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Residential riding holidays for children.

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Lavendersbluedillydilly1969 · 14/04/2013 10:43

My 11 yr old DD has found out about these and is currently begging to be allowed to go to Valley Farm in Suffolk for a residential camp in summer holidays.
Does anybody know anything about Valley Farm? E have had a look online and it does look fun just would like to know if anyone's child had been there and what they thought of it.
Many thanks.

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chocolatecakeystuff · 14/04/2013 18:43

Don't know anything about this one, but I had great fun about that age on riding holidays.

Went to one in wales & one in kent

Lavendersbluedillydilly1969 · 18/04/2013 10:10

Thanks, I know she would love it. I think we will have to pay a visit and check it out for ourselves.

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Mitchy1nge · 18/04/2013 13:12

I know valley farm, it was one of only a very few riding schools for us to choose from - they used to have camargue horses and other interesting things - never stayed there as is quite local to us, but am sure it would be nice.

katrinefonsmark · 18/04/2013 13:19

Do they do beginners?

Mitchy1nge · 18/04/2013 13:32

I'm sure they do, they always used to.

Lavendersbluedillydilly1969 · 18/04/2013 16:28

Thank you Mitchy, it looks really nice and the days seem action packed. I think they take anyone from about 8 upward and any level of experience right upto upper teens.
I am going to go there next weekend and talk to them and see the accommodation etc.

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horsemadmom · 11/08/2013 19:45

Wanted to say a big 'Thanks' for this thread. DD just got back from Valley Farm and LOVED IT! It was everything it said on the tin and more.

Butkin · 11/08/2013 20:16

That's good to know. Glad you DD enjoyed her holiday.

basildonbond · 12/08/2013 11:12

One of dd's friends is off there next week - and dd's week at Wellington was a roaring success - she can't wait to go again next year

horsemadmom · 12/08/2013 12:24

DD is just brimming with confidence now. I need to know what magic formula they used to get her around the cross country course. This is the child who used to weep with fright before cross poles!

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