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Who goes on riding holidays?

The common denominator is undoubtedly a love of horses. But after that, our clients come from a complete cross-section of the equestrian world.

Do I need to own my own horse?

More than half the people who travel with us own their own horses and some own many and compete at a very top level.

We've arranged holidays for five times eventing Olympian Mary King and her family; also Lucinda Green, the legendary Mark Todd and Tina Cook. 

We have many clients who regularly compete in eventing, show jumping, endurance and dressage but many others who enjoy riding their horse purely for recreation and a joy of getting out to beautiful places on horseback (we just hate that term "happy hacker").

But you don't need to own or have owned a horse. Some clients did have a pony as a child, others have not had the opportunity. In fact, if you ride regularly at a good equestrian centre and get a chance to ride a number of their horses then you might cope better on a riding holiday than someone who has ridden only their own much loved steady horse round the lanes for the last 10 years.

Can I travel alone?

A definite yes. Let us know what you are looking for. On some rides the group sizes are small and the ride may even be confirmed for one person. On others you would join a group of riders from all over the world but with one thing in common - a love of horses.

On many of the holidays there is no single supplement if you are willing to share.

What about my partner, he/she doesn't ride?

Some of our rides are suitable for beginners or novices; however if your partner really doesn't want to ride then we can direct you to a holiday where there will be lots of other things to do such as walking, fishing, biking, swimming or sights to see. On some holidays we can offer a reduced rate for non-riders.

I love children, but when I go on holiday I don't want to be surrounded by lots of kids

Some of our holidays are geared towards families and others are suitable only for adults. For many people who book with us it is important who else is on the ride and because our holidays are mostly small groups we can often give you a good idea of who else will be with you.

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