BSC offers young people the opportunity to spend the summer in a fantastic international environment, learning English and enjoying 3 afternoons a week with horses. In this equestrian camp the girls and boys, aged 8-17 years, as well as perfecting their English, will ride horses and learn to care for the animals in very high quality facilities.
Quality of English classes
High quality coaching centre
6 hours of horse riding lessons a week
The riding camp takes place at three different locations - .Wycliffe College, Cheltenham Ladies’ College and LVS Ascot. These centres have good connections with London, making them ideal locations for this summer programme.
The programme lasts for a minimum of two weeks and takes place in July and August.
Coaching. Horse Riding Camp in UK
The participants at BSC Equestrian Camp will have 6 hours of training per week, which takes place on three afternoons from 2.00-4.00pm. The programme is open to all levels, from beginners to advanced. Instructors work with participants to help them perfect their riding technique and in addition participants will also spend time on maintenance of the stables and horses.
For their training, students are placed into groups of 10 in accordance with their level. All participants receive close individual attention.
Language classes. Horse Riding Camp in UK
While at the camp, as well as the equestrian training, participants attend English lessons given by teachers who are native speakers of the language. Students are placed into classes based on their level and in order to establish their English ability, they take a test on arrival at the camp. There are 15 hours of English lessons per week, divided into 3 hours over 5 mornings. The lessons are focused on improving skills in reading, writing, comprehension, conversation and fluency practice.
Language classes at Equestrian camp
Programme and activities. Horse Riding Camp in UK
The residential campuses of Wycliffe College, Cheltenham Ladies’ College and LVS Ascot have a range of facilities designed for the young people to enjoy their free time together. Every night, after dinner, there is a social programme, so participants can enjoy activities such as theme nights, cinema nights, karaoke, fashion shows and discos.
The camp also organises excursions each week to iconic British locations, selected by the residence chosen for the programme. There is one half day and one full day excursion.
If you choose the Wycliffe College, option, there are a number of attractive options for excursions. From here, participants have the chance to visit places like Oxford, London, Bristol, Cheltenham, Stroud and Stratford-upon-Avon.
Cheltenham Ladies’ College
If you opt to send your son or daughter to Cheltenham Ladies’ College, they will have the chance to visit Cardiff, the capital of Wales, London, Oxford, Bath, Bristol and Stratford-upon-Avon.
For students at LVS Ascot, excursions are organised to Oxford, Brighton, Cambridge and London.
Accommodation and monitors. Horse Riding Camp in UK
The residence of Wycliffe College is located in Stonehouse, within the county of Gloucestershire. The campus, which comprises 6 buildings and is situated in the Cotswolds hills, is set within a large open garden area which offers a pleasant natural landscape. The residence has capacity for 200 people and there are individual and double rooms available, some with their own bathrooms, as well as other larger rooms. Each house has a common room with television, DVD, sofa and games rooms. Meals at the residence are prepared with fresh ingredients and BSC’s catering staff ensure the students have a healthy menu.
Horse Riding Camp in UK 2020 camp Accommodation
Distance between facilities
Cheltenham Ladies’ College
The Cheltenham Ladies College campus is one of the best in the country. It is located in the city of Cheltenham, in the Cotswolds, a protected area of natural heritage. The centre has capacity for 200 people and there are a number of buildings with individual and double rooms, with washing facilities, adjoining bathroom, shower and toilet. All the residential buildings have common areas, with television/videos viewing facilities.
The Licensed Victuallers School (LVS) is located in the Berkshire town of Ascot, which is the venue for the historical annual “Royal Ascot” horse racing meeting. Ascot is situated just 35 minutes away from London and 20 minutes’ from Heathrow Airport. The school where the students stay was founded in 1803 and The Queen continues as its Patron. The accommodation comprises two comfortable houses with individual and double rooms as well as some larger rooms with room for more than 3 beds. There is a shared bathroom on each floor. The two houses have a common room with TV, DVD, sofas and a games room, ideal for the students to spend time together and get to know each other better.
