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The Friesian Experience

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Cartmel, United Kingdom
About The Friesian Experience
A unique opportunity to learn more about the Friesian horse and the very strict studbook they belong to. Get up close and personal, find out what it's like to ride and/or drive one of these beautiful black horses, maybe even take one to the beach. Small group tours of the farm available to spend some time with the horses. Or, come and celebrate a special occasion with a horse drawn carriage ride round Cartmel or for your wedding. Riding suitable for experienced riders.
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Reviewed yesterday

I had been looking forward to this visit for a long time and I certainly wasn’t disappointed. Tracy and her team are so friendly and despite Tracy being an amazing rider and horsewoman she is very relaxed and non judgemental and instantly made me feel...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank sarben1982
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful time today meeting some of the horses and watching them being ridden. Kit did a great job telling us all about them and making us feel so welcome. She took a lot of trouble to make sure we all had a great...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Meggiemia
Reviewed August 7, 2019

This was a present from my daughter for my 80th. The people were so kind, helpful and supportive. It was a really wonderful experience and I thoroughly recommend it. As for the horses, they are beautiful, perfect and have a wonderful nature! I would so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank judithbenwell
Reviewed July 1, 2019

My daughter and I had a two hour countryside ride at the weekend - loved it! I rode the beautiful Renske and my daughter rode gorgeous Koreo, both of whom were really well behaved and were a pleasure to ride. We were taken out by...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank gerryjackieash
Reviewed May 19, 2019 via mobile

My husband booked me a 3 hour session with the fresian horses as a suprise for my birthday. It was the best Birthday surprise ever!! Tracey was so friendly and let me choose what I wanted to do for the day. I decided to go...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Amy L
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Didnt know this place was here so close to me and website is down aaahh!!! Posting question here so it gets noticed can someone just explain what you do and if you can ride the horses if youre not that good a rider but can...More

Date of experience: October 2018
8  Thank 444stacym
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Visited today and I had the best time ever. Tracey's horses are amazing totally fell in love with friesian's they lived up to my dreams of riding one. A memory I shall never forget. Nothing was too much trouble lovely staff and I was made...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sue63turner
Reviewed July 26, 2018

For anyone who loves riding and the open spaces of the beach, this is a fabulous experience. You would need to be a competent rider as the horses are well schooled but certainly not plodders. We had a wonderful gallop along the beach. I also...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 19greyhound53
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Tracey is the ultimate professional, as evidenced by her gentle and spectacular horses. I had tears in my eyes, as I'd never been up close to Friesians, and no horses are this magnificent. Tracey is an artist at training her animals; they all have perfect...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank hrolapp
Tracey V, Owner at The Friesian Experience, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2018

Thank you so much Heather for such a lovely heartfelt review. I love sharing my friesians with all my visitors who share such a passion for this wonderful breed. It was particularly special to see the instant bond you developed with Renske. None of us...More

Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful horses, expert knowledge and amazing scenery! Not only does Tracey’s knowledge of her horses and the breed allow you to be paired up with your perfect match, the scenery and bridleways surrounding the Friesian Experience are super! Even for non-riders the Friesian Experience offers...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank alanafowler183
Tracey V, Owner at The Friesian Experience, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2018

You’re too kind Alana - thank you so much :-) Here’s to many many more friesian rides over the years!

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Didnt have a clue this place was here so close to me and website is down aaahh!!! Can someone just explain what you do and if you can ride the horses if youre not that good a rider but can get on, stay on and gallop just... More
Shelley T
January 21, 2016|
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Hi Shelley, I am not sure if they cater for disabled riders however if you email Tracey directly she will be able to advise you. She has carriage tours that you can do. If you have a wee look on her website you will see what... More