Darkes Forest Ranch works on a booking system in which staff and horse allocation is dependant on customer bookings. We are highly dependent on income generated by these bookings to ensure we continue to provide a home for our horses and work for our staff.
We strongly encourage cancellations 24 hours in advance. We may require payment or deposit upon booking for some sessions including mid-week and large group bookings
This make up lesson will need to be booked at the time of cancelling and used within 14days of the scheduled Saddle Club date you will be absent from.
Failure to advise the office of any absence prior to (or on) the date of your scheduled Saddle Club date will forfeit any make up lessons and without refund.
Is there a weight limit to ride at Darkes Forest Ranch?
Our weight limit is 100kg. However, this is adjustable to the discretion of the managers. We have limited horses and refusal for our horses safety may occur.
The terrain of our trails include some hills and gullies where both riders and horses welfare are considered.
Minimum age for trail rides? Trail rides are restricted to 7 years and over.
nb 6 year can ride one on one with an instructor only
What age can ride a pony lead line? Our ponies are for ages 7 and under. Toddlers are considered if they can sit and hold their own weight.