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Family Riding Holiday Devon

If you have a child that dreams of owning their own pony then this could be the perfect holiday for everyone! Located in the heart of the beautiful Devonshire countryside, children will be able to spend their days at a quality BHS Approved Riding Centre learning to care for, handle and ride their 'own' pony whilst you relax and enjoy the many attractions that this pretty part of the UK has to offer. Adults are welcome to ride too. In addition to horse riding, Devon also offers a great range of opportunities for relaxation, sport and family fun. Enjoy gentle or challenging walks, great beaches, museums, galleries, surfing and much more.

What's Included:

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 3 pony days (9.30 am - 3.30 pm)
  • 4 adult rides (not compulsory!)

Price: from £395 per child

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Sample Itinerary and prices – scroll down for more details

Day One

Arrive today and settle into your seaside accommodation. You can choose to stay in a double or twin bedroom in the B&B, or one of the larger adjacent family apartments all of which are beautifully situated close to the beach.  This evening embrace the natural beauty of the South West by taking a walk or bike ride along the Tarka Trail. This famous route runs along 130 miles of Devon's coastline passing by long white sandy beaches, hidden rockpools, high cliffs and magical fishing villages.

For dinner you  have  a host of  local restaurants and  pubs  to  choose  from,  all just  a  few  minutes  walk away.

Day Two

After breakfast today you will be heading for the riding centre, a short walk or an even shorter drive from your accommodation. The children’s pony days run from 10am - 4pm each day and children are required to bring a packed lunch. During the pony days children will ride twice (lesson and hack out). They will also learn to look after and handle their pony throughout the day including preparing them for their rides, lunchtime feeding and getting them ready for bed. They will be under the supervision of their qualified instructor at all times.

Adults who would like to enjoy riding themselves can have a lesson followed by a short hack out, leaving  the rest of the afternoon free to relax before collecting the children. We can personally recommend The Red Barn for a traditional Devonshire cream tea. The pretty hillside village hosts great pubs, restaurants and a laid back atmosphere, and with it's typically mild North Devon climate makes this a wonderful year-round holiday destination.

Day Three

Today there will be another fun packed day at the stables for the children.  Beginner adults can follow a similar programme to yesterday, with the more experienced riders enjoying a scenic hack over the National Trust Land boasting spectacular views of the North Devon coastline.

For the more adventurous non-riders, have a look at our Devon Travel Guide and why not try your hand at the many watersports that are on offer. You can choose from surfing, kayaking or coasteering (but remember an old pair of trainers for this one!)

This evening you can choose from a range of dining experiences from a light snack to a full a la carte meal.

Day Four

This is the last  day at the stables for the children who should now be experts, and will no doubt take great delight in explaining  to you in great detail the difference between a dandy brush and a body brush! Beginner adults who have chosen to ride will have a final hack out, whilst the experienced riders will be preparing for the beach ride. Here you will get the opportunity to have a canter or gallop along 3 miles of clear white sandy beach following the sand dunes and Traka Trail back to the stables which offer truly stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Day Five

Sadly it's time to say goodbye!


To Include:

• 4 nights accommodation (B&B or apartment)
• 3 pony days (10am - 4pm)
• 4 adult riding opportunities (not compulsory!)

B&B £495 £525 £525 £235

Self catering apt.(Based on 4 sharing)

£350 £400 £450 £175

We take children from the age of 7 years at ouyr stables.

Max adult weight 16 stone.

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Longer breaks are available, please email us for a tailor made quote stating your requirements.

This package is totally flexible and can be taken for any number of nights and at any time of the year.
Please note the prices for the self catering apartment are based on 4 sharing. We also have 6 person apartments.

Other family riding holidays are available in Wiltshire, the Lake District, Pembrokeshire and Cheshire

If you are interested in riding holidays in the UK please look at the other family friendly holidays that we offer in the Riding Holidays UK range.

Riding in the Lake District

Beach Ride in Pembrokeshire

Family Riding in Devon

Family Riding in Wiltshire

Equestrian Escapes offers a wide range of UK horse riding holidays as well as horse riding holidays in Europe. Most of our riding holidays are suitable for children and families and non-riders are also welcome.

We inspect all the horses in our horse riding holidays to ensure the best quality holiday for you.

How To Book

  • Flexible start/finish date
  • 4 - 14 night stay
  • 30% deposit to book
  • Final balance 6 weeks prior to holiday
  • Book On-line by filling in the booking form below and pay deposit via WorldPay
  • or Book by phone on 01829 781123

Optional Extras

  • Extra nights
  • Extra riding