HORSE RIDING CENTRE
We are lucky to be one of the only touring and camping sites in Devon with it's own Horse Riding Centre. You and your family can enjoy the experience of riding our horses and ponies over Stowford's 600 acres of natural open countryside.
We offer a range of rides to suit rider’s individual experience, ensuring you will get the best out of your visit to Stowford Riding Centre. During the peak season please visit our stables to see what activities, other than riding, are scheduled with our horses.
Ride One: This ride is suitable for any experienced, capable rider who wishes to venture out over our purpose-built tracks.
Ride Two: This ride is for the beginner riders or if you’re feeling a little nervous. This ride will take you out across 70 acres of some of our purpose-built track. This is approximately one hour long. On the odd occasion we may ask a parent or guardian to accompany the ride on foot if their child is feeling nervous.
Ride Three: This ride is similar to ride two, being suitable for beginners and taking you across our purpose built track.
Ride Four (paddock ride): This is ideal for any little ones wanting to have a ride. This ride is slightly different to the other rides. The ride takes place in the arena and the parent or guardian will lead the pony. As the parent or guardian leading the pony, they are responsible for the child and ponies’ safety. This ride is approximately 15 minutes.
Through the winter we are offering Pony Mornings. Children can learn about the ponies. In this 1 ½ hour session they will learn about grooming, feeding, pony behaviour and body language, leading and managing a pony in the yard, how to exercise a pony without riding it, pony training and safety around ponies. The session also includes a 30-minute riding lesson.
We recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment. Bookings are best made in person at the stables. For opening times please visit the stables upon arrival or as soon as possible.
We can also offer Livery options for horse owners and Birthday Parties, Please call us for more details.
|Pony Mornings (Nov 2023 to March 2024 only)
- There is an age limit to our rides restricting us to ages 4 and above.
- All rides are assisted by an escort.
- All ride times are approximate and may run longer or shorter than stated.
- A rider is free to dismount if at any time they feel unsafe.
- The management reserve the right to cancel, change or alter the rides as they see fit, due to safety reasons.
- Suitable clothing and footwear must be worn by the rider and the parent or guardian. No open-toed shoes are permitted.
- BSI riding hats will be provided.
We offer an all year round turn out livery as DIY. We have over 70 acres at our disposal so horses can have 24/7 turn out all year round.
If you would like to arrange a birthday party for your child and up to 5 friends with our horses. Please phone or visit our stables to discuss. 2 weeks’ notice is required.
|9.00am - 1.00pm
|9.00am - 5.00pm
|9.00am - 5.00pm
Stowford Riding Centre
Stowford Farm Meadows, Berry Down
Combe Martin, Devon, EX34 0PW