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 up to 60 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.

2019 Dates

Saturday 14th + Sunday 15th September

Saturday 12th + Sunday 13th October

Saturday 9th + Sunday 10th November

Saturday 30th November + Sunday 1st December         

                                                                      

 

Equine Influenza Outbreak

Due to the recent influenza outbreak and following advice from a local Vet, until further notice we will be checking that every horse has had the influenza vaccination. We will accept all horses that still hold a valid influenza vaccination within the last year, however please note that the Animal Health Trust recommends that every horse should have had the vaccination within the last 6 months. Please bring your horse passport or vaccination certificate with you for the Fun Ride, as without proof of this, unfortunately you would not be able to participate. We hope you understand the reason for this, as it is important to us that we protect the health of every horse that comes.

You MUST read our terms and conditions before booking.

Please note that tickets are limited, we strongly recommend that all participants book and pay online before they travel to the Farm Park.

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.

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.

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 info@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?

You can pay with cash on the day, subject to availability. Please note tickets are limited, so we do recommend booking online in advance.

 

Horse Accommodation

Should you be travelling from further afield, we are unfortunately unable to provide accommodation for your horse. However, 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 any 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