Our top destinations to take your horse on a UK holiday
We all know that planning a holiday when you have horses isn’t the easiest thing (understatement). You either need to be in a full livery, pay someone to do them while you’re away, get someone to housesit or beg your friends to do you some favours. All of this can be quite stressful and some of us don’t like leaving our horses in the care of others because they have tricky routines or need extra attention. So another option for a getaway without having to leave your horse is a UK riding or camping holiday where you can take your horse along with you.
Take a look at our top picks for UK Riding Holidays:
Rushcroft Farm is a fantastic campground situated in New Forest, Hampshire with loads of places of natural beauty surrounding it. It provides accommodation for up to four horses and has miles of country trails you can ride as well as an outside 40 x 20 school. Visitors can camp in their own horsebox or tent or if you want a bit more luxury then there are some fabulous cottages available for rent. There is also a field for campervan and motorhome pitches if that takes your fancy. If you want a peaceful break with beautiful surrounds and New Forest ponies wandering around near you then this is the perfect pick!
- Electric Hook Up
- Toilet & Shower Facilities
- Dogs welcome
- 40 x 20 menage
- Fields for overnight turnout
- New Forest hacking
Hoe Grange Holidays
Hoe Grange Holidays is a 250 acre working farm on the edge of the Peak District National Park. There are several accommodation options including log cabins, glamping pods as well as a unique gypsy caravan. If you bring your horse along there is a DIY option as well as full livery and you have access to over 250 acres of privately owned farmland. Hoe Grange Holidays has received a Gold Award from the Green Tourism and is dedicated to tackling climate change and reducing their carbon footprint.
- Tack storage
- Wheelbarrows and mucking out equipment
- Wheelchair friendly accommodation
- Dog friendly
- 250 acres of farmland to hack round
Camp Katur is set within Camp Hill Manor Estate of North Yorkshire, perfect for those that want a unique outdoorsy holiday where you can stay in ‘hobbit pods’, teepees or geodomes - the perfect glamping experience. The site is set within 300 acres of woodland and fields with a local equestrian centre offering short term livery so you can bring your horse along with you. If you like outdoor activities you could also try out go-karting, water-zorbing or obstacle courses. Camp Katur is a great summer holiday break for those who love the outdoors and is suitable for those that want to relax or have a bit more of an adventurous holiday.
- Floodlit arena
- 1.5 mile cross country course
- Eco spa
- Stables and/or turnout
- Outdoor activities
- Hot tub & sauna
Field Farm is based on the East Coast of Lincolnshire in an ideal location surrounded by fields and also very close to a sandy beach. The beach is less than one mile away from the farm so you don’t even need to box there to have a canter down the stretch of sandy beach. There are several options for accommodation depending on the type of holiday you’re after. There is hard standing for lorries with living, an area for touring caravans, motorhomes or tents and several luxury holiday homes. The unique thing about Field Farm is they only accept bookings with at least one horse so you know that you’re only going to be holidaying with other horse lovers.
- Indoor and outdoor sand schools
- Cross country course
- Toilet and shower block for campers
- Electric hook up points
Formby Equestrian is set in the heart of Sefton with loads of nearby options for hacking including the Pinewoods, extensives bridleway networks and the famous Formby Point beach. This is a perfect location if you want to live out your dreams of cantering down a long stretch of picture perfect sandy beach. The accommodation is a converted cottage with views of the stables and fields so you can easily keep an eye on your horse while relaxing in the lounge.
- Floodlit indoor school
- BBQ and outdoor seating
- Evening meals can be requested
- Dogs welcome
- Hay & bedding
The Hideaway is nestled away in the countryside bordering Leicestershire and Rutland with access to miles of bridleway networks and a cross country course. It’s a great option if you fancy a relaxed getaway where you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside with your horse and get away from it all. The accommodation is a fully furnished, first floor studio apartment with views overlooking the paddock and is dog friendly.
- Stabling and grazing
- Off road hacking
- Picnic lunch available on request
- Guided hacks
Riscombe Farm is in an ideal location for any horse lover, in the centre of Exmoor National Park where you can enjoy some of the best riding around. There are 4 self catered cottages available for you to enjoy as well as 4 loose boxes and plenty of turnout for your horse. Hacking in the Exmoor National Park offers fantastic scenery where you will come across England’s tallest tree, loads of wildlife and maybe some Exmoor ponies. It is a great choice for a summer or winter break as there are spectacular views and things to do all year round.
- Tack room with hot & cold water
- Stables & grazing
- Dog friendly
- Log fires
- Bed linen & towels provided
- Free WiFi
There are plenty of other options around the UK as well as riding holidays where you ride their horses rather than take your own if that’s what you fancy. Whether you are looking to stay in a cosy cottage, in your lorry or pitch up in a caravan or motorhome there will be a countryside or beach escape for you.