Budleigh Salterton Riding School, Budleigh Salterton, Devon
Horse lovers, pony mad peeps, you need to know about Budleigh Salterton Riding School for when you’re on your group holidays in Devon, especially if you have a birthday to celebrate, or if you’re a hen party looking for a memorable way to mark the occasion. A bespoke ride in the beautiful East Devon countryside ought to do it – woodland glades, heather-clad heaths, and views of the Jurassic coastline; it’s unlikely that you’ll venture onto anything bigger than a country lane. Include a picnic beneath the trees, a stop off at a country pub for lunch, or a cream tea at a working water mill. From May to October you can opt for a beach ride, a chance to gallop along the shore with the wind in your hair, just like they do in the movies!
That’s the kind of thing they do at Budleigh Salterton Riding School, that and lessons, and hacks and pony days in the school holidays. The pony days are marvellous if you have a budding equestrian; it’s a chance for them to find out exactly what’s involved in owning a pony - they’ll get to grips with grooming and feeding and mucking out and everything! They also do Children’s Parties, like Shetland Pony Parties and Grooming Parties, which you must admit is a fantastic way to keep the younger folk in your party entertained, and they’ll never forget it because it’s such a wonderful experience.
They have over 50 horses at Budleigh Salterton Riding School, so there’ll be something to suit you no matter how old you are and what level you’re at ability-wise. There are steeds to suit complete beginners and novices alike, and if it’s a bit too murky dismal outside, there are indoor arenas. They even have a little café where you can go and have a cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake to round off your lesson or ride. The setting is divine, in peaceful countryside not far at from Budleigh Salterton.
T: 01935 442035 All information correct at the time of writing