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Carriage-Driving in the Countryside

1 reviewHertfordshire, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Hester

2 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 3 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

I will meet my guests at the riding school where our driving horses are. I will give them a safety briefing. Then we will bring our lovely Haflinger, Bruce, in from the field and give him his hay and a brush.

Guests will learn how to harness the horse, and put him into the carriage. We will put on hi-vis jackets. Guests will sit up at the front of the carriage with me, and with their own set of reins so they learn to control the horse (a bit like dual-control in a car).

We will drive round the village of Furneux Pelham at a walk and trot, for forty minutes, passing the church, the school, the old forge, the pub, and will arrive back at the Riding School.

We will unharness the horse, give him a nice feed and put him back in his field. We will enjoy hot and cold drinks and snacks before we head home. The whole experience will take two hours.
I will meet my guests at the riding school where our driving horses are. I will give them a safety briefing. Then we will bring our lovely Haflinger, Bruce, in from the field and give him his hay and a brush.

Guests will learn how to harness the horse, and put him into the carriage. We will put on hi-vis jackets. Guests will sit up at the front of the carriage with me, and with their own set of reins so they learn to control the hors…

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What's included

  • Food
    I provide biscuits, fruit, crisps and chocolate to enjoy after our outing.
  • Drinks
    I provide coffee, tea and cold soft drinks, to enjoy after our excursion ar...
  • Equipment
    Harness, carriage, hats, hi-viz jackets.
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/ person
Tue, Oct 27
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$54 per person
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Wed, Oct 28
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$54 per person
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Fri, Oct 30
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
$54 per person
$54 per person

Meet your host, Hester

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 1 Review
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Hello, my name is Hester and I am passionate about carriage-driving as a fun and healthful outdoor activity.I have lived in the Hertfordshire area for 20 years.

I have been driving carriages for twenty-five years and learnt the skill from driving my own pony, and also from training at Ashfields, a local carriage-driving centre. I have been training three driving horses over the last three years at Brook Cottage Farm.

I am a qualified riding and carriage-driving coach for Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA). I deliver commercial carriage-driving lessons, pleasure and therapy driving. In September 2018 I organised and performed a carriage-driving display in front of HRH The Princess Royal.

I am a Trustee for my local RDA group and actively raise funds through festivals, events, pantomimes, and driving displays.
Hello, my name is Hester and I am passionate about carriage-driving as a fun and healthful outdoor activity.I have lived in the Hertfordshire area for 20 years.

I have been driving carriages for twenty-five years and learnt the skill from driving my own pony, and also from training at Ashfields, a local carriage-driving centre. I have been training three driving horses over the last three years at Brook Cottage Farm.

I am a qualified riding and carriage-driving coach for R…
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Where you'll be

We will drive along the main circular route through the village of Furneux Pelham. Everything looks unique from a carriage, and the steady pace allows you to notice everything: the beautiful old church, lots of pretty cottages, the old brewery and the local pub, 'The Brewery Tap'. I absolutely love this old-fashioned way of travelling, and I know a guest will too, as they will have a glimpse of what life was like before the car was invented.

1 review

Alison
March 2020
My daughter and I had an absolutely fabulous fun time! Thank you!

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 2 and up can attend.

More tips

There are around 30 ponies and horses, two friendly dogs, several sheep and three cats at the riding school. We provide optional riding hats (which we recommend). It is best to be quite quiet around horses. We make every effort to make you safe but please be aware Carriage-Driving is a risk sport.

What to bring

Warm, practical clothes

Rainproof jacket