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Address: Shilstone Rocks Riding Centre, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 7TF, England
Phone Number: +44 1364 621281
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-Rides over Dartmoor tailored to YOUR experience

-Specializing in...

-Rides over Dartmoor tailored to YOUR experience

-Specializing in small groups and personal service

-For total beginners to advanced riders

"A great way to see Dartmoor"

Est. 1962. British Horse Society Approved

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Fantastic experience cantering on the moors

My two daughters ages 11 and 14 years had a wonderful 2 hour ride on the moors. Alona and Corina ensure that the horses are suited to your ability so that you have an enjoyable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Olivia A
Jersey, United Kingdom
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My two daughters ages 11 and 14 years had a wonderful 2 hour ride on the moors. Alona and Corina ensure that the horses are suited to your ability so that you have an enjoyable experience. We will be back again!

Thank Olivia A
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

A heartfelt thank you...After heart surgery I was not going to ride anymore, I was very nervous I asked my doctor if I would be able to ride he said I should. so I decided on my holiday I would go trekking on the moors.It was a very good decision I was lucky I booked an hour I was the... More 

Thank tracy m
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Stunning area. A lovely family day out dartmoor pony watching, walking, bike riding. There is also a lovely pub nearby as an ideal stop for lunch.

1 Thank AnastM-S
Reading, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Good horses, friendly lead riders but it's a long and steep trek by road to the open moor if only booked on an hour ride.

1 Thank hd_morgan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Had a great afternoon ride yesterday on the moor. The staff at the riding centre were fantastic and made the experience very memorable.

1 Thank Stephen B
Frome, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I'm not normally known to to have a kindred spirit thing with animals that are generally larger than me or that sting or bite or generally could cause me harm,but the experience I witnessed today at the Shilstone Rocks Riding School went a long way to put most of my fears to rest.We had a most thorough induction and an... More 

1 Thank johnboy2211
Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This was the 8th time in 11 years we've visited Shilstone Rocks and as ever we were greeted warmly and my pony mad girls had a fabulous time. Both our daughters ride very competantly and were keen to get out onto the moors for a canter. We are well prepared for the rather slow paperwork/ assessment bit [allow 1/2 hour... More 

2 Thank Sue F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

4 of us (16-23 years) booked in for a 2 hour trek at relatively last minute as total beginners. Considering none of us had been on a horse before we were a little nervous. However, the tuition was excellent and we enjoyed the trek through the moors and the wildlife. I had a great time on Akubra and big thanks... More 

3 Thank tomhump23
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

What a fantastic time i had riