An equestrian experience with a difference – enjoy learning the basic principles of carriage driving with this insightful lesson for one. Following a safety briefing, tune in for a demonstration, learning how to harness a pony and put it into the carriage. Benefit from a one-to-one lesson with a trainer learning the basics of driving before putting these new skills to the test, negotiating a course of cones and barriers. After a short coffee break, get out on the back step of a carriage which will be driven by a trainer and pulled by a pair of ponies around the local lanes or in the indoor school. Finish the day meeting the other resident character at the stables, including ponies, donkeys and pigs and leave with new found knowledge of carriage driving.
- Learn carriage driving techniques and how to manoeuvre around a course
- Experience the thrills of back stepping a carriage driven by an experienced carriage driver
- Refreshments and a tour of the Chariots of Fire stables
- Availability Description
Seven days a week, all year round. Weekends tend to be very busy and we recommend you allow at least six weeks booking notice.
- Participant Guidelines
Min age three. Under 16s must be accompanied by a participating adult. Max weight is 17 stone. The centre introduces people with additional needs to ponies and carriage driving. Please contact them prior to booking to discuss tailored activities.
The weather won't affect this experience, as there are indoor and outdoor facilities at the venue.
Lasts for approximately three hours in total, including at least one hour driving.
- Numbers on the Day
This is an exclusive experience with just you and your instructor.
- Dress Code
Dress warmly and comfortably (e.g. leggings, jodhpurs or tracksuit bottoms). Wear wellies or riding boots - no trainers please. You can wear your own hat (if it conforms to safety standards) or the venue can provide one.
- Other Info
Sessions are tailored to each individual's needs. The instructor is by your side at all times and will take things as slow or as fast as you feel comfortable with.