Riding and equestrian activities

Equestrian activities. Riding in the National Forest. 

With quiet lanes and bridleways linking young woodlands and ancient forests where riders are welcome, there’s no better way to connect with the beauty of the National Forest than on horseback.

Places to ride

Here are just a few of the places where you can ride your horse in the National Forest.

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The National Forest not only offers places to ride your horse, but also riding schools, livery yards and carriage driving.


Other information

British Horse Society

The British Horse Society is the largest equestrian charity in the UK with over 100,000 members. It aims to protect and promote the interests of all horses and those who care about them.

Midlands Carriage Driving

The Group has the specific aim of organising Horse Driving Trials so that novices could acquire the skills necessary to be able to compete at national level. It is now the largest group, of its kind, in the country and organises events each year.

Eland Lodge Equestrian Centre

Eland Lodge equestrian centre is situated in beautiful Staffordshire parkland, and has an outstanding array of facilities for horses and riders. 

National Forest Riding Club

Based in Ticknall, the National Forest Riding Club is a a friendly club welcoming horses and riders of all abilities.