Location & Local Info.

Canine Course Location:

Our beautiful teaching location in the New Forest.

Mill Lane, Emery Down, Lyndhurst, Hampshire
SO43 7EB

For more information about our teaching location go to: Emery Down Trust

Emery Down and Lyndhurst offer visitors a lovely New Forest experience that it’s ideal for students who’ve the countryside and want to bring their own dogs to the practicum. There is a secure rear garden at the facility and gorgeous walks nearby, not to mention local beaches and marinas in Lymington and Milford-on-sea.

Equine Course Location:

Location address: Pinkmead Farm Equestrian Centre
Botley Road, Curbridge, Southampton. SO30 2HA

Pinkmead Farm is situated in the quiet village of Botley, on the upper reaches of the River Hamble.  Within easy access of the M27 and mainline train station. Facilities include a large indoor school with mirrors, Olympic size outdoor arena, showjumping paddock and hacking around the farmland. Pinkmead offers an excellent teaching facility for AOI equine students, in a safe environment with good quality equine models.

The Surrounding Area

The New Forest is a most gorgeous part of the UK. It is filled with wonderful walks, cycle paths, meandering rivers and inviting country pub to suit everyone. Horses, cows and donkeys can often be seen standing or walking along the roadsides, and there are activities for all the family, no matter what their age. This lovely setting is also the home of AOI, offering international visitors a chance, not only to study is an inviting setting, but also to allow those who wish to extend their visit, a chance to see some beautiful British countryside, not to mention the glorious adjoining coastline.

To learn more about the area and the activities and events that you can get involved in during your stay, please go to: https://www.thenewforest.co.uk

Hampshire and Dorset also have the most idyllic coastline, which sports everything from river to sea waterways, (ideal for stand-up paddle boards and canoes), to soft sandy beaches to enjoy the more relaxed moments of your stay. Below is a link to Visit Hampshire, but do remember to check out google too, as the New Forest is right on the boarder of East Dorset, so there is much to explore.

Visit Hampshire and “The New Forest” website are great resources for anyone visiting the area. You can find information about accommodation, places to eat, local events and activities, general information and What’s On in the New Forest. 

Closest UK Airports

Southampton is the closest of all the airports for both locations. It is a small airport and may not suit students coming from locations outside of Europe. Check the site for more details. 

Bournemouth International Airport

Bournemouth International Airport is the second closest airport to the facilities that we use for both canine and equine programmes, but like Southampton, it houses mostly local and European flights.

Heathrow is the UK’s largest airport and houses flights from all over the world. It sits on the westside of the M25 (the main motorway that circles London and its suburbs). Check the site for more details.

Gatwick is a large international airport, situated in the South of the UK, in Sussex.