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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.  The Forest is a designated ‘Special Area of Conservation’ and is situated in the middle of The High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  With 6500 acres of unspoilt beautiful heathland crossed with bridle paths, we can offer uninterrupted off-road horse-riding for hours with beautiful scenery all the way.

We have been operating since 1995 and have horses and ponies ranging from 12hh to 15hh suitable for all levels from complete beginners to experienced riders.  We offer a wide range of activities aside from our regular hacks out on the Ashdown Forest including lessons with our experienced instructors in our large (60m x 20m).  We teach complete beginners and can also offer tuition for competitive showjumping.  Other popular activities include Beach Rides to Camber Sands, Pub Rides to picturesque pubs on the Ashdown Forest and Pony Parties for children.  Look out for our other activities running during the summer holidays including Pony Days every Wednesday and Friday.


LOAN / SHARE option

For riders that do want a more close and intimate experience with their favourite horse, they should consider the loan/ share option with a minimum of 2 rides a week. One fixed fee per week, no additional hidden extras, a chance to ride and socialize with several of the other riders taking advantage of this option. We strongly recommend the loan / share option from March to October when riders can take advantage of the longer days and better weather. 

Please note this scheme is ONLY offered to regular experienced riders of the AFRC.


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

Licensed by Wealden & Rother District Council - License No: LN/000022600.



The AFRC has two real log cabins for rent.  Located on a farm where the Ashdown Forest Riding Centre is operating from, the cabins would be ideally suited to people looking for riding holidays but would also appeal to non-horsey people interested in a rural retreat in a spectacular location (photos and video on our Facebook page).

Horse Riding Vouchers

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