Riding holidays, as well as lessons for "rusty riders", in sunny Andalucia Spain from a choice of stables. Wide choice of accommodation in a small seaside town - so no need for a car and lots to do & see at night! Wide range of other activities for non-riding partners or friends.
Saddle up with Ranch Rider and immerse yourself in the big skies, wide-open spaces and Native American history of the West, or the colourful culture of South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Argentina.
Choose from over 50 ranch stays covering 12 US States and three Canadian provinces, as well as Lodges and Estancias in Africa and Argentina.
Whether you’re looking for an authentic experience on a working ranch, a range of outward bound activities on a guest ranch or unadulterated luxury at a resort led property, Ranch Rider will find the perfect riding holiday for singles, couples and families. If you want to ride with Giraffe and Zebra in Africa or play polo and work the cattle on a working Estancia in Argentina, then we have that holiday for you.
Ranch Rider also offers pack trips and cattle drives, white water rafting breaks and a host of optional adventures, including Self drive tours, flights over the Grand Canyon and Bear and Whale Watching at Knight Inlet, the Calgary Stampede and much more.
Ranch Rider has visited all the properties that we feature and because of this we will give you that personal insight. Let us arrange that perfect riding holiday for you.
The Mane Show is a fun way to compete your horses and win gorgeous rosettes and prizes without having to leave the yard!
There are a variety of photo and video classes that are scheduled each month and cover everything from traditional showing classes to whacky fun themes. There really is something for everyone and every equine.
The schedule is different each month to offer a bigger variety of classes. Entries open on the 1st of every month and close at 10pm on the last day of every month.
All classes are judged by professional equestrians and sponsored by a fantastic variety of equestrian businesses. Luxurious rosettes are awarded from 1st - 6th place alongside an amazing winner's prize for each class.
Each month an overall champion and reserve champion will be decided upon from each "arena" and will be awarded a championship rosette; a supreme champion will then be agreed from the champions and awarded a supreme championship rosette and sash.
Check out this month’s schedule now and get your entries in now!
Looking for horse riding in Somerset? Look no further! Patricia Bishop our proprietor welcomes you:
"We believe in working in harmony with our horses we encourage our pupils to understand how to communicate with effective aids and good balance to achieve excellence in their riding. Our horses and ponies are responsive, happy and willing to work with you because of the way you are encouraged to ride."
Train on our horses or YOUR OWN
We are a British Horse Society approved riding school, a centre for The Pony Club and career training centre boasting a beautiful Manor House Courtyard setting in the stunning Somerset countryside.
The high standard of our facilities, instructors and horses makes us one of the most popular equestrian centres in the country and allows us to cater for every discipline of horsemanship at every level of experience. From the serious competition rider to the first timer.
Manor Farm Downhead Shepton Mallet Somerset BA4 4LG
Established in 1965, Ross Nye Stables in Hyde Park is the longest-established riding school to offer riding in Central London. Horses and riding have been synonymous with Hyde Park since the reign of Henry VIII, when it was used as a hunting ground for the Tudor Court. The Carriage horses from the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace are still exercised daily in the Park, so you may see liveried coachmen driving a team of beautiful Windsor Greys along Rotten Row, early in the morning.
Hacking and Lessons We offer hacking and lessons in historic Hyde Park with instructors and horses to suit all levels and abilities.
Hyde Park Branch of the Pony Club All our younger riders are encouraged to join our branch of the Pony Club to learn all aspects of horse care, as well as riding.
Hyde Park Riding Club For our adult clients, regular lessons, social evenings and outings to equestrian events.
Riding Holidays at Longfrey Farm We run residential riding at our beautiful farm near Guildford which is only 1 hour by train or car from central London.
8 Bathurst Mews London W2 2SB
0207 262 3791
The horse’s sense of smell distinguishes danger from safety. Reactions are instant. The smell of Adrenalin can trigger flight-fight. The smell of Oxytocin can trigger calmness & sociability, whilst retaining the ability to react immediately if & when required. Oxytocin is also known to create long-lasting benefits to health by influencing other health-giving transmitter systems & lowering cortisol levels & blood pressure.
Pax is a unique mixture of aromatic herbs which imitate the scent of Oxytocin. Pax is worn as a scent on the person, not the horse; thus not only promoting instant sociability in the horse without causing lethargy but also causing a bond with that person. PAX makes even good horse people – better horse-people.
With dangerously unapproachable horses or stereotypical behaviours, Pax Aromatic can also be sprayed into the stable or travelling box to instantly calm the horse before you approach. Pax is the Holy Grail which trainers of race horse’s & competition horses seek. PAX is 100% safe and beneficial for all competition from top class racing to lead rein ponies.