Bring your own horse


Take your own horse on holiday for weekend breaks or longer. Whether you want to chill out with your horse, or have lessons, we can tailor a package for you, why not take advantage of one of our bespoke riding programmes, which would include training in our arena and/or on our Cross Country Course.

Apart from the excellent flatwork and cross country facilities at Hurstwood Farm, there is extensive bridleway riding and riding on the local Ashdown Forest.

Riding clubs and similar groups are very welcome.

Breaks start from 3 days riding and 3 nights accommodation. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss your requirements and we can provide you with a quotation.

Individuals, couples and groups are all welcome. We are happy to teach children from the ages of 8 upwards. If you require lessons these can be tailored to cover novice and experienced riders.

You are very welcome to visit us and come and see for yourself our facilities and accommodation. Please contact us to arrange an appointment.

Click here for an example of what we can offer for your riding holiday

 Example Riding Holiday Itinerary on your own horse

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TO BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY CLICK HERE

What Will it Cost?

HORSE LIVERY COSTS

Included in the horse livery is:

  • Stable with automatic waterer (mucked out daily).
  • Grass daytime turnout if required
  • Hay and bedding
  • 2 x standard feeds of livery mix/nuts.
  • Unlimited access to the arenas and cross country course (subject to availability and weather conditions)
 £30 for stable, feed, hay and turnout. £30 unlimited use of facilities.Grass Livery is available on request (weather permitting)

TUITION

  Flat work/show jumping/ Grid work session Cross Country session Children’s lessons (of half hour)

 Riding Lesson Prices

ACCOMMODATION COSTS

4 Star accommodation in our Holiday Cottages. Each cottage can sleep up to 4 people. Ideal for those who want a nice long soak in the bath after a days riding! Includes toiletries.

 Accommodation Price List 

Horse Holiday Barn (Sleeps 4) & Studio (Sleeps up to 4) Bronze Accommodation Basic accommodation with kitchenette area, shower and toilet. Bed linen included but please bring your own towels.

 

Camping Either in your own tent or horse box. Use of toilet and washing up area.

£15 pp per night

RIDING CLUBS

We specialise in weekend breaks for riding clubs. We can accommodate groups up to about 15 people with their horses. Clubs have a great time with us socialising, using our equestrian facilities and running clinics. It is important to book early to make sure you get all the accommodation that you need.

  • Superb cross country course over 80 acres
  • Outdoor arena with jumps
  • Indoor school
  • Hacking on local bridle ways and Ashdown Forest
  • Tuition from our instructors by arrangement
  • We can put together an itinerary that suits your members an can include flat work lessons, jumping lessons, cross country lessons, or just hacking on local bridleways and Ashdown Forest.
  • We can also include clear round or mini show jumping competitions here at the farm

There is ample high quality stabling and fenced paddocks to accommodate 20 or more horses. Call us to discuss your requirements and provide a quotation.

We cater for group holidays

RIDING HOLIDAY REVIEWS

Mid Sussex Riding Club – August 2014“Amazing Brilliant Time!”“Thanks to the amazing staff at Hurstwood Farm Equestrian Centre for having us to play xxx”“Had an amazing day training at Hurstwood Farm with some exciting and receptive combinations….. what a job”“Thank you – we will be back for more”
August 2011 – Goring & District Riding Club
Goring & District Riding club used Hurstwood Farm as their venue for a club holiday where their members brought their own horses. The organiser, David Beer was kind enough to provide this feedback:
“May I on behalf of the attendees and GDRC thank you for the wonderful time we have just had at Hurstwood. The standard of accommodation was five star, the friendlyness and knowledge of your instructor Rachael was brilliant and the welcome we received was terrific.The horse accommodation was also faultless with lovely stables and brilliant turnout fields. All of those that rode thoroughly enjoyed their lessons and they all raved about the XC course. It was also so nice to have the comfort of the cottages after all that excitement and exertion.A first class weekend enjoyed by all and GDRC will be recommending Hurstwood as a venue to all Riding Clubs we meet and also on our website. Once again THANK YOU and we will certainly be coming back.”
May 2011– Hailsham Equestrian Club
“Just a quick e-mail to say what a lovely time we had on Sunday, everyone had a lovely time and went away having learnt a lot and conquered quite a few nerves. We were all surprised at how well the ground rode, considering how little rain we have had, and of course we appreciated that you obviously take pride in maintaining the course to a high standard.It was the first time my horse has done XC and was a really good boy, although he refused point blank to do the ditch! (We will be back again to crack that particular nut!) I have also attached a photo of him in the water – as you will see he definately enjoyed himself. At one point he planted himself and just splashed, splashed and splashed some more! Also, thank you for the use of the stable – it was a great help.”
April 2011 – Ouse Valley Riding Club
For the second year running Ouse Valley Riding Club have organised a short break for their members at Hurstwood FarmThis is what the Chair of Ouse Valley Riding Club had to say about their 3 day stay at Hurstwood Farm.
“We had such an amazing time, we honestly couldn’t have been happier! Please thank all of the staff for making us so welcome, we have all raved to all and sundry about the place. We would like to come for day trips every six weeks or so for group lessons, and try and do a winter 3 dayer too.We couldn’t recommend the place any more highly! Facilities are amazing, quality of tuition was extremely high, and the hospitable atmosphere left us absolutely not wanting to go home”Sarah Williamswww.ousevalleyridingclub.comOVRC have since returned twice in 2012, and once in 2013 for riding camps here at Hurstwood.