Essex an Equestrian County in England

Essex an English Equestrian County

Horse Riding in Essex and Equestrian Facilities for the local rider

Use Essex Equestrian to discover the real Essex on the doorstep of London. Set with historic woodlands, rolling wheat-fields and dotted with poppies and windmills, estuaries and coastal villages.

Essex is the ideal location for horse riding and equestrian activities.

A largely rural county with small market towns, traditional villages and tiny hamlets linked by quiet country lanes. Undulating farmland is interspersed with small woodlands, the views interrupted by mighty oaks and ashes presided over by hurrying skies

There are over 6,100 kilometres (3,800 miles) of public rights of way (footpaths, bridleways and byways) in Essex.

They provide a wonderful opportunity to explore some of the finest landscapes and heritage in the country.

Ranging from the stunning coastline and Constable country to forests and farmland, the Essex countryside is incredibly diverse.

Essex Equestrian Map

The County of Essex is located in the South-East of England.

Being a Coastal County Essex has much to offer, such as the seaside Town of Southend-on-Sea a popular holiday destination which boasts the longest pleasure pier in the world.

Other nearby attractions include Southchurch Hall.

A museum housed in a half-timbered medieval manor house, which dates back to the early 14th century.

Other Popular Essex Tourist Attractions include :
Audley End in Saffron Walden

Audley End House and Gardens in Essex

Once, centuries ago in the days of Henry VIII a Benedictine Abbey stood here. A casualty of King’s Dissolution caused by his desire to marry Anne Boleyn, the land was given by the King to Lord Audley who built himself a house in the grounds.Belhus Woods Country Park in the town of Aveley

Bridge End Gardens in the town of Saffron Walden

Bridge End Gardens in Essex

These perfectly laid out gardens were started in the mid 18th century by Atkinson Francis Gibson. They are particularly noted for the famous yew hedge maze in the Italian-Renaissance style planted in 1840, and now restored.


Colchester Castle in Colchester

Colchester Castle Essex

Colchester is an ancient town situated on the site where a Roman city once stood. It is most famous for its massive Norman castle keep, built in 1076. The castle was once used as a jail for witches and as a library. Today it houses Colchesters museum offering visitors the opportunity to enter a fascinating world covering 2,000 years of British history.

Hadleigh Castle in the town of Hadleigh

Hadleigh Castle in Essex

Built by the Normans on the approach to London, lived in by 3 queens; Catherine of Aragon, Anne of Cleves and Catherine Parr. Hadleigh Castle has been painted by JMW Turner and John Constable.

Adventure Island in Southend-on-Sea

Southend Adventure Island

This is the number one theme park in Essex in the Southeast of England, a great place for anyone at any age, especially children.

There are over 40 rides, even the names are thrilling, filling you with anticipation of the excitement to come. There is the Green Scream Roller Coaster, the Scorpion, the Raging River Log Flume, the Vortex, the Dragons Claw, and these are only a few to tempt you.


Essex also has a plentiful supply of Country Parks.

All beautiful places to visit and, where possible, to ride in.

  • Danbury Country Park near Chelmsford
  • Hainault Forest Country Park in Chigwell
  • Hatfield Forest Country Park in Takeley
  • Hedingham Castle in Castle Hedingham
  • High Woods Country Park in Colchester
  • Hyde Hall RHS Garden in Chelmsford
  • Hylands Park in Chelmsford
  • Lee Valley Park in Waltham Abbey
  • Marsh Farm Country Park in South Woodham Ferrers
  • and Norsey Wood Country Park in Billericay