Ashdown Riding

Welcome to Ashdown Riding

Ashdown Riding located on Lower Misbourne Farm Trekking Centre has been established on Ashdown Forest for over 40 years. The rides are superb. Situated right in the middle of beautiful and breathtaking countryside. The stables are tucked down a long farm track with the great advantage that there is absolutely no road work; you are surrounded by the Forest.
Ashdown Riding has been a centre of great learning and fun. Here to share the instruction needed to progress into a great rider whether you have been riding for years or just beginning your journey. We have the sand school for safe instruction and the forest on our doorstep to expand your riding experience. If you have been before you will know that Jenny has devoted over a decade into making this place the success it is.

Tragically, our lovely Instructor Jenny is no longer working with us due a sad change circumstance and to give credit where credit is due she has built this incredible place we have all come to love so much, we will try to continue her legacy as best we can. There are some new staff and new horses on the way but if you have been before most of the horses you love are still here to love some more. Tash, our Yard Manager will be happy to take your bookings and continue to be there through your riding journey. Please give a warm welcome to Zoe and Fionn our new members of staff. Hope to see you soon! Thanks everyone for your support and we hope to continue this exciting journey together.

What we do

Riding lessons

We currently offer riding lessons both privately and in a group. We have our own sand school in which you will be instructed by a qualified professional. Most will already know Tash and our newest arrival Zoe. Lessons can be enjoyed by seasoned riders trying to brush up on their skills or complete newbies wanting to learn a new sport. Come along and get into the saddle. Want to know more? Head over to the Riding lessons tab in the menu above.

Hacking out

What could be better than hacking out onto the Ashdown Forest with no road work involved. Safe, comfortable and just beautiful. From the stables position, we are able to walk straight onto the Forest. We believe this is one of the greatest areas of outstanding national beauty and its right on our door step. If you to want to hack out with us, feel free to book in and enjoy it for yourself. Want to know more? Have a look at the Hacking out tab in the menu above.

Pony Loans

We know pony’s are fun. More so for our younger generation as they are able to learn the basics safely. What could be better for our kids to loan a pony, to muck in to help maintain the pony’s environment and enjoy rides and lessons on their favourite animal. If your kids are interested in loaning a pony, please get in touch with Tash or any of the staff here to enquire. What a fantastic opportunity to learn horsemanship at its grass roots. Call Tash on this number: 07311810535.

Kids Parties

Stuck for ideas about having a party for you kids for whatever the occasion? We can help! Every child’s idea for their party is completely different. Please get in touch to discuss making it perfect for them.

Pony Mornings

If you are looking for something for the little ones to enjoy during the half term break, why not book in a pony morning?

Time: 9:30-12:00 – £30.00 per child 

These mornings are all about learning and having fun! There will Stable Management Sessions including grooming and tacking up the ponies and a half hour riding lesson in the sand school followed by a hack on the Forest. 

The children will need their own packed lunches and to be dressed appropriately to work around the horses.

If this sounds like something your child might like to do, don’t delay as these are very popular and there is limited availability!! Please send an enquiry via our website or call us on 07311 810535

Home Education Sessions

We offer a fantastic opportunity for kids who are home schooled. Finding the right sport for your kids can be hard, let us make horse riding part of their curriculum. Something they will enjoy but also get a lot out of. If this interests you and you can put a group together, you’ll be welcome to our 5% discount. Call Tash on this number: 07311810535.

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New feature on its way (please bear with us)

Hi everyone, we at Ashdown Riding are currently in the process of setting up an online booking system. It’s very smart but complicated for us to setup into our current system. Although this will take a little time for us to do, the simplicity for you guys to book will be felt. I look forward to showing you in the near future…


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Meet the Team

Tash Burnham
Yard Manager / Instructor

Tash has been working around horses all her life and been at Ashdown for over 7 years. Along with her children, the horses are the love of her life. Having grown up together Fie and Tash have always dreamed of running a centre together and 30 years later, here we are. Tash is great with the kids and teaching adults too, and her horse knowledge is second to none. Tash is a qualified BHS instructor and our fantastic Yard Manager.

Fionn Horne

Fionn has worked professionally in the equine industry for over 20 years. Fionn’s forte is hacking and trekking but loves working with children and has been informally instructing for many years. Fie is currently training to become a fully BHS qualified instructor.

Zoe Bond

BHS Stage 2, currently working towards further BHS qualifications. Level 3 extended diploma in Equine Management - graduating with triple distinction. Proud owner of Wizard. Zoe has been riding for over 10 years and at Ashdown Riding for almost as long. Zoe has been very successfully been working in the equine industry for 5 years.

Very enjoyable

The Horses are kept beautifully.The instructors being as experienced as they are, bring the pupils on in leaps and bounds in an enjoyable environment, It appears to me that the pupils are very proud to be a part of Ashdown Riding - Which for me says it all - Jolly well done to you

Sarah Capps Rider

Friendly and Fantastic

Great horses and very friendly people. Fantastic long rides in the beautiful Ashdown Forest. My favourite horses are Bracken and Cas but they are all lovely and all types to suit different abilities and ages

Penny Wight Rider

Best Riding Centre

The best riding centre around, fantastic friendly instructors and amazing horses! The rides over Ashdown Forest are just beautiful and so much fun

Beccy Fyfe Rider


Had a fantastic experience hacking as a family today. The instructor was brilliant, a natural leader and great with both us and the kids. Lovely horses and ponies all nice natured. Thank you so much we will be back!

Kate O’Halloran Rider

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