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Horse Riding in North Devon


We are a friendly, family run riding school in North Devon offering riding tuition, hacking, stable management and lots more to all ages and abilities of rider.

Situated in a tranquil and extremely beautiful location, we can offer a relaxing environment in which to be, learn a new skill and make new friends along the way!

We pride ourselves in teaching people to ride slowly and progressively resulting in correct, competent riders with the proper skills to make their hobby the most enjoyable it can be. 



We are a family run centre, with sisters Anna & Maria at the heart of the team.

Maria is a BHSAI qualified instructor, who enjoys dressage and eventing with her own horses when the chance arises. Anna has a particular love for gypsy cobs and enjoys teaching those just starting on their riding journeys.

Mum, Shelagh, provides invaluable behind the scenes support now that her riding days are over, and helps a lot with looking after the youngest member of the family, William and Nancy, Maria's two children. 

Alongside we also have Kezzie, who came for two weeks' work experience from college and never left! She is just starting out with her teaching career.

Anna's partner, Rae, who provides much needed yard and groom support and has learned a huge amount in a short space of time, having never ridden a horse until 2019!

Apprentice Briony is coming up to completing her year with us, and Louise will be starting her apprenticeship with us very soon. They are both very important and valued members of our team, and Briony will hopefully still be here with us some days after her apprenticeship is finished!

Our Team

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Between us we have over thirty years experience of teaching children and adults to ride, and we put a  lot of thought and effort into our lessons to ensure our riders get the most from their riding experience, learning to ride safely and correctly from the start, to see progression and to have a lot of fun along the way! 

We are fully insured and licensed riding centre and offer lessons tailored to suit each individual rider. Our horses and ponies are kind and well schooled. 


Horse Riding  

Learn to ride the right way

Here at Woollaton Equestrian Centre in North Devon, we offer a variety of different lessons and training opportunities  to suit all riders, from complete beginners just taking their first lessons through to the more advanced rider working towards competing in dressage, showjumping or eventing. 

Whether you want to ride for fun, competition or with a career in mind, we can help you on your way to achieving your goals. 

We cater for young riders from the age of 3, teenagers and adults. 

We also offer lessons for those returning to riding after a break to help regain confidence, as well as schoolmaster lessons for the more experienced rider seeking to further their skills.

We also offer hacking for the more experienced riders, as well as walk outs for young riders, and family group ridden walks for those holidaying or just seeking a fun activity to do.

 Whether you are local to the area, passing through or holidaying in Devon, we can provide a unique, fun and thoroughly enjoyable horse riding experience for you here at Woollaton Equestrian Centre.   

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Pricing & Availability

We offer weekend, weekday & evening lesson for all levels of rider

Hacking, walk-outs, Own-A-Pony day, Pony share scheme and other activities & events are also on offer! 

Conducted in our fabulous Indoor Riding Arena - stay dry whatever the weather!

We offer private, semi private and group lessons for adults at children.​

Our lesson prices start from £18.50 for an intro lesson for a child, £17.00 for a walkout

£32 for a half-hour private assessment lesson. 

Longer guided walk outs and hacking start from £32.00

Other options are available.

Please call for further pricing and availability. 

We can take children for walk outs from the age of 3, or for lessons from the age of 4.

Please note we have a rider weight limit of 14 stone.

To ensure out horses' welfare, we may ask you to confirm your weight on our scales.

Hacking & Other Options:

Quiet lanes and tracks with stunning scenery

We have a lot of fun ways to get involved here at Woollaton Equestrian Centre!

  • Hacking

  • Stable Management classes

  • Own a Pony Days

  • Introductory Walk Outs

  • Pony-Share scheme

  • Birthday Parties

  • Holiday Club

  • Special events for Christmas, Easter, Valentines and other national holidays!

  • Stream ride & other activities in school holidays

Working Livery for your horse or pony is sometimes available. Some other livery options are also offered depending on availability.


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Ways to get in touch:

Phone 07950 733628


       Absolutely the BEST way to contact us is through Facebook - look us up & follow :

Facebook: @woollatonequestriancentre

Use this contact form 

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We want to make it as easy as possible to contact us, but due to our location, using e-mail or the contact form means we will be slower to reply as our signal for internet is not that good!

We can only apologise for this, and assure you we will reply in time, but using our phone number to either call or text, or Facebook messenger will ensure a more timely response :)

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