DofE on Horseback

Silver DofE on Horseback for Individuals

Following 10 successful years of offering DofE on horseback expeditions, in partnership with Cantref Riding Centre, we are taking a break during 2024 to review this provision.

Our apologies that these expeditions are not available.

Open Silver Horseback expeditions in 2023

– Bookings Now CLOSED – 

2023 price for Practice and Assessed £1350.00 per participant.

Questions/More Information? We would love to hear from you!
Please get in contact with Alix for a friendly chat or pop us an email with your request.


No Places Available for 2023 


No Places Available for 2023

(Sorry, we do not offer open Bronze for individuals, if you have a group of between 5-7 riders, please contact us with a group enquiry)


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What’s Included

  • Horseback specific DofE training.
  • Practice Expedition
  • Assessed (Qualifying) Expedition
  • Hire of Horses
  • Hire of Specialist Saddlebags
  • Detailed welcome pack including a kit list
  • Group equipment including tents, stoves, fuel and maps.
  • Campsite fees.
  • Supervision, training and assessment by qualified, accredited and DBS checked staff.
  • £10M Public liability Insurance.

What’s Not Included

  • Food
  • Transport to the expedition venue.
  • Personal equipment.
  • Equipment/tack damage deposit (£50.00 per participant).

frequently asked questions

How much experience do I need?
These expeditions are NOT suitable for novice or inexperienced riders.
Participants need excellent riding skills and must be very experienced with general horse care.
Participants MUST also be experienced in riding at walk/trot/canter on open land and used to hacking out on roads.
A rider questionnaire must be completed by each participant.
Are horse riding expeditions easy?


It is not a horsey holiday, however, it is loads of fun, immensely rewarding and very different from other modes of travel.

I don't have a group, can I still join?

Yes! Our ‘Open’ expeditions are offered to individuals and friends to join to make up a group. If you’re an individual, don’t worry that you won’t know anyone else as most of our ‘open’ participants join us as individuals. It is a great way to make more friends and share your love of horses.

Is there a rider weight limit?

For horse welfare, the maximum rider weight permitted is 15st (95kg )
(There is A LOT of getting on/off involved)

What time do the expeditions start?

Practice expeditions start at 1pm on the course start date.

Assessed (qualifying) expeditions start at 3pm on the course start date.