Horse Riding in Suffolk


Horse riding in Suffolk is an experience like no other. Miles of awe-inspiring coastline and the peaceful countryside of Suffolk is the perfect place to connect with your horse. Visitors can enjoy miles of winding pathways, tranquil country lanes, and a horse-loving community, along with lessons that will teach you how to sit comfortably on the saddle.


The agricultural industry has been kept alive in Suffolk, where you’ll find many stables. However, health and safety regulations have caused many of these facilities to only offer limited services to the public. Despite these regulations, you will still be able to hire a charming pony or horse for a reasonable price throughout the county.

Suffolk Punch Trust

Suffolk Punches by Deborah Martin, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride and spend some time with these gentle giants. Learn more about the history and the ways of traditional working horses with the beautiful backdrop of studs, stables, and museums. See more at Suffolk Punch Trust

Younger riders may be having their very first horseback riding lesson, and a miniature Shetland will be the perfect match for them. There is no greater gift you could give your kids than introducing them to the exciting hobby of horse riding. Many of the stables in the list below offer camps during the school holidays and pony clubs to join, so it is worth reaching out to them and finding out more.


North Manor Equestrian Centre, Halesworth, offer horse riding lessons as well as hacking, and you will have to book your spot before arriving. Call Valli Hayes for more information at 01986 784552.

Woodbridge, near Ipswich
Woodridge is home to the well-known Poplar Park Trekking Centre near Ipswich. This centre offers training, a riding school, a trekking centre, and a livery yard. Here, you will find well-trained staff, reliable schooling, long stretches of gorgeous off-road hacking, and the ideal opportunity to connect with your horse or one of theirs. Contact Polar Poplar Park at 01394 411023 for more information.

Also in Woodbridge
In Woodbridge, you’ll also find the famous Valley Farm Riding and Driving Centre in the heart of the beautiful Suffolk countryside. This riding and leisure centre offers lessons to master side-saddle, carriage driving, western riding, and horse riding. Children will have a ball here, with many parties, pony clubs, holidays, and exciting activities available. To find out more, call Sarah at 01728 746916.

Horse Riding in Suffolk
Monks Eleigh, near Ipswich
Bring your horse with you to Boyton Hall Equine Centre to enjoy a Suffolk holiday with you. This Centre boasts a variety of world-class facilities for both you and your horse, such as a solarium, a laser shower, and equine hydrotherapy, all with the beautiful backdrop of Suffolk. To find out more, dial 01449 744482 and speak to Adrian Keitely-Webb.

Copdock Riding Centre
This friendly and welcoming centre offers a lovely livery yard and riding lessons for all abilities and ages at a very reasonable cost. Find out more about this centre, where show jumping is a speciality, at 01473 730678.
Are you tempted to go home with a majestic horse by your side? Luckily, Suffolk offers many alternative options, such as The National Stud, where you can commission a horse of your own. Newmarket races also offer you the chance to back your favourite horse.

Established by Megan Ayton-Andrews back in 2002, Hill Farm Equestrian Centre in Hill Farm Lane (Chelmondiston, Suffolk, IP9 1JU) is a praised training centre where family and friendly hospitality comes first. Qualified instructors from the British Horse Society teach the riding lessons with sensible and well-trained ponies and horses. The centre boasts fifteen ponies and horses that are trained regularly to keep them in the best condition they can be.
Hill Farm is a relatively small centre with impressive features, like a 20 x 40 outdoor arena, fifteen stables all set in a gated brickyard, and a heated classroom.
Hill farm primarily welcomes children between the ages of four and sixteen. Check out some of their wonderful activities on their website at or contact them at:
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