are between 4 pm - 6 pm.
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We inspect all the horses in our horse riding holidays to ensure the best quality holiday for you. Spa treatments should be prebooked to avoid disappointment.