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Sussex Rides

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Sussex Rides

Sussex Rides

""There's nothing like it. My horse and I had a great time." Angela Jones

SussexThe network is roughly a rectangle with Midhurst at its centre. The countryside is varied, ranging from the chalk downs around the South Downs Way which crosses the south of the network area, sandy heaths and woods along the Rother Valley to Blackdown Hill on the Surrey border in the north. The rides take you up onto the South Downs, past Goodwood race-course (although not on race days) and through time-warp villages with houses built of flint and thatch. 

Mountain biking is good on the Downs in the south of the network. There are 2-day & 3-day rides and the one-centre holiday near Chichester and in the centre and north east, the sandy tracks are great for horses, but they can be hard going for all but the fittest cyclists. There are some steep climbs on and off the downs to the north and south, but the bulk of the riding is over undulating terrain. Although our routes avoid most of the hard, flinty parts of the South Downs Way, there are still a few stony tracks.

We offer 2 to 5 day place-to-place rides back to start, plus a choice of 4 different one-centre holidays which have 3 day rides near Walderton in the south east of the network area and South Harting, and include riding in the Downs.

The other two one-centre holidays near Petworth and Milland have just 2 day rides each with slightly shorter mileages (15.5 miles max.) with relatively flat terrain although you should expect hills near Milland. You can combine rides at Walderton and South Harting to make up to 7 days' riding.

OK for mountain biking, although there are one or two steep climbs from the Rother Valley up onto the Downs.

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Sussex Rides

SussexThis ride from South Harting to Houghton takes you through downland farms and valleys, crossing the South Downs, which are interspersed with ancient beechwoods and have fantastic views to both the north and the south. It takes in various pretty and historic villages along the South Downs Way, as well as Bignor Roman Villa, one of the best preserved villas in Britain.


SussexA basic ride of 23.25 miles with two pub stops, or if you feel tired, this can be reduced by 3 miles by joining the South Downs Way at Didling Hill. A chance for a decent canter occurs if you decided to make the ¾ mile diversion to the second pub after the first 12 miles.

Price for UK holidays with your own horse:
2 nights £240 (per person)
Additional nights £110 (per person)
This includes;
Dinner, bed and breakfast.
Marked maps with route descriptions.
Over night grazing for your horse and stabling where available.
Optional extras;
Luggage Ferry £30 per group per day.
Transport: price available on request
Single Supplement;
Accommodation is based on twin or double occupancy.
Single rooms where available carry a £10 per night supplement.
We also offer bespoke holidays in the UK & Worldwide where we provide you with a horse, a guide and transport if required; priced individually

Call us on +44 (0)1256 773564 or email contact@redlandsequestrian.com to check the ride availability and dates, once we have confirmed availability you can download and fill in a booking form:

Each rider in the party must also complete a riding ability questionnaire before we can complete the final confirmation of your holiday booking.

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