Horse Riding Surrey
Horse Riding Surrey is renowned for the quality of its hacking. We are based in the most beautiful Surrey Hills countryside with access to woods, hills and open countryside.
Our horses are not your average riding stable horses; we cater for the rider looking for a horse with passion and energy. A number of our horses have had careers in racing, eventing and hunting – and with the right training have become excellent hacks.
To maximise your enjoyment and because we believe your safety is paramount, we ride in small groups which will always be accompanied by an experienced lead rider.
To get an idea of what one of our hacks might be like, why not watch our video here;
Never ridden before or only once or twice - we ask that you complete three lessons in our outdoor sand school before going out on a hack
Beginner (ridden a few times but can only walk, not trot or canter) – we ask that you complete one lesson in our outdoor sand school before going out on a hack
Novice (can walk, trot and canter confidently) – 1.5 - 2 hours
Intermediate (can walk, trot, canter and gallop) – 1.5 - 2 hours or join our Day Rides
Advanced (can walk, trot, canter, gallop + Jump) – 1.5 - 2 hours or join our Day Rides
Tuesday to Friday (Monday on request)
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Do you provide riding hats?
Yes we provide riding hats of all sizes free of charge - all of which comply with current safety standards.
2. Do you provide riding boots or any other riding gear?
No we do not provide any other riding gear besides riding hats - see question 10.
3. Is there any flexibility on when you ride out?
Depending on how busy the yard is we may be able to be flexible on ride times – please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. How early should I arrive for my ride?
You should arrive 15 minutes before your ride.
5. Is there a weight limit for riders?
We have two horses capable of carrying up to 16 stone – the remaining horses can carry up to 14 stone.
6. Do you cater for children?
Sorry we do not cater for children.
7. Do I have to register before I ride?
We require all riders to register three days before their confirmed riding date. It is vital that you do so because we use the information to assess your ability to match you to a suitable horse.
8. What clothing and footwear should I bring?
The right clothing is important. We ride in exposed places and the weather can change quickly so warm clothing is a must and sunscreen in the Summer.
We do not recommend:
• Tight jeans – as they can rub the inside thigh
• Tight tops/jackets – as you need to be able to move freely
• Flip Flops
• High Heels
We do recommend:
• Boots with a heel, i.e. riding boots or dealer boots - http://image.equestrian.com/images/pdp/zoom/560900_Brown_v01.jpg
9. How do you assess my riding ability?
Our registration form which we will send out once your ride is booked asks a number of questions to assess your riding skill and experience.
10. How many can ride out at one time?
We can take a maximum of six riders per ride.
11. Do you ride out with groups of mixed ability?
We only do this when a mixed ability group of friends/family wish to ride together. In this case the ride will be catered to the ability of the least experienced rider. Please note that for safety reasons we do not let part of a group canter if the other part of the group are unable to do so. For all other rides we send small groups of evenly matched riders out together.
12. How long can I ride for?
Please see the Riding Ability and Duration section above.
13. Can I ride in the evenings?
Yes we offer evening rides throughout the summer months, available on request or look out for dates via our monthly Mailchimp newsletter.
14. Can I bring my own riding hat/gear?
Customers are welcome to bring their own riding gear. All riders must however wear hats which comply with current safety standards.
15. Can you cater for large groups of rider E.g. eight or more
For larger groups that would like to ride at the same time, we can send out two groups of four riders. For more than eight, we would have to split the group into a morning ride and an afternoon ride.