Summer’s just around the corner and here at the centre we’re already getting excited about sunny days, long leisurely rides with pub lunches – and exciting gallops on the beach.
All our summer activities are great fun, but the highlight is our holiday in Wales. We’ve been going for four years now and we have a fabulous time. The horses enjoy it as much as we do!
We are based at Abergwynant Farm, near Dolgellau, for three days of beach and mountain rides and swimming the horses in the sea. We stay in comfortable self-catering cottages on the farm, and your horse is exactly that – yours to care for and ride for the whole of your stay.
And we have a brilliant time in the evening too. The social side is great and our riders have all become firm friends.
The holidays are so popular that last year we branched out and ran two – one in July and a second in August.
That experiment was such a success that this year we’re doing the same – and have come up with another new plan to ensure that as many of our clients as possible can join in the fun.
I will be based in Wales with the horses for a whole week in July and another in August, and the riders will come to me.
There will be a three-day holiday on July 13th, 14th and 15th (cost £510), followed by another on July 16th, 17th and 18th.
A third three-day holiday will be on August 8th, 9th and 10th.
August 11th will be a one-day beach ride (£150), something we are doing for the first time. I hope this will be a real treat for any riders who can’t make one of the three-day breaks.
Then the horses will have a day off before we finish with another three-day holiday on August 13th, 14th and 15th.
We still have some vacancies, so contact the centre for more details. This will be Cannock Chase on tour – come and join us!
I have another plan for short riding breaks – but this time we’ll be staying on the Chase. The idea is to do some two-day weekend trail rides, staying overnight at a lovely B and B that we have used before. We’ll stop for pub lunches or have a picnic delivered to us on the trek.
We’ll be catering for small groups only and my ultimate aim is that at some stage we will be able to let experienced clients ride the trail by themselves.
We haven’t set any dates for this yet, so please contact the centre if you are interested and we will put our plans into action.