The campus has modern facilities, equipped so that the participants have the best possible experience during their stay. The residence has Internet, meeting rooms for monitors, theatre and disco. Regarding the sporting facilities, there are open air sports fields, covered sports hall, tennis courts and air conditioned indoor swimming pool. The horse riding activities take place at the Barton End Equestrian Centre, which is only 15 minutes’ away. The instructors at the centre take charge of the equestrian classes and supervision of the participants. Barton End has a total of 24 horses and ponies which are used by the students. As well as riding, the young people look after the horses and learn about their wellbeing and creating empathy etc.
Cheltenham Ladies’ College
This centre has Internet connection and a 25 metre swimming pool, theatre, disco, meeting rooms, playing fields, sports hall and a new performance arts centre. Cotswold Riding is the equestrian centre where the students will do their horse riding lessons. It is located 30 minutes by car from the residence. The teachers of Cotswold Riding will take charge of the classes and of supervising the young people during training. The centre has more than 50 ponies and horses, which the young people will learn to look after and on which they will perfect their riding skills.
The LVS Ascot residence has a range of sports facilities, so participants get the very best out of their stay. There is an air conditioned indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, a sports hall, outdoor playing fields, theatre and disco, meeting rooms and Internet for students, which they use under the supervision of monitors. Horse riding classes take place at the Berkshire Riding Centre, which is located at just 10 minutes by car from the residence. The teachers are part of the personnel of the equestrian centre and instructors use a methodology which has been tried and tested during the 20 years of the centre’s operation.
Wycliffe College is situated in the small town of Stonehouse, a short distance from Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Cardiff, Bristol and Oxford. The railway station is 5 minutes on foot from the college and the city has easy connections with Paddington Station in London.
Cheltenham Ladies’ College
The residence is located at 10 minutes on foot from the centre of the city of Cheltenham. The closest airport is Birmingham International Airport, which is 40 km away. London-Gatwick Airport is 164 km away and London-Heathrow is 122 km.
The LVS Ascot centre is in Berkshire, in the town of Ascot, located at just 35 minutes from London and 20 minutes from Heathrow Airport, thus making it very easily accessible. Another airport which is relatively close is Gatwick, 70 km away.
Prices and dates. Horse Riding Camp in UK
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The official rate of this camp is determined in POUNDS, so the final amount in EUROS may vary slightly due to the fluctuation of both currencies.
Included in the price
- Full board accommodation
- At least two excursions a week
- Learning materials, file, use of text books and additional educational materials
- Level test on first day
- Diploma to certify course completion
- Supervised access to Internet free of charge
Not included in the price
- Travel to and from camp
- Travel Insurance
- Cancelation insurance
The transfers service for arrival at and departure from the camp is available between 06:00 and 21:00. Outside these hours, there is an extra charge of £50 for airport transfers. If you are booking a place for a younger student who will be travelling alone, you will need to pay an additional £50 in order to arrange for a staff member from BSC to collect him/her in the airport and sign the authorisation to escort an unaccompanied minor. BSC will require flight details at least 20 days in advance of travel.
The prices vary depending on the airport. Below is a list of the charges of those airports/stations in the area local to Wycliffe College:
- Bristol Airport: £124
- Birmingham Airport: £147
- Heathrow Airport: £176
- Gatwick Airport: £226
- London St Pancras International: £216
Through an international insurance company, we offer two different types of insurance:
Camp cancellation insurance
If you want to rest assured that you can recover your money in the event that your child is unable to attend the camp because of unforeseen circumstances - our cancellation insurance policy may be of interest to you. More information here
We also offer a travel insurance policy that also includes medical assistance. Details of the full policy coverage can be found here
Steps to make a reservation for the camp
- Step 1: Make a payment of 50% of the total cost of the program. (If you reserve after May 31st, you must pay 100% of the cost of the program to reserve.)
- Step 2: Turn in the required documents duly completed.
Once you have completed steps 1 and 2, we’ll send you a confirmation of your reservation.
Once you have received the confirmation, you can buy your transportation tickets. If you have reserved the transfer service, be sure to send us an email regarding the details of your trip so we can successfully transport you to the camp.