Two Hour New Forest Horse Riding

Two Hour New Forest Horse Riding

Get ready for some fun in the saddle when you go horse riding in Hampshire! Imagine riding on horseback across acres of New Forest heathland and woodlands with just the sound of your horse clip-clopping along. With your mount’s mane flowing freely in the gentle breeze immerse yourself in the local flora and fauna of this lovely area of Hampshire on these gentle horse riding lessons. 

New recruits fear not beginners are welcome. This New Forest horse riding experience includes a session in the arena to settle and help you with basic riding skills before you head off into the wilds of Hampshire. Once you are comfortable on horseback you will be heading across the grasslands and heaths  riding amongst the New Forest’s native ponies and foals.

The ponies are the most famous residents of this very touristy area of Hampshire. And  although they appear to be wild they are all actually owned by people whose properties give them historic rights to graze the animals. Riding through the New Forest enclosures you may even be lucky enough to spot one of the many herds of wild deer (even though they are pretty shy animals!).

This part of Hampshire is one of the largest regions in the country where you can ride horses freely boasting endless horseback tours of pure scenic beauty that are hard to beat. These forests were the hunting grounds of kings and queens as far back as the days of William the Conqueror. Even nowadays getting on your horse is still the best way to explore.

This friendly Hampshire horse riding school is BHS (British Horse Society) approved so you can be sure of expert instruction and guidance from the team of instructors.  With their relaxed coaching methods you will learn how to ride your horse or pony safely and comfortably whilst taking in the breathtaking New Forest views.  

You will then ride back to the stables where there is tea coffee and soft drinks so you can then rest your limbs and look back on a morning spent riding in the ancient woodlands of the New Forest. And believe us if this is your first time horse riding in the Hampshire area you’re in for an amazing riding experience from beginning to end!

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Barbecue Trail in Hampshire

Barbecue Trail in Hampshire

This New Forest Western Horse Riding experience is the perfect opportunity to be at one with nature as you embark on an authentic two-hour adventure into the tranquillity and beauty of these peaceful woodlands rounded off with sizzling barbecued delights back at the ranch.

Western riding with its relaxed style and deep seated saddle is easy to pick up even if you have not been on horseback before.  So Beginners as well as more seasoned riders are welcome on this gentle walk and jog trail which starts off in the arena with a short session to settle you on your trusty steed and covers the basics of western riding before heading out across the New Forest National Park.

You don’t need to be a ‘John Wayne’ to trail ride you can join Coyote Chenoa and the other western horses as they take you out over the vast unspoilt grasslands and heaths riding amongst the wild New Forest ponies who roam freely across the 94 000 acre National Park.  The trails often encounter herds of highland cattle as well as buzzards as they make their way into the woodland enclosures winding along narrow tracks between tall oak and pine trees. These ancient woods are home to the ‘Kings Deer’ the New Forest was originally the hunting ground of William the Conqueror and though shy creatures they too can be seen watching you from the trees as you ride quietly by.

The New Forest which boasts one of the greatest remaining expanses of unenclosed pasture heath and woodland in England’s densely-populated south is home to over 3000 wild New Forest ponies and is governed by historic laws and courts some of which date back to the days of the Doomsday Book.  As you ride across these lands you may well find yourself lost in another world removed from our non stop modern way of life in a place where wild ponies have right of way over cars and much remains unchanged since its giant oaks were harvested to build Britain’s Naval Fleets.

Horse riding in the fresh country air soon builds up an appetite so as soon as you jump off the saddle back at the ranch you’ll be tucking into a delicious barbecue lunch serving up sizzling chicken steak and plenty of hot coffee tea and refreshing soft drinks – a meal fit for a true New Forest Western Rider! If you’re vegetarian no worries – just let us know when you book and we’ll sort out an equally delicious treat for you.

Whether you fancy the idea of Western Riding in Hampshire to enjoy some quality time with your family or friends or some romantic time with the one you love this is a relaxing equestrian exploit absolutely anyone will enjoy – especially if you want to escape the hectic bustle of modern living.

One thing’s for certain; this New Forest Western Trail is an enchanting adventure everyone will look back on as a very special way to explore and re-discover the wonders of nature at its most wild and beautiful – and all on horseback guided by expert ride leaders who know the trails that criss-cross Hampshire’s gorgeous New Forest almost as well as the ponies that graze there and call it home!

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Western Adventure in Hampshire

Western Adventure in Hampshire

Giddy yourself up and get ready to go horse riding at this New Forest Western Riding centre in Hampshire! This full day experience is all about becoming part of the stable team so you’ll be combining riding out Western-style with learning how to look after your own mount for the day.

Of course any good horseman or woman knows you need bags of energy for New Forest horse riding so before you even put one foot in the stirrup you’ll tuck into a bacon (or vegetarian) sandwich with a steaming coffee to kick-start your equine adventure.

It has to be said riding a horse in and around the New Forest isn’t about proving you are the next Sundance Kid. You can grab the reins whatever your age or riding ability with beginners particularly welcome and of course all equipment is provided – you just need to come prepared to get stuck in!

You’ll be given your very own Western-trained Paint or Appaloosa horse for the duration of the experience and even though you won’t be galloping around the real wild wild west the trails around the New Forest plains are a really lovely and gentle introduction to this riding style that is very different to European riding. Your first job? To tack your steed up with the Western saddle and then mosey on down to the arena for a lesson in riding.

Lunch is next – and not just for you as your mount will need feeding and watering before you can tuck into a tasty chicken or steak BBQ. Once you and your horse are replenished and ready to go riding the afternoon is spent in the wild blue yonder as you walk and jog along lovely trails passing by New Forest ponies ducking under branches in the woods and ambling along leafy tracks. You might even be able to spot some other famous residents of the New Forest – the wild deer.

Horse riding in the New Forest will open your eyes to just how unspoilt this National Park is and what a superb way it is to not only enjoy an authentic New Forest adventure western-style but to spot animals playing in completely natural surroundings too.

Your day of horse riding around the New Forest is topped off with a delicious sweet treat back at the ranch but only after you have tended to your horse as you’re a true cowboy now. This means you make sure your horse is un-tacked fed and watered before sharing tales of horse riding in the New Forest with your fellow riders. And remember you don’t need to be John Wayne to trail ride as many of the participants on these experience days have never even ridden a horse before. So get yer jeans on and ride the range! Yee-haa!

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Beach Riding on The Sussex Coast

Beach Riding on The Sussex Coast

Canter along miles of golden sands when you go horse riding on the beach! These horseback beach ride experiences are really really popular as both rider and mount adore these coastline outings in West Sussex. We’ve got the option of booking a personal guided ride or joining a small group.

You see it in pop videos tv adverts and shows. The slow motion sequence horse riding along the deserted beach. The dramatic sky the splashes of hooves in water the kicking up of the sand as the horse gathers pace mane flowing in the on-shore breeze. And we have to say these beach rides in West Sussex are as brill as they sound!

Open to all riders from novice to expert if you have even just a little experience on a horse these beach rides are possible for you. The organisers have specially selected some of the best beaches in West Sussex with long long stretches of sand that are just crying out to be ridden. All tours are guided showing the finest and wildest areas of this stunning coastline.

For these beach rides you’ll meet at a country pub. From there it’s a short hack along country lanes to the beach. Once in your stride you’ll feel the sense of simple well-being and bliss that riding a horse along the beach gives you. The horses absolutely love it and are totally relaxed. As confidence builds more experienced riders can enjoy the thrill of jumping the groins that line the seafront.

The school uses Climping beach near Atherington low tide gives you a wide stretch of sand that seems to go on forever. Horse riding on the beach is a real treat for both humans and horses. These well-organised rides on the beaches of West Sussex are convivial and fun – especially as they start and finish at a hand-selected country pub! Even if you’re not a hugely horsey person we think you’ll love riding horseback along the sand and in the water.

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Horse Riding West Sussex

Horse Riding West Sussex

Go horse riding in West Sussex and discover this very lovely part of the country on horseback! Suitable for all levels of rider from novices to the experienced we are offering horse treks and riding lessons out of these stables in the village of Rusper.

Hannah and her dedicated team run this independent riding school in the heart of West Sussex. It’s a fun and friendly place where there’s a warm welcome good facilities and a lovely family of horses for you to ride.

All have been chosen for their good temperament their experience and they are all well-mannered. To Hannah they are all very special members of her family. You might get to ride Paddy the very gentle Irish bred gelding who’s perfect for boosting confidence in the saddle. Competent riders will love the very handsome Yogi a big horse with a great personality who stands at 17.2 hands high.

Riders with a little bit of time in the saddle will love the trek option. All experiences are guided and you’ll ride out from the stables on an hour-long hack taking in the very picturesque surroundings. This part of West Sussex is lovely with lots of bridleways and quiet lanes that criss-cross the countryside. Being located midway between Horsham and Crawley this riding school is right next to the River Mole with the South Downs and High Weald on its doorstep.

For those new to riding or for anyone wanting to advance their riding techniques there are one to one riding lessons too. The horse riding instructors will start by chatting to you about your experience with horses and what you’d like to achieve from the lesson. Then it’s out to the arena for your personal riding lesson.

The personalised lessons last around 45 minutes for adults and 30 minutes for children. Treks are one hour long and of course a riding hat will be provided for you but if you have your own you’re very welcome to bring it along. Jodhpurs and riding boots would be great but there’s no need to have them for these horse riding lessons at this West Sussex school. Isn’t time you got back in saddle?

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