Hack your own horse in the Chiltern Hills

Two ladies hacking their horses in the countryside

Amazing Hacking

The Chilterns 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' (AONB) is the perfect backdrop for you to enjoy hacking your own horse around our farm, along beautiful bridleways and quiet country lanes.

Choice of Routes

17 different circular rides direct from our farm take you through lovely villages, through stunning scenery and past country pubs or cafe's where you might want to stop for a coffee or lunch.

Or simply ride round the wide grass margins on our farm*.  Well signed and plenty of lovely views and uphill canter opportunities.

Three ladies hacking their horses in the chilterns

Partnering with Ordnance Survey

Cholsey Farm Riding is proud to be partnering with OS allowing us to provide 'Trusted' Routes on the OS App, which will further help our self-guided riders to follow their route and confirm their location at any time.  Our paper maps (laminated) will continue to be provided and they now have a QR code for each route.

Routes are mapped on a mobile app

Just one of the 15 routes we have added to the OS app

Our farmyard allows you to relax before or after your ride

A warm welcome

Park your box or trailer securely, talk to us about a route that will suit you and your horse and make use of the facilities;

Equine Flu

In order to help prevent the spread of Equine Flu, we will not allow any un-vaccinated horses at Cholsey Farm Riding, your boosters need to be within a year to be valid.  

Please bring your 'flu certificate/passport with you when visiting Cholsey Farm Riding

Equine influenza (flu) is highly contagious so will spread rapidly through an un-vaccinated population of horses. It does not usually cause long term or fatal illness, but can lead to horses having large amounts of time off work. 

A lady hacking her horse

I loved the ride as I don’t often do anything like that on my horse so it was great to do something different in beautiful surroundings and I’m so pleased that Cello behaved himself as that’s given me confidence to do some more!

Claire Dyett & Cello - January 2018.  Claire came on Guided Ride

We're easy to find

Just 5 minutes from M40 Junction 5 (Stokenchurch)

What 3 Words - our entrance


17 Circular Hacking Routes

We are blessed with fabulous views across the Chilterns, a great network of Bridleways and our own farmland.  This allows us to offer what many consider to be some of the best hacking in the Chiltern Hills and perhaps in Southern England.  Although some of our routes are almost entirely 'off-road' most are a mixture of quiet country lanes and bridleways.  As we are located high in the Chilterns, all routes involve hills. In place the bridleways are steep, some of them are stony, most have the odd section where there are tree roots, or the path is narrow.  Depending on the weather and ground conditions, most routes have good opportunities for an uphill canter.   We think most fit horses are perfectly capable of tackling all or some of our routes and both they, and you, will enjoy the varied nature of our hacking.  Many clients return month after month to try different routes.  Routes are subject to availability.

BBC Countryfile

Sean Fletcher interviewing Jackie & Ted Howard-Jones about safer off-road riding and access to the countryside.

BBC Countryfile

Sean Fletcher, Presenter of BBC Countryfile at Cholsey Farm Riding

Please email us with questions