Welcome to Cannock Chase Trekking Centre

** Please be aware that our staff and horses will be taking a well-earned winter break at the beginning of 2022, and so we’ll be closed from Saturday, 1st January 2022 to Thursday, 10th February 2022, inclusive (returning to our regular treks and lessons on Friday, 11th February 2022). **

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, although government restrictions have now lifted, we are continuing to ask our customers to wear a face covering whilst mounting and dismounting, to wear gloves whilst riding, and to make use of the hand-sanitising stations provided, for the comfort and safety of all our visitors and staff. Thank you.

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Outstanding off-road horse-riding experience

Lisa and her expert team at Cannock Chase Trekking Centre offer you a truly distinctive horse-riding experience from its location nestled in the thousands of acres of stunningly beautiful and tranquil forests and heathlands of Cannock Chase in the heart of Staffordshire. This trekking centre specialises in providing off-road horse/pony trekking that will enable you to experience the ever-changing seasonal landscape from the unique viewpoint you can only get on horseback.

The friendly and professional team at Cannock Chase Trekking Centre await your arrival, and are ready to welcome you to the contemporary, cedar-clad visitor centre and Ranch Bistro, which complements and rests easily within the idyllic landscape of the Chase.

With the extensive complement of 46 well-trained horses owned by Lisa (which are definitely not your average trekking centre horses!), the knowledgeable staff are sure to be able to find the perfect horse or pony for you to enjoy your trail ride, whether you’ve never even sat on a horse before and need a steady-and-safe pair of hands (or should that be hooves?) to look after you, or you’re an experienced horse rider looking for a more forward horse/pony that will help you to develop your horse-riding skills even further.

Winston Churchill is often quoted as saying, “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man”, which many a horse rider will agree with, and it’s also well known that being out in nature is good for one’s mental health. The horse/pony trekking offered by Cannock Chase Trekking Centre therefore offers double the mental health benefits by allowing you to spend time in our fantastic English countryside whilst building a relationship with your equine partner for the duration of the trek.

Whether your equine dream is to trek gently on horseback through the Midlands’ designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or experience a faster-paced, more challenging trail ride on paths throughout the ancient forests and heathlands of the Chase, the team, under Lisa’s expert guidance, will turn your dream horse-riding experience into an unforgettable, tangible reality.

Improve your horse-riding skills with group/private lessons

In addition to Cannock Chase Trekking Centre’s specialism in horse/pony trekking, both group and private lessons are now offered in the purpose-built, covered arena. Whether you are a complete beginner looking to learn the basics, or a more experienced rider wishing to improve your dressage or jumping skills, the trekking centre offers expert tuition to help take your horse riding to the next level.

I’m Lisa Gregory, and my childhood dream of owning an inclusive riding centre came to fruition in 1995, when Cannock Chase Trekking Centre first opened its doors to the public. We have steadily evolved our brand over the decades and honed our expertise in the arena of delivering exceptional riding experiences for customers of all riding abilities.

My 46 horses are trained using the values and techniques of natural horsemanship.

Our team provides outstanding experiences to over 20,000 customers annually, offering horse riding for people of all abilities and from all walks of life, adopting an inclusive approach to horse riding and enabling all to enjoy our fantastic horse/pony trekking across the Chase.

Cannock Chase Trekking Centre is set in 43 acres of land with immediate access to the breathtaking natural environment of Cannock Chase; a designated Area of Outstanding National Beauty nestled in the heart of Staffordshire.

My team and I look forward to welcoming you to Cannock Chase Trekking Centre, where you’ll meet not only a marvellous team of people dedicated to your enjoyment of horse riding but also – and perhaps most importantly of all – our wonderful, lovely horses.