We had a really lovely ride yesterday, quite special, through the woods, and a good place to begin after such a long time. The lady who took us was so warm and encouraging, very sweet to go back for my mum. I am sure Emma will be in contact to do another ride to get herself ready for an Ashdown forest hack, her ambition is to canter, not done for a few years! she might need to practice at the Farm first though.
So big Thankyou and the strawberrys were lovely 😊
-Simone (June 2019)
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for today. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed the ride (and how much I have missed it). Tommy was lovely and took very good care of me.
Everyone on the ride was so friendly and chatty. It really was amazing… and made me feel really good!
I can’t wait to come again, so have looked in the diary already!!
Thank you again! You have a lovely setup and your horses all look amazing and all have their own little characters (which is really nice to see)
-Paula (May 2019)
Had my first ever ride today (well, I once rode a pony around a field when I was like 12 but that doesn’t count) and it was amazing. I rode Meg and she was so sweet and gentle. Kath led us and we had a fantastic natter, she also gave me some instruction and helped me to learn. I can’t wait to return next week and learn more and get more confident!
-Erin Louise Tilly
As a visitor to the UK from Australia, I was pretty keen to get a ride in to experience riding in the forest. I have managed to get in two rides during my time here and I cannot express how much I loved it. I rode Manuka both times and he is just amazing, he gave me the perfect riding experience.
Thank you so much to the lovely people at East View, including my riding companions, it has been a truly memorable experience, one that will be hard to top. I will definitely be back
Thanks to all at east view for a lovely ride on 9th September. Despite a crummy weather forecast, itr held out and provided us with the perfect weather for a ride around the farm. I came with my best friend who hasn’t ridden since a youngster and her partner who has only ever ridden once before western style while on a tour of america! They were each allocated 2 perfect horses, Meg & Zebedee who cared for them beautifully and were lovely and sure footed in the deep mud, and i took the lovely Apache and had a bit of a quicker ride. Staff were so friendly, nice and relaxed. We are hoping to make it a monthly thing as its the perfect chance to get together as we don’t get to see each other much. We can’t wait to come back for our next ride!
Excellent ride today, super horses, great fun for experienced riders but also accommodating for those needing a confidence boost. Great value for money, will definitely return!
Myself my partner who’s a beginner and my daughter Hannah absolutely loved this experience and the girls that took us out we’re amazing and made him feel so at ease he loved it ,would definitely recommend this to anyone young or old well not too old can be quite bumpy lol xx
I’ve been riding at East View Fruit Farm on and off for about 15 years and you’ll be very hard pushed to find such a friendly atmosphere with amazing happy horses and the most stunning rides, forest or farm.
Absolutely the best riding school Ive found, with the freedom to be able to go alone or guided when needed. my daughters & I love visiting. Family run and very friendly where you easily feel at home and part of the horsey family.
This was the first place I ever met a horse, I fell in love straight way (the horses are so lovely) and have been coming back every now and then since, I love the horses and how friendly everyone is, they make you feel at home every time you ride there, I wouldn’t even try anywhere else
Just back from a fantastic hack on the Ashdown Forest on the lovely Serena, felt very well looked after! Look forward to the next time
-Charlotte Brownings Dean
Had a great day riding for the first time around East view farm. Friendly and experienced. Thanks so much for a perfect day in the sunshine. Couldn’t recommend highly enough. Will certainly be back.
A brilliant place to ride for experienced riders. The horses are all fantastic, characterful, safe and reliable. The escort is professional, friendly and looks after the riders well. It is a really sociable and friendly place. The Ashdown Forest is a tranquil and picturesque landscape to ride across and makes me sigh every time.
Easily one of the friendliest and nicest riding centres I’ve ever been to. The atmosphere and people are lovely, the horses are gorgeous and hacking through the forest is fantastic!
I’ve been riding here for nearly 25 years and love it! Some great horses for all paces, beautiful scenery…. thanks kath, Edna, Pete and family
I ride here every week come rain or shine!! Staff are very friendly and really helped me to get my confidence back!! Riding on the Ashdown Forest is an amazing experience!!
I adore this place. They are such confidence giving people and horses. The friendliest yard I have ever been to.
Such a great riding center, amazing forest hack with wonderful horses!
Friendly people, excellent horses, fair prices and good riding.
My friend and I rode with Kathy (I think she said her name was Kathy) and we had a fantastic time. Thank you for accommodating us. Zoe’s confidence really grew and she really loved Megola and I thoroughly enjoyed riding Serena, we both had a great time and we look forward to returning.
Thanks again to you and your super friendly team.
Thank you so much for taking us out for such an enjoyable ride. We both loved it – the horses, the farm and countryside, and the company.
We will be coming to you again sometime.
All the best…
I’ve been riding out on the forest from East View for more years than I care to remember. Every ride is fantastic, the horses are really great, the leaders are really good at looking after you and ensure no one is worried about the rides, unless of course you exaggerate your competence! I’ve taken my daughter and granddaughter with me and they have both loved it.
–Roz from Hartfield
I have been riding here for several years having been introduced to the place by friends and family. It is a fantastic place with amazing horses suited for all riders, great guides and a brilliant place to make new friends and catch up with old ones. On each ride you get to explore Ashdown Forest in all is glory. What more could you ask for?
I have been riding at East View Riding centre regularly for several years now and really enjoy it. The horses are great and the ladies who escort the rides are fantastic, very friendly, very safety conscious, and extremely competent – we are really well taken care of. There are lots of horses to choose from to suit various levels of ability, and also different rides to choose from as well – I usually do a 2 or 3 hour hack onto Ashdown Forest and count myself very lucky every time as the Forest is so beautiful in every season, and there are tracks for some really good canters, with limited roadwork to actually get onto the Forest itself.
This is the third riding centre I have visited regularly over my 20 odd years of regular riding, and I think the best. The rides are a real social outing, and a joy to do because we all share a love of horse-riding. The centre caters for all levels of experience and there is a farm ride for those who are not as experienced or confident so there is something for everyone.
I highly recommend this riding centre to anyone thinking of trying it out.
–Julia of East Grinstead
I have been riding at East View Riding stables since the late 1990s. I fell in love with the horses and the stunning scenery. I look forward to my ride and wish I could bottle the exhilarating feeling of the wonderful canters on the forest. The horses are individual characters and unlike some that follow the tail in front.
–Gail Masters from Lingfield
A really great place to go. The people are lovely, the horses are all individuals and the riding on the Ashdown Forest is breathtaking. Wish I’d found this place sooner!
–Hilary Sorroy from East Grinstead
Brilliant in all ways! Ashdown Forest is the place to ride, the scenery is great and the horses are even better.
–Tracy Wyld from Horsham
Best hacking for experienced riders in the area! Horses are fit & well cared for, the Ashdown Forest is amazing to ride on, lots of canters & the hack escort is professional, friendly and safety conscious. Can’t get enough of it! Thoroughly enjoy my rides here.
–Faye Caddye from Haywards Heath