Do I have to book?

Yes, you are required to book by calling the office on 01785 711177. The more notice you give, the better chance you have of securing the date and time that you require. Payment in full is required at the time of booking and is non-refundable. If you do need to cancel, you must give us at least 24 hours’ notice, by telephone; in this instance, payment can be transferred to another date. When booking, we will require each rider’s height, weight and riding ability.

Are there set days and times for the treks?

We have three treks per day. We cater for all abilities: beginners, novices and experienced. We are open six days per week, Tuesday to Sunday and have special events on Bank Holidays.

Winter Trek Times (29th October 2017 – 24th March 2018):

9.30am 2-hour Experienced Trek – £55.00 pp
12.00pm 1-hour Beginners Trek – £37.00 pp
1.30pm 2-hour Mixed Ability Trek – £55.00 pp

Summer Trek Times (25th March 2018 – 28th October 2018):

9.30am 2-hour Experienced Trek – £55.00 pp
12.30pm 1-hour Beginners Trek – £37.00 pp
2.30pm 2-hour Mixed Ability Trek – £55.00 pp

Management reserves the right to alter times and ability level of treks, in some cases.

How many months of the year are you open?

We are open all year round.

How do I pay?

A non-refundable payment is required in full at the time of booking. Payment can be made by debit card over the telephone, or by debit card or cash at reception.

Where do the rides take place?

All treks take place off-road over the idyllic countryside of Cannock Chase, which is spread over 3,500 hectares.

Can I get riding lessons at the centre?

Yes, we offer riding lessons in our state-of-the-art covered area.

What is the minimum age to go on treks?

We can take children from age 4 for paddock rides and lessons, and children from age 7 for trekking. There is no maximum age limit for adults!

What weather conditions cause a ride to be cancelled?

We ride in all weathers; treks are only cancelled in the case of severe frost or heavy snow fall.

Is there any specific clothing I need to wear?

Riders must wear full-length trousers; anyone wearing shorts or skirts will not be permitted to ride. We advise you wear wellingtons or walking boots, and gloves. Suitable clothing for the weather is necessary; ie waterproofs if it is raining.

This will be my first time on a horse will I be all right?

Yes, certainly; we have a wide range of horses suited to all abilities of rider.

Is there a weight limit for riders?

Yes, our current weight limit is 16 stone, but please call as we may be able to cater for riders slightly over this weight.