Walk and jog your way around the beautiful New Forest in Hampshire under the watchful eye of a riding instructor, with this 90 minute horse riding hacking experience.
- New Milton (Hampshire)
- Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
On this western horse riding experience, you'll ride through the New Forest - one of the few places left in England where you can ride freely and happily, away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world. If you're a fan of horses and partial to a bit of England's incredible natural beauty, this 90 minute hack is for you!
You don't need to be an experienced rider for this. Your instructor/guide will keep an eye on you and help you enjoy the trek and a gentle walk and jog pace. You'll get kitted out with all the gear you need, and you'll be matched up with a gentle steed that's suitable for your height. The 90 minute hack is about as pleasant as it could be. The New Forest area of Hampshire is particularly peaceful and you can ride amongst the wild ponies that roam around and the other New Forest woodland inhabitants. You can enjoy complimentary hot or cold drinks back at the ranch once your trail has come to an end and reminisce on your unforgettable experience.
If you're looking for a wonderful experience gift for an animal lover and someone who appreciates nature, or you're just looking for something exciting and fun to do with friends or family, this 90 minute hack through the New Forest district is the perfect horse riding experience for you.
This experience is available Tuesday-Sundays between March/April and November.
Riders must be at least 12 years of age.
Minimum height is 5ft.
Maximum weight is 15 stone (95kg).
Beginners are welcomed on these trails.
Western trails will mainly be at a walk and slow jog. More experienced rides will not be able to take a faster pace.
This experience is not suitable for pregnant women and may not be suitable for other medical conditions or disabilities. If in doubt, please contact our customer service team who will double check for you.
Experience Duration: 01:30
Time at Venue: 02:00
This is a 90 minute hack, but allow around 2 hours in total at the ranch,
Participants: The 90 Minute Western Horse Riding Trail - Hampshire is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: 8
Spectators Allowed on Site: No
This trek is not suitable for spectators.
The usual group size is 8 riders.
Wear jeans or johdpurs (if you have them) and boots with a bit of a heel. Riding hats and everything else you need will be provided.
The 90 minute horse riding experience in the New Forest may be cancelled in particularly bad weather.
Average rating: 5 stars out of 5
Amazing experience! The facilities were top notch and the horses were very well looked after
Amazing experience and excellent staff
Putting on our best Calamity Jane cowgirl impressions, Leoni and I headed to Hampshire for a 2 Hour Horse Riding Experience across the New Forest to roam around with the wild ponies. It was truly my idea of horsey heaven!
The Burley Villa Ranch is located in New Milton and is easily accessible. After parking in the on site car park, we grabbed our cameras and set off to meet our noble steeds. Before mounting up, you’re required to fill out a short health and safety form before heading to the tack room to get a helmet fitted and a pair of cowboy boots (or any boots with a heel). Phil then kindly took us on a tour of the Ranch whilst our rides were being prepared. We checked out the many horses on site, the huge indoor arena, BBQ area and the Wild West Themed shack with its own life sized John Wayne cutout. After checking out the impressive collection of cowboy memorabilia, we headed back to the stalls where the horses were tied up and were ready to get this Cowboy show on the road!
Leoni was going to be riding a beautiful cob called Concho and I was on his best friend, Coyote. Our instructor for the day, Charlie, helped us on board before we set off to the outdoor school to get to grips with the basics. We learnt how to stop and make our horses walk on, before moving onto a ‘jog’ – don’t worry this hack is still perfect for beginners as jog is not much faster than a walk! With the ability to control our horses, we headed out of the Ranch towards the New Forest to begin our 2 hour hack. It was amazing riding amongst the wild ponies and cattle which live on the forest. Our horses were all impeccably behaved and looked after us along the way. The hack takes you to a river which is great to plod and splash through!
With heavy hearts after having enjoyed our hack so much, we arrived back at the Ranch where we dismounted our horses and they were taken for a much needed lunch break! The venue is truly a 5* facility and the staff could not have been more welcoming. This experience also comes with lunch so it was a shame we couldn’t stop, but we can’t imagine there would be anything better than feeding our hungry bellies with a good ol’ western BBQ.
Thank you to Phil, Charlie and the rest of the Burley Villa Team for making our Western Horse Riding Experience so relaxed and one to remember!