Bourton Vale Equestrian Centre is a friendly, professional riding school in the heart of the Cotswolds.

We are a friendly and professional Cotswold Riding School offering expert tuition and scenic rides around the picturesque villages of Lower and Upper Slaughter. We are immensely proud of our kind, good natured horses and offer riding for everyone – from complete beginner to the more advanced.

Tuition is available from qualified approved instructors with facilities including an outdoor arena, grass field, set of show jumps and beautiful hacking.

Being a registered Pony Club Centre, there are plenty of activities available for horse mad children! During the holidays we have “own a pony” days, pony camps and rallies.

We are fully insured and licensed with Cotswold District Council Licence number C/18/00560/ARIDE



The Riding School offers lessons for both children and adults with a great team of horses and ponies suitable for all levels of rider.

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Tourist Hacks

Tourist Hacks

45 mins or 1 hour circular rides around the villages of Lower & sometimes Upper Slaughter suitable for all levels of rider from beginners

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River Rides

River Rides

Great for children or nervous adults and take approximately 30 minutes.

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Fun Fridays

Fun Fridays

4pm – 5pm term times we run a Pony Club for ages 14 & under to learn all about horse & pony care.

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We are one big animal family at
Bourton Vale Equestrian.

Our horses have been used by the media on many occasions as they are pretty cool with cameras and all that comes with them. They have appeared in Countryfile, Britain by Bike, BBC Real Rescues, many Japanese holiday programmes, numerous corporate promotional DVDs and publications, Countrylife Magazine, Cotswold Life, Ordnance Survey maps, The Times, Daily Express, all local press and even on the Radio!

Watch our animals celebrate Christmas!

Enjoy the video!

We’ll teach you how to ride and improve your riding!

Our friendly and helpful staff aim to make your riding experience a positive and enjoyable event. Our qualified instructors will ensure your tuition matches your needs and helps you improve.



Call 07910 138465 to check availability or email


We will require approximate height, weight and experience (if any) of each rider and a £10 per person deposit payable via paypal here, internet bank transfer or by card payment over the phone.

Please email/text or call to confirm availability BEFORE making a deposit. (Phones are not manned all the time so please leave a message and we will get back to you). Sadly, too many no shows means no deposit = no booking! Deposits are non refundable unless weather conditions are too dangerous to ride in

The link for photos that may be taken on your ride is here:-

£30/ 30 mins
or £35 for 45 mins
Price per person

£10 extra for private

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£50/ hour
An hour ride around the Slaughter villages

Suitable for people who can ride independently in walk and trot

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£40/ 45 mins
Hack around Lower Slaughter

Suitable for beginners and children over 7yrs

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£35/ 30 mins
Great for people who have never ridden and children

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“The hack was beautiful and well worth it even as a more experienced rider."


“My partner and I had an amazing 45 minute hack with Charlie and had such a fun experience as a rusty rider and a complete newbie.”


“Professional and made to feel extremely comfortable! Even the mother who had never ridden before!”


Our Staff