90 Minute Western Trail Ride in the New Forest National Park

A lovely Cocktail Making & Spirits Experience located in New Milton, Hampshire.

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Enjoy a gentle horse ride through the ancient and idyllic woodlands of the New Forest National Park. Beginners are welcome. Start the day in the arena with a brief lesson which will cover all the basics and introduce rider to horse. Then it’s time to saddle up and head out on the trail, which traverses open forest, tree lined avenues, fields of wild forest ponies, woodlands, and leafy glades. There’ll be plenty of chances to spot herds of wild deer and, if lucky, one of the herds of highland cattle. Learn to ride in Western Saddle for a relaxed and easy riding experience. It lasts 90 minutes in all, allowing plenty of time to get a real taste for the life of a buckaroo. A day out like no other? Darn tootin’!


Tuesday to Friday, between March and October.


In the instance of snow, ice, thunder or strong winds, bookings may be cancelled. Please call ahead if unsure.

How long does the experience last?

Your day begins at either 9am, 1pm or 3.30pm depending on availability. The day will include up to four hours riding. Please arrive on time; late arrivals cannot always be accommodated and refunds are not possible.

How many other people?

Share the ride with up to seven other enthusiasts plus an instructor.

Can I take people to watch?

Family and friends are welcome to come along to watch the start in the arena and enjoy a cup of tea. However, they won’t be able to see the ride once it has left for the forest.

What do I wear?

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.

Are there any restrictions?

Minimum age 12. Minimum height 5′. Maximum weight 15 stone. Unsuitable for pregnant women. Riding may be unsuitable for some disabilities and anyone with visual or hearing impairments, therefore please check before booking.

Anything Else?

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.

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