Our special limited availability offer reduces pricing from £155 to £108
Western style - easy to learn and much more comfortable
Perfect for complete beginners and experienced riders
Includes a cowboy-style breakfast and a hearty lunch
This is a wonderful opportunity for beginners to enjoy a full day out in the New Forest practising being a cowboy or cowgirl with a Western horse riding lesson. After coffee, bacon rolls and a briefing, you will meet your horse for the day and get an introduction on how to groom and tack him. Skills in hand, it's time for a Western style riding lesson where you'll cover all of the basics (Western rather than English style, it's much easier and feels more secure so you can expect to learn quickly and gain confidence). After a busy morning, fulfil your appetite by tucking into a barbecue lunch before leisurely riding the trail into the forest during your afternoon session. At the end of the day you will untack, rub down and feed the horse, before turning him out to pasture.
Available selected Fridays between late March and 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 jog only. Complete beginners welcome. Cameras can't be taken on the ride.