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.
Not only because we have such special Friesian horses but because of the people they have bought into our lives too.
Special thank you to Sandy Kitching for these memorable pictures of our two KFPS Studbook Model Mares and to Sarah Dobson and her family, Jodie Swan and of course my own family and loyal supporters and friends who all help keep 'The Friesian Experience' alive.
Pictured here are:
17 year old Femma L (Teunis 332 x Oege 267) Imported to the UK in 2005. Breed Champion 2008. 81.5 points in dressage IBOP with Jolanda Schreuder 80 points in driving with Sybren Minkema. Awarded the Model title in 2008.
10 year old Anja (Ait 410 x Time 398) Bred in Aberdeenshire by Melanie Given Champion Foal 2008 Moved to Greenbank Farm in 2009. Breed Champion 2011, 2016 & 2018. 77 points in dressage IBOP with Tracey Alexander. Awarded the Model title in 2018