Horse Riding

Find somewhere to learn to ride, improve your skills, learn a new discipline or simply enjoy riding out in nature’s finest setting.

Budleigh Salterton Riding School

Heatherways Stables, Dalditch Lane, Budleigh Salterton, EX9 7AS

Tel: 01395 442035


This BHS approved school offers a choice of over 50 well-mannered mounts for lessons. These are available from around 4 years upwards and held in their two huge all-weather menages with full jumping facilities.

Pleasingly scenic hacks on the edge of Woodbury Common plus surrounding heathland and beach hacks (October to May) and terrific cross country rides are also available.

Devonish Pitt

Farway, Colyton, EX24 6EG

Tel:01404 871355


The BHS approved Riding School was established in the early 1960’s. It offers hacks and lessons from a friendly team of experienced instructors. It stresses the safety of riders and has a superb family of reliable horses and ponies to suit all riders. 

Beginners and experienced riders can enjoy the wonderful countryside from horse-back.  It’s recommended that novice riders have a part lesson, part hack so that they feel more confident when venturing out.  This is especially popular with family rides.

Woodhouse Farm Stables

Woodhouse Farm Stable, Hawkchurch, Axminser, EX13 5UF

Tel: 07977 381379


A fully licenced and insured, family-run business offers a friendly welcome to everyone from 4 years and above. From complete beginners, novice and experienced riders.

East Devon Riding for the Disabled

Hitts Barton Equestrian Centre, Clyst St. Lawrence, Nr Whimple, EX5 2NY

Tel: 01884 266127


Riding for the Disabled Association is a way for people with disabilities to enjoy the experience of being with horses whilst gaining therapeutic exercise.