Hacking, Trekking, and Walk Outs
Our numerous routes incorporate leafy forest enclosures, & the heathers and gorse of the open heathlands. We cross streams and brooks, and ride up to 300 feet above sea level where you will have outstanding 360 degree views over the New Forest National Park. The New Forest is full of wildlife roaming free and on many of our rides you will see New Forest ponies, donkeys, cows, deer, sheep and more.
At Arniss we cater for both experienced riders and beginners, so if you have little or no previous experience then you are still able to come and enjoy our facilities and the beauty of the surrounding countryside.
We offer a half hour Walk Out during which the rider is accompanied by an instructor on foot. Children of age 4 and over are welcome, with no upper age limit.
For Beginner Riders
We offer a one hour ride which is ideal for beginner riders. On this ride we are also able to take mixed ability groups of friends and families. Everyone on the mixed ability ride has the opportunity to try trotting and those who have more experience have the chance to be taken for a short canter with a second instructor. This ride is instructional and a lead rein will be used where appropriate.
For Intermediate Riders
This ride caters for those who have developed their basic riding skills and who want to increase the pace a bit. This ride features more trotting and cantering.
For Experienced Riders
For experienced riders competent at walk, trot and canter we offer various rides of one, two, and three hours duration.
RidesFor experienced riders, these rides include a visit to one of the local pubs on the route.