New Forest Trail Ride


From £352 for two

Experience highlights:

  • Enjoy the surroundings of the New Forest
  • Complimentary post-ride refreshments
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For enquires please call +44 (0)20 8161 0100


Make your way to Burley Villa School where your trusted steed will be waiting for you. You'll be given a riding hat to put on and then your instructor will take you through a safety briefing, before giving you a lesson that covers all the basics. You'll be sitting in a Western saddle, which offers more comfort and security than a traditional saddle, perfect for first-time riders. Once you are confident and in control of your mount, your guide will take your group of around eight riders across the New Forest's heathland, leafy glades and peaceful woodlands for the remainder of your session.

The ride will be at gentle walk and jog paces only. More experienced riders will not be able to to take faster paces. When you return to the stables, you can enjoy complimentary tea, coffee and soft drinks in the school's Western-themed cabin.

Package includes

Western trail ride
A two-hour group ride (for two people) in Western saddle, 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 in a boutique en-suite room

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

Breakfast for two
Enjoy a cooked breakfast with continental buffet

Good to know

Available Monday to 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 suitable for beginner and experienced riders alike, 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

Enquire to book

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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