Experience the romance of English country life on horseback

England offers some of the most unspoilt countryside in the world, with magnificent houses steeped in history and romance, offering you the chance to experience an exceptional riding holiday. Our escorted rides take you on a journey and give you an insight into a private world that is rarely seen.

"We crossed through miraculously unspoilt countryside - we journeyed for hours without seeing another soul. It felt like I'd entered a charmed existence where I could dream of living another life - that of a Jane Austen heroine".

Fiona Bruce (The Daily Telegraph. Nov 2015)

Stately Rides organises rides in the Cotswolds, Wales & bespoke weekend house parties

- For all new 2019 ride itineraries and dates, please see here -

Riding in the Cotswolds

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Watch this video to see what people thought about our recent ride in the Cotswolds.

See what people are saying about our rides...

  • Thank you for a totally amazing weekend! It was utterly wonderful in every way and we all loved every minute. What you do on Stately Rides is just incredible and we are so lucky to be the beneficiaries. We're coming next year, that's a certainty.

    Fiona Bruce (BBC Broadcaster & Presenter)
  • We had such a wonderful weekend with Stately Rides. You, Charlotte and Nicky looked after us so well, the horses were just fabulous and the whole experience was amazing. Both houses we stayed in were stunning and the hosts made us feel so welcome. We will be back next year!

    Claire Fuller
  • Once again, we had a fabulous time. Thanks so much to the wonderful hosts, to you and Charlotte, and to Victoria and Nicki. And we certainly owe a debt of gratitude to the wonderful Marble and Major and most of all, to Bella. What fabulous horses! We couldn't have asked for a better holiday.

    Susan, Jack and Brian (Bainbridge Island)
  • We can't thank all of you enough for the incredible opportunity to experience the Cotswolds in such a unique manner.

    Paul (San Francisco)

The Rides

The majority of our rides take place in the Cotswolds and now Wales.

Rides from 2 and up to 5 days can be arranged throughout the season, April through to November.

You will stay in really beautiful country houses that are never normally opened to the public. Enjoying excellent home cooking provided by your hosts.