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!
Our team is made up of Maria, BHSAI, who enjoys competing her own horses in both dressage and eventing and enjoys teaching some of these tricks to others!
Anna, who has a particular love for gypsy cobs and for teaching those just starting on their riding career, and
Shelagh, who used to ride back in the day but now prefers to be invaluable ground support, and help look after the youngest member of the family, William, Maria's baby son.
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 full insured and licensed riding centre and offer lessons tailored to suit each individual rider. Our horses and ponies are kind and well schooled.
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 4, teenagers and adults.
We also offer specific lessons for those returning to riding after a break, confidence building sessions, as well as schoolmaster lessons for the more experienced rider seeking to further their skills.
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.
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 £15 for an intro lesson for a child.
£25 for a half-hour private assessment lesson.
Other options are available. Please call for further pricing and availability.
We can take children for lessons from the age of 4.
Please note we have a rider weight limit of 15 stone.
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!
Stable Management classes
Own a Pony Days
Introductory Walk Outs
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.
Please see our for more information