Cumbrian Heavy Horses (2019)
Baystone Bank Farm
LA18 5 LY Nr Millom,
United Kingdom, Cumbria
+44 7769 588565 or +44 7495786146
Cumbrian Heavy Horses is the only B.H.S. (British Horse Society) Highly Commended Heavy Horse Riding Centre in the world! Our pure bred Heavy Horses ('Kaltblut') are used exclusively for riding, and are suitable for all, from beginners to very experienced riders – all of our horses are individuals! We have six different breeds of heavy horses, our Shire and Clydesdales, a Suffolk Punch, Brabants, an Ardennes and a Percheron. All beautiful, all very different characters!
We are very fortunate to live in The Lake District National Park, now a World Heritage Site, and a very beautiful part of the UK. Our horses are large and magnificent (up to 190cm) and surprisingly light on their feet, being well schooled, well handled, responsive and forward going, fun on the beach and yet reliable on the rough mountain terrain we have here! We hope you'll love them!!
When you call us to book your riding experience we discuss each rider's level of ability and experience, as well as confidence, before suggesting the correct experience for you and your friends or family. We have many choices!
Our Farm Ride Experiences are suitable for a variety of riders with small groups carefully chosen to complement each rider's ability. These offer gentle hacks around the fields on the farmland for novices, with other experienced riders in groups enjoying the experience of the power, the speed of such magnificent horses!
Our Fell RIde Experiences are a longer ride with all riders expected to be able to control their horse at canter. This travels into more remote areas, the fells, into the hills , and is so beautiful,with more to see and faster paced... for regular riders who are intermediate to experienced level only!
Our beach rides are amazing; a paddle in the sea, assessing at each pace and then canter and gallop along miles of sand (and in the sea!) with the beautiful mountains, the sea sparkling, it's a great feeling. We'll take some lovely photos; our beach rides are very popular! You must be a very good rider for this experience, a fit, regular rider happy on a forward going horse at all paces in open spaces!
Our "Cumbrian Classic Ride" is a week long journey through the heart of the Lake DIstrict, and is becoming very well known; it is a fabulous way to enjoy both these amazing horses and the superb scenery of Cumbria. This is all-inclusive, accommodation, food – everything you need for 7 nights quality accommodation and 6 days riding. A wonderful combination of speed on the beaches and riding into the mountains and fells ....this ride is only for very experienced riders, come and see us on the stand we have all the dates for 2019 with us!
Our ‘Wild Weekends’ (a Full Day Fell Ride and a Full Day Beach Ride) start in April, and we run these on set dates; if you can ride a huge horse for two days experiencing the beauty of the fells then the speed of the beach you will love this!
We also run private rides and holidays, and Hands On Experience Days...and this year, 2019, we are building a new indoor menage, so are looking forward to riding all year around, schooling, teaching, and having fun weekends!
We have been at our new farm for fur years now and have a campsite with other glamping options, so you can join us and stay in this lovely unspoilt area of the Lake District!
It's called Baystone Bank Farm Campsite
Come and talk to us in Halle Six, stand H24, here at Equitana; we have many of our German friends coming to help us, so call in to our stand for a chat!
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