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Cumbrian Heavy Horses

Chappels Farm, Whicham Valley, LA18 5 LY, England (Formerly West Highland Heavy Horses)
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Ranked #4 of 294 attractions in Cumbria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
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English first
Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW via mobile

I had long heard of Cumbrian Heavy Horses from research and online browsing and was looking forward to seeing the set up for myself after I was treated to a beach ride as a 50th birthday present from my brother (cheers bro!). This was my first time back in the saddle after many years and I was anxious to make... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I have ridden at Cumbrian Heavy Horses nine times now and this time I brought some friends for a weekend of riding. We did a hands-on experience day on the Saturday and a beach ride on the Sunday morning. I have been having an uphill battle with my nerves at the moment while riding and unfortunately they struck a couple... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Annie and Staff were very welcoming and extremely professional. Fantasticly well cared for and beautifully schooled horses, that are so loved, you couldn't help but fall in love with them too. All had their own personalities and were not your typical ploddy riding school horses. It was quite honestly the best beach ride I have ever had. Cannot recommend this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I've been raving about this place to everyone I know since I got back. From the outset you know you're in good hands. The whole operation is very professionally run. We were given a briefing before the ride (3 hour beach ride), to alleviate any nerves, inform us about the ride, and match us to our horses (I was fortunate... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

After my first encounter with Annie by telephone I felt assured this experience would work well (she checked our riding ability and preferences etc), but the reality is even better. I had a little riding experience and rode Ollie who was so sweet I couldn't help but fall in love with him. We had a two hour ride through farmland... More

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Ryton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

What a fantastic afternoon! Very professional, pleasent staff and such beautiful horses who are very clearly loved and well looked after. The scenary was stunning and the horses were very carefully matched to the riders abilities. I was given Thor the Suffolk Punch and it was an absolute honour to ride him. Such a lovely boy. He was very well... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Half day beach ride..horses were fantastic, really enjoyed the 3 1/2 hours in the saddle, can't wait to get there again. I would highly recommend a visit, if not for the horses alone.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My guide, Holly, took me on a fabulous ride on 17th June; me on Bob, her on Sol. Weather was glorious & the views were fantastic. Holly was just marvelous; pointing out the mountains & giving me their names, as well as telling me all sorts of interesting facts about the area & Cumbria in general. She is such a... More

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bury st edmunds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My husband treated me to a half day beach ride for an early xmas present, what can I say it was the best present ever. Peter our ride leader for the whole experience was fantastic he made sure everyone was safe and comfortable throughout the whole ride on the beach. The horses are wonderful to ride, we did everything from... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Where do I start. The day couldn't have been better. My husband and I were lucky enough to be the only two riders on the trek in the capable hands of Annie, the owner. We were introduced to our horses and started off on our journey. I have ridden before many years ago and my husband has just started riding.... More

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