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About 4 Seasons Forest Rides

Based in the New Forest National Park, 4 Seasons Forest Rides is run by Alice Bentley-Walls – a very experienced horse-woman who has a sixth sense with her horses and riders of all experiences.  Alice has taken many beginner  horse-riders out for their very first ever time!  

Please see some of her recent Facebook Reviews  here below

  • 5 star review  Excellent hack out - Alice was a fantastic guide, keeping things to the level I was comfortable with and, of course, the route was stunning. She's also excellent company. Can't recommend enough.

    thumb Hannah Everitt
    5/30/2017

    positive review  Alice and her Mum were so friendly and welcoming, i felt at ease straight away. We had a lovely ride through the beautiful forest with NO roadwork needed to get there, just perfect.

    thumb Judith Hunter
    7/15/2019

    positive review  Well organised, an amazing feeling of safety and responsibility with my young daughters and a perfect trek in beautiful countryside. Thank you

    thumb Rachel Hart
    8/29/2019

    positive review  Had a lovely little trek today with my 2year old daughter while on holiday in the area. Alice was so lovely and made the whole experience really special. The scenery was beautiful and it was great to see the wild ponies too.
    The highlight of our holiday!

    thumb Rosie Hale
    5/23/2019

    positive review  My wife and I really enjoyed our hack with Alice today. You can tell her top priority is the welfare of her horses. She caters for all riding abilities , and once she has "sized you up" , will tailor the ride to your ability. Top marks!

    thumb Danny Ryan
    7/04/2019

    positive review  Thank you so much to Alice for a fab ride out this morning, Bluebell was an absolute superstar and the scenery was incredible! It was a really fantastic way to finish off my holiday!

    thumb Emma Carter-Doidge
    6/21/2019

  • positive review  Amazing ride, Alice was a wonderful guide and made us feel so at ease with the horses. Cant wait to go back. Would highly recommend.

    thumb Claire Frame
    6/08/2019

    positive review  great ride with Alice. lovely horses and the scenery is breathtaking. thank you for taking us out 😊😊

    thumb Lucy Bateman
    7/05/2019

    positive review  Had a wonderful pub ride today. Both hubby and I were beginners but both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Very professional and polite guide. Thank you for looking after me so well with my medical episode!!!!
    Definitely would recommend these guys.

    thumb Hilary Foster
    8/05/2019

    positive review  I went for a 2 hour private hack. I rode Bluebelle and went along with Alice. What an amazing ride. I had so much fun! Thank you guys and I cant wait to go back next week 💪🏻🐾

    thumb Jessica Geerdes
    6/13/2019

    positive review  What a fantastic experience! We done a 1hour private hack across the forest, they took us on a trek with free roaming cow’s and horses and ponies, My 4 year old daughter absolutely loved it as did we. Would defiantly recommend and will be back! Alice and her mum were superb, very friendly and chatty and made us all feel very welcome and comfortable. Iv never been on a horse before but felt very confident with there instructions, Polo, Bluebell and Dolly were fantastic lovely tame horses! You must make time to do this! Many thanks 👍

    thumb Anthony Workman
    6/06/2019

    5 star review  Thank you Alice for an outstanding time in the new forest today! We saw wild horses and dear. The horses were lovely. What a great experience and I would definitely recommend it! Sophia wants to get her own horse now! Thanks Chris and Sophia. X

    thumb Kris Ward
    8/04/2017

  • positive review  Wow! What a fantastic ride out across the New Forest! Loved every moment! Thank you all so much, highly recommend! Xxx

    thumb Lewis Church
    8/03/2019

    positive review  Had a stunning trek through the forest today on Dolly. Everything was perfect including the weather. You can go at your own pace as all levels of riding are catered for. Alice and her mum are just super lovely, I would heartily recommend this experience with them and will certainly return.

    thumb Agnes Winchcombe
    8/11/2019

    positive review  Had a great time riding in the New Forest with Alice. The horses were lovely as was Alice and her Mum. Her mum was great leading & chatting with my 6year old daughter. I would definitely recommend.

