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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:

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

Price: from £425 per person

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Sample Itinerary and prices – scroll down for more details

Day One

Arrive today and settle into your seaside accommodation. This pretty hillside village hosts great pubs and restaurants and has a laid back atmosphere typical of the North Devon coast, making it a wonderful year-round holiday destination. You will be staying in one of our lovely 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 - Six

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. More experienced adult riders will have 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.  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.

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!)

Day Seven

Free day in resort, for the super keen you can book more riding!

Day Eight


Prices based on a family of 4

To Include:

• 7 nights accommodation in self catering 
• 5 pony days (9.30am - 3.30pm)
• 4 adult riding opportunities (not compulsory!)


Self catering apt.(Based on 4 sharing)

£425 £550 £725 £350

We take children from the age of 7 years on our pony days but children from the age of 4 can ride. 

Max adult weight 15 stone.

To read Equestrian Escapes reviews click on the link

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


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.




For tips regarding your holiday such as what to wear and riding ability, please visit the Travel Tips page.

We work hard to ensure that each customer has a great time on their holiday. Please see some riding holiday reviews here.

We have a large range of holidays to suit a range of riding abilities. Please see here for more information.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

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