Horse Riding

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What better way to explore Lincolnshire’s breathtaking scenery than on horseback? West Lindsey has a number of permissive bridleways and set trails for riders to enjoy.


Lincolnshire County Council have downloadable maps and step by step instructions to help you have an enjoyable ride out.

The Lindsey Trail, established in 2012 with support from the British Horse Society, is a 69-mile, circular trail through breathtaking parts of Lincolnshire and the Wolds. It is also one of the first trails in the country that is carriage driver-friendly. If 69 miles seems too much, parking along the way allows for riders to choose an area they wish to explore! The beautiful trail gives the riders a tour of some of the most beautiful areas Lincolnshire has to offer, extending from Market Rasen to Horncastle. Part of the Trail comprises one of the British Horse Society’s Paralympic Legacy Access Routes, which suits the needs of carriage drivers with physical limitations.

Find out more about horse riding routes in Lincolnshire, including The Lindsey Trail, at Lincolnshire County Council's website.

Find a local equestrian centre

Whether you’re looking to get in to horse riding, or are an experienced rider, there are a number of equestrian centres in the area:

Market Rasen Racecourse

Established in 1924, Market Rasen Racecourse is Lincolnshire’s only racecourse and stages over 20 jump racing fixtures each year. 

As part of the Jockey Club, they are 1 of 15 locations across the country and are known to be one of the friendliest places in the country to watch jump racing.

With a packed event programme each year, they are best known as a premier summer jumping racecourse. Top races include the Grade 3 Summer Plate and the Summer Hurdle, both run during the annual Ladies’ Day in mid July.

For more information see the Market Rasen Racecourse section of The Jockey Club's website.


Track4hacks is a free app that allows users to find bridleways, footpaths, byways and community routes in their local area. Users can also track and share their hacks online, plus report a near miss or problem with a route. 

Other features include a nationwide catalogue of various equestrian properties, a marketplace that allows users to search for equestrian products & services anywhere in the country, and the ability to share and interact with a wider community.

Download the Track4hack app from the Apple store or get it on Google Play or visit the Tracks4hacks website to find out more.

The British Horse Society

As the largest equine charity in the UK, The British Horse Society is dedicated to education, equine welfare, protecting and increasing access to bridleways and places to ride and carriage drive off road, and safety for horse and riders. The Society’s thriving and active community of staff and volunteers is committed to improving the lives of horses everywhere.

Visit The British Horse Society website to learn more.