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.
Deborah contacted me earlier this year to see if I could help make her dream come true.
Like many of us, she’d fallen in love with Friesian Horses and wanted to come and spend time with them. Although she’d had a few riding lessons over the years she did not class herself as a rider and sadly now suffers with mobility difficulties so can’t pursue it.
Deborah’s dream was to have the chance to sit on a Friesian and have some pictures taken.
My Kroon mare Anja is ideal for situations like this so after a tour of the horses we got Deborah up in the saddle and took her and Anja for a walk round the arena and up into some of our woods.
Sandy Kitching was on hand to capture Deborah’s special day and heres a few of my favourite moments.