There are numerous opportunies to explore the Kent Downs and surorunding area by horse. Explore the horse riding routes pages on the Kent County Council website to download horse riding routes, such as the Wye & Crundale Rides and Freedown Rides at St. Margaret’s. All bridleways, byways and short stretches of public road are fully way marked.
The Ride_Kent brochure provides details of equestrian facilities throughout the county including riding and pony clubs, carriage driving clubs, riding schools, riding for the disabled and horse sports.
The Toll Rides (off road) Trust, known as TROT operates a network of toll rides in Kent. TROT was established in 1990 by a group of riders who approached farmers to ask if they could pay to ride on specific routes on their farmland. It became a Registered Charity to emphasise that it is a local community led scheme – with all profits going towards opening new safe networks. Go to the TROT website to see how the scheme works, how to obtain day permits and for rides in the area.