DERBYSHIRE PONY TREKKING In Riding Horses We Borrow Freedom
  DERBYSHIRE PONY TREKKING In Riding Horses We Borrow Freedom

Complete OFF ROAD Horse Riding – THE UK's PREMIER Trekking Centre


With more of a personal touch, we trek at the Customer's pace whether it be fast or slow! We take out smaller groups as it allows the customers to totally relax and enjoy their trek much more.  THE BEST OFF-ROAD HORSE RIDING in the Midlands!! Very safe for beginners and a dream you wouldn't believe for experienced riders! 




There are so many different routes to ride. We don't have to worry about a horse knowing where they usually canter because it’s a different ride every time with our safe trekking horses.  


We care that little bit more and go that extra mile at Derbyshire Pony Trekking. Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence/Hall of Fame/Travellers Choice winners every year for 9 years running from 2015 to 2023.




To Book please either: -

Text:07557 106679


Facebook message 

Or you can use our contact form.


The best way to get book in the busiest periods is to either text or email (we are often out on treks and not able too get to the diary straight away). Always let us know riding abilities (and ages of children) along with a preferred date(s). If you are calling or texting from abroad (outside of the UK) please correspond via email instead.


Last minute bookings (on the day booking) will incur a surcharge of £2 extra per person.


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We cater for all levels of experience. If your dream is to take a steady trek through picturesque woodland or to experience adrenalin filled fast-paced treks with long canters, we can fulfil all Horse Rider's dreams.


If you wish to have guidance and tuition along the trek, then we offer a one-to-one instruction service. Why ride around a menage when you can learn in a real horse-riding environment?


Experience treks through some of the most beautiful Derbyshire Countryside including Poulter Country Park, Scarcliffe Park Woods and the quaint villages of Whaley and Elmton. Some of the longer treks venture along to Creswell Crags, which is a limestone gorge dotted with caves dating back to the Ice Age and Shirebrook Woods which has quiet bridlepaths lined with pine trees.


From the viewpoint on top of Poulter Country Park you can enjoy breath taking views across 4 counties of Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.  Views of the surrounding countryside to Sheffield, Newark, Mansfield, Worksop and on a clear day over the Welbeck estate towards Lincoln Cathedral. We are within easy reach from Sherwood Forest, The Peak District & Center Parcs.


Look out for the Buzzards & Herons flying overhead whilst taking a trail ride around the Nature Reserve.


All the photos above are of our horses and are taken in the usual areas that we trek in, so what you see is what get!


The Benefits of Derbyshire Pony Trekking


  • Complete off-road riding on offer
  • All Weather riding all year round
  • Disabled & special needs customers catered for
  • Treks suitable for all levels of rider available
  • Easy pricing system 
  • Corporate Team Building Days available
  • All Trek Leaders have been DBS checked & hold a current First Aid Qualification
  • BHS Qualified Staff
  • 5 Star, Fully Licenced and Insured (Licence No. 22/01936/AWHOH)
  • Manager holdS the BHS Safeguarding Qualification
  • Awarded Trip Advisor's Travellers Choice every year (2015 to 2024)




We're always happy to offer personal advice. Simply text us on (+44) 07557 106679, email or use our contact form.


Age and Weight Restrictions:


Minimum Age restriction of 4 years old (for children with no regular riding experience we only advise a 1 hour trek) Anyone under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult on arrival to sign a rider registration form on their behalf prior to the child riding.


Maximum weight restriction of 13 stone, please call to discuss if you have any weight limit exceptions as we may be able to accommodate you. Please note; we ask customers to be very honest about their weight, we have weighing scales on site if in doubt and you may be refused to ride.



On arrival  If you do not have your own riding helmet we can provide you with one which complies with the latest health and safety requirements. We charge £1 to hire a helmet and £1 for high viz hire. If you have your own helmet, we will need to check that it complies to the current British Standards for our insurance purposes. Any tuition required for beginners will be included within the hour's trek and not in addition.


For safety reasons it is important that you are honest about your riding ability. If for any reason your riding ability is deemed different to advised on booking in we may need to refuse to accommodate you. If this is the case there will be no refund.


Whatever your needs, whatever the occasion, we aim to make your time at the Derbyshire Pony Trekking Centre one to remember!!




Horse riding is classified as a high-risk sport, it is advisable to seek independent personal accident insurance if so required. Although riders are covered by insurance, we (the owners) are under no legal obligation in respect of loss, damage or injury, at the same time every precaution for your welfare and safety will be taken. If ground conditions are slippy or wet, then we may need to slow the pace of the ride for safety reasons.