Trekking Centre Events

We offer a 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. Most of our events involve horse riding in some way, but not all!

Please see our full terms and conditions before booking.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, for the foreseeable future, any events are still to be confirmed (tbc), and will be subject to the government guidance/regulations at that time. Any such event will only go ahead if it can be operated under the general safety procedures in place at the trekking centre at that time. Please see our Facebook page for the latest information.

Christmas 3-Hour Trek

If you’re an experienced rider, why not join us for our ever-popular Christmas trek? Ride out for a full 3 hours through the glorious scenery of Cannock Chase, and get the chance to visit parts of the Chase that you don’t normally get to see on one of our regular treks. To add even more fun to the trek, you’re welcome to come along in a horse-friendly costume or even just a decorated hat (both are optional)! Once back at the Ranch Bistro, warm yourself up with a sumptuous included lunch.

It’s yet to be confirmed whether this event will be offered in 2021 (though it isn’t currently planned), subject to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The price and date will be confirmed at such time it’s decided this event will go ahead.

Experienced riders only

Game of Thrones 3-Hour Trek

Our 3-hour themed treks are a great way for our more experienced riders to get a little more time in the saddle. Whether you’re a fan of the show or not, this will be a fun-packed morning ride. Why not get further into the spirit of things by dressing up as one of your favourite characters (horse-friendly costumes only please)? But don’t worry, being a fan of the show isn’t compulsory, and it’s a great way to see a little more of this area of outstanding natural beauty.

It’s yet to be confirmed whether this event will be offered in 2022, subject to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The price and date will be confirmed at such time it’s decided this event will go ahead.

Experienced riders only

25th Anniversary Celebrations

Set the date in your diary for our spectacular anniversary celebrations to mark 25 years of Cannock Chase Trekking Centre! This all-day event will include displays in our covered arena, live music, great food and drink, and more besides! More details will be announced closer to the date.

All day.

It’s yet to be confirmed when this event will be offered (delayed from 2020), subject to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The price and date will be confirmed at such time it’s decided this event will go ahead. 

Ranch Party Night

Get your cowboy/cowgirl on at our popular ranch party night! After your free drink on arrival, enjoy our Western riding display, ranch-style cookout and drinks from the bar (not included), then dance into the night to a live band.

It’s yet to be confirmed whether this event will be offered in 2022, subject to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The price (ranch cookout meal included) and date will be confirmed at such time it’s decided this event will go ahead.

Christmas Party

Get yourself in the festive spirit by joining us at CCTC for our Christmas party night. You’ll enjoy a festive buffet in the Ranch Bistro and a free drink on arrival (others can be purchased from the bar), but don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes to party the night away to a live band!

It’s yet to be confirmed whether this event will be offered in 2021 (though it isn’t currently planned), subject to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The price (buffet included) and date will be confirmed at such time it’s decided this event will go ahead.

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.

It’s yet to be confirmed whether this event will be offered in 2022, subject to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The price (excluding lunch) and dates will be confirmed at such time it’s decided this event will go ahead.

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.

It’s yet to be confirmed whether this event will be offered in July 2022, subject to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The price and dates will be confirmed at such time it’s decided this event will go ahead.

Experienced riders only

Lichfield Sheriff’s Ride

This historic and prestigious 25-mile ride through the city of Lichfield is an unforgettable day for experienced riders only. You’re booking a horse to be exclusively yours for the duration and you’ll undertake the stable management, grooming and presentation of 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’s a 13st weight limit.

It’s yet to be confirmed whether this event will go ahead / be offered in 2022, subject to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The price and dates will be confirmed at such time it’s decided this event will go ahead. The dates given below are for indicative purposes only.

Wednesday ?? September @ 6.00 pm for 2 hours – Pre- Sheriff’s Ride
Thursday ?? and Friday ?? September – all day – Sheriff’s Ride Preparation Days
Saturday ?? September – all day – Sheriff’s Ride

Experienced riders only. Maximum weight limit is 13st.

BBQ Rides

Once more, we’ll be offering our summer treks followed by a ranch-style BBQ back at the trekking centre. Take the chance to experience the beauty of Cannock Chase and build up your appetite for a culinary feast of a BBQ on your return.

If you (or perhaps your partner or friend) would simply like to join us for the BBQ, tickets for the BBQ only are also available.

Unlike many of our special events, we’re also giving the opportunity for less experienced riders to join us, as the first of these is a mixed-ability ride.

It’s yet to be confirmed whether this event will be offered in 2022, subject to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The price (including BBQ) and dates will be confirmed at such time it’s decided this event will go ahead.

Indian Summer Rides

Back by popular demand for this summer are our evening Indian rides for experienced riders. You’ll ride out over the Chase to a local Indian restaurant, where you will savour al fresco Indian tapas and a drink (included). Then enjoy riding back to the trekking centre at sunset to experience Cannock Chase as it descends into twilight.

It’s yet to be confirmed whether this event will be offered in 2022, subject to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The price (Indian tapas and drinks included) and dates will be confirmed at such time it’s decided this event will go ahead.

Experienced riders only

Children’s Events

Pony Activity Sessions

Two-hour pony activity sessions include a riding lesson, grooming, pony care, colouring/trivia activities.  A small snack and drink are included.

2 hours @ £50pp

No further events are planned for 2021. Dates for 2022 are yet to be confirmed.

Minimum age 4 years