Horse riding around Ludlow & The Shropshire Hills is the most peaceful way to enjoy the least crowded county of England. Shropshire is fortunate to have over 600 miles of byways and bridleways, crisscrossing their way through the countryside. South Shropshire, the countryside surrounding Ludlow, has the horse-friendly peaks of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Ludlow and it's surrounding area offers the perfect base for anyone wanting to explore the Shropshire Hills on horseback.Horses are able to ride through sections of Mortimer Forest, a large Forestry Commission woodland about 1 mile west of Ludlow. Please see The Forestry Commissions website for more details.
(A) North Farm Riding Establishment - Approx 1 Miles from Ludlow.Eastablished in 1968, North Farm Riding Establishment on Whitcliffe, overlooks the historic market town of Ludlow, and is adjacent to Mortimer Forest. Both ponies and horses are available to suit the individual rider. All riders are catered for, from complete novices to the most experienced. They also cater for riding for the disabled.British Horse Society Approved Riding SchoolRiding for The Disabled Association Group Member Incorporating Carriage DrivingNorth Farm, Whitcliffe, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 2HD.Tel: 01584 872026www.northfarmludlow.co.uk
(B) Darky Dale Forest Stables - Approx 13 Miles from LudlowSet in a beautiful location in the forested hills between Shropshire, Herefordshire and Powys in Mid Wales, almost equidistant between Knighton and Ludlow. Gina Collinson and her staff of four have a wealth of experience in tuition of all aspects of horse riding and related activities. As well as trekking from her back door she has a newly built ménage which is floodlit so as to extend tuition hours when required. All levels of ability are catered for and prices and details can be found on their website.Darky Dale Forest Stables, Bedstone, Bucknell, Shropshire, SY7 0BLTel: 01547 530060 www.darky-dale-forest-stables.co.uk
(C) Grafton Farm Riding Centre - Approx 14 Miles from LudlowGrafton Farm Riding Centre is a British Horse Society approved riding centre and a family run riding school. Sue and Rosie Thomas (mother & daughter) are the riding instructors at Grafton Farm. Riding lessons are available for the beginner or experienced rider. Children can ride from the age of 4 years and adults of any age.There are 12 horses-ponies at the riding centre to suit all abilities and size of riders. Most of the horses have been at Grafton Farm for many years. The lessons are taken in either the indoor or outdoor arenas. The indoor school has proven invaluable during wet and cold weather. Horse Riding LessonsGrafton Farm, Bockleton, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, WR15 8PT Tel: 01568 750602www.graftonfarm.co.uk
(D) Country Treks Equestrian Centre - Approx 14 Miles from LudlowHandsome horses and stunning scenery. That's what you want from a riding establishment. Add to that qualified and knowledgeable instructors and your choice is perfect. From instructional treks for the beginners, to four day trail rides for those with a real sense of adventure, our establishment can offer a package to suit any rider. We pride ourselves on our fantastic horses and breathtaking scenery. Country Treks Equestrian Centre, The Old Vicarage, Stottesdon, Cleobury Mortimer, Worcestershire, DY14 8UH.Tel: 01746 718436www.horsetreks.co.uk
(E) Walcot Stables - Approx 14 Miles from LudlowWalcot Stables is a small friendly Riding School set amongst the hills of South Shropshire, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Established since 2004 and situated on the historic Walcot Hall Estate. We pride ourselves on providing a high quality both in our teaching standards and in building customer relationships. Walcot Stables, Lower Gardens, Lydbury North, Shropshire, SY7 8ASTel: 01588 680514www.walcotstables.co.uk