At Collacott Stables we take pride in our high standards of teaching, and the quality of our horses. This reflects in the level of our return bookings.
Our B.H.S. qualified staff offer high quality Devon riding lessons and cater for the needs of the beginner to the experienced rider on horses that have been selected for their all-round ability and temperament. Our all weather horse riding school in North Devon provides a safe area in which to ride and improve your skills, both in flat work and jumping. We also have a cross country schooling course that has been designed to provide a variety of obstacles to help develop your technique. Add all this to hacks through Devon's beautiful country lanes, and you have all the ingredients for the perfect riding holiday.
Should you wish to bring your own horse with you, we are able to offer excellent stabling and also use of our extensive facilities all designed to suit your individual needs.
Horses and Ponies
At Collacott in North Devon riding is geared to the needs of the individual. It is a British Horse Society approved centre, where you can learn to ride or for the more proficient, to polish up and extend your skills, in cross country, jumping or dressage.
For the beginner or casual rider we have the arena, which measures 44m x 22m, where you can have individual or group horse riding lessons in beautiful North Devon tranquility.
The horses are all well behaved and well schooled and range in height from Pepper at 11hh, to Hamlet and Buddy at 16hh plus. Our arena is available to hire at £15 per hour, please call the stables for more information.
Our philosophy is that riding should above all, be fun, and informative. We offer excellent riding facilities, lessons, teaching and for safety, the latest British Standard riding hats.
Details of hacks and horse riding lesson costs are available here.
All Weather Arena
Our all weather riding school in Devon - measuring 40 by 20 metres - is floodlit, and over-looked by both outdoor viewing areas and an indoor viewing gallery. Our arena is available to hire at £15 per hour or £20 per hour with floodlights.
Loan A Pony
Our 'Loan a Pony'scheme is very popular with children and adults alike. Loan a pony gives the opportunity for the children or adults to learn how to care for a horse. The opportunity to ride for 2 hours/day, and have structured stable management tuition.
A day on the yard, including 2 riding sessions and stable management tuition costs £45.00 per day, or £195.00 for 5 days.
Weekend or Mid-Week Riding Breaks
We are pleased to be able to offer 2-3 day breaks for adults during the off-peak seasons. These breaks offer riding for differing abilities and needs, on quality horses and ponies.
Included in the two night break is a cottage with electricity and bed-linen (heating is extra). Also included are four hours riding, which is normally a lesson in the arena and a hack out, but this can be adapted for individual requirements.
Only adults able to control a horse in walk, trot and canter will be able to hack out.
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Fun For All The Family
Above all riding should be fun, and that is our aim at Collacott. Our standards are high, but our costs are reasonable. For those interested in horse riding lessons in Devon be assured we are friendly, patient and professional.
We cater for all ages and all abilities, from the tinies and their Tots Trots - a 15 min lead rein ride - to their Mums, Dads, Sisters, Brothers, Friends and even Granny and Grandpa!