Memorable and enjoyable treks on Cannock Chase in Staffordshire
Situated at the heart of beautiful Cannock Chase, our equestrian and trekking centre is a truly personal affair. Ideally located in Staffordshire it offers riders of all abilities the opportunity to learn to ride in a newly purpose built indoor arena or enjoy treks across beautiful countryside. We love it and we want you to love it too! Whether you have ridden before or not, we pride ourselves on taking a personal interest in the welfare and enjoyment of every one of our many visitors.
The owner and our guiding light, Lisa, grew up on a riding school right here on Cannock Chase. She is passionate about horses and has always wanted others to understand just how satisfying it can be to ride one of these beautiful creatures. So in 1995, after an early career in modelling, Lisa set up Cannock Chase Trekking Centre by renting the current site and by providing a compliment of 15 horses. Within 6 years of moving to Brocton Park Farm, those 15 horses had become 26, all of them with their own charm and individual character.
In 2001 Lisa bought Chaseside Stables. Since then she has been breeding her own horses, all of which are owned by the Centre. Uniquely, Lisa breaks and trains all the horses herself and takes the greatest care to ensure that all of them are suitable for the varying requirements of trekking. Lisa believes that if our horses enjoy their outings, so will all those who ride them. This means that although our horses are safe, they are also fun to ride.
We started our riding holidays in 2010 but we have not stood still. We have significant plans for the future and intend to create a brand new equestrian centre development which, amongst other things, will include a visitors’ centre with its own contemporary coffee shop, state of the art training facilities, a superb indoor arena and 46 new indoor stables. Permission for the building of the new facilities was given in 2013 and we are all now looking forward to this new and exciting stage of our growth and development. Launching shortly in 2016 our indoor arena will be available for horse riding lessons covering all abilities taken by our qualified instructor. With facilities continually upgrading you can be sure of one of the West Midlands best riding and trekking experiences located in the heart of Staffordshire.
All our experienced team members are knowledgeable and dedicated. Mark, with us since 2004, is not only an excellent photographer but also has the distinction of being the first Horse Ambulance Responder in Britain. The other members of our team are equally experienced and, like the rest of us, love our horses. Our aim is to not only give you the best possible time when visiting our trekking centre but also to enable you to feel the warmth and affection that only horses can offer.
We recognise that not everyone is as fortunate as we are and to that end, under Lisa’s guidance and inspired by her dedication, we work with others to bring the wonderful experience of horse riding to as many as possible. Those with whom we work include schools, universities, young offenders and young carers; we also offer our services to corporate clients who may wish to develop team building and integration strategies within their personnel.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Cannock Chase Trekking Centre, where you will meet not only a marvellous team of people dedicated to your enjoyment but also – and perhaps most importantly of all – our wonderful, lovely horses.