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 15 stone are catered for! We hold a 5 star Horse Welfare and Health and Safety Licence from Dorset Council.
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!
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 and stunning forest that homes a variety of deer and birds of prey, our forest rides really are stunning! We offer forest rides of 45 minutes and 1 hour. 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 and again children 7yrs+.
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 provide a sanitiser spray! We ask that all clients wear trousers with sturdy, enclosed footwear. Hiking boots or wellingtons are fine (All of our stirrups have safety cages therefore any sturdy footwear will be suitable). You are asked to arrive 30 minutes before your rides start time. Please wait at reception when you arrive and we will greet you and check you in.
Our rides operate Wednesday through to Sunday at 10.15am, 11.30am and 2.15pm.
Booking by telephone is essential.
All bookings have a 48 hour cancellation policy, which must be done by telephone. This must be before Midday, 2 days prior to your ride. Any cancellations outside the 48 hours will forfeit the ride fee in full.
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.
We have a strict No Dogs policy.
We are an appointment only site. You cannot just 'pop in'. Please call to make a booking and we will be happy to help!
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. We actively encourage you to wear a mask whilst checking in and mounting and encourage to you bring gloves if possible. 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.
We operate as an appointment only site.
We thank you for your continued support and cooperation.
Prices and News!!
Woodland Trekking (7 yrs +):
Total Beginners Welcome
We have a 15 stone weight limit
Prices as of 14th March 2022
45 Minutes - £35 per person (Beginners/Novices only)
1 Hour - £43 per person (Any Ability from Beginners to Advanced)
All of our rides are suitable for children 7 years and above. We cater for total beginners and nervous riders, through to advanced riders.
The 45 minute is best suited to beginners and novice riders (we do not offer cantering on this ride).
The 1 hour ride is suitable for any ability, including beginners. These are a mixed ability option and can offer walking and gentle trotting for less experienced riders and some canters for advanced riders.
We also offer 1 hour canter rides for advanced riders only. You may be required to go on a mixed ability hack before we allow you onto this canter ride. We do not allow children under the age of 12 onto the advanced canter rides.
All bookings have a 48 hour cancellation policy. This must be done by telephone, before Midday 2 days prior to your booking. Texts are not monitored. A full refund is provided for bookings providing 48 hours notice. Less than 48 hours notice will forfeit your payment.
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, but we always return every missed call! Please call 07904902188 for all booking enquiries. We will need each riders height and weight and you will need to pay in full over the telephone.
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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 over the phone and posted to you first class! Please call us on 07904902188!
Current Offers and Deals!
Our current offer (as of 14th March 2022) is a way for us to reward our loyal clients! When you pay upfront for 4 treks, your 5th trek is JUST £20!! You have 6 months to enjoy your rides. This deal is valid on our 1 hour hacks and is a per person package deal.
Terms and Conditions Apply.
Our Christmas Voucher Bonanza Sale has begun!!
Between 23rd November and 23rd December 2022, our 1 hour ride will be available for JUST £38! These vouchers are purchased over the telephone and posted to you. They are valid for redemption between 3rd Jan and 31st July 2023. You can purchase as many as you like, give some as gifts and keep a few for yourself!
Opening Hours & Contacting Us
We are open 7 days a week for bookings and enquiries.
Monday and Tuesday the phone is manned between 9.30am and 2pm. Wednesday to Sunday office hours are 9.30am and 12.30pm and 2pm until 4pm. Please call 07904902188 for bookings. All missed calls are returned.
Parking: Drive through the main yard gate and slowly follow the track down to the right, following the 'Visitor Parking' signs. Park in the bays opposite the arena. The gate MUST be closed behind you. There is a voluntary parking fee of £1 per vehicle, which is donated in full to our local Macmillan Cancer Research branch.
Please call 07904902188 for bookings or enquiries.
TEXTS ARE NOT MONITORED
THIS IS A NO SMOKING SITE
DOGS ARE NOT PERMITTED ONSITE
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.