Your Guide: MelHi. I'm Mel! And I'm usually found in a field somewhere having a catch-up with the local cows. I'm always looking for new adventures and I love introducing people to new experiences. My motto is "the muddier, the better" and I'll give anything and everything a go at least once!
New Forest Horse Riding and Hiking Tour
TOUR DATE 1: SUNDAY 03rd MAY 2020 – POSTPONED
TOUR DATE 2: SUNDAY 19th JULY 2020 – POSTPONED
TOUR DATE 3: SUNDAY 13th SEPTEMBER 2020
By popular demand – horse riding is back for Season 2020! And where better to have fun with our furry-friends than the spectacularly beautiful New Forest National Park!
You’ll start this adventure with a leisurely hike through one of the most loved National Parks in the South of England. Explore the ancient woodlands, babbling streams and stunning panoramic views of this rich and varied landscape.
Enjoy 5000 legendary New Forest ponies and thousands of other free-roaming animals –grazing cattle, donkeys, pigs and deer – on a true photo safari!
In the afternoon we continue the adventure on four legs with a western-style trail ride through the New Forest.
This gentle horse ride, along bridle paths and through woodland, is the best way to enjoy the wildlife and beauty of the New Forest and is an excellent introduction to riding for beginners.
Build your confidence and develop your horse-riding skills in the arena where you’ll first learn how to sit correctly and safely control and handle your horse. As you and your horse build a natural bond, it’s time to head out into the leafy glades of the forest and onto the open heath where you’ll be riding alongside the iconic wild ponies and foals of the National Park.
Take a well-earned break with an afternoon picnic, surrounded by the intense greenery of the forest, soaking in the sunshine with snacks and the best selection of locally crafted brew.
We’re off to a final stop at a local beauty spot where you’ll end your horse-whispering day watching the sun as it sets over the impressive scenery of the New Forest National Park coastline – the perfect end to a perfectly tranquil summers day!
What’s Included in this tour?
- Pick-up: 09:45 am Southampton Train Station, SO15 1GP
- Drop-off: 18:30 pm Southampton Train Station, SO15 1GP
- All transportation
- All entrance and activity fees
- Snacks and local specialties
- Full-day guided tour
- Hike through the fantastic panoramic views of the New Forest
- Meet the famous wild New Forest ponies and foals
- Take a leisurely horse ride across the countryside
- Enjoy local history, folklore and a countryside picnic with snacks and craft brew