Ride Of Your Life
When you think about horse riding, two extreme images come to mind. At one end, you imagine yourself bargaining for an awfully short pony ride at a typical touristy destination, while the other is where you find yourself out of place in a nose-in-the-air setting. Thankfully, there’s a place not too far from Bangalore that’s not only cheerfully friendly but also promises to give your kids much more than a great riding experience.
The Embassy International Riding School, located just 27 kms north of the city, is accessible and makes for a great day trip for both kids and adults. Unlike most clubs, the Embassy Riding School is far from uptight. The hospitality and openness of the place will surprise you.
In Fine Company
This is an ideal place to spend a Sunday, where you can plan for a relaxed lunch at Ai Cavalli — the Italian restaurant on campus that serves simple home-style Italian cuisine. From pastas, salads, sandwiches and grilled chicken to finger food that your kids won’t fuss about, the menu here offers enough options. Ask for a nicely chilled beer and you can lay back and enjoy the rustic feel of the place.
While you wait for your food, you can walk around the stables or enjoy the lawn, which houses a few friendly pooches and farm animals. There’s also a trampoline to keep the little ones busy. Post-lunch, your child could set off for an hour-long pony ride into the woods with a qualified instructor.
A Visit Or Many
They also conduct summer and weekend kids camp where children get hands-on experience on different aspects of riding. The riding school also organises a Own-A-Pony day. You can find more details by getting in touch with them or through their website.
The Embassy Riding School also makes for an ideal weekend getaway where you could stay in one of the five luxury tents, offering a unique camping experience both to kids and grown ups alike. The best part is that you are not far from home.
So, We’re Thinking…
We’ve visited the Embassy Riding School on several occasions, spending the day with family on one occasion, while the other visits were for play dates and birthday parties. It has always been a pleasant and fun experience. It makes for a unique venue for birthday parties, a lot of fun for the kids especially if you & your expected guests live in the North Bangalore area.
Price: Entry free. INR 600 per hour per child for a pony child.
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