In the picturesque Cotswold village of Stanton, a few miles from Broadway, Jill Carenza has been offering riding, and Bed & Breakfast in her 17th century Cotswold stone house, The Vine, since 1975.
The riding includes lessons, as well as splendid hacks, for all levels of rider: with over 50 well-schooled horses, Jill has the right horse for you. There are also ponies for children.
There is plenty to do besides riding: The Cotswold Way footpath runs right past The Vine; golfing is available nearby; and Bath, Cheltenham, Chipping Campden, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and Stow on the Wold are easily reached. The riding centre and Bed & Breakfast are open year-round. Each season in the Cotswolds brings its own pleasures.
We specialise in accelerated learning. Born in Gloucestershire, Jill Carenza began riding before she could walk, and rode to school at the age of five. She competed at advanced level but her first love has always been instructing.
Jill helps each rider achieve their personal goal – be it eventing, cross-country, or just hacking out confidently – in an accelerated fashion, with her unique blend of challenge and encouragement backed up by the selection of horses and training facilities. Most riders have been amazed at their rate of progress.
Visit Broadway the gateway to the Cotswolds and one of the most beautiful villages in England, the houses of honey coloured Cotswold stone have lured visitors for centuries.
Visit Worcestershire a great destination for family fun with lots of attractions, great events and action-packed outdoor activities.
In the south are the Cotswolds and their enchanting stone-built villages and heart-lifting rural scenery. And to the west is the Malverns; dark, brooding hills that rise suddenly over the valley of the River Severn that courses north to south down to the Bristol Channel.
Worcester is the main city with its cathedral and medieval charm, and to the north of the county is Worcestershire’s 19th-century industrial legacy, at restored mills and canals.