Horse Riding in the Peak District

Matlock Farm Park Riding School
Whether it’s your first time being in the saddle or you're a bit of a galloping pro, then there are some excellent riding schools in the Peak District area to visit.  Matlock Farm Park, based on the outskirts of Matlock, offers qualified horse riding lessons and pony trekking. The centre is very popular so we advise pre booking to avoid disappointment.

(photo credit: Matlock Farm Park)

Northfield Farm Riding 

Situated in Flash village (the highest village in England), just 5 miles from Buxton. This British Horse Society approved trekking centre offers a variety of treks from the centre into the beautiful and rugged Staffordshire Moorlands. Treks vary from 1 hour suitable for beginners up to a 4 hour day ride (with a lunch stop) which is a great day out for the more experienced rider. They can for groups large and small, corporate days, and group outings and also cater for school groups, clubs and associations. 

(photo credit: Northfield Farm)

Riding Schools and Hacking

Other Horse riding schools in and around the Peak District

Buxton Riding Centre Buxton

Beaver Hall Equestrian Centre Leek

Derbyshire Pony Trekking Mansfield

Ridgeway Riding School near Sheffield


One of the nearest Horse racing course around the Peak District is Uttoxeter Race Course, firmly established as one of the leading National Hunt tracks in the Midlands, offering quality racing, as well as fun events throughout the year. Set in 110 acres of Staffordshire countryside, located between Stoke-on-Trent and Derby.