Discover the Best UK Horse Trails with Jodie Kidd


Coming from a family with a real passion and enthusiasm for all things equestrian, it was inevitable that I to would fall in love with horses. Growing up on a breeding farm in the Sussex countryside my passion for horses grew and from the age of nine I dreamt of being an international show jumper, following in my father’s footsteps.

As my career in modelling became more demanding, horse riding became a hobby and a way to relax amongst the countryside I adore, which fits perfectly into my lifestyle.

 

Stratha Brora, Scotland

Immerse yourself in the breath taking beauty of the Scottish Highlands as you trek through well-established trails in the tranquil hills above Loch Brora. Situated on the East Coast of Scotland, trails through the region offer picturesque views and a range of landscapes from hills to golden beaches, which I think, make it the perfect ride to relax and reset your mind.

 

Pennine Bridleway, Cumbria

With over 200 miles of ancient routes and newly created bridleways, this is a riding enthusiast’s dream. Specifically designed for horse riders, cyclists and walkers, the route reaches from Cumbria to Derbyshire, offering glorious views of Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire and Lancashire.

 

South Downs, West Sussex

West Sussex has a special place in my heart, having grown up here and chosen to live and work here, I love to find adventures and experiences on my doorstep!

A short drive from my home, the South Downs offer stunning views and hidden gems - beautiful woodland and quaint village pubs, nestled into rolling farmland and breathtaking cliffs. The chalk downland offers riders good terrain, even after rain fall and with over 745 miles of bridleway there is something to suit every rider - my favourite route is the South Downs Way.

 

Radnor Forest, Wales

With stunning views of the Welsh countryside including Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons, this unique and quiet trail has fantastic terrain for riding and provides the ultimate tranquil haven for escape – the perfect remedy after I’ve had a busy week in London!

 

Dartmoor, Devon

Dartmoor offers riders more challenging routes, with byways and bridleways covering a range of terrain from gentle slopes and valleys to remote wilderness and boggy moorland. The dramatic scenery provides a spectacular experience, riding across open moor, rivers and woodland, this trek really makes me feel at one with nature and completely reinvigorated!

 

Whichever trail I choose, I always end my ride the same way; untack, feed and turn out my horse and put my riding boots and hat away, to keep them safe and organised, so I’m ready to go, the next time I plan an equestrian adventure!

I use The Hamilton and The Rupert from Englana – the practical and stylish leather pieces are both designed to perfectly store my hat and riding boots and the wipe clean lining ensures that muddy boots are no longer a problem!

If I have any events coming up, both of the Englana pieces fit perfectly into the boot of my car, and the robust English leather prevents my favourite boots and hat from getting damaged.

 


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