We'll be honest and confess we are not "horsey" people but thankfully the previous owners were and they kept six horses on the grounds. We have four very pukka stables next to The Hideaway and a further four loose boxes in an acre field we own next door. There's a turnout paddock next to the full sized menage (with jumps) 100 yards from the stables. You have immediate access to the whole forest straight from either the stables at the house or the the field. Please call us in advance to discuss. Permits are necessary to ride on the forest and full details can be found here: http://www.ashdownforest.org/enjoy/riding/permits.php
Dogs are very welcome and they will enjoy the Forest as much as you will. However please note we have a few house rules. We kindly request they are not let into the room at any time. We have a spare stable with a dog basket, water and bowl etc where they will be comfortable. We'd be very grateful if you could clear up any dog mess as well around The Hideaway. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate cats as two of us are highly allergic to them!