DofE on Horseback

Silver DofE on Horseback for Individuals

In partnership with Cantref Riding Centre near Brecon, we offer Silver expeditions on Horseback, a truly memorable and challenging way to complete your DofE Expedition.

Established as a key part of our expedition provision in recent years, horse riding expeditions are highly popular and places fill quickly.

Bookings NOW FULL for Open Silver Horseback expeditions in 2022.

2022 price for Practice and Assessed £1295.00 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.

Practice 

Monday 1st August –
Thurs 4th August 2022

Now Full –

Contact us for 2023!

 

Assessed 

Tuesday 30th August –
Friday 2nd Sept 2022

Now Full –

Contact us 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)

CONTACT US NOW TO GET A PLACE IN 2023.

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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?

No.

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.