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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. There is 6500 acres of unspoilt beautiful heathland which is crossed with bridle paths so that you can ride for hours with no roads.

The Anderida Stud horses – Anderida Diablo and Anderida Askadora had their first outdoor outing this weekend – both horses jumped really well – see our facebook page for videos of their rounds. They will hopefully be attending the Pyecombe 4-day show on the weekend of 20th April. Anderida Queretta is taking a different path into Eventing and is entered at Chilham Castle on 29th April. We are very very excited about the season ahead.

Join our Thursday evening ride through the Bluebell woods starting at 6pm. Call for more details.

The AFRC is now in great need for more volunteers to help us with the riding we offer for people with special needs. If you have a couple of hours free on a Tuesday and/or Thursday morning, and help us. See how much pleasure, benefit and satisfaction our beautiful horses give these riders. In return we are happy to offer our volunteers a discount if they join our normal hacks.

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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The Ashdown Forest Riding Centre is offering discounted hacking Mon-Fri only during the hours of 12-2pm.

Join one of the group hacks of varying levels for £20pp* for a one hour hack. We will be running this offer for the next few weeks only so call to book now 07818 093880.

*Conditions apply.

Pub Rides

Come and join one of our Pub rides. Minimum no of people is 4, the price is £75 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.

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.

Horse Riding Vouchers

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