Bring your horse on holiday to the New Forest
An area of outstanding natural beauty - The New Forest gives you 14,500 acres of open forest heaths, ancient woodlands and unspoilt landscape to ride out on. Originally declared a protected land by William the Conqueror in 1079, it was the King's hunting ground to hunt Red, Rose and Fallow Deer. The New Forest was protected from the Agricultural Revolution and so was never split up into small-farms, but kept as common land for those who live here.
Today the wild ponies and cattle still roam freely across the Forest as they have for almost 1,000 years, owned by people who live in the New Forest, known as commoners. You may see some of our very own New Forest ponies that we 'common', sheltering under an Oak tree outside the farm..
The New Forest is well known for its character old English pubs, some dating back over 250 years. There are many pretty villages and quaint hamlets to explore, as well as access to Ringwood (5 minutes) and Bournemouth and Salisbury are in around 30 minutes by car, not that you'll want to leave the forest!.