New Forest Private Hack


From £375 for two

Experience highlights:

  • Explore the New Forest on horseback
  • Complimentary post-hack refreshments
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For enquires please call +44 (0)20 8161 0100


Ride out over the beautiful ancient hunting grounds of the New Forest on a 90-minute private hack in traditional English saddle, led by an experienced guide, and enjoy a night's accommodation, dinner and breakfast in the Georgian coastal town of Lymington on the southern edge of the forest the evening before.

Make your way to Burley Villa School of Riding, eight miles away from The Mayflower, where your trusted steed will be waiting for you. You'll be given a riding hat and then your guide will take you through a safety briefing, before giving you a quick lesson that covers all the basics. Once you are comfortable, confident and in control of your mount, you can spend the rest of the session exploring the wilds of the New Forest.

Your guide will take you across heathland, through leafy glades and peaceful woodlands at a pace to match your competency. Along the way you are likely to see wild New Forest ponies and may come across cattle and deer that roam freely in the forest.

Package includes

Private hack
A 90-minute ride in traditional English saddle (for two people), which includes loan of a horse and a hat, a safety briefing, lesson and then a hack in the forest, accompanied by an experienced guide

Complimentary tea and coffee at the end of your ride

One-night stay at The Mayflower
Accommodation for two people in a boutique en-suite roo

Dinner for two
Relax over a fine evening meal (up to the value of £35pp)

Breakfast for two
Enjoy a cooked breakfast with continental buffet

Good to know

Available Monday - Thursday from April until the end of October. Morning and afternoon sessions are available, please specify which you would prefer when booking

Location of stay
The Mayflower, Hampshire

Check in / check out
Check in: after 3pm; check out: 11am

For riding you must wear full length trousers and shoes or boots with a heels of 2cm to 4cm. Your shoulders must also be covered and rides will go out even if it is raining so please bring waterproofs

This experience is aimed at more experienced riders, and includes a lesson (or refresher) where instructors can assess your competency. The maximum weight for this experience is 14st/190kg and is not suitable for those who are pregnant.

Getting here


Nearest train station: New Milton
Taxi from station: 5mins
Drive: 12min from Brokenhurst, 25min from Bournemouth, 2hr from London


Burley Villa School of Riding, Bashley Common Road, New Milton, Hampshire BH25 5SH


To make a booking, please use the form below or you can call our reservations team on 020 8161 0100. Our phone lines are open Monday - Friday, 9am - 5.30pm. Terms and conditions apply on all Experience bookings, please read them carefully.

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