THE FRIESIAN EXPERIENCE

The only Fully Licenced Riding Establishment in the UK specialising in the KFPS Friesian Horse

To find out more about what we have to offer, please visit our dedicated online store by clicking the link below:

The Friesian Experience Online Store

Or for more information please email: tracey@blackhorses.co.uk
or telephone: 07776145424

An exciting opportunity for Friesian lovers to get hands on experience of what it's like to ride and / or drive top quality Friesians in one of the most scenic parts of the country.

Our farm is home to some of the finest Friesian horses currently in the UK. Evidence of this can be seen by visiting 'Our Horses' page and viewing their achievements which include three UK Breed Champions. Our pride and joy is FEMMA L, the first and only friesian in the UK to be awarded the MODEL title. We also have ANJA & until recently, BERBER, the first and only mares to be awarded the KROON title in the UK. Amongst our other horses we have a number of STER graded mares, geldings and at present the one stallion, Droomwals (Nanno). All our horses are by Approved Friesian stallions and include the heavier baroque along with the more modern sports friesian and several in between!

Experienced riders are invited to join us on a quiet hack round the lanes and through Cartmel village.  For those wanting a little bit more we can explore the local network of bridleways and enjoy the stunning views from the top of Hampsfell overlooking the Cartmel valley and Morecambe Bay. Or, for something a little faster you can book one of our Beach rides.

We don't consider ourselves a trekking centre, we just have some lovely Friesians that we want to share with other Friesian lovers.  The Friesian experience is just that, its all about learning more about the horses from people who respect and support the work carried out by the Royal Friesian Studbook (KFPS). You can experience how they ride and drive, how we train and have them graded.  It's also an opportunity to learn more about responsible breeding of the Friesian, the very strict breeding policies and studbook that these amazing animals belong to.

If you are thinking of buying a Friesian in the future we can offer advise on what to look out for and how to interpret misleading adverts. Although we are unable to recommend where you should buy from we are happy to offer independent support and guidance should you find a horse you are considering buying. We do from time to time have friesians for sale but will only discuss them with you on the day if you express an interest and if we think the horse may be suitable for you.

Experience days are tailored to your needs to ensure you get everything out of the day you want.

Frieisan experience

To find out more about what we have to offer, please visit our dedicated online store by clicking the link below:

The Friesian Experience Online Store

Or for more information please email: tracey@blackhorses.co.uk
or telephone: 07776145424

Please note we have a weight limit of 13 stone

Friesian Photoshoots

Local animal photographer, Sandy Kitching, can come and take photographs of you Experience Day. Sandy visits us regularly and has taken may of the fantastic photographs on this website and on our Facebook pages.

Sandy is passionate about capturing the essence and magnificent beauty of the horses in our care. So if you like what you see here, we can arrange for her to come and capture the moments so you can take away a souvenir of your day.

Sandy says: "The best pictures happen when people don't know I'm there. So I try to keep in the background to get natural shots of horse and rider in their element. I won't be shouting out 'smile'. In fact, if I'm doing my job properly you won't even notice I'm there. I can't hide from Hoitze, however, who can spot my lens a mile away and just loves posing, and swooshing his mane like a supermodel, which is hilarious!"

Contact us for further information about Sandy's Friesian Photoshoots, which are weather dependent and subject to availability. Sandy loves photographing all animals and she's taken some great shots of our dogs and ducks as well!

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For more information email: tracey@blackhorses.co.uk
or telephone: 07776145424 

Frieisan experience
Setting off on a Friesian Riding Experience
Setting off on a Friesian Riding Experience
Frieisian driving experience day
Sandy Kitching on the Friesian Driving Experience
Friesian experience day
Hairy Hidde is always in for a cuddle
Frieisian experience day
Experience Day
Friesian Experience
Showing and telling about our horses
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Photographer Sandy Kitching with Jolanda

 

 

Friesian Hack
Friesian Hack