Horse Riding

The Stanton Rides are over 30 miles of routes in 3 circular trails. Stanton is located off the A143 between Diss and Bury St Edmunds.

The Newmarket Rides are a series of circuits between Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds around the villages of Moulton, Gazeley and Barrow. 

The Kings Forest Rides are 2 circuits of approximately 12 miles each in and around The Kings Forest beside West Stow Country Park, north of Bury St Edmunds.

The Mildenhall Rides are 3 trails ranging from 5 to 7 miles in length between Mildenhall, Red Lodge and Cavenham Heath.

The Munnings Trail is a circular 26-mile route on the Suffolk-Norfolk border by Harleston. The route is named after Sir Alfred Munnings, the famous artist, and takes you through Mendham, the village of his birth.

The Icknield Way Trail is over 100 miles of bridleways which passes through Suffolk linking Buckinghamshire with Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire. 

Easton Farm Park, near Wickham Market has 4 different horseriding routes over 15 miles of waymarked trails. 

For horseriding/pony information and events in the IP1 to IP17 area visit the Ipscene website.

The British Horse Society is the UK’s largest equestrian charity and their website is a useful place to discover approved riding schools and livery yards throughout the UK.

There are a number of promoted horse riding routes in Suffolk and an agreement between the British Horse Society and the Forestry Commission gives horse riders permission for free access to many forests. Please check with the local Forestry Commission office to verify where to ride. Forestry centres at Thetford Forest Park, Rendlesham Wood and Tunstall Wood all offer excellent opportunities for horseriding. 

Suffolk has a long heritage with horses. Newmarket is the home of horse racing and the Newmarket Races are well worth a visit whether you are a horse rider or just love the thrill of the race. The National Horseracing Museum is an excellent place to start your experience or pay a visit to The National Stud for one of their guided tours.

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Dedham Vale
King's Forest
Stanton Rides
Stanton Rides
Mildenhall Rides - River Lark
Mildenhall Rides
Mildenhall Rides
King's Forest
King's Forest
King's Forest
Newmarket Rides
Newmarket Rides
Newmarket Rides
Newmarket Rides