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.
We're on Day 5 of Open Access to our Behind the Scenes page.
Thank you to those who have joined us.
We have posted a variety of videos over the last 5 days from horses out in the fields to one being sat on for the first time.
If you want to see what goes on behind all the glamorous pictures of our boys and girls (the very unglamorous reality 😜) then feel free to join us for the next two days, even if its just to look back at some of the past videos.
If you decide to stop with us we simply ask for a donation of £20 for the year. You'll be able to keep an eye on what each of our friesians get up to on a day to day basis.
Every year I open up our ‘Behind the Scenes’ Facebook page for 7 days in December. If you’d like to see some of the day to day activities we take for granted please do come and join us for the week.
This video shows a few of the things you are likely to see.
We’re a friendly, happy bunch (well sometimes we can be a bit miserable in the depths of winter 😜) and are happy to share the good, the bad and the ugly with our group members.
If you’ve visited us and want an update on any of the horses you just have to ask. Or you may have questions about the way we do things with our Friesians so again, feel free to ask.
If you decide you would like to stay with us till the end of 2019 we do ask for a subscription of £1.66/month (£20/year). Every penny of this goes towards the day to day care of our Friesians so they can continue to bring pleasure to those who visit our farm or who simply follow them online.
They all have a home here for life whether they are young, working or enjoying a peaceful retirement.
Simply ask to Join the group by clicking the link below, ANSWER TWO QUESTIONS and we’ll add you straight away: