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 National Landscape web page for a wide selection of self-guided routes taking in some of the best Surrey Hills scenery.
Horse riding safely
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 British Horse Society road safety web page 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.