Horse Riding and Horse Riding Holidays in Norfolk
Published date: August 2019
Horse riding is an idyllic pastime and popular in Norfolk with both visitors and locals. If you haven’t tried it before, don’t worry, there are plenty of experienced tutors and riding centres that would be happy to get you started. With long stretches of beautiful coastline, lush green lanes and pretty bridleways crisscrossing their way through the county, horse riding in Norfolk makes perfect sense and is a great way to explore the varied landscape that Norfolk has to offer.
From beginners to the more experienced rider, Norfolk has a variety of riding centres offering one on one lessons, group classes and summer camps and some offer holiday accommodation for both horse and rider. Visitors to the county have various opportunities to bring their horse or horses on holiday with them and explore the beautiful county of Norfolk together.
Horse Riding Holidays in Norfolk
White House Barn
Situated down a quiet country lane, White House Barn allows equine owners to bring their horses with them whilst they holiday in Norfolk. Discover the county on horseback and stay in a holiday cottage or on their caravan and camping site whilst the horses are stabled nearby. With the Norfolk Broads, north Norfolk’s stunning sandy beaches and lush countryside all within half an hour’s drive away, this is an ideal spot to holiday with your horse in Norfolk.
White House Barn, 35 The Turn, Hevingham, Norfolk, NR10 5QP
Tel: 01603 755309
Bring your horse to Whitehall Farm in Burnham Thorpe and discover this beautiful part of the county; its green lanes and breath-taking coastline. Enjoy circular routes that range from 3 miles to 8 miles + and a direct and roadless ride to Holkham beach. This is available from mid-March through to mid-November. Please note beach riding is available throughout the winter months but does require boxing down to Holkham. Whitehall Farm offers a range of accommodation including B&B, camping, and glamping, with grazing and stabling for horses.
Whitehall Farm, Burnham Thorpe, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 8HN
Tel: 01328 738416
Willow Tree Farm
A 60-acre working farm set in the beautiful Norfolk countryside on the edge of the Sandringham Estate, Willow Tree Farm offers a range of facilities including stabling and grazing for those wishing to bring their horse on holiday. Visitors can stay in a holiday cottage or B&B accommodation that is close to their stabling and grazing facilities.
Willow Tree Farm also offer schooling packages with qualified Instructors on request.
Willow Tree Farming, Field Farm, Hillington, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 6DL
Tel: 07786 853549
Home Farm Stables
Enjoy a peaceful holiday with your horse in the Norfolk village of Holme, on the west Norfolk coast. Stay in comfortable B&B accommodation less than a mile from Holme beach, where you will have the opportunity to ride with your horse at any time of the day. Almost 5 miles of sandy beaches stretch from Holme to Brancaster, and inland there is the popular Peddar’s Way as well as many bridleways. Guests are provided with maps showing the principal rides locally, as well as high and low tide tables.
Home Farm Stables, Holme-next-the-Sea, Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE36 6LF
Tel: 01485 525350
Mill Farm Holidays
Offering DIY livery, Mill Farm make that dream ride on the beach with your own horse a reality. With camping pitches located next to the paddock and 8 stables available, in various sizes, both you and your horse can enjoy a holiday in the beautiful north Norfolk coastal town of Well-next-the-Sea.
Mill Farm Holidays, Mill Farm, Mill Road, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1RE
Tel: 01328 710226
Horse Riding in Norfolk
Hot To Trot School of Equitation
Enjoy horse riding and hacking out in Norfolk’s picturesque Tas Valley, from novices right through to experienced riders. Located in the south Norfolk village of Bunwell, Hot To Trot School of Equitation offers lessons and hacking out along the peaceful lanes of the Tas Valley. They also offer Pub Rides, Picnic Rides, Forest Rides, Beach Rides and Summer Camps and specialise in informative ‘Own A Pony Days’ that are great for the younger rider.
Hot To Trot School of Equitation, Gowers Farm Barns, Low Road, Bunwell, Norfolk, NR16 1SD
Tel: 01379 677679
North Norfolk Riding Centre
A small family run riding centre situated in the pretty village of Walsingham in north Norfolk. North Norfolk Riding Centre offers lessons and hacking for all ages and all abilities and caters for those who want to ride regularly to those who want lessons fortnightly, monthly, just in the holidays or those who just want a one-off riding experience whilst they are in Norfolk on holiday.
North Norfolk Riding School, Old Wells Road, Walsingham, Norfolk, NR22 6EH
Tel: 01328 820933
Hill Farm Riding Centre
A family run business based in the Norfolk village of Hardingham, 15 miles from the centre of Norwich. Hill Farm Riding Centre accepts children from 6 years old and caters for complete beginners to those at an advanced level. They are a BHS approved Riding School and Training Centre.
Hill Farm Riding Centre, Hill Farmhouse, Hackford Road, Hardingham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 4ED
Tel: 01953 851467
Eden Meadows Riding Centre
Established in the late 80’s, Eden Meadows Riding Centre is located in the Norfolk village of Rockland All Saints, close to Attleborough. A popular riding school, Eden Meadows caters for all ages and ability, from the complete beginner to the experienced rider.
Eden Meadows Riding Centre, Sandy Lane, Rocklands, Near Attleborough, Norfolk, NR17 1EN
Tel: 01953 483545
Manor Farm Riding School
Situated in the quiet Norfolk village of Scarning, between Dereham and Swaffham, Manor Farm Riding School provide a wide range of activities to riders of varying abilities. Riding lessons are offered with experienced and qualified instructors all year round in their two floodlit all-weather arenas.
Manor Farm Riding School, Manor Road, Scarning, East Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 2LL
Tel: 01362 693344
Keswick Riding Stables
A family-run riding school that has been established for more than 20 years, Keswick Riding School is located on the outskirts of Norwich and has two experienced instructors. They cater for people of varying abilities, from the complete novice to the experienced rider.
Keswick Riding Stables, Bridle Lane, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 6RU
Tel: 01603 451526
Squirrel Wood Equestrian Centre
Established in 2010, Squirrel Wood Equestrian Centre is situated in Worstead in north Norfolk and offers both tuition and hacking. With direct access to off-road woodland riding on the Worstead Estate, they cater for all ages and abilities and welcome both regular and seasonal visitors.
Squirrel Wood Equestrian Centre, Hall Farm, Sloley Road, North Walsham, Norfolk, NR28 9RS
Tel: 01263 586655
Woodland Park Equestrian Centre
A family-run equestrian centre set in 40 acres of beautiful Norfolk countryside, Woodland Park welcomes riders of all ages and abilities. Fully qualified instructors offer professional lessons in their 40m x 30m indoor training centre and these can be on a one on one basis or group classes. There are excellent hacking routes close by and riders can enjoy the idyllic Norfolk countryside riding their favourite horse or pony.
Woodland Park Equestrian Centre, Low Farm, Low Road, South Walsham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR13 6EQ
Tel: 01603 270043
Croft Farm Riding Centre
Located in the picturesque village of Filby, close to Great Yarmouth, Croft Farm Riding Centre has over 25 years of experience, providing lessons for riders of all ages and abilities. With an all-weather floodlit arena and both indoor and outdoor facilities, whatever the weather, winter or summer, visitors can enjoy riding at Croft Farm Riding Centre.
Croft Farm Riding Centre, Croft Farm, Thrigby Road, Filby, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 3DP
Tel: 01493 368275