Fun Rides

Bring your horse and enjoy exclusive access to our private Estate in the heart of the Cotswolds, along sun spangled woodland trails, grass gallops, open hillsides and through the clear waters of the river Windrush.

 

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“I would like to welcome you to our Fun Ride events and welcome back those of you that have joined us in the past. We look forward to meeting new faces, making new friends and experiencing the best of country living, in the beautiful Cotswolds.”

Our Fun Rides start and finish at the Cotswold Farm Park, where there is hot and cold refreshments available in our Café, as well as toilet facilities. There is also ample suitable parking for horse boxes. The route covers approximately 10 miles of varied terrain with an optional short cut that reduces the course by around 3 miles.

The course now offers 50 optional jumps to suit all ages and abilities. We have also limited our ticket availability to set start times and horse numbers, to ensure you can take your time and enjoy your own space throughout the ride.    

What’s included?

  • Photographer on site for every event. Pictures will be uploaded here by the Friday after the event.
  • Loyalty card, complete four rides and then get one free!
  • Rosette for every rider.
  • Free tea, coffee or squash.
  • Timed starting slots to prevent overcrowding

Coronavirus

We have been able to make a few changes to our systems to enable us to operate the fun rides within government guidelines. We require your co-operation with the following terms and conditions:

  • You may only attend and ride with members of your own household, or ONE person from another household
  • All participants must have booked online in advance, entries will not be taken on the day, entries will close 24 hours before the event
  • You will be required to follow our stewards guidance whilst on site and maintain distancing and hygeine measures that we have put in place for your safety.

2020 Dates

 

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th July (Includes ‘slow hour’ 1 – 2pm)

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th July

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th August

Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th September

Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th October

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th November

Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th December

                                                                      

 

You MUST read our Fun Ride Terms and Conditions before booking.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the minimum age? 

Under 14’s must be accompanied by an adult. 14 – 17 year olds can ride alone, however an adult must sign in with them and wait for them to return.

How high are the jumps?

All of the jumps range in height from 20cm-80cm.

Do I need to bring my horse passport?

You are required by law to carry your horse passport with you at all times when you are away from your horse’s place of residence. Please note we may ask to see your passport and ask to check that you are within 12 months of your latest Equine Influenza jab at the time of the event. Please note that due to the current coronavirus movement restrictions for vets, we will not be requiring evidence of the 6 month booster at this time.

Can I cycle with a rider?

Unfortunately we cannot permit bicycles or other forms of transport on the route, for the safety of both yourself and those on horseback.

Is there a photographer?

Yes! We have a photographer present at each ride. Images can be purchased by clicking here and will be uploaded by the Friday after the event. If you would like your photos removed from our online library, please send a full description of your outfit and horse, as well as the date you attended, to hello@cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk.

Is there water on the course?

The course does take you through a small pool of water but there is room to walk around the outside.

What safety equipment do I need to wear?

A hard hat must be worn. We would also strongly advise you to wear body protection.

Is any of the course on a road?

There is a short stretch on the road and two crossings.

Can I pay on the day?

No. During the current Coronavirus situation, we will NOT be accepting entries on the day. All bookings must be made online in advance to enable us to take your registration details in advance.

 

Horse Accommodation

Should you be travelling from further afield, we are unfortunately unable to provide accommodation for your horse. We do have an on-site campsite, if you are looking for somewhere to stay whilst your horse is stabled.

Please see below a list of local accommodation sites which offer overnight stays for horses. Please note that we do not have any affiliation or links with any of these establishments, you would need to contact the business directly for further information or availability.

Manor Farm (Telephone only, 01608 737 536)

Cotswold Riding at Jill Carenza

Greenhill Equitation

Mikes Meadow Glamping 

Shenberrow Farm Cottage

Hammonds Farm