Horse Riding Holidays FAQ
Read through our horse riding holiday frequently asked questions for an insight into what kind of riding equipment you'll need, whether their is a riders weight limit and whether there is time within the riding holiday to visit other local attractions and towns.
- I don't have a friend that can ride so can I come alone?
- How many people ride out together?
- What riding equipment do I need to bring?
- What is the weight limit?
- Is the riding off road?
- Will there be much cantering?
- I am a vegetarian. Will that be a problem?
- What are the horses like?
- Are you an approved riding centre?
- I would like to do some jumping in my lessons. Is that possible?
- Will I have any free time to visit other places nearby?
- I can canter but my friend cannot. Will we still go together?
- I have only just learnt to trot. Will I be OK?
- I don’t know how to tack up. Will I have to do that?
- If I book shortly before I come, can I pay the balance when I arrive?
I don't have a friend that can ride so can I come alone?
You can come alone if you are willing to share a room. Our horse riding holiday accommodation and prices are based on 2 people sharing a room so it would be best to come with a like minded person who wants to ride with you. return to top >
How many people ride out together?
No more than 4 people will ride out together and they will be accompanied by at least one experienced outrider. return to top >
What riding equipment do I need to bring?
We will provide you with a hard hat and a body protector if you do not have them. You will need to wear comfortable leg wear and boots with a slight heel. A waterproof jacket will be useful. For further information please see ‘What to bring with you’ on the website. return to top >
What is the weight limit?
Our horse riding holiday horses will carry 13.5 stones/86 kilos comfortably. return to top >
Is the riding off road?
The trek around Kingsbury Water Park incorporates about 800 yards of road work only. Almost all of the riding holiday trekking is off road through fields, glades and wooded areas with well travelled tracks. return to top >
Will there be much cantering?
The amount of cantering that you do depends upon the conditions underfoot, the area and the ability of the riders in the group. We endeavour to book people of like ability in the same group as the pace of the least able sets the pace for the group. However, you will find that the amount of riding that you do will help even the least able to improve his/her riding skills. return to top >
I am a vegetarian. Will that be a problem?
No, not at all. Please let us know any special dietary requirements when you book your horse riding holiday. The eating venues that we visit cater for vegetarians too. return to top >
What are the horses like?
Please take a look at our 'Meet the Horses' page here. All of the horse riding holiday horses and ponies are kind, willing and forward going. They are not easily spooked and enjoy trekking as much as you will! return to top >
Are you an approved riding centre?
Yes. We are an ABRS (Association of British Riding Schools) approved centre and subject to regular inspections of our horses, tack, instruction and standards. We regularly deliver training and assessment for clients wishing to take ABRS tests in equitation and stable management. return to top >
I would like to do some jumping in my lessons. Is that possible?
After your initial assessment lesson your instructor will discuss with you just what you want to achieve. Your riding lessons may well incorporate some jumping if that is what your group decides upon. However, there will be no opportunity to jump whilst out trekking. return to top >
Will I have any free time to visit other places nearby?
We have tried to fill all of your time with us with riding activities that we think you will enjoy and that will ensure that you get value for money. You are, of course, free to choose not to participate in a scheduled activity, but this would not reduce the price that you pay. return to top >
I can canter but my friend cannot. Will we still go together?
The group of riders will always ride together on treks. Your friend may well learn to canter on this break but until then you will ride at the pace set by your friend. Our aim is to ensure the health and safety of all of the riders. return to top >
I have only just learnt to trot. Will I be OK?
We will try to book you in with people of a similar ability so that you will all progress together on your horse riding holiday. Your trotting will improve a great deal over your riding break. The out rider will always check with you that you are ready to trot and will be guided by your needs and ability. return to top >
I don’t know how to tack up. Will I have to do that?
We want you to have as much ‘hands on’ experience as possible. You will be shown how to tack up and will always be supported by experienced staff. You will be able to do as little or as much as you wish, with supervision, so that we know that you will be safe. return to top >
If I book shortly before I come, can I pay the balance when I arrive?
If you book your riding holiday less than 42 days before you are due to arrive, the full amount must be paid at the time of booking. return to top >