New Forest Horse Riding

Learn to ride a horse or brush up on your skills with a 45-minute riding lesson (for two people) at a British Horse Society approved riding establishment in the New Forest, led by a qualified instructor, and enjoy a night’s stay at our lovely coastal inn, with dinner on the evening of your stay and breakfast the next day.

An Adventure On Horseback

If you’re looking for the perfect base from which to explore this stunning part of the world, The Mayflower Inn is a cosy, welcoming pub that is near to many of the sights and landmarks that Bournemouth has to offer.

We have 6 stylish boutique bedrooms with super comfy beds and stunning bathrooms, as well as fresh, seasonal produce and delicious Butcombe beer on tap.

A Brief Overview Of Horseriding In The New Forest

The New Forest is known for its natural beauty and offers several horseriding centres and equestrian activities for riders of all levels. Here’s an overview of horseriding centres in the New Forest:

    1. Brockenhurst Riding Stables: Situated in the heart of the New Forest, Brockenhurst Riding Stables offers a range of riding experiences. They cater to riders of all abilities, from beginners to experienced equestrians. They provide guided trail rides through the beautiful forest landscapes, allowing riders to explore the area’s unique beauty.


    1. Ford Farm Stables: Ford Farm Stables is located in the village of Brockenhurst and offers riding lessons, treks, and hacks suitable for riders of various skill levels. They have a variety of well-trained horses and ponies to match riders’ abilities.


    1. Burley Villa School of Riding: This riding centre near Burley offers a wide range of riding experiences. They provide lessons in dressage, show jumping, and cross country for riders interested in improving their skills. Additionally, they offer scenic forest rides for those who want to enjoy the New Forest’s natural surroundings on horseback.


    1. Flanders Farm Riding Centre: Flanders Farm Riding Centre is located in Beaulieu and offers riding lessons and hacks in the New Forest. They provide a safe and enjoyable experience for riders, including those with disabilities.


    1. Riding Lessons in the New Forest: Several other stables and riding schools in the New Forest offer lessons and guided rides. These include Longdown Activity Farm, Arniss Equestrian, and Ford Farm Riding School, among others.


We are approximately 25 minutes south of the New Forest in Lymington. Please use this address:

The Mayflower
King’s Saltern Road
SO41 3QD