Bigland Hall Equine Group offers the most comprehensive horse riding experience in the South Lakes. We have a large indoor school at our Bigland Site for lessons from beginners to advanced dressage
We also have the Lakeland Pony Treks site at Troutbeck for riding out on steady cobs and ponies over the beautiful Troutbeck Valley.
Our third site is at the Brockhole Visitors centre where we have the Fell Pony Experience Centre for pony rides at £15 per head and an information point about the iconic Cumbrian Breed. Ring 015395 30333
A thoroughly enjoyable experience... lovely friendly staff and well cared for horses... would definately recommend this.place... xx
Just completed the five day Lakes Trail - enjoyed every minute. 80 miles over varied and often challenging terrain. Horses are fit, well schooled and well mannered. Not just a riding holiday, this was a unique experience. Can't wait to do it again! PS: You need to be fit and you must be a competent rider in order to enjoy the long trails. This isn't pony trekking. More...
I joined a 3-hour group ride that was led by Kieran yesterday. I was spending a long weekend in the area and selected this stable yard because it was BHS (British Horse Society) approved so knew I could expect a good standard. I'd booked by telephone a few weeks earlier and the lady I had spoken to had been very helpful. I paid in advance when booking. I was very impressed by the wellbeing of the horses, who were happy and had a positive attitude to their work. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable, and clearly considered their horses' welfare and horse / rider safety as priority. I rode a sweet and intelligent mare called Millie who had a nice quality to her, and was responsive throughout the ride. There was a mix of riders in the group and the team seemed very able at quickly matching rider to suitable horse on arrival. There was a lot of beautiful scenery enroute (views of Lake Windermere from the hills) and the ride offered a mix of terrain with good areas for some faster work. I definitely preferred seeing the scenery from horseback than hiking! Bigland Hall also offered a good selection of riding options with shorter sessions for less experienced riders or those wanting to travel at a slower pace. When looking to book, I found the website was realistic about the ability and experience needed to take part in the longer routes, and I was pleased to take part in a short ridden assessment to check we all knew the basics, with a tack check, in the arena before setting off.I hope to be back for another ride the next time I return to the Lakes. More...
Yes it it very good and friendly
A big thank you for Tuesday. My son started riding near our home last August and loves it but what he really wanted was to trek out with me. Unfortunately I am quite a heavy lady so riding centres don't seem to ha ve the choice of a larger stronger horse but I'm pleased to say Minnie came up tops and she expertly carried me for the hour and made our day x x More...
Had a lesson then 2 hour hack on queeniee- amazing riding school and excellent instructors! Can’t recommend highly enough - my husband hadn’t ridden before and also came out- brilliant x
Fantastic experience great team very helpful with lovely horses .. especially ‘CHIEF’
I have ridden since I was 6, I have passed exams, trained, competed, and coached. But I have never, until now, come across such an amazing coaching/riding method that has gelled with both myself and my very sensitive horse. After both horse and rider injuries we are now coming back into work together, and with the Bigland Coaches informative & supportive guidance I feel reassured that we will be back out competing this year! More...
An exceptional experience being re-taught to properly ride by Shiela. She’s engaging, and very clever at reading how you need to adapt your style - with exceptional insight and ability to help you understand the horses view of the rider. Can’t recommend highly enough.
Me and my boyfriend have rode here 3 times in the past week and absolutely loved it every time , I've rode Ray, Ruby and Flash , the staff were amazing and very helpful , we started off by doing a 40 minute lead rein the first time and then did a small lesson and a lead rein the second time , so we decided to do a lesson today and I felt like I've improved a lot in just an hour thanks to the lovely lady teaching me its such a shame we have to go home tomorrow I'm really going to miss riding but will definitely be comming back next year, i would recommend biglandhall for both beginners and experienced riders
My Daughter and I had three private riding lessons last November at this Equestrian Centre. We were staying in Ambleside and the waether was terrible with rain so hard we had to drive through flooded roads to reach the centre. Well it was certainly worth it. We have ridden before, but not for a year so we wanted bringing back up to scratch or beyond. Our Coach was Paris and my horse was Sid and my daughter's was Flash. We have not had such good teaching in years. Paris made it so easy and the horses helped. We were in doors due to the blanket hoizontal rain. We covered classical training techniques over the three one hour sessions which finished with us being able to walk,trot and canter. We could also do some dressage moves as well. Despite being stiff by end of day three it was worth it. We are now back riding at home. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Pet dogs were fun and wanted to be patted. Facilities were new and very clean especially the toilets. Prices were very reasonable and they accept payment by credit card as well. You can hire all your necessary gear if needed. We provided our own. We will be returning on our next holiday to the Lake District. More...
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Kids loved their sessionHorses well cared forFantastic friendly staff too
Carol Berry Ryder
I go to Bigland Hall once a month for a 2hr hack. The staff are Brilliant, very friendly and always choose the right horse for me.
Enjoyed a fantastic day ride from Bigland Hall yesterday. Friendly knowledgeable staff, safe and reliable horses, and wonderful countryside to explore. We were blessed with great weather and enjoyed some exhilarating canters across beautiful and varied terrain. Very highly recommended! More...
Fantastic ride out on a very well behaved horse! Absolutely loved it �will definitely be back soon.
Had a brilliant ride today on the 2hr fell. can’t believe it’s been about 13yrs sins I started ridding with you.
My grandaughter has just had another fabulous day at Bigland equestrian centre. A lovely ride out and then back this afternoon for a lesson. They never dissapoint.
Wonderful ride out for my 3 grandsons and me! The lads were on the lead rope and the staff were fab with them! I will book a longer ride for us all next time we are in the area! Many thanx!
Would recommend. Had 1 hour hack. Loved it. They really take care to make sure you are given the right horse for you
Great 2 hour ride out.Will certainly go again and would recommend.
Fantastic classical dressage lessons. Sheelagh and Zara are both excellent instructors.
Went riding with family. We did a lesson prior to trek, which worked out well as we were reminded of some basics and got used to quirks of our horses! Then 1hour trek, half on road and half through woods. I'm 16st (105kg approx.) and was accommodated OK. Children enjoyed the trek as did parents. More...
Fantastic staff and lovely, well cared for horses. This together with a lovely picturesque setting makes this perfect for horse lovers.
Top quality horse riding through some of the lakes breath taking scenery. Or lessons from excellent coaching staff. If you love horse riding then you will love it here.
Great place for experienced or nobice riders