Horse riding

A great way to experience our places

Why not explore some of our places on horseback?

Why not explore some of our places on horseback?

Horse riding is a great way to see our places, along our network of permitted bridleways and at special events throughout the year. Try the Hoof Trail at Castle Ward or discover the bridleways through the Ashridge Estate.

50 things: Learn to ride

Learn to ride a horse is number 48 on our list of 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾. So head to the countryside or stables near you, (our 50 things place finder might help), and get your family on horseback and out there discovering nature from up high.

Meet our horses

Exmoor ponies at the White Cliffs of Dover

Natural and inspiring © David Lewing

Natural and inspiring

Our Exmoor ponies are a vital part of our conservation work, as they help us maintain the rare chalk grassland of the White Cliffs of Dover.

The ponies at Lanlay

The girls grazing at Lanlay meadows © Will Lewis

The girls grazing at Lanlay meadows

We have four very special girls that help us manage this very special site. They're only here for a few months every year but have more impact on the site than any of our wardens could all year round...

Volunteer ponies on Alsop Moor

Ponies helping with our conservation management at Alsop Moor, White Peak © National Trust

Ponies helping with our conservation management at Alsop Moor, White Peak

Alsop Moor in the Peak District benefits from regular visits from some very important and hungry ponies to clear overgrown areas of land.