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. There are also overnight breaks, Medieval Jousting, Polo, Carriage Driving, and Cowboy Adventures!
Watch out for a discount for visitors from this website, www.getactivewithanimals.com - it is a member of the Animal Human Wellbeing family so you can get 15% off many of the animal experiences (and others) - perfect for Christmas shopping! You need to read the Key Info for each experience before buying.
Beginner's Forest Ride in Hampshire A horse ride perfect for beginners in Hampshire's New Forest - perfect for first-timers and inexperienced or nervous riders. Start off in the riding school and get settled on a horse. Learn the basics of horse riding before setting out on a hack at a walk. The accompanying experienced riders often lead by foot. This is a great way to see the New Forest while learning a new skill! £50 Go to Red Letter Days for more information
Half Day Horse Riding in East Sussex visit a family-run, charitable equestrian centre in the gorgeous East Sussex countryside for half a day of horse riding. Start off with a tour of the stables and discover all about the diferent horses the centre has rescued. Groom and tack up a horse under expert guidance and then you'll eihter have a one hour lesson (English riding style) or a hack. Aftewrwards, untack and groom your horse. £50 Go to Red Letter Days for more information
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. £70 Go to Red Letter Days for more information
Horse Riding Trek and Tea for Two, Derbyshire Suited to complete beginners and experienced riders alike, this one and a half hour horse trek for two in the beautiful Peak District is a great way to relax and enjoy the outdoors. You'll be briefed on the session when you arrive, and, if you need it, get expert guidance on mounting and riding the horse or pony you're matched with. On the hack, enjoy the beautiful Peak District views and fresh air and get to know the horses and ponies a little better. After your ride, enjoy tea, coffee and soft drinks with some tasty cakes £100 Go to Red Letter Days for more information
Horse Riding in the Country in Berkshire Whether a novice or an experienced rider, you'll love this riding day. There's a half hour to one hour lesson within the grounds of the riding school so that your instructor can assess your abilities to plan your next activity. Then continue with your lesson in the grounds or go out on a hack (including walk and trot) in lovely countryside or woodland. There's no cantering outside the arenas on your first visit. You'll have a three hours riding the hack, taking place before and after a typical stable hands lunch with everyone around the big table in the farmhouse. £120 Go to Red Letter Days for more information
Horse Riding in Essex Come to this Waltham Abbey equestrian centre for a 30 minute introductory lesson and assessment. Follow up with a ride into the Epping Forest countryside for a full hour. You'll also discover the finer intracacies of how to groom and tack up. After your ride, untack and rest the horse before enjoying tea, coffee, cold drinks and a variety of cakes inside! £99 Go to Red Letter Days for more information
Horse Riding and a Picnic, Surrey In the centre's 20 acres grounds at the foot of Epsom Downs, you'll start off with coffee and biscuits while you register & receive a safety talk. Then it's time to get to know your horse, while the instructors assess your skills in the arena. Then it's off on horse back to the beautiful area of Headley, where you'll stop for your picnic before riding back to the stables. £100 Go to Red Letter Days for more information
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.