Cumbrian Heavy Horses

Welcome to The Cumbrian Heavy Horse Riding Centre

We are the only Clydesdale and Shire Riding Centre in the UK. A small, family run business, we started life in Scotland but relocated last year to Cumbria, and retain our BHS and TRSS Approved Riding Centre Status, running specialist tutoured rides in small groups tailored to the needs of our clients.

We have the same wonderful team of Clydesdale and Shire horses all between 17 and 18hh, the scenery has changed to a softer richer beauty here and we offer our visitors a variety of farm and fell instructional hacks in the valley and up onto Black and White Combe,and shortly to the West Coast beaches where we can ride for what feels like forever.

We run special “experienced only” rides where the pace is fast, also mixed ability rides where couples or friends can share their enthusiasm for these magnificent horses at a steadier pace, also special steady rides for nervous or beginner riders. We teach as we go, as we aim to make this the experience of your holiday!

Our Daily Rides

We ride out every day, all year round on our farm and fell rides for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Our Team

We are a close knit team – a family, with the cats, chickens and the dog to keep us all amused! All the staff and volunteers here are passionate about promoting these beautiful horses.

Short Breaks

When you join us on your break you can be assured that it is structured to fit your ability and personal requirements.

Cafe and Shop

We have a small cafe with home baking, fresh tea and coffee, and our ‘The Big Horse Gift n Gear Shop’.



Email annie@cumbrianheavyhorses.com.
Call 01229 777764 or 07769 588565 quoting Explore Lake District.
Or visit www.cumbrianheavyhorses.com today.