Forest Rides


We cater for both the novice and experienced rider offering small group hacks with people of similar ability as well as private or semi-private rides. Riding from Ford Farm is completely off the road over the thousands of acres of forest and heathland to travel across. We try to offer visitors the best possible chance of seeing some of the fantastic landscape and wildlife the forest has to offer from the comfort of our well-mannered riding school horses and ponies. Rides are led by members of our experienced team and a maximum of 6 people can make up a group for one hour, one and a half hour and two-hour hacks. For those less confident riders or those just curious to have a try, we also offer a half hour lead out on to the forest with a member of staff accompanying the ride on foot. This type of hack is particularly good for young children looking to ride for the first time.


Riding Lessons


Lessons are available from our variety of highly qualified instructors. Private and group lessons are offered both at weekends and during the week although it is recommended to book with as much notice as possible particularly during holiday periods. We offer riding lessons for all abilities ranging from complete beginners to more experienced. Lessons are carried out in either of our 2 arenas, one indoor and one outdoor. Tuition is offered in half or three-quarter hour periods with group lessons lasting for one hour.


When you book online or on the telephone – we will try and allocate you your ‘1st choice’ of horse or pony – though this is not always 100% possible as sometimes they are on their holidays, injured or just enjoying a day off!