Idyllic country lanes and bridleways network across East Devon and provide a fantastic opportunity to explore the area on horseback.  

Riding schools in the area offer qualified riding instruction for all ages and abilities. You will need to book your riding lesson in advance and can normally choose to ride for just an hour through to a full day.

Budleigh Salterton Riding School

Providing lessons, hacks, treks, equestrian holidays, riding courses and pony days. Situated on the edge of Woodbury Common in a peaceful country setting.

Devenish Pitt Farm

Offering hacks and lessons from a friendly team of experienced instructors. Beginners and experienced riders can enjoy the wonderful countryside from horse-back.

Horse Riding in Devon

This booklet to inspire anyone interested in horses, riding or just enjoying Devon’s beautiful countryside. Where to ride, how to ride and equestrian attractions. 

Axe Valley Pony Club

Fun and friendly Pony Club offers all sorts of events to suit all ages and abilities (up to 22 yrs). Holding various events throughout the year.

East Devon Hunt Pony Club

With nearly 100 members ranging from 3yrs to 22yrs old, providing a whole host of activities whatever your level or ability.

Horse Friendly Routes

Horses can use bridleways, byways and restricted byways. View the Public Rights of Way map to see all the opportunities in your area.

More to Explore

East Devon AONB Projects

We lead, partner and support projects that focus on a wide range of themes, including landscape and heritage, environmental quality and climate, biodiversity, recreation and tourism.

Outdoors & Active

Whether you prefer walking, cycling, running or playing, everyone feels happier and healthier when they spend time in nature being more active.

East Devon Way

Discover the hidden gems of East Devon and explore this much loved walking route that links 40 miles of public footpaths, trails and bridleways.