Horse Riding

    The countryside around Newton Abbot is wonderful for riding.  From Dartmoor to quiet bridleways riding is a great way to enjoy the scenery.  There are a number of riding schools around Newton Abbot.

    There are 3 hunts within reach of Newton Abbot.  South Devon Hunt, Axe Vale Harriers and Spooners and West Dartmoor.  The hunt point to points provide a great day out for racing enthusiasts.


    For those with their own horses Haldon Forest offers a great place to ride away from roads and traffic. Hardcombe Riding Trials are dedicated to horse riders and offer 10 miles of beautiful rides.  Dogs are welcome provided they are under control at all times.


    Riders are asked not to use the car parks but instead use the dedicated Harcombe Horsebox Park in Haldon Forest.  This park is solely for horse boxes and is free of charge.


    Carriage Driving

    If you want a new way to tour the countryside but don’t fancy being on the horse’s back why not learn to drive.  Dartmoor Driving  at Holne approx 20-30 mins drive from Newton Abbot offer qualified tuition at all levels and will teach you to drive a single pony up to six-in-hand.
    1. Babeny Stables

      * Novice Hacks* Intermediate Hacks* Advanced Hacks* Full Day Rides & Private Lessons* Pub RidesReviews added:We went Horse Riding whilst on Holiday to Devon with Babeny Stables - what a great experience! We really enjoyed our 2 hour...

    2. Finlake Riding Centre

      Finlake Riding Centre is situated on the Chudleigh road on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park.Finlake Riding Centre offers off road hacking for all ages and standards of rider as well as a* Saturday Club (For children aged 7 years...

    3. HUMARYN SHETLAND PONY RIDES

      Rides For:   * School & Village Fetes & Fayres * Horse & Pony Shows * Agricultural Shows * Companion Shows   Pony Rides for children aged 2-12 years depending on thier height and weight held at Haldon...

    4. Haldon Riding Stables

      * Hacks through Haldon Forest and country lanes* Beginners and experienced riders welcome* £14 per Hour* Pony Club Sat Mornings for Children (10am-10pm)* Lessons Available* Open all year round* Please Book in...

    5. PARTY PONIES BY HUMARYN

      Childrens Parties Parties with a difference - our Shetland Ponies will visit your venue. (for prices and current special offers please see our website)   Children can Handle, Pet, Groom, Dress Up, Plait...

    6. Shilstone Rocks Riding Centre

      Riding is a great way to see Dartmoor.  Based in the National Park at Widecombe in-the Moor, Shilstone Rocks offers riding over Dartmoor for complete beginners to experienced riders.  Rides are organised into groups of 4 or...