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.
New for 2019 we are delighted to offer visitors to the Lake District National Park and Cartmel Village, an opportunity to come and meet our Friesian horses. We'll take you on a tour of the farm and tell you a little more about what we do with the horses. You can get up close to the horses in the stables and view those living out in the fields, you may even see some in action depending on what else is going on when you visit.
For a 1 hour tour for up to 5 people we request a minimum donation to 'The Friesian Experience' (a not for profit organisation) of £35.00 when booking direct. If purchased and paid online the cost is £40.00. Prices for larger groups available on request.
Anna visited us last year and fell in love with our speed demon Renske! She contacted me late last year to book again and couldn’t have picked a better weekend. The sands were perfect, the sun was shining and the horses were in great form!
This time Anna rode Renske’s niece, Neeka who was more than happy to do a gallop or two! Joining her this time was her friend Jane who rode 7yo gelding Koreo who’s been staying with us for a while to get some ‘life experience’. Jane rode him beautifully and as a thank you he got her rather wet at the end of the ride 😂