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Friesian Experience

Friesian Experience


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.


Greenbank Farm, Aynsome Lane,
LA11 7ST


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