    thumb Jessica Taylor
    7/20/2019

    5 star review  Absolutely amazing! The horses and Alice were an absolute delight! My boyfriend surprised me with a hack through the forest today and Alice was incredible! So accommodating and friendly! Best time I've ever had riding horses! Will definitely be going back!!! ��

    thumb Emelia Carrick
    7/31/2017

    positive review  I visited today for a horse ride with my 13 year old daughter and her friend. Alice and her Mum were so friendly and welcoming and we had a wonderful hour on the horses. Having not ridden for a long long time, I felt completely at ease and we even managed a little trot 🐴 we will definitely be back x

    thumb Emma Lewis
    7/14/2019

    5 star review  Had an amazing ride this morning. Alice was great with nervous beginners... and munchkin joining the ride made the day complete!

    thumb Hannah Smith
    5/07/2017

  • positive review  we've had so much fun riding through the New Forest today. Such a lovely horses and stunning views. Alice and her mum ( and the pooches 😉 ) made us feel very welcomed and relaxed. I will recommend to everyone. xx

    thumb Agata Aga
    9/08/2019

    5 star review  Hosted by a lovely lady the horses were well cared for and friendly. I highly recommend her to tour you around a beautiful part of the New Forest 🙂

    thumb Louis Fandango Brough
    7/03/2017

    positive review  Very friendly and made us feel very comfortable and looked after. As a complete beginner they gave me a lot of confidence Highly recommend

    thumb Iona Wallace
    9/10/2019

    positive review  Once we found Alice we had the loveliest experience with them. Alice and her Mum were so friendly. I really appreciated Alice taking a photo of my girls in their ride and sharing it with me, that was a lovely touch.

    thumb Sara Thom
    7/18/2019

    positive review  Had an excellent ride through the forest this afternoon. Thank you Alice, you and the horses were fantastic. Highly recommended!!

    thumb Felicity Turner
    4/13/2019

    5 star review  What a brilliant family friendly yard, great for kids and adults. Thoroughly recommend, will be back again.

    thumb Sam Atter
    2/23/2017

  • 5 star review  had the best relaxing two hour ride...it was more then perfect thank you so much again i will definitely be coming back x

    thumb Cassie Butterworth
    4/06/2017

    positive review  Four Seasons is a lovely, small set up offering New forest rides. The horses are clearly very much loved and were a real pleasure to ride. I felt completely safe but the ride was much more interesting than a typical riding school hack out. Alice is lovely and looked after us all really well. o would definitely recommend it and will be going again soon I hope.

    thumb Jo Lovatt
    6/21/2019

    positive review  I discovered the New Forest during 1 hour and it was an amazing and breathtaking riding! Thank you so much for this opportunity and I hope to see Bluebell again 🐴😉
    Kind regards
    Louise

    thumb Louise Groyer
    6/15/2019

    positive review  Had a lovely ride out with my daughter today - weather perfect, Alice and her mother - fantastic. Horses lovely - five star - highly recommend. Thank you so much Alice for a lovely hack through the New forest today.

    thumb Karyn Hunt
    9/15/2019

    positive review  fantastic place to ride, such beautiful horses, very placid temperment. lovely friendly instructors. would definitely recommend.

    thumb Yasmin Taylor
    6/11/2019

    positive review  Thoroughly recommend. Carrie and I loved our time riding Bluebell and Fibber through the forest and our time with Alice - what a lovely lady :). Thank you so much for looking after us!

    thumb Fay Carter
    8/12/2019

  • positive review  We had the most enjoyable time riding with Alice , She was an expert guide . Our horses were fabulous , we have been talking about our lovely morning in the New Forest all week . we would love to visit again .

    thumb Sue Collins
    8/10/2019

    positive review  I ride in New York and take every opportunity to find beautiful countryside and great horses. Alice is the most pleasant and enjoyable riding partner I’ve had anywhere and the New Forest is a most special place.
    This is a must if you have a weekend in the area. I commuted in from London for the day and it was worthwhile.
    I had the 4 hour pub ride 🇬🇧🍺🐎

    thumb Angela Adragna
    9/07/2019

    positive review  Our four children had a lovely ride with Alice and her ponies. 4 helpers took them round a beautiful part of the new forest for half an hour. Alice was so kind and helpful to ensure we had the ride we wanted, she is so smiley and friendly with calm safe but gorgeous ponies. I would highly recommend, we will definitely be back. Best rides in the forest. My daughter said was the highlight of her holiday!!

    thumb Lisa Hippolyte
    5/27/2019

    positive review  Had a great ride out in the forest today catering for all ages and abilities. Alice and her team were very attentive and informative. We all thoroughly enjoyed it I’m sure we’ll be back for more rides in the future.

