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Book and attend this 6-day horse riding holiday for teens at Springhill Farm in Wrexham, UK. You will enjoy the best unaccompanied teenage riding holiday anywhere for both new riders and those who have been riding before. In their 12th year running this popular holiday, Springhill Farm has made it even better with added features and much more. Experience the best trail ride exclusive for teenagers in the UK!
Your accommodation is in Springhill Farm's comfortable bunkhouse or cottages and an overnight stay at a camp in which you can bring your sleeping and overnight bag.
Overlooking the beautiful Ceiriog Valley and out toward the Berwyn mountains on the North Wales borders, Springhill Farm is located in an area totally unspoiled by modern life, offering stunning views in tranquil peace. The nearest neighbor is 1 mile and the village of Glyn Ceiriog is within 2 and a half miles. There are a pub, post office, and village shop. The nearest towns are Oswestry and Chirk, within 8 miles. Set on a 130-acre organic hill sheep farm, Springhill Farm is suitable for families, friends, corporate meetings / activity groups and clubs for weekends or longer.
Sole use or shared use are welcome. It is ideal for walking, cycling, relaxing with friends, team management, archery, bike hire, and horse riding on site. From the parking area, there is a slab pathway to enter through double oak doors into a large tiled entrance area with a room for outdoor clothes, recycling, drying room, and cloakroom with washer and dryer. Into the large dining area, off which is the modern kitchen, fully equipped, with range gas cooker, large American fridge / freezer with ice maker, dishwasher, etc.
Tea, sugar, washing up liquid tea towels, loo paper, etc. are supplied. There are several small steps on the tiled ground floor, both floors have underfloor heating. Through into the hallway leads to the stairs and separate sitting room with television / DVD. Up to the first floor, it can sleep up to 22 people in 5 different carpeted bedrooms ranging from single occupancy to sleeping 8, including an en-suite family room, with double, 3 single, bunks, 1 bathroom, and 3 showers. Facilities available include:
There are two small cottages next to the bunkhouse. One cottage features 1 bedroom and sleeps up to 6 people. The other has 2 bedrooms and can also sleep up to 6. All bedrooms are en suite.
You will arrive at 14:00 on Sunday and meet your friends for the week, human and animal. You will see your parents safely off after reassuring them that you have a bed and somewhere to wash and that you are going to miss them, but they can ring anytime. You will have a chat about what you want out of your holiday while having a walk around the farm to meet the horses and other riders.
In the afternoon, after the daily routine of catching, grooming and tacking up, you will have an assessment lesson with a qualified instructor in order to ensure that you are best matched with your mount and get the best out of the holiday. You can have the same pony or ride several different mounts. Please note the trail ride requires riders to be able to canter in open countryside and cope with long hours in the saddle.
On Monday morning, you will have a jumping lesson but if this is too much, you can have a lesson that will help you get the best out of your holiday. In the afternoon, you will go for a hack to see the surrounding countryside and get you ready for the trail ride.
Next morning, when everyone is ready and prepared with packed lunches in their saddle bags, you set off on the first day of the trail ride. You will explore the superb landscape, through woodlands and over moors with experienced leaders. When you arrive at the camp, where the views are one of the best the area has to offer, you will untack, groom and feed your horses.
Then, you will enjoy a barbecue whilst sitting and watching your trusty steed who has worked hard for you that day graze and rest ready for the next day's adventure. By the end of the trail ride, not only will you have explored some of Wales’s most undiscovered countryside, but you would also have experienced how to ride over some of Wales’s tricky terrain. Thanks to your sure-footed horse. You will arrive back at the farm to relax in the hot tub to ease the tired but happy muscles.
The next morning will be relaxing. The ponies will enjoy a lie-in. After a leisurely breakfast, you can participate in a game of horse ball or maybe a cycle ride then spend the afternoon on a mounted treasure hunt. This will test your map reading skills.
The final day is an opportunity to put everything you have learned into practice by bathing and plaiting your new four-legged friend and working together to win yourself a rosette. You will have talked in the week about what sort of classes you want but it usually has a variety from dressage to bending.
This holiday is aimed at teenagers who can walk, trot and canter happily, with lots of riding and horse involvement.
This horse riding holiday will take place near Glyn Ceiriog, Wrexham, Wales, UK, in the unspoiled countryside, moorland, and fields.