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Horse Riding Holiday UK

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If you are a horse lover looking to escape your busy daily life, and you're thinking about a holiday in England, this is the perfect holiday for you. As well as daily hacks through the countryside, ranging from 1 hour to a half days riding, you can sharpen your skills with jumping or flatwork lessons. You'll have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the nearby towns and at the end of the day, take some time to relax in your own outside hot tub!

Key information

  • Rider Weight Limit: 210 pounds / 95 kilograms
  • Horses Height Range: 11 to 16.3 hands
  • Tack Type: English
  • Horse Breed: Various native breeds, cobs, hunter types


  • Jumping or flat work lesson
  • 2-hour hack to Traitors Ford
  • 4.5-hour hack to Epwell with a stop at the local pub
  • Shared private lesson for your group
  • Self-catering accommodation
  • 4 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


3 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 4 participants
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  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Internet access

You will be staying at self-catering accommodation, Turpins Lodge Holiday Cottage. The cottage is situated next door to Turpins Lodge Riding School in Hook Norton.

Turpins Lodge Holiday Cottage

Turpins Lodge Cottage is built of the local warm, mellow Hornton stone. The cottage is very comfortable and cozy, the thick walls retain the heat from the underfloor heating and the traditional oil fired Rayburn is always welcoming to come back to.

Lovely in the summer but also ideal for a winter break. The cottage has lots of character features, but also has had all modern conveniences throughout. The kitchen is fully fitted and behind the wooden doors are hidden the integral dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer and a good range of cupboards with everything you need to cook an excellent roast dinner using the Rayburn if you wish. If you don't want to cook while you are staying at the cottage there are numerous local pubs serving good food.

Kitchen facilities

  • Aga Rayburn stove
  • Induction plate (instant heat)
  • Microwave cooker
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine / drier
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher

Sitting room

  • Comfortable seating for 4
  • Dining table and chairs for 4
  • Flat screen TV with freeview and online apps
  • Router for unlimited internet
  • Surround sound CD / DVD player
  • iPod docking station
  • Spiral stairs leading to gallery
  • Double doors leading to conservatory with sofa bed if required

The bathroom

  • Jacuzzi corner bath with champagne bucket
  • Fully fitted vanity unit
  • Shower with body jets

The double bedroom

  • Overlooks the private garden with outdoor hot tub.
  • Fully fitted wardrobes and wooden hangers
  • Radio alarm
  • Vanity unit

The twin bedroom

It has bunk beds, fully fitted wardrobes, and a vanity unit. Both bedrooms and the bathroom are on the ground floor

The conservatory

It is equipped with a comfortable sofa which can be converted into a second double bed, is a nice light airy room for reading, sewing or just sitting


Day 1 (Monday)

  • Arrive at Turpin’s Lodge Cottage. Meet the horses and have a welcome cup of tea.

Day 2 (Tuesday)

  • 10:30 - 12:30 2-hour hack to Traitors Ford.
  • Afternoon free for site seeing or relaxation.

Day 3 (Wednesday)

  • 10.30 - 11.30 1-hour hack
  • 14:00 - 14:45 Lesson with Alex, jumping or flat work, or free afternoon

Day 4 (Thursday)

  • 11:00-15:00 4.5-hour hack to Epwell. Stop at the pub for drink and a sandwich

Day 5 (Friday)

  • Say goodbye

Riding level

Riders must be experienced and able to canter.


Hook Norton is situated midway between Banbury and Chipping Norton. Oxford, Warwick with the historic Warwick Castle, Cheltenham (Cheltenham Races), Gloucester, Stratford upon Avon of William Shakespeare fame, Silverstone with its famous racetrack, Bicester Village for all your designer bargains are all within one hour.

Within half an hour you can visit Woodstock home of Blenheim Palace or the Cotswold towns of Stow on the Wold, Moreton in Marsh, and Bourton on the Water, these are the more well-known beauty spots there are lots more places to discover.


Since you'll be staying at a self-catering accommodation, you'll be preparing and cooking your own meals.

What's included

  • One 2-hour hack
  • One 1-hour hack
  • A jumping or flatwork lesson for your group
  • One half day ride of 4.5 hours
  • 4 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Meals

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% 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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