With over over 500 miles of well-maintained and signposted footpaths, around 30 miles of Heritage Coastline and more than half of the Island recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Isle of Wight is a wonderful place to enjoy a spot of horse riding.
Sally's Riding School in Bembridge will saddle you up and take you for breathtaking rides along the beach, subject to the tides of course. They will guide you along picturesque bridleways, country lanes and beaches, all within close reach and avoiding roads wherever possible.
They have a collection of horses and ponies so they can take children and adults, experienced and novice riders. They will provide hats, and basic tuition as required.
Other horse riding stables include the Allendale Equestrian Centre (BHS approved) near Godshill, which offers country rides and picnic pub rides and Hill Farm Stables in Freshwater.
Horse riding fans should visit the Island at the end of March and enjoy the Grand National & Ashey Scurry, or take a visit to Mottistone Manor and Gardens where the now legendary War Horse spent his retirement years.