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!
We offer a variety of services alongside hacking, please see below for more information…
PONY/ UNICORN PARTIES AND PHOTO SHOOTS
What better way to spend a birthday… Nestled deep in the forest, decorating and caring for your chosen pony, riding on top of the hills, whilst spotting wild animals. Let us make dreams come true. Party at home? No worries- we’ve got this covered too. Give us a call for more information.
CONFIDENCE BUILDING, HORSE THERAPY AND CHARITY WORK
As well as working alongside charities and therapy groups, we also offer one-to-one sessions for nervous riders or anyone looking to get back in the saddle. Do you need that extra confidence boost? Our team and horses are here to help.
ENGAGMENTS, PROMOTIONAL EVENTS, MEDIA
We are delighted to have been a part of so many incredible memories. If you would like us to assist you with any ideas you may have, let us know how we can help. We are lucky enough to be surrounded by some of the most picturesque landscape, wild animals and ever-changing scenery, perfect for special occasions as well as day to day enjoyment.
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.
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.
had the best relaxing two hour ride...it was more then perfect thank you so much again i will definitely be coming back x
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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
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 👍
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.
Well organised, an amazing feeling of safety and responsibility with my young daughters and a perfect trek in beautiful countryside. Thank you
fantastic place to ride, such beautiful horses, very placid temperment. lovely friendly instructors. would definitely recommend.
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.
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 💪🏻🐾
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.
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.
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 !
Helen Amy Noble
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 🐴😉
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
great ride with Alice. lovely horses and the scenery is breathtaking. thank you for taking us out 😊😊
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!
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.
Fantastic ride up &.down the hills. Calm cool horses. Great views & pace of ride. Alice was easy to talk to & very considerate.
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.
Wow! What a fantastic ride out across the New Forest! Loved every moment! Thank you all so much, highly recommend! Xxx
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 .
What a brilliant family friendly yard, great for kids and adults. Thoroughly recommend, will be back again.
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
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!!
Just perfect! Lovely horses, lovely people. Can’t recommend it enough.
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!!! ��
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!
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.
Lovely, friendly and relaxed stables. Brilliant location into the New Forest.
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!
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!!!
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 � �
Had an excellent ride through the forest this afternoon. Thank you Alice, you and the horses were fantastic. Highly recommended!!
Had an amazing ride this morning. Alice was great with nervous beginners... and munchkin joining the ride made the day complete!
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 🇬🇧🍺🐎
Very friendly and made us feel very comfortable and looked after. As a complete beginner they gave me a lot of confidence Highly recommend
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 🙂
Louis Fandango Brough
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 �
“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.”