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Horse Riding on the Isle of Wight

Horseriding on the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight was made to be explored and to inspire freedom. With literally hundreds of miles of bridleways and a warmer than average climate, one of the most exhilarating ways of enjoying the Island’s landscape has to be on horseback. Take a ride across the downs on bridleways which have been in use since the stone age, or for a truly memorable experience ride through the surf at the beach.

There are a number of excellent riding schools across the Island which cater for visitors all ages and abilities and offer a wonderful way to explore the many paths, bridleways and beaches.

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Other Riding Schools

Trotters Riding School
Ashey Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2XF
Tel. 01983 568701

Hill Farm Riding School 
Hill Farm, Hill Lane, Freshwater, Isle of Wight PO40 9TQ 
Tel. 01983 752502

Hillisgate Riding Stables
Hillisgate Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5UB
Tel. 07855 519312

Lake Farm Equitation Centre
Lake Farm, Rookley, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 3NZ
Tel. 01983 840251

Romany Riding Stables
Whitehouse Road, PORCHFIELD, Isle of Wight PO30 4LH
Tel: 01983 525467

Bellwood Liveries
Bellwood, Wellow Top Rd, Ningwood, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight PO41 0TL
Tel. 01983 531261

Useful Links

Allendale Equestrian Centre

  • Newport Road, Godshill, Isle of Wight PO38 3LY
  • Tel. 01983 840258
  • Website

BHS approved riding and training establishment set in the heart of the Island near Godshill. Situated on its own bridle path its possible from Allendale to ride for miles off-road, on bridleways and along leafy country lanes.

All rides are escorted and vary from 30 minutes to several hours. Equipment hire available. Booking essential.

Mountalifan Stables

  • Long Lane, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2NW
  • Tel. 01983 529833

Mountalifan Stables offer lots of different activities ranging from one to one lessons, hacks over the downs, pony days and lots more. Riding hats and back protectors are provided. Booking is essential.

Sally's Riding

  • Forelands Field Rd, Bembridge, IoW PO35 5TP
  • Tel. 01983 872260
  • Web listing

Offers year round riding including beach rides (tides permitting), country lanes and bridle paths with minimal road use. In the summer (May-Sep), based at Nodes Point. St Helens. In winter (Oct-Apr) based off Forelands Field Road in Bembridge.

Beginners and experienced young and not so young riders catered for. You will be provided with a hat, a horse and some basic instruction. Booking essential.

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