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English Language Course and Horse Riding Programme in the UK

This is a unique fusion of morning English language learning and afternoon horse riding, with stable management! Whether you own your own horse, or you have never ridden before, this specialism caters for every level of ability. Students on this course will get to experience many things from grooming and mucking out, to jumping as well as countryside hacks. In collaboration with professional riding schools, we will make sure that over the course of this programme, students not only improve their English language and riding ability but will make friends from all over the world.

Highlights

  • 7 days of horse riding coaching and stable management
  • 15 hours of English language tuition per week
  • 24 hour supervision
  • Two excursions per week
  • One overnight excursion
  • 14 nights full board accommodation
  • 1:6 staff to student ratio
  • Full schedule of activities

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


7 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 15 participants
Airport transfer included: Birmingham Airport
Airport transfer available:
Manchester Airport (US$ 284 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Bristol Airport (US$ 336 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Liverpool John Lennon Airport (US$ 284 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Luton Airport (US$ 336 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Gatwick Airport (US$ 336 per person)
Airport transfer included: Heathrow Airport
Airport transfer included: East Midlands Airport
Airport transfer available:
London Stansted Airport (US$ 336 per person)
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Gym
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Meeting room
  • Parking lot

Since the summer of 2014, Trent College has been the original home of the Samiad Summer School, hosting students from around the world. Renowned for its modern boarding facilities and outstanding sporting amenities, the college boasts spacious sports fields, including both grass and all-weather pitches, which allow students to participate in a variety of sports and social activities.

  • Capacity: 140 students
  • Accommodation: Residential
  • Bedroom options: Single and twin
  • Bathroom facilities: Shared
  • Age range: 7 - 18 years
  • Staff to student ratio: 1:6

Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • State of the art sports facilities
  • All weather sport pitches
  • Theatre
  • Drama studio
  • Dining hall

Program

Saddle up for an unforgettable adventure with Samiad’s horse-riding specialism, where they blend top-notch English language tuition with professional horse-riding instruction and stable management.

Whether you’re a seasoned equestrian with your own trusty steed back home or a total newcomer to the world of riding, they have programmes to cater to all skill levels. In collaboration with renowned equestrian centres, they’ve crafted a 2-week journey that not only hones your English language skills but also forges global friendships.

At Samiad, students embark on a multifaceted equine journey, from the gentle art of grooming and tacking up to the adrenaline-pumping thrills of show jumping and countryside hacks. Gain proficiency in English as you master the intricacies of equipment, tack, and equine anatomy.

Rest assured, safety is paramount. They provide safety hats, but if you prefer your child to wear a body protector, kindly bring your own. Join them for an equine odyssey that combines language, friendship, and the sheer joy of riding in 2024!

English plus horse-riding specialism itinerary EXAMPLE:

Sunday

  • 09:15 - 13:00 Morning: Student arrivals
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch: Student arrivals
  • 14:15 - 17:45 Afternoon: Ultimate Frisbee / Zapp / ice-breaker games
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Dinner: Choice of three dinner options
  • 19:30 - 21:30 Evening: Bonding belt / benchball / international club / dodgeball / yoga
  • 22:00 Lights out

Monday

  • 08:30 - 09:00 Breakfast: Choice of breakfast options
  • 09:15 - 13:00 Morning: English lessons
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch: Choice of three lunch options
  • 14:15 - 17:45 Afternoon: Horse riding - introduction and tour of the yard + 1 hour riding lesson
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Dinner: Choice of three dinner options
  • 19:30 - 21:30 Evening: Picture challenge / football / question time / swimming / music video making
  • 22:00 Lights out

Tuesday

  • 08:30 - 09:00 Breakfast: Choice of breakfast options
  • 09:15 - 13:00 Morning: Full day trip
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch: Packed lunch
  • 14:15 - 17:45 Afternoon: Full day trip
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Dinner: Choice of three dinner options
  • 19:30 - 21:30 Evening: Trashion show / pamper party / movie night
  • 22:00 Lights out

Wednesday

  • 08:30 - 09:00 Breakfast: Choice of breakfast options
  • 09:15 - 13:00 Morning: English lessons
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch: Choice of three lunch options
  • 14:15 - 17:45 Afternoon: Horse riding - mucking out / feeding and yard duties + 1 hour riding lesson
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Dinner: Choice of three dinner options
  • 19:30 - 21:30 Evening: Big chief / bracelet making / basketball / dance
  • 22:00 Lights out

Thursday

  • 08:30 - 09:00 Breakfast: Choice of breakfast options
  • 09:15 - 13:00 Morning: English lessons
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch: Choice of three lunch options
  • 14:15 - 17:45 Afternoon: Horse riding - theory lesson + countryside hack
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Dinner: Choice of three dinner options
  • 19:30 - 21:30 Evening: Lip sync battle - showtime
  • 22:00 Lights out

Friday

  • 08:30 - 09:00 Breakfast: Choice of breakfast options
  • 09:15 - 13:00 Morning: Full day trip
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch: Packed lunch
  • 14:15 - 17:45 Afternoon: Full day trip
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Dinner: Choice of three dinner options
  • 19:30 - 21:30 Evening: Quiz
  • 22:00 Lights out

Saturday

  • 08:30 - 09:00 Breakfast: Choice of breakfast options
  • 09:15 - 13:00 Morning: English lessons
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch: Choice of three lunch options
  • 14:15 - 17:45 Afternoon: Horse Riding - grooming + 1 hour lessons
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Dinner: Choice of three dinner options
  • 19:30 - 21:30 Evening: Graduation / talent show / party
  • 22:00 Lights out

