HACKING

Route A

Duration

Course Price

Per Person

Skill Level

Age Suitability

30 minutes

£20

Absolute Beginner

Children under 12

Details

The 30 minute hack is especially popular with young adventurers. This route is well suited to Under 4's who are not yet able to participate in full length lessons but would still love to spend more time on the pony.

 

The forest track which we ride through is rumoured to be inhabited by a magical fairy who lives in a rock, and a Gruffalo type monster who sleeps all day and awakes only to eat bananas. We strongly rely on little jockeys to save us from the monsters, which they do very successfully by chatting away to us.

 

As a result, no one has ever been eaten by or even seen either creature, mainly because the rumours were made up by ourselves, although the track is now widely known as Fairy Avenue or Fairy Lane instead of it's original name, Gypsy Lane.

Route B

40 minutes

£25

Absolute Beginner

All

Duration

Course Price

Per Person

Skill Level

Age Suitability

Details

The 40 minute hack is designed for beginners, nervous riders, out of practise riders, families, and large groups of mixed abilities.

 

This route is perfect for confidence building as well as a family activity which everyone is capable of. With staff accompanying on foot, safety is at a maximum and the hack is also available to those who have never ridden a horse before.

 

It appeals to nervous riders for the same reason, it is an opportunity to relax and enjoy the scenery from horse back without any worries.

Route C

50 minutes

£30

Beginner

7 years +

Duration

Course Price

Per Person

Skill Level

Age Suitability

Details

Very similar to the 40 minute, we offer a  50 minute alternative where the staff is accompanying on horse back. This route has the option to trot.

 

It still being a very controlled environment, it is ideal for those who have little experience trotting, know the basics but just have not had the opportunity to practise.

 

We also offer this route to families of "holiday riders", and large groups who wish to go a bit further afield.

Route D

Duration

Course Price

Per Person

Skill Level

Age Suitability

1 hour +

£40

Novice / Intermediate

12 years +

Details

In the opposite direction, and past those pesky non-existent pigs, is the 2 hour 30 minute route. We travel down a fair amount of country lanes with breath taking views over May Hill and the Malverns, to a nearby golf course which is perched on the side of a valley overlooking fishing lakes.

 

We follow a path adjacent to the M50 to a large, open field, which is absolutely perfect for a long (controlled) gallop.

 

Participants must be experienced in walking, trotting, cantering and galloping. Our horses are wonderful in traffic, the M50 rushing beside us is not a cause for concern at all.

Route E

1 hour 30 minutes

£45

Novice / Intermediate

12 years +

Duration

Course Price

Per Person

Skill Level

Age Suitability

Route F

2 hours

£50

Novice / Intermediate

12 years +

Duration

Course Price

Per Person

Skill Level

Age Suitability

Details

The 1 hour 30 minute and 2 hour routes take us into the historic and enchanting Forest of Dean.

 

We try to keep roadwork to a minimum in order to ensure as much time in the woods as possible. All riders must be confident at walk and trot. Cantering is optional, although in groups we go at the pace of the slowest rider.

 

These routes can take us up steep and shallow hills, through rough terrains and open forestry commision tracks, over brooks and alongside disused railway lines.

 

With several different routes at our disposal, we can find the best route to suit your capability.

Route G

Duration

Course Price

Per Person

Skill Level

Age Suitability

2 hour 30 minutes +

£55

 

Intermediate

14 years +

Details

In the opposite direction, and past those pesky non-existent pigs, is the 2 hour 30 minute route.

 

We travel down a fair amount of country lanes with breath taking views over May Hill and the Malverns, to a nearby golf course which is perched on the side of a valley overlooking fishing lakes.

 

We follow a path adjacent to the M50 to a large, open field, which is absolutely perfect for a long (controlled) gallop. Participants must be experienced in walking, trotting, cantering and galloping.

 

Our horses are wonderful in traffic, the M50 rushing beside us is not a cause for concern at all.

Route H

3 hours

£60

Intermediate / Advanced

14 years +

Duration

Course Price

Per Person

Skill Level

Age Suitability

Details

Route H takes place every Sunday at 9.30am. The hack is lead by Nora, the boss!

We delve even further into the depths of the Forest to the point where you feel almost as if you have entered Narnia.

 

All routes are essentially the same as the 2 hour at the start and end, with a few different scenarios in the middle, a few more canters and exciting tracks to explore. We tend to keep these hacks to a maximum of 3 or 4 riders so that everyone has an all-round fantastic experience.

Route I

4 hours +

£80

Advanced

16 years +

Duration

Course Price

Per Person

Skill Level

Age Suitability

Details

This route is for the adventurous, with strong nerves and seat bones!

On this route takes us along winding countryside lanes with far reaching views and beautiful old houses and up to the summit of May Hill - pictured below.

The summit is home to semi wild cows, ponies and pedestrians, with plenty of low gorse bushes to have a jump over if you wish. On this hack we experience long canters and gallops in open fields, the historic crowning group of trees at the top, dense woodland and country lanes.

We sometimes have the opportunity to stop at a pub on the return journey, subject to opening times.

Greenacres Stables Riding Centre | Fully Licensed and Insured

Licence Holder : Ms Nora Catlow  |  Licence Number : N-RID28

Licensing authority :  Herefordshire Council 

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