“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.
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th March
Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th April
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th May
Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th June
Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th July
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
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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)