Sunday

  • 08:30 - 09:00 Breakfast: Choice of breakfast options
  • 09:15 - 13:00 Morning: English workshop
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch: Choice of three lunch options
  • 14:15 - 17:45 Afternoon: Team vs team
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Dinner: Choice of three dinner options
  • 19:30 - 21:30 Evening: Egg drop
  • 22:00 Lights out

Monday

  • 08:30 - 09:00 Breakfast: Choice of breakfast options
  • 09:15 - 13:00 Morning: English test + tour + ice-breaking games
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch: Choice of three lunch options
  • 14:15 - 17:45 Afternoon: Horse riding - mucking out, feeding and yard duties + 1 hour riding lesson
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Dinner: Choice of three dinner options
  • 19:30 - 21:30 Evening: Letter challenge / international club / badminton / zumba
  • 22:00 Lights out

Tuesday

  • 08:30 - 09:00 Breakfast: Choice of breakfast options
  • 09:15 - 13:00 Morning: English lessons
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch: Packed lunch
  • 14:15 - 17:45 Afternoon: Overnight trip
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Dinner: Choice of three dinner options
  • 19:30 - 21:30 Evening: Overnight trip
  • 22:00 Lights out

Wednesday

  • 08:30 - 09:00 Breakfast: Choice of breakfast options
  • 09:15 - 13:00 Morning: Overnight trip
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch: Packed lunch
  • 14:15 - 17:45 Afternoon: Overnight trip
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Dinner: Choice of three dinner options
  • 19:30 - 21:30 Evening: Challenge time
  • 22:00 Lights out

Thursday

  • 08:30 - 09:00 Breakfast: Choice of breakfast options
  • 09:15 - 13:00 Morning: English lessons
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch: Choice of three lunch options
  • 14:15 - 17:45 Afternoon: Horse riding - grooming + 1 hour lessons
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Dinner: Choice of three dinner options
  • 19:30 - 21:30 Evening: Balloon pop / free style football skills / karaoke / dragon den / pom pom making
  • 22:00 Lights out

Friday

  • 08:30 - 09:00 Breakfast: Choice of breakfast options
  • 09:15 - 13:00 Morning: Full day trip
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch: Packed lunch
  • 14:15 - 17:45 Afternoon: Full day trip
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Dinner: Choice of three dinner options
  • 19:30 - 21:30 Evening: Twisted bingo
  • 22:00 Lights out

Saturday

  • 08:30 - 09:00 Breakfast: Choice of breakfast options
  • 09:15 - 13:00 Morning: English lessons
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch: Choice of three lunch options
  • 14:15 - 17:45 Afternoon: Horse riding - competition and games
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Dinner: Choice of three dinner options
  • 19:30 - 21:30 Evening: Graduation / talent show / party
  • 22:00 Lights out

Sunday

  • 08:30 - 09:00 Breakfast: Choice of breakfast options
  • 09:15 - 13:00 Morning: English or student departures
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch: Student departures

Included excursions

Full day excursions to:

  • Cambridge: A walking tour and guided punt included
  • Alton Towers: One of the UK's busiest and best theme parks
  • York: A visit to the Jorvik Viking Centre included

An overnight excursion to either London or Warwick Castle:

  • London: Walking tour, a flight on the London Eye, a boat party on the River Thames, and more!
  • Warwick Castle: A glamping experience in the Knight's Village! Try sword fighting and archery, explore the castle walls, go down into the Castle Dungeon, and watch live shows!

Location

Trent College is located just a stone’s throw away from the vibrant cities of Nottingham and Derby. The college offers excellent opportunities for older students to explore and shop to their hearts’ content.

Distances

  • East Midlands airport: 15 minutes
  • Birmingham airport: 50 minutes

Food

Indulge in a range of delectable international cuisines, expertly crafted by the specialist catering team at Samiad Summer School. The dining hall provides the perfect setting for every meal, with stunning views of the expansive grounds that surround Trent College.

The meals are buffet style, with a range of options to choose from, with desserts, fruit, and other snacks available.

Samiad can provide for most diets with no extra charge for special diets, except they cannot offer Kosher.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soda

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Pescatarian
  • Hallal
  • Lactose Free
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 14 nights full board accommodation at the beautiful boarding school, with fantastic facilities
  • A high-quality and action-packed activity and events programme
  • 7 days of horse riding instruction
  • 15 hours of English Language tuition per week, taught by native speakers, with materials (all levels)
  • 2 full day excursions per week
  • 1 overnight excursion to either Warwick Castle or an immersive trip to Central London
  • 24/7 supervision of all students by the dedicated team
  • Free return airport transfers to certain airports (flights must land between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday, and depart on Sunday between 12 p.m. and 9 p.m.)
  • Samiad bottle and rucksack
  • Lots of photos posted on the socials throughout the summer months

What's not included

  • Flights

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Return airport transfer can be arranged within sociable hours. The team will greet students on arrival in the arrivals hall at the airport.

Airport: Birmingham Airport Airport transfer included: Birmingham Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Manchester Airport Airport transfer available: Manchester Airport (US$ 284 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Bristol Airport Airport transfer available: Bristol Airport (US$ 336 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Liverpool John Lennon Airport Airport transfer available: Liverpool John Lennon Airport (US$ 284 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Luton Airport Airport transfer available: Luton Airport (US$ 336 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Gatwick Airport Airport transfer available: Gatwick Airport (US$ 336 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Heathrow Airport Airport transfer included: Heathrow Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: East Midlands Airport Airport transfer included: East Midlands Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: London Stansted Airport Airport transfer available: London Stansted Airport (US$ 336 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 15% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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