Our Devon Riding Holidays,
Based in the South West of the UK we can cater for most requests from a half day, full day or a full week tailored to suit the individual rider. You can get involved as much or as little as you wish with the daily routine at Roylands stables. We cater for all abilities, you may be nervous, perhaps had a nasty horse back riding experience, lacking in confidence or had a few years break from horse riding and want to get back into it. We have great confidence giving ponies they will have you eating out of their hooves by the end of your stay!
Perhaps you want to achieve more from your riding. Jumping, Dressage, schooling or Beach Riding. You may be considering buying your first pony or having a pony on loan ~ a horse riding holiday would certainly give you an insight into looking after your own feeding, grazing, grooming and so on.
Our Devon riding holidays cater for all levels of rider beginner, novice and experienced. We welcome singles, couples, friends, groups and families. We recommend ages 7yrs upwards.
You may start your Devon riding holiday by catching your horse and bringing them in from the fields or mucking out the stable if kept in overnight. Grooming and tacking up for your first lesson. This first introductory lesson is give you and Simon chance to chat and discuss the areas you may like to improve on and to form a structure of lesson/rides to help you achieve your goals during your time spent with us. Some of your lessons may be filmed to use as constructive feedback during your stay.
The afternoon’s horse back riding may be a long hack through the countryside, a lesson or lunge lesson depending on the outcome of your morning chat with Simon. Grooming, tack cleaning and all areas of stable management included.There are opportunities to watch Simon schooling the horses that he is training at the time, bringing on a youngster or re-schooling a problem horse ~ you will be amazed at how much you can learn from just watching and listening. Simon explains everything that he is doing and why at the time, which is extremely worthwhile. At the end of your days horse back riding you can spend time taking your horse back to the field for his nightly turnout or prepare the stable for the night. Our horse riding vacations vary to suit your ability and are structured to be informative and fun. You can bring a packed lunch or stroll to the village for some excellent freshly made sandwiches, pasties & cakes. Croyde beach is just a 5 minute walk through the dunes via the back of the yard so you chill out on the beach, laze in the sand and have a paddle.
Terms & Conditions