My 10 year old daughter and I went horse riding at the English Riding Stables in June 2005. We booked it ourselves. Because we were not experienced Alison suggested a one hour lesson, which I was a little aprehensive about but once there Jenny and Clemmy made the lesson enjoyable. I would definately recommend booking yourself, not through the tour operators as Alison was telling us how much of the cost she received, which was not much!!