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Happy Chinese New Year!

Written by Laura Foster on

Horse on a beach

Happy Chinese New Year!
The year of the horse, with this is mind………

Appreciate the beautiful Norfolk Coast countryside from the back of a horse………. Where to ride?
Holkham Beach
Natural England and Holkham Estate offer the facility to ride horses on the beach at Holkham, near Wells-next-the-Sea.
Peddars Way National Trail
The Peddars way section has plenty to offer horse riders. Please check their website for more details.
Norfolk County Council
Norfolk County Council provides further information on Norfolk's bridle ways – Please see their website under the section, “Enjoying the Norfolk countryside”

Hiring a Horse
There are several local, friendly equestrian centres who offer riding lessons.
Mount Pleasant Equestrian Centre
25 Lamsey Lane, Heacham, Kings Lynn, Norfolk PE31 7LE
Tel: 01485 572727

North Norfolk Riding Centre
Old Wells Road, Walsingham, Norfolk NR22 6BS
Tel: 01328 820796

Fern Bank Riding School
Carr Lane, Roughton, Norfolk NR11 8PG
Tel: 01263 512796

Thwaite Common Riding and Livery Stables
Thwaite Common, Erpingham, Cromer, Norfolk
Tel: 01263 761787

Squirrelwood Equestrian Centre
Sandy Hill Lane, Weybourne, Norfolk NR25 7HW
Tel: 07586 292149

Bridge Farm Stables
Windmill Road, Gimingham, Norfolk NR11 8HL
Tel: 01263 720028

Willow Farm Riding School
Ormesby St Margaret, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR29 3QE
Tel: 01493 730297 Mob. 07802 60706

Swafield Riding Centre
Swafield House, Swafield, North Walsham, Norfolk NR28 0QT
Tel: 01692 402348

West Norfolk boasts two international horse trial venues in Burnham Market and Houghton.

Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary in West Runton was founded in 1995 and is open to the public Easter to October. 01603 736200.

Redwings Horse Sanctuary in Aylsham is the UKs largest horse sanctuary offering free entry and funded solely by donations. Caring for horses, ponies, donkeys and mules working to re-home them or give the animals a home for life at the sanctuary. 01508 481000.

Welfare’s Hall Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Snetterton is a working farm that welcomes visitors to meet horses, take part in various events throughout the year, has a coffee shop and is open Wednesdays, Weekends and Bank Holidays. 01953 499100.

Fakenham Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse racing venue. The course is left-handed, almost square in shape, with a circumference of about a mile. A days racing is an exciting day out for people of all ages and prides itself on its friendly casual atmosphere and has no dress code. Next race date meeting is Friday 14th February. 01328 862 388.

A selection of locations in Norfolk with a pub called The White Horse ………..
Brancaster, South Lopham, Holme-next-the-Sea, Longham, Crostwick, Upton, Trowse, Cromer, Attleborough, Hingham, Blakeney, Neatishead, Crostwick, East Runton, Overstrand, Kenninghall, Chedgrave.


Laura Foster

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Enjoys running, cycling, going to the theatre and supporting Norwich City Football Club.