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“Wonderful Riding - 3 glorious hours in the saddle”

Forest Park Riding Stables
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Owner description: We are a hacking centre located right in the heart of Brockenhurst, in the New Forest National Park. We house 15 horses and ponies of varying height and breed, there is something suitable for everyone! We offer direct forest access and welcoming, friendly staff. We are one of few hacking centres that can offer cantering for the experienced riders, as well as walk and trot rides for any ability of rider. Please visit our website for full details and to have a peek at the gallery!
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Wonderful Riding - 3 glorious hours in the saddle”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

Horses are lovely and staff very professional - 1 hour rides are a bit tame for the experienced rider but the 2 & 3 hour hacks offer the opportunity to cover alot of ground with long canters

Visited April 2013
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Westerham, United Kingdom
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“BLOOMING MARVELLOUS”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

An hours ride as a beginner having only had one lesson years ago. Zoe was patient and kind and Solo was great. Only marred by the cold icy wind!!!

Visited March 2013
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Tayah B, Manager at Forest Park Riding Stables, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Thank you so much for your review and thank you for selecting us to ride with! So pleased that you had a wonderful time and its great to here that Zoe looked after you so well!!
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Wallington, United Kingdom
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“Just do it”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Great staff, beautiful horses. Riding in the new forest is as Goidelic as it gets. A truly amazing experience!!!!!,

Visited March 2013
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Thank Karen S
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Tayah B, Manager at Forest Park Riding Stables, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such good feedback! Im really pleased that you had such a lovely experience with us and hope to see you again in the future.
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London
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Well looked after...”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

Another good ride at Forest Park. Thanks Zoe for looking after me with Megan "and" Gwynne :-). Will be back again soon . Great mixed ability hacks. Recommended.

Visited March 2013
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Pirate18, Manager at Forest Park Riding Stables, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Thank you for writing us yet another fab review! Im really pleased that we met your expectations and that you felt well looked after with Zoe. We strive to maintain high standards of equine welfare and customer service! We hope to see you again in the near future! Many thanks and kind regards.
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Crawley
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“Awesome!!”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

My best friend and I went on a 2 hour hack with Zoe who was lovely. We had a fantastic time, the horses (Bella and Ginny) were beautiful and the scenery and riding were probably the best we've seen! All the staff were very helpful and obviously knew the horses very well. I can be nervous on new horses but I was assured that Bella would look after me and she did. She was very responsive and listened to me which is usually not the case with horses that hack out alot.
Unfortunately Ginny was attacked by a dog on the hack which was obviously terrifying for her and my friend fell off, the staff were amazing and couldn't do enough to make sure she was ok and get her back safely.
Even this didn't ruin the amazing experience we had at Forest Park and we can't wait to go back and canter round the forest in the sunshine.
Thankyou!!!

Visited March 2013
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Pirate18, Manager at Forest Park Riding Stables, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a glowing review. I will make sure Zoe receives a special thanks for looking after you so well. It was so unfortunate that the incident with the dog occured, though I am very pleased to read that it didnt ruin your experience with us! I have also reported the dog attack to the relevant authorities. We hope to see you again in the future, best wishes.
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