Join us for an experience you will never forget...


Spend a day with us that you'll never forget. Surrounded by beautiful Derbyshire countryside ,  fresh air and working a shire horse or pony. Get a hands on experience. You will be spending the day with Lance and Corinne at our small holding . We have three shire horses, one dales, one percheron, one fjord and two shetland ponies. All play a part in our business Arraslea shires.

Corinne is a qualified BHS instructor and Lance is a qualified farrier of 32 years, who still makes his own shoes! Both of us share a passion for heavy, hairy and unusual horses that can be driven and used on the land.

The day will start at 10a.m  and finish at 3p.m, lunch is included in the price ( vegitarians or people with special dietry requirments should let us know before the day)

You will arrive and be given refreshments whilst being briefed on the days activities. Logging, or shire day you will be allocated  a horse/ or pony for the day so that you will stay with the same horse and get to know it.

Firstly after refreshments ,you will learn how to groom your horse, then harness it up and then work it, either on the land ie chain harrowing. or extracting logs out of the near by park land, with excellent instuction all the way.

 Then it is back to the stables and take off the harness and make sure your horse is ok before lunch.

 After lunch you will harness your horse up for extra field work of logging or for a driving lesson. It is totally your day and you can include different activities into your time with us so that you could have a go at everything.

Then it is back to the stables and unharness, then give your horse a rub down , then turn them out. then its refreshments and chat about your day and anything that you want to know. 

If you want to see how horse shoes are made by hand then we can add this into your days activities.

The day is arranged for your enjoyment as well as learning, so what ever you choose to have a go at you wont be dissappointed.

The day is for individuals, two people or small groups. But you will never be put with strangers. When you book state that you want a day for one person , or for 2 or small group and thats what you'll get. We want you to get the best out of the day with us. If yu want  to bring along a friend or partner, who just wants to watch its ok to do so. It will be an extra cost of £20 and lunch will also be included.Please state this when you book.

*Prices are;

  • £130 per person per day( private session)lunch included
  • £220 for two people. Lunch included
  • An extra £20 per spectater. lunch included

Please contact us to arrange dates and the  details. When you book we will require half  the amount of the total as deposit. The rest can be paid  before , or on the day. Please feel free to ask any questions

Please remember that the days are hands on and will be phsyical so please wear suitable boots , comfortable, and practical cloths. Please bring water proof clothing with you so you are prepared for all weather. the days are tailered to individual needs and physical strenghs so let us know how much or how little  you can do. Nothing is to much trouble for us. 

please also note that we have the right to cancel any days if we need to do so.