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Horse riding in Surrey

Horse riding is great for improving fitness as well as seeing the countryside. Our bridleways and country lanes provide opportunities for riding, hacking and trekking. What better way to explore over 1000 kilometres of bridleways in Surrey?

The British Horse Society can help you find somewhere to learn to ride, improve your skills, learn a new discipline or simply enjoy your local riding routes and bridleways.

Take a look at the Surrey Hills AONB webpage on where to ride across the beautiful Surrey Hills.

Horse owners

If you are a horse owner and have questions specific to horse keeping in Surrey, take a look at our Horse Pasture Advice web pages, which include advisory notes as downloadable pdfs on topics ranging from trees and hedges to creating exercise areas. These provide online advice for horse and pony owners on practical ways to manage paddocks for maximum benefit to horses as well as to the landscape and environment. Please note that these advice notes are not updated any more, but are available as a resource that may be of benefit to the reader.

Horse riding safely

It is important that all road users behave in a safe, responsible and courteous manner when using the highway. Please see the Highway Code's advice to horse riders and drivers.

Riding a horse can be very rewarding, but whether you are an expert or just a beginner at riding there is always the risk of accidents when riding on the road. Although careless and irresponsible drivers exist, increasing the safety awareness of horse riders can help reduce this risk.

The Road safety page on the British Horse Society website has more details, including details of riding and road safety courses it runs, ensuring that new riders are confident and safe when using public roads. The test addresses practical riding skills, dealing with traffic and Highway Code theory. It is also emphasised that riders need to wear bright, high visibility clothing.

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