Catch, groom and tack up your horse, western-style
A western-style riding lesson - easier to learn than English style and much more comfortable!
Hit the trail on a ride into the beautiful forest
Perfect for complete beginners and experienced riders
Includes a cowboy-style breakfast and a hearty lunch
Saddle up for a true taste of Western life with this fun day out with The Burley-Villa School of Riding. After a full briefing and refreshments of coffee and bacon rolls, you'll head to the field to meet and catch the horse you'd be riding. You'll then groom and tack your horse Western style before a riding lesson in the arena - Western riding is easier to pick up than the traditional English style and a lot more comfortable. After stopping for a barbeque lunch, head out into the forest on a Western trail to put your newfound skills into practise, before returning to the ranch to untack, rub down and feed your horse. The day will conclude with a well- earned coffee.
Sundays from late March to October (excluding August).
Minimum age 12. Minimum height 5'. Maximum weight 15 stone. Unsuitable for pregnant women and anyone with visual or hearing impairments. Riding may be unsuitable for some disabilites so please check before booking.
This experience will not be cancelled due to bad weather.
Your day begins at 9am and will end at approximately 4pm, including up to 4 hours riding. Please arrive on time; late arrivals cannot always be accommodated and refunds are not possible.
Numbers on the Day
There will be a maximum of 12 people riding with you.
Spectators are welcome to watch you ride and join you for lunch at a cost of £15 per person. Please contact the venue to book and pay for spectators at least three days in advance.
Wear a long-sleeved top, long trousers and sturdy boots or shoes with a small heel (trainers and flat shoes aren't suitable). Dress with the weather in mind. Bring a riding hat if you have one; if not, one will be provided.
Traffic congestion at Lyndhurst can add considerable time to weekend or holiday journeys. All western trails are mixed ability and are conducted at a gentle pace: walk and trot only. Complete beginners welcome. Cameras can't be taken on the ride.