Welcome to Ashdown Forest Riding Centre

The Ashdown Forest Riding Centre is located in the heart of the Ashdown Forest, in the South East of England. There is 6500 acres of unspoilt beautiful heathland which is crossed with bridle paths so that you can ride for hours with no roads.

Our dates for the beach rides  are 12 ,13 and 27th of November and 10th of December. The price is £75 pp and please remember that all new riders to the AFRC must come for an assessment ride first.

I am very excited that Steven Franks has now taken over the ride of Anderida Askadora and Diablo. Many thanks to Henry Turrell and Sarah Travis for the good work they did in producing my 2 young horses and i wish them well and every success for the future.


With the good weather continuing ,trading conditions at the AFRC remain very good.With the approach of the winter ,all our horses are looking very well ,most of them are actually looking very portly.

The AFRC is  now in great need for more volunteers to help us with the riding we offer for people with special needs.Please,  if you have a couple of hours free on tuesdays and thursdays am,  come and help us .Come and see how much great pleasure ,benefit and satisfaction our riders get from riding our beautifull horses.And of course we are happy to offer our volunteers a discount if they join our normal hacks.



 NEW! We now go regularly to the gallops at Coombelands and have great fun! Please note that it isn’t suitable for novice riders.

 The Forest is a designated ‘Special Area of Conservation’ and is situated in the middle of The High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


Please call 07818 093880 for more information or to make a booking. Enquiries via email are welcome but bookings are taken by phone only.

Riding School

Riding lessons in our outdoor school from £25.

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Pony Parties

For 4 to 10 children, lasting 2 hours, from £25 per child.

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Special Loan / Share Deal

£45 pw for 2 rides a week or £60 pw for up to 4 rides a week . Terms and conditions apply.

Pub Rides

Come and join one of our Pub rides. Minimum no of people is 4 ,the price is £50 pp. We ride through the stunning forest, and we go to one of the best and oldest pubs called the Hatch Inn. We stay for 45 minutes for drinks and / or great quality food and then ride back to the farm. The whole ride lasts about 3 hours. Some riding experience needed. Don’t miss our on this unique riding experience!!!

Horse Trailers for Hire

The Ashdown Forest Riding Centre now offers horse trailers for hire at competitive rates.

Please call 07818 093880 or download our hire agreement for more information.



Horse Riding Vouchers

Treat a horse-loving friend or your family to a free hack on the Ashdown Forest with a horse riding vouchers.

Gift voucher