Imagine hacking across the fells or cantering across the vast sands of Morecambe bay on a true black beauty!
The Friesian Experience is a centre of excellence for lovers of the Friesian horse. Situated amidst the rolling Cartmel countryside, Tracey Venter and her team at Black Horses LTD offer a unique and tailor-made day / half-day out for experienced, confident riders.
This is not a pony trekking centre and the team do not take out large groups in one go. Instead, they concentrate on special experiences for a couple or a small group of friends. Experiences on offer include: Farm Visits meeting and grooming the horses; Countryside hacks; Beach rides; Carriage driving lessons; and unique, bespoke, experiences for people suffering from or recovering from an illness or disability.
The wedding carriages always stop traffic, drawn by two magnificent Friesian horses. For a special occasion, wedding proposal or anniversary, you could choose to book a romantic carriage ride around Cartmel village and the surrounding countryside.
Tracey and her team share an all-consuming passion for promoting the importance of the Friesian breed and they can give advice to people who might be looking to buy their own Friesian horse.
If you need accommodation, Tracey’s mother, Sylvia, and sister, Tamara, look after Greenbank Farm B&B, so you can wake up and walk out in the morning to see the horses in their stable and fields.
With a huge following on Facebook and Instagram, you can see many photos of the horses in action. If you would like a photoshoot of your experience, you
can book local equine photographer, Sandy Kitching, to come along and capture your special day.
Jackie celebrated an important birthday on Boxing Day! She, her mum Maureen and two sisters intend to celebrate for the whole year with lots of different adventures.
Today it was a carriage driving adventure! Jackie has ridden for many years but today was her first time holding the reins for driving. I have to say she was a natural and picked it up very quickly :-)
The rain kindly stopped for a couple of hours today. It just happened to be when Kate, Glynn and their friends Pat and Catherine were here for their regular riding get together :-)
Out today were from left to right, Renske (Sape 381), Doutzen (Arjen 417) Jolanda (Gjalt 426), Hannes (Jense 432) and Anja (Ait 410) and being the water babies they are, they thoroughly enjoyed all the puddles in the roads 😂💦,