Riding holidays

Two- or three-day riding breaks with guide (min 4 people)

Dead Woman’s Ditch, Slaughterhouse Combe and Fox’s Bottom are just a few of the areas you’ll discover on our riding breaks. The Quantock Hills were one of the first areas in Britain to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – and it’s easy to see why!

About the breaks

Our breaks can be tailored to suit you – just tell us what you want to get out and we’ll do our best to meet your individual needs. You’ll need to have ridden before and have basic riding skills (able to trot and cope with a gentle canter). We’ll match your height, weight and ability to our stable of experienced horses and make sure you’re totally happy with your mount before leaving the stables.

Nearly all our riding is off-road in woodland and heathland.  Experienced riders will easily be able to cover up to 20 miles a day – but it’s up to you and there’s no reason we can’t spend a bit more time enjoying a leisurely lunch in one of the many superb local pubs!

Our all-day rides  have become very popular so we have created riding breaks with accommodation at Bashford Lodge, which in on site. We offer 2 day escorted horse trekking. Irish and Welsh cobs are available.

Enjoy a  two day short breaks with escorted riding on the beautiful Quantock hills and through the forestry.

All our riding holiday prices and packages consist of 4 – 5 hours of riding per day.  These are on safe forward going cobs over some superb Quantock hills.

Riding Breaks are based on a minimum of 4 riders and a max of 6.

In addition, we can accommodate non-horse riding partners and friends (a minimum of 4 people in the party must be riders) for example there are some fantastic mountain bike trails, walking tracks or for those that prefer a quieter experience there is an abundance of wildlife and fauna to be found. There is a fantastic gastro pub within 100 metres so no need to drive anywhere!

  • 2/3 nights accommodation
  • 2 all day rides with pub lunch or picnic
  • 3 course evening meal on arrival
  • welcome pack with local produce (self catering breakfast)
  • Afternoon tea on final day
  • Ride whatever the weather-with the purpose built drying room, there is no problem about wet clothes and boots!!

Accommodation

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Balcony views from Bashford Lodge

Depending on availability, you can choose to stay in our luxury Bashford Lodge – on-site, overlooking the stables and with fantastic views across the Quantocks.

Transport

If you’re arriving by train, just let us know. We’ll collect you from Taunton station free of charge.

Price

  • Midweek riding break, 2/3 nights accommodation: including 2 All- Day rides or equivalent , including 3 course evening meal and welcome pack with all local produce for your  self catering breakfast £360 per person
  • Weekend riding break, 2/3 nights accommodation: including 2 All- Day rides or equivalent , including 3 course evening meal and welcome pack with all local produce for your  self catering breakfast  £360 per person

Maximum 6 people Minimum 4 people riding.  Safety equipment and hats provided. Pub refreshments not included.