Our holiday cottage is now open for bookings.  However it is with regret that we inform you that due to pandemic consequences we are unable to offer riding or carriage driving tuition.  

If you require further information please phone or email carriage@freeuk.com

If you love horses and are looking for an activity that will keep you fit whilst enjoying superb Northumberland countryside then a warm welcome awaits at our lovely farm situated at historic Flodden Battlefield.  Surrounded by splendid countryside in the Cheviots foothills with quiet country lanes, minimal traffic & easy access to off road riding.  Horse riding and carriage driving are both rewarding and exciting sports that can be enjoyed by all ages.  

Horse riding and carriage driving are both rewarding and exciting sports that can be enjoyed by all ages. 
We provide a full range of facilities for riders & carriage drivers and including self-catering & B&B accommodation & also holidays for horses.

We have a variety of well-schooled horses and ponies to match all riders and drivers.  From ponies to heavy hunters and also light sports horses.

Riding and Driving Tuition is provided for all ages and levels from absolute beginner. All lessons by appointment and are one-to-one.

We specialise in classical riding techniques and qualified riding tuition is available for all ages and levels from absolute beginner to experienced competition riders.  We can provide competent sympathetic tuition for all abilities and including those who have learning difficulties and physical disability. 

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For driving, we teach coachman rein handling and specialise in horse driving trials (singles and pairs) and private driving.  With over 40 years qualified experience as an fei competitor, judge, trainer and commercial driver; including work for film and television. For those who are wheelchair users or semi-ambulent we have a Disabled Driving Association approved easy loading carriage.

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We custom-build horse drawn carriages and undertake restoration and repair of quality carriages and offer customers the benefit of engineering expertise combined with 40 years experience in carriage driving for competition and commercially

We also provide a traditional landau carriage for weddings, film hire and special occasions. Drawn by a matched pair of horses.  Gilbert and Sullivan are quality purpose-bred full brothers; well-schooled, stylish, well-mannered and presented to perfection.  With traditional livery dressed coachman and grooms. 

Licenced as per the requirements of the Riding Establishments Act.  Full public, employers and product liability insurance. Riding/driving tuition, BDS/BHS Qualified, Horses trained, backed and/or Put to harness.  Carriage Building/repair, Traditional Horse Drawn Carriages hired for Film Work, Weddings & Special Occasions, Harness & Tack sold  

 Proprietor:  Thomas E Fletcher
Note:  All photos subject to copyright and thanks to Bryan Trigwell for the photos he's given us.

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