Escape the stresses of everyday life with this thrilling and relaxing Two Hour New Forest Horse Riding Experience.
The New Forest National Park was the hunting ground of Kings as far back as William the Conqueror and the best way to explore its plains and enclosures is still on horseback. Take a relaxing journey amongst some beautiful scenery in the English countryside. Whether you're a novice or an experienced rider, this horse riding experience can be enjoyed by everyone. The ride will take you out over the lush forest greens, riding amongst the wild New Forest ponies and new-born foals (in late spring to summer) and even highland cattle and pigs which graze the forest in autumn. Then it’s on into the forest woodlands, along winding tree lined tracks where some of the forest’s other inhabitants such as wild deer and buzzards are often spotted.
Your two hour horse riding experience begins with a short safety briefing from your instructor before heading down to the arena for a short session to cover the basics and settle you on your trusty steed. Then it’s time to set off into the New Forest National Park to explore. After your ride has finished, there’s time for a photo and a tea or coffee at the stables to round off this incredible experience.
*Please note: Different rides are available depending on age and experience. Beginner walk rides are suitable for ages 9 years and over. Walk and jog Western trails are suitable for beginners 12 years and over. More experienced riders can do a walk and trot hack in traditional saddle, again 12 years and over. There is no cantering or galloping on these rides.
When can you go?
This experience is available Tuesday to Sunday, September to June, excluding back holidays.
How long does this activity last?
Your experience will last approximately 2½ hours, with 2 hours riding.
You need to know
The minimum age is nine years old.
The maximum weight is 95kg (15 stone). This experience is suitable for beginners as well as seasoned riders. It is not suitable during pregnancy. Clients sign a registration certificate.
You will be asked to fill in a registration and acceptance form on the day.
This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.
You and how many others?
There will be a maximum of nine other riders with you on the day.
Family and friends
You are welcome to bring friends to watch you or take part, however there will be a charge to take park and they need to book in advance.