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Teenage Riding Holiday's



Are you a teenager who is mad keen on horses?

Teenage horse riding holiday

Then come and join us for a week’s holiday. Gain more knowledge of how to look after horses/ponies & improve your riding skills. You can even take your BHS Riding School certificate of competence and the New BHS Essential Horse Knowledge Certificates can be arranged too (8 weeks notice to book the exam). 

We currently have room for three teenagers at a time, one double room and a twin room staying in Keepers Cottage with all meals provided.

During your stay you will be encouraged to help to look after the horses and ponies on the farm learning properly how to look after and care for them. You will have riding lessons in the outdoor arena & go for hacks in the beautiful countryside. 


Haven't ridden before? Not a problem, we cater for complete beginners to more advanced riders

∗ Small friendly family run business.


∗ Woodland & Lake hacks take in beautiful views of Holy Island, Bamburgh and the coastline or go on a St. Cuthbert's Cave ride where you will see the dramatic sandstone Cave and spectacular views to the Cheviot Hills.


∗ All lessons are taught by qualified Registered British Horse Society Stage 5 Senior Coach  & UKCC Level 4 Coach.


∗ We have an assortment of hats, and some boots are available for use in the stables.


∗ All meals are supervised & are included in the price.


∗ In the evenings you may want to watch a DVD, play some games, read, or the occasional trip to the local cinema or swimming pool.


∗ Weekly rates are £640. This price includes all meals, accommodation, riding lessons & stable management as well as all hacks. The only thing that is an optional extra the New BHS Essential Horse Knowledge Certificates can be arranged too (8 weeks notice to book the exam. If you wish to take an exam, it will be charged at £20 for BHS members per exam & for non BHS members £30, with a £8 marking fee).

∗ Normally holidays run from Sunday to Saturday, it may be possible to start on another day. Please ask when booking if this not suitable, as we may be able to change the day.



If you wish to be collected from Berwick railway station, this can be arranged at a cost of £40 return. We use a local taxi firm to make collections from Newcastle Airport at an approximate cost of £160 return (also extra charges are made if the plane is delayed and they have to wait). If you require collecting from either the railway or the airport, you must give us plenty of notice!


∗ On booking your holiday we recommend that you take out your own holiday insurance.

∗ A deposit of £25% must be paid and the balance must be paid in full two weeks prior to the start of your holiday.


Swinhoe Farm Riding Centre is a small friendly yard, which offers good quality lessons from the age of 4 years old to adults. All lessons are taught by Claire who is a British Horse Society Registered BHS II. and UKCC Level 3 Coach. We provide hacks to St. Cuthbert’s Cave with a maximum of 5 riders on each ride, before you leave you will be given a short lesson in the outdoor arena to ensure you are in control of the horse or pony.

Although we will take every precaution to ensure your safety, we must stress that horses are unpredictable and riding is recognised as a very high-risk sport. We cannot accept any responsibility arising from an accident and would strongly recommend that all riders take out a personal accident insurance policy as you would with a skiing holiday.

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Please browse this site and we hope we will see you soon, if you have any questions please contact me, Claire Nixon


Quote by Miss Ayton from Surrey;

"Thank you very much, I really enjoyed myself and hope you enjoyed my company. I am hoping to do this holiday again some time soon”.

Amber passed her BHS Horse owner level 1 certificate in the week she was here.


Quoted by Izzy from Surrey;

To everyone at Swinhoe


Thanks so much for the riding holiday last week. Mali and I really enjoyed everything and it couldn't have been better. Everything was amazing and I loved all the horses and Brandy!  I have started pestering my parents about coming back next year, and they haven't said no! 


Hope you have a great year and everyone is well.


Lots of love and best wishes



Both the girls passed their BHS Riding School Certificate of Competence.



Here's the double room in Keepers cottage.

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