Trekking Centre Events

We offer our own range of special events at the trekking centre, as well as being able to offer riding lessons and treks for corporate days, birthdays, and hen or stag parties.

Please see our full terms and conditions before booking.

Game of Thrones Themed 3-Hour Trek

This is one for all you Game of Thrones fans! If you are an experienced rider, we’d love you to join us for our Game of Thrones themed ride. This will be a 3-hour ride over beautiful Cannock Chase, followed by one of our wonderful home-cooked lunches back at the Ranch Bistro. Why not come dressed as one of your favourite characters (but please don’t wear anything that may spook our horses)? Please book at reception or over the telephone.

3 hours @ £90pp (including lunch) – Saturday 2nd November, 9am for 9.30am
Experienced riders only

Christmas Party

Time to get on your dancing shoes! Following the success of our Ranch Nights, we are holding our first Christmas Party – woo hoo! There will be live music courtesy of Bring Back Summer, as well as a bar and buffet. 

£25pp (including buffet) – Friday 20th December @ 7.30pm

Over 18s only due to the bar

Christmas 3-Hour Trek

If you are an experienced rider, why not join us for our special Christmas trek? You will ride out over Cannock Chase for 3 hours, giving a chance to reach some areas that are too far away for a 2-hour trek. Once back at the trekking centre, you will enjoy a sumptuous lunch prepared on site at the Ranch Bistro. Please book at reception or over the telephone.

3 hours @ £90pp (including lunch) – Saturday 21st December, 9am for 9.30am
Experienced riders only

Introduction to Barrel Racing

If you were inspired by the Western display at our recent Ranch Party Nights, and would like to try the exciting sport of barrel racing, this is your opportunity. In this three-week course, instructor Lucy will first teach you the basic skills of Western riding to enable you to then pick up the pace and try your hand at barrel racing itself. 

45 minutes @ £45pp per week, three-week course on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesday of the month @ 7pm, commencing 9th October

Saddleless Riding Masterclass

The key to perfect balance – saddleless riding. Join owner Lisa Gregory for a fun evening that will improve your riding. This weekly saddleless session is for riders who are comfortable at walk, trot and canter.

45 minutes @ £45pp – first Wednesday in the month @ 7pm, commencing on 2nd October and running until April 2020

Polework Clinic

Polework – the key to rhythm, balance and straightness.  Join instructor Karen in our polework clinic, using a variety of jumping and ground pole combinations to improve your riding.

45 minutes @ £45pp – every other Thursday @ 7pm, commencing 26th September and running until April 2020

Introduction to Jumping

Take your first leap to jumping on horseback by learning the basics in a controlled environment.  BHS registered instructor Karen will teach the correct jump position and stages of the jump.

45 minutes @ £40pp, Saturdays @ 3.45pm

Western Riding

Yee-haw! Learn to be a cowboy. Join our Sunday clinic and try your hand at Western riding. Are you going on a ranch holiday? Then why not learn with us first, or perhaps you simply want to experience the Western style of riding.

45 minutes @ £40pp, Sundays @ 3.00pm

 

All-Day Pub Ride

A whole day riding in glorious countryside on one of our wonderful horses. Leave workday stress behind and enjoy lunch in a gorgeous country pub before arriving back at the centre late afternoon.

Dates and price tbc
Experienced riders only

Longdon Trail Ride

Two full days of riding in the glorious Cannock Chase countryside enjoying the company of old friends and meeting new ones. A quiet country pub for lunch and comfortable farmhouse accommodation overnight, with home cooked food and a full English breakfast. Enjoy either a pub or a picnic lunch the next day as we make our way home. Experienced riders only.

Dates and price tbc for 2020
Experienced riders only

Lichfield Sheriff’s Ride

This historic 25-mile ride through the city of Lichfield is an unforgettable day for experienced riders only. You are booking a horse to be exclusively yours for the duration and will undertake stable management, grooming and presenting your horse. Riders need to be in show dress for one of the last ‘beating the bounds’ rides in the country. This is a long day so we have to be selective regarding who can join us on this event, and there is a 13st weight limit.

Dates and price for 2020 are tbc
Wednesday @ 6.00 pm for 2 hours – Pre Sheriff’s Ride
Thursday and Friday – all day – Sheriff’s Ride Preparation Days
Saturday – all day – Sheriff’s Ride

Experienced riders only. Maximum weight limit is 13st.

Cross Country Clinic – Returning Next Summer

Enjoy the thrills of cross-country jumping, learn to develop your seat in canter and positional work, whilst navigating natural obstacles and jumps at the centre.

After an initial assessment in the school, you will be coached by two instructors, one on horseback and one on the ground, to maximise your learning potential.

60 minutes – date, time and price tbc

Children’s Events

Magical Festive Unicorn Experience

Add extra sparkle and glitter to your child’s Christmas with our Magical Festive Unicorn Experience. Sessions include grooming, glittering, a riding session and a unicorn hot chocolate to finish!

2 hours @ £45pp, Friday 27th December @ 10.00am
Minimum age 4 years

Magical Unicorns Experience

Weekly sessions of magical unicorns and glitter, spend the session turning your little pony into your dream unicorn.  Sessions include grooming, glittering, a riding session and a unicorn hot chocolate to finish!

60 minutes @ £40pp, Sundays @ 2.00pm
Minimum age 4 years

Pony Club

Cannock Chase Trekking Centre pony club is perfect for anyone who has always dreamed of owning their own pony! This is a fun and exciting opportunity to get up close and personal with one of our ponies. Each session is different, but will include a riding lesson and horse care. 

Timing of the sessions for the coming season is tbc.
60 minutes @ £40pp or book 6 sessions for £210pp
(Minimum age 4 years)

My Little Pony Activity

Two-hour pony activity sessions include a riding lesson, grooming, plaiting manes as well as fun and games with ponies.  A small snack and drink are included.

2 hours @ £45pp, school holidays at 10.00am
Minimum age 4 years.

Oct Half Term: Wed 30th Oct *Halloween Theme

Home on the Ranch

Spend the morning in the company of our ponies, donkey, bunnies and pygmy goats. Includes a paddock ride and a small snack and drink.

2 hours @ £45pp, school holidays @ 10.00am
Minimum age 4 years

Oct Half Term: Thurs 31st Oct *Halloween Theme