Bourton Vale Equestrian Centre
Bourton Vale Equestrian Centre opened on April 1st 1999 and was founded by Leanne and Justin Launchbury. What started out as a hobby gradually grew into a business and is now a thriving Cotswold riding school. It is a way of life for us and our son Jake who is BVEC born and bred! Over the years BVEC has grown from a small livery and riding school to a pony club centre with around 50 members. We enjoy sharing our passion for horses and animals with all our visitors. Many of our horses and ponies are rescue animals. Our philosophy is to give everyone and every animal the best opportunity that we can.
- Riding With Us
- Pony Club
- Hen Hacks
- Lease A Horse
These are an hour long circular rides around the Cotswold villages of Lower and sometimes Upper Slaughter for people who have ridden before, and we have the 45 minute route – suitable for all levels of rider from absolute beginners. The best way to see the beautiful Slaughter villages is from the back of one of our experienced and good-natured horses! The 45 minute ride can include a short trot if riders are happy to do so. The hour long ride will go through both Lower and Upper Slaughter if the riders are happy to do longer sections of trot. We aim to have a refreshing splash in the River Eye en route.
Our river rides are particularly popular with children or nervous adults who just fancy “having a go” as a guide walks alongside the riders. These take approximately 30 minutes and go to the river in Lower Slaughter, where we have a paddle, a snap and back.
Bourton on the Water
Visit Bourton on the Water a charming English village in the heart of the Cotswolds. Regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England, Bourton on the Water has a unique appeal to visitors and residents alike.
With plenty to see and do, Bourton on the Water offers a wealth of attractions and shops, restaurants and tea rooms, or simply for you to enjoy some tranquil time by the River Windrush with its beautiful bridges throughout.
Visit Gloucestershire from elegant spa & market towns to stately homes. Gloucestershire is home to the UK’s longest river and largest mature oak woodland, iconic film locations, walk in the footsteps of poets, and explore 4,500-year-old mines.
In addition to its county town of Gloucester, it has three lovely areas – The Forest of Dean, The Cotswolds and the Severn Vale.