Location & Local Info.

Canine Course Location

Our beautiful teaching location in the New Forest, Hampshire, Dorset, UK.

Lyndhurst Road, Hinton, Christchurch BH23 7EF

For more information about our teaching location and the onsite accommodation go to: The Retreat New Forest

The Retreat New Forest offers a relaxing and inviting setting for all its visitors. The first floor of the building is set aside for pretty English bedrooms, which you can book through Airbnb and Wylde Green Kitchen are brought in to oversee our student’s catering needs, to provide students with colourful healthy snacks and lunches to keep you feeling nourished and fulfilled.

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.