Swimming and relaxing normally spring to mind when you think about the Island’s miles of golden sandy beaches. But what could be more thrilling than horse riding through the surf? With hundreds of miles of bridleways, the Isle of Wight is perfect for horse riding. Horseback perhaps offers the best vantage point to enjoy the Island’s diverse and beautiful countryside and coastline.
Island Riding Centre offer some excellent horse riding packages for visitors, including a 15 minute trial for the complete beginner. There are also private and group lessons, summer camps and events for kids, plus that fabulous beach ride.
As well as the horse riding, try the on-site luxury self-catering accommodation. You can go the whole hog (or horse) and book a riding holiday package to suit you. The Island is easily accessible for horse boxes and lorries (with special ferry travel rates available through Wightlink). The centre provides a DIY, part or full livery for the duration of your stay, so why not give your horse a holiday too!
Save money with Wightlife
Save £5 off any experience at the Island Riding Centre with Wightlink, simply use the voucher on p86 of Wightlife magazine. Wightlife is the onboard magazine for Wightlink and can be picked up at all terminal buildings as well as the ferries. You might find a copy at your accommodation, but Wightlife is widely distributed on the Isle of Wight. It’s also available at most large supermarkets across the Island.