Horse Experience Days

There's nothing like being with horses to forget your troubles or worries, so here are some great animal experience days for all horse lovers.  You don't even need to actually ride - you can enjoy a horse experience from the ground or in a carriage. A horse day make a great gifts for horse lovers, too.

Red Letter Days  have  a number of horse experiences, several of which are listed below, for anyone who'd love to have a go at horse riding - this gift experience is said to cater for beginners & novices alike, plus experienced riders. 

You can get 10% off experiences at Red Letter Days, including special offers and 2 for 1s, until 31 December 2024 with the code AHW2024RLDSome products are excluded from this offer but there's still lots to choose from Canter off here to see their horse experiences.

 Introduction to Horse Riding in Nottinghamshire

Introduction to Horse Riding in Nottinghamshire
Another experience that's perfect for beginners!  On arrival, meet your horse and have a practical 30 minute group horse riding lesson, led by an experienced instructor.  Then there's a buffet lunch, followed by a one hour trek through the beautiful and historic and archaeological site of Creswell Crags.  Take home a framed photograph of your horse to show off to friends and family.

Go to Red Letter Days for more information

Horse Riding Trek for Two at Charnwood Forest Alpacas

Horse Riding Trek for Two at Charnwood Forest Alpacas, Derbyshire
There's a short introduction before you take part in a 50 minute session of off-road hacking.  One of the experienced handlers will be with you, and you'll discover the delightful art of hacking - it's light exercise given to horses, so it won't be too challenging or vigorous.  The handers will help you build a bond with your horse and get a feel for what horse riding has to offer.  You can enjoy the countryside views - there's lots of photo opportunities along the way!  Find out more from Virgin Experience Days

Two Hour Horse Riding in Windsor Great Park

Two Hour Horse Riding in Windsor Great Park

Journey through beautiful Windsor Great Park on horseback!  Starting at Wayside Stables, you'll complete  Rider Profiles forms and have compulsory hats fitted.  Then make your own way to the Park, where you'll be helped to get on to the horse.  Your stirrups will be adjusted to ensure you're comfy in the saddle.  Your guide will show you the best trails and on the two hour ride, you'll pass some historic monuments.   The experience is suitable for able beginners, intermediate and advanced riders. You may find yourself riding with other members of the public.  Available from Virgin Experience Days.

Groom and Ride a Pony Children's Experience


Groom and Ride a Pony Children's Experience, Luton, Hertfordshire
This is a great introduction for children into the pony world!  Find out how to prepare and groom a pony and receive a basic pony riding lesson, or to for a walk on a pony to expereince pony riding first-hand.  This is run by experienced horse and pony workers and instructors and it's in a relaxed, friendly environment.  Suitable for total beginners aged 6–16 only, and maximum weight is 20 stone.   Find out more from Red Letter Days


Ancient Trails Pony Walking in Dorset Ancient Trails Pony Walking in Dorset
From £49.00 from Into the Blue
What a great way to discover Dorset!  This is not a horse riding experience - you won't be riding, but it's a group pony walking session in the beautiful Dorset countryside. Choose from a half day, extended half day or full day.  Meet the two ponies and find out how to pack the days supplies onto them before you head off along the ancient drovers' route into Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  Lead the ponies as much or as little as you like, and your guide will tell you stories and the history of the trails and nature.  On return, find out how to unpack the ponies, help with their after care, feed them and release them into their field.  The full day experience includes a picnic.  You're part of group of up to eight people, taking turns leading the ponies when walking.  Find out more from Into the Blue
One Night Classic British Inn Break and Horse Riding Lesson for Two

One Night Classic British Inn Break and Horse Riding Lesson for Two
This is a getaway with a one-night inn break with a horse riding lesson for two.  There's a health and safety briefing before you're both paired with an experienced horse each for a 30 minute riding assessment.  Then it's off on a 30 minute riding lesson, with one of the friendly teaching staff.  There's a night in a double or twin room at the Leicestershire’s Greene King Inn.  Tuck into a cooked or continental breakfast in the morning!  Available from Virgin Experience Days. 

Meditating with Horses Meditating with Horses
This is a two hour meditation session with horses:  you can connect with horses and nature, using relaxation and medidation techniques.  There's a lesson in safety and horse psychology at the start, and you'll also groom the horses for bonding.  There's exercise techniques to help you feel still and relaxed, and you wait for the horses to respond before deepening the mediation.  You're part of a group of up to 10 participants for this experience.  This is available from Into the Blue 


Hot tips for you about booking any horse experience:

First, be honest about your weight so that the stables can be sure they can provide you with an appropriate horse

Second, be honest about the amount of experience in the saddle you've had so that again you can be matched up with an appropriate horse or pony and have an expereince which is right for your ability.

Third, just check the level of experience required in case things have changed since we penned the above.

Please note before you buy...

Please check all terms & conditions, the location, minimum requirements e.g. ages and weights and anything else before buying.  Some are included in the above descriptions but not all. We do not take responsibility for any accidents caused to you, your horse or others during these experiences or for content of those sites you move over to.  Take good note of the length of time your voucher is valid for.   We are not responsible for any changes in location.