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Horseback Ride - Cotswolds

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Horseback Ride - Cotswolds

We are looking for a place to go for a horseback ride in the Cotswolds - a short tour, maybe an hour or 2. Anyone have any suggestions of a farm or stale in the area?

Thanks all!

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1. Re: Horseback Ride - Cotswolds

This depends on where in the Cotswolds you are planning to go and at what time of year. The Cotswolds covers Gloustershire, Oxfordshire and Warickshire mostly so if you want particular recommendations it might be helpful to post on those forums.

If you type horse riding into a search engine it brings up many suggestions including B & B in some. Suggest you choose an area, time of year and select some of these suggestions then post on the relevant county forum for any other facts you need about the places you fancy to get the best results.

Edited: 03 May 2011, 14:08
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2. Re: Horseback Ride - Cotswolds

There are lists of riding schools and such at www.cotswold.gov.uk/nqcontent.cfm?a_id=600 and www.cotswoldsaonb.org.uk/?page=trekking.

Be aware though that most footpaths aren't open to horses, and you really must not ride horses on open roads if you're not properly trained in handling British traffic on twisty, undulating roads. The fact that a road looks empty when you first see it doesn't stop it being lethal, for both horses and other road users, when an inexperienced rider encounters a fast British car for the first time.

It's well worth researching how close a livery stable is to an interesting set of bridleways before committing to hiring from one.

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3. Re: Horseback Ride - Cotswolds

What is a stale ? (excuse my ignorance, horses are for losing money on, not riding !)

The Wellow trekking centre is only a few miles South of Bath

http://www.wellowtrekking.com/

a lady I work with knows alot about horses, she says it has an excellent reputation.

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4. Re: Horseback Ride - Cotswolds

The obvious choice from Bath is Wellow (not in the Cotswolds but still beautiful country). You didn't mention whether you are regular riders/family, but this is the sort of place that is happy to take with novice riders.

If you have a fatter wallet, do look at Lucknam Park

http://www.lucknampark.co.uk/equestrian/

You don't need to stay there to book a ride

If you do want to ride in the Cotswolds, I suggest you ask in the Cotswolds forum (not least because I can't remember where my former work colleague used to ride about 20 miles north just off the A46!).

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5. Re: Horseback Ride - Cotswolds

Sorry RomanCitizen - that should read Stables!

We are novice and a family of 4 - thought the kids (11 and 14) would love to go for a ride. We are staying in Bath, but will have a car and will be travelling up as far as Banbury to see the Broughton Castle - so anywhere along the way would work for us.

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