Rolling Hills & Beautiful Beaches make Horse Riding In Devon a real pleasure ...

Devon is unsurpassed for the beauty and quality of its landscape.

With two National Parks, five areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, twelve estuaries, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and two World Heritage Sites, Devon is a stunning place to ride.

The beaches, shores and estuaries, the traditional landscape with its rolling fields, woods and hedgerows, the lowland heaths, the moors and uplands; all make horse riding in Devon an experience not to be missed.

Horse Friendly Devon ...

Dartmoor offers riding without parallel, it covers more than 300 square miles and is England's largest wilderness

In Devon there are around 24,000 horses and approximately 23% of Devon pathways are bridleways, that's almost 730 miles. Horse and Hound magazine once ranked Devon as the horsiest county in the UK.

Horse riding is a significant part of rural life in Devon and horses can use any part of the road and the public rights of way network except for footpaths.

Horse Riding in Devon's Dartmoor Park

The wide range of horse riding facilities and activities available in Devon include full or half day treks, moor riding, beach riding, carriage riding and western riding. If you enjoy the hunt then you should know that hunting with hounds is one of Devon's oldest riding traditions and there are a great many opportunities to join a hunt in Devon.

Devon also has three native ponies, being the Dartmoor Pony, the Exmoor Pony and the Lundy and Devon is home to one of England?s most famous horses, Uncle Tom Cobley's grey mare.

Widecombe fair is still held in Devon every September and you can learn how to drive a horse and carriage at the National Trusts Arlington Court in North Devon.

Horse Riding & Equestrian Facilities in Devon ...

Spirit Of Exmoor Riding Holidays

Spirit Of Exmoor? Riding Holidays - 015987 53318

High Bullen, Ilkerton, Lynton, Devon EX35 6PH

Adult residential riding holidays riding over Exmoor National Park, Devon. Run by Stephany, Amanda, Liz and the other Stef who do their best to ensure all guests really feel at ease by offering fun informal rides, traditional home cooking and a relaxed atmosphere. Only 6-8 guests on each ride.

Altogether Devon is a great place to enjoy an equestrian adventure and if you offer equestrian holidays, livery or trekking in Devon then localriding's Devon section is a great place to promote your services.

Devon Trail Rides ...

Horse riding in Devon also offers many great landscapes suitable for riding including the Exmoor National Park and the Dartmoor National Park. For trail riders there are circular trails including the Tarka Trail, the Taw Valley Ride, the Dittisham Circular Ride and Bratton Clovelly Circular Ride. There are also free riding areas at Cookworthy Moor, Haldon Forest Park and Woodbury Common.


Horse Riding in Devon - Your Equestrian Centre or Business

Are you the secretary of a riding club or pony club in Devon and you're not in the above list, be sure to Submit Your Details to our Horse Riding in Devon section