Horse riding in the New Forest

There’s no faster way to explore the winding trails, quaint villages and vast, unspoilt landscapes of the New Forest than on horseback. 

You’ll start off at the arena for the first 10 mins or so of the ride so as to help you with the basics and settle you onto your trusty steed before riding out. The walk/ jog only will take you out into the forest over the open heath where you will ride amongst the forest ponies and foals and then on into the leafy glades of the forest in closures where you may be lucky and spot some fallow or roe deer. 

Suitable for beginner riders 12 years and over, maximum weight is 15st/95kg. Wear at least a t-shirt (shoulders must be covered), long trousers or jeans and sturdy boots or shoes with a small heel. Don't wear trainers or flat shoes. If you've got a riding hat bring it along; if not, one will be provided. Dress for the weather.

The details

  • 25 mins drive
  • A sumptuous picnic hamper can be provided on request for £20 per person
  • Beginner rides last 90 mins. Start times subject to arrangement and availability
  • £72 per person (excluding transport to get there)
  • Terms and conditions apply. A future room booking is required. Advanced booking may be required, and minimum numbers and age restrictions may also apply. Riding is not suitable during pregnancy and may not be suitable for some other medical conditions and disabilities. If in doubt please check with the stables before booking