Shire Horse Driving Experience Days 2022

A unique experience to spend the day working with our magnificent Wimpole Shire horses.

  • Booking essential

Spend the day with our resident Shire horses as part of this experience day. The course includes: learning about harness and having a go at putting it on the Shires. Long-reining a Shire using verbal instructions and via the reins around obstacles in the paddock, before taking the reins to drive a one-horse carriage through the estate. Helping to turn the horses out in the field at the end of the day. No previous experience with horses necessary, but participants need to be over 16 years old, and be fit enough to walk at pace on uneven ground.

Spaces are limited and booking is essential.

Available Shire Horse Experience dates:

Wednesday 7th September

Prices

Additional prices
  • Experience Day £150.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Suitability
Participants must be over 16.
Meeting point
Please park in our farm staff car park, found by driving past the main visitor entrance and taking a small track to the left beyond the farm. A member of the team will meet you in the picnic area.
What to bring and wear
Please wear sturdy shoes suitable for walking over rough ground and clothing for suitable for the weather and outdoor work. No loose clothing, dangling jewellery and long hair should be tied back.
Accessibility
The experience day includes considerable walking and standing on uneven ground, and participants need to be fit enough to walk at pace whilst working with the horses.
Other
Participants should bring their own lunch (the Farm Cafe will be closed on weekdays) but tea and coffee will be provided. Experience Days may be postponed in the case of adverse weather or for animal welfare reasons, but adequate notice will be given.

Contact Info

Name
Wimpole Estate Office
Email
wimpolehall@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01223 206000

Upcoming events

Come Out & Play at Wimpole Estate

Wed 17 Aug 2022
09:30-16:00
Hop, skip, jump, team up and beat your best this summer holiday with daily activities across the Estate.

Wimpole in Bloom

Wed 17 Aug 2022
09:30-16:30
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Wimpole Sunday Strolls

Sun 21 Aug 2022
11:00-12:30
Enjoy a guided walk and talk, exploring the history of Wimpole Estate with a volunteer guide on our Sunday Strolls.

Wimpole Wednesday Walks

Wed 24 Aug 2022
11:00-13:00
Our popular guided walks are back! Enjoy the estate from a different perspective and discover the best bits of the parkland and countryside by joining our volunteer guides on a Wednesday Walk.

Harv'Fest 2022 - Wimpole Produce Weekend

Sat 03 Sep 2022
10:00-16:00
As part of Harv'Fest, a programme of talks, events and demonstrations throughout September, celebrate the produce cultivated on the Estate.

Shire Horse Driving Experience Days 2022

Wed 07 Sep 2022
10:00-16:00
A unique experience to spend the day working with our magnificent Wimpole Shire horses.