What could be better than enjoying a horse riding course in the heart of the English countryside? Just picture yourself having lessons and practising in a location with healthy fresh air, an abundance of natural beauty, and a magnificent panorama of luscious emerald green forests and rolling bottle green hills. There are a number of perfect instruction schools to go to, and you can even have a horse riding course holiday. Here are several suggestions.
Wiltshire: Private Estate
A company named Equestrian Escapes offer a 3 day course/riding holiday on the grounds of one of Madonna’s previous homes, Rushmore Estate. This glorious spot occupies a whopping 8,000 acres. The views from Cranborne Chase are unrivaled, and you can ride down to the Saxon burial mounds.
There are two levels: beginners, and more experienced riders. There is also the option of hotel or self-catering accommodation.
Riding Instruction for Children and Adults in Hampshire
For horse lovers aged 7 to 17, Wellington Riding offers courses at Stratfield Saye, on school holidays and half-term. This 300 acres space belongs to the Duke of Wellington, and all levels of riders (as long as they can confidently trot from the leading rein), are welcome, as the tuition is given according to their level of experience. The accommodation is in a dormitory, and includes other activities. Meals are also provided.
Another wonderful region to learn and improve your horse riding skills – Cheshire is endowed with forest paths, scenic farmland and bridleway. Here, riders of all levels from beginners through to advanced, will be shown how to improve their skills, with advanced candidates being given the opportunity to jump. The accommodation is bed and breakfast in a typical farmhouse, which is just walking distance from the exquisite Tarporley, a town that is renowned for high level boutiques and unique old coaching inns.