Relaxing Woodland Trekking
Forest Trekking in small groups with NO ROADS!
Come and enjoy the stunning scenery here at Eastmoors with a trek out into the beautiful woodlands. With absolutely no roads, you can ride straight from the yard into the woods! Trekking is suitable for any ability of rider from total beginners through to the advanced rider. Children from 7 years old are welcome and riders up to 16 stone are catered for! We hold a 5 star Welfare and Health and Safety Licence from Dorset Council.
For That Special Occasion!
We offer private hacks for just yourself or a couple of select friends/family. These are completely restricted to just being you and the staff, perfect for a special occasion such as a Proposal, Birthday, Anniversary etc. These rides are priced individually dependant on group size and requirements. We do require advance notice to provide a private ride and they are very limited, so please enquire with your required date as soon as you can!
Amazing Facilities, 5* Care!
We offer DIY and Assisted DIY livery packages which can be tailored to suit you and your horse's specific needs. Set in 70 acres, we have direct woodland access, a floodlit Arena with brand new X-Ride surface, jump paddock, 20 metre rubber roundpen, clean toilet and ample storage. We have same sex herds in enormous fields or individual turnout paddocks. All staff are qualified and experienced to ensure your horse is treated like one of our own!
FANTASTIC WOODLAND TREKKING
About the Trekking
Idyllic Trekking For Beginners or Experienced Riders
Set in the beautiful Dorset countryside, a stones throw from the New Forest National Park, our treks set off into the vast Westmoors Plantation. With tracks that go on forever, stunning forest that homes a variety of deer and birds of prey, we offer treks from 45 minutes up to 2.5 hours. The 45 minute rides are suitable for beginners and children over 7 years old. The 1 hour rides are suitable for both beginners (even those that have never ridden!) or experienced riders. The 1.5 hour treks are suitable for non-lead rein children (13+ years) and adults that can confidently trot. The 2.5 hrs+ treks are suitable for advanced riders only (a prior assessment ride is required).
The parking is located onsite, come through the main gate and drive slowly down towards the right and park opposite the arena. The gate MUST be closed behind you! A voluntary donation of £1 per vehicle is appreciated and donated in full to Macmillan Cancer Research.
We can provide and help you to fit a riding hat free of charge! We have a large variety of sizes and even provide a sanitiser spray! We ask that all clients wear long trousers with sturdy and enclosed footwear. Hiking boots or wellingtons are fine! You will not be able to ride with a rucksack so be prepared to leave it in a car or in the office. All possessions left in the office are entirely at your own risk and the yard cannot accept liability for lost or broken items.
Eastmoors Riding School holds a 5 Star Rated Licence by Dorset Council. This means that our standards of Horse Welfare, Health & Safety Practices and Staff Qualifications and Experience have far exceeded the standards required!! Our horses quite literally want for nothing!
We are working hard to keep our clients and staff safe whilst still providing a fun and enjoyable experience. We have sanitiser stations located on the main gate as you enter, at the office before you handle the pens and clipboards and on all mounting blocks for you to use before you mount your horse. In addition to this all hats are sanitised between clients with Dettol and all reins are sprayed between rides with anti-viral spray. We actively encourage you to wear a mask whilst checking in and mounting and encourage to you bring gloves if possible (these are to be taken offsite with you and not disposed of in the carpark!!) If you or anyone you have been in contact with have covid symptoms, please call us to cancel/reschedule your ride. We ask that you wait in the outdoor check in area and do not wander around the yard or touch anything that is not essential. Please call us with enquiries or to book instead of popping into the yard. This helps us keep accurate records of who has been on the yard for the track and trace system.
We thank you for your continued support and cooperation.
Prices and News!!
Woodland Trekking (7 yrs +):
Total Beginners Welcome
We have a 16 stone weight limit
45 Minutes - £28 (7 yrs +)
1 Hour - £37 (Any Ability Welcome)
1.5 Hours - £53 (Confident at Trot)
2.5 Hours - £73 (Experienced Only Riders)
Private Rides - Price Individually Quoted
If you have any questions or enquiries please do call us for more information! We can answer any queries, no question is too silly! We can advise on which ride will suit you, what to wear and how to find us! If we do not answer we may be mounting a ride, so please do call again! Please call for all booking enquiries, the Facebook messenger is not manned daily and only deals with general enquires.
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We sell Gift Vouchers!!
Vouchers are available for any of our Treks. Alternatively they can also be for a specific amount ie: £20 that can be used towards any of our rides. They can be purchased at the yard or over the phone and posted to you first class! Please call us on 07904902188!
Current Offers and Deals!
4 for 5
We are still running our 4 for 5 offer! This is a way for us to reward our loyal clients! When you pay upfront for 4 treks, your 5th trek is included absolutely FREE! You have 6 months to enjoy your rides. This deal is valid on any of our treks, from 45 minutes through to the 2.5 hour rides!
Half Term is Coming!!
October Half Term is creeping up on us! We are open all week for half term, including Monday the 26th! We keep group sizes small for a really personal experience and you can enjoy riding straight into the forest! Total beginners very welcome through to advanced riders.
Opening Hours & Contacting Us
We are open 7 days a week for bookings and enquiries between 9.30am and 12.45pm and pm until 5pm. Summer evening rides can be arranged! Please call 07904902188 for bookings.
Parking: Drive through the main yard gate and slowly follow the path down to the right. Park in the bays opposite the arena. The gate MUST be closed behind you. There is a small parking fee of £1 per vehicle, which is donated to Macmillan Cancer Research.
Please call 07904902188 for bookings or enquiries. Emails/texts may not be seen in time to accommodate your requirements.
THIS IS A NO SMOKING SITE
Where To Stay
If you are looking to stay in the local area and have a mini-break, we are lucky enough to be within walking distance of several hotels and campsites. Both the Back of Beyond Campsite and the Shamba Campsite are situated on the same lane as us and both come highly recommended! The Back of Beyond is a luxury, adult only, tranquil site. The Shamba is a family friendly site. They both have lovely, clean facilities and good reputations. Across the road is The St. Leonards Hotel, offering the benefits of their onsite restaurant and bar, function room and accomodation.
The Travelodge Ringwood is a under a mile from the Riding School! They are a low budget, family friendly option. They have offered our clients a 5% discount on all future stays! To receive your discount click here.
The address is Travelodge Ringwood, A31 Eastbound, St Leonards, Ringwood, BH24 2NR. 08719 846237.
They have parking available onsite.