    thumb Wendy Spencer
    8/28/2019

    5 star review  Fabulous ride in a beautiful setting! Alice is lovely and clearly loves her job and ponies very much. Defo reccomend you go for a ride here if you are in the area � �

    thumb Dawn Spicer
    7/30/2017

    5 star review  Alice was the most excellent guide and the scenery was breathtaking! The horses could not have been more loved and taken care of and we certainly will be going back again & again! Thank you for an amazing Birthday experience!

    thumb Emily Keating-Rowe
    5/16/2017

  • positive review  Just perfect! Lovely horses, lovely people. Can’t recommend it enough.

    thumb Sandie Wills
    8/01/2019

    positive review  I arranged a private hour long hack for my other halfs birthday, Alice could not have been better - super friendly and professional, perfect directions to the place, took us at a pace we were comfortable with and we had an amazing time, took photos for us and sent them aswell, 100% recommend her, we are coming back for sure!!!

    thumb Martin Riches
    6/05/2019

    5 star review  Had a great hack out in the New Forest with Alice who was an excellent tour guide. The horses were all lovely and really well cared for. Would defiantly come back �

    thumb Jasmin Walls
    8/16/2017

    5 star review  My wife and three daughters had a lovely ride with 4 Seasons Forest Rides today. We got a full hour-long trek - all the form filling in, helmet fitting and everything was done “off the clock”. Alice, her Mum, and D’Arcy were super helpful and coped wonderfully with our complete lack of experience, even our four year old daughter enjoyed her first pony ride with no trouble.
    Highly recommended.

    thumb John Simmons
    8/02/2019

    positive review  Fantastic ride up &.down the hills. Calm cool horses. Great views & pace of ride. Alice was easy to talk to & very considerate.

    thumb Roz Barwell
    5/18/2019

    positive review  Absolutely fantastic ride on the forest with Alice and Jo yesterday, We were a mixed ability group and they made everyone feel so comfortable and like they had really experienced the forest. The little ones were thrilled to ride and see foals. Most importantly, the horses are clearly totally spoilt, beautifully cared for and all have the loveliest nature.Can't wait to go back!

    thumb Flic Patterson
    6/17/2019

  • positive review  Very friendly and helpful! They made us feel completely comfortable and took us on a beautiful ride through the new forest. Gorgeous horses and good value. The directions via WhatsApp and video were a great idea and we definitely got the full hour riding time. Great experience would highly recommend!

    thumb Jodie Hawes
    9/12/2019

    5 star review  What a joy! Easy, laid back, enjoyable . Perfect recipe for a ride. Myself and my 3 year old - we even did a trot ! Coming back soon hopefully !

    thumb Helen Amy Noble
    5/31/2017

    negative review  Extremely disappointing service with lack of flexibility. I’ve unfortunately had no response to my past 3 emails in reference to discussing a refund. After explaining that I’ve had a bereavement within my immediate family and required a refund due to uncertainty of rebooking - my 3 last consecutive emails have been ignored. Although this is a very small enterprise, they were extremely responsive at the start of my enquiry but have completely fallen off communication when requesting a refund.

    I hope at the very least, 4 Seasons Forest Rides will grow a slightly more ethical backbone and look after future customers better.

    Our advice would be to make sure you research more legitimate horse riding venues than this particular one.

    thumb Omar Nuaimi
    9/14/2019

    positive review  Lovely ride out this morning, Alice was an amazing guide and mange to build my confidence straight away (after being out the saddle for 8 years.) hacking here will now become a regular thing for me. I would 110% recommend for hacking in the forest.

    thumb Sarah Davis
    8/19/2019

    5 star review  Lovely, friendly and relaxed stables. Brilliant location into the New Forest.

    thumb Marie Sunderland
    2/21/2017

    positive review  Alice is a lovely host. Her horses are beautifully behaved and in excellent condition. All equipment is in tip top shape. A highly recommended forest ride.

    thumb Nina Judd
    9/19/2019

Testimonials:

“Had the best relaxing two hour ride…it was more then perfect thank you so much again i will definitely be coming back x”

“Absolutely fantastic!!!! Alice really made our day and was so sweet and friendly. We cannot wait to come back again and again!!”

“What a brilliant family friendly yard, great for kids and adults. Thoroughly recommend, will be back again.”