Horse riding in forests
Northern Ireland's forests offer a variety of horse riding opportunities. Way-marked trails have been established in some forest areas and other forests may be available for special events. To hold special events you need to get a licence or you'll need a day permit.
Before you go horse riding in the forest, you'll need to get a day permit but if you're from a riding club and wish to hold special events in a forest, you'll need to get a licence.
Contact details to arrange a permit or a licence are in the table below. If you have any difficulty, contact Forest Services headquarters.
For charges, visit the following page:
Horse riding in forests code
Horse riders should:
- ride only on trails marked for horse riding
- give way to walkers
- obey all warning signs
- keep clear of forest operations
- not build jumps or create their own trails
- remember that forestry vehicles, including lorries, may be using the roads at any time and also on weekends