Horse Riding in the Cotswolds
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The many miles of public bridleways make the Cotswolds an ideal location for anyone who has a keen interest in horse riding. Whether you are a novice looking for tuition, or a more experienced rider wanting advice on routes for an off-road hack you will find plenty of riding schools to assist.
There are a number of horse riding schools across the area.
Cotswolds Riding, Stanton (01386 584250) provides tuition, escorted hacks, fun rides (Including half-day rides stopping for a pub lunch) and riding for the disabled.
Bourton Vale Equestrian Centre, Bourton-on-the-Water (01451 821101) provides tuition and scenic rides around the villages of Upper and Lower Slaughter.
For all the race goers amongst us Cheltenham, often called the Centre of the Cotswolds, is well known for it’s racecourse. The season runs approximately from October to May each year, with the popular National Hunt Festival held every March. For a list of all the current racing fixtures please take a look at the Cheltenham Racecourse website.
Polo is also a popular sport in the area. Cirencester Park holds many fixtures throughout the polo season, with an event happening at least every Sunday. For a full list of the fixtures please see the Cirencester Park Polo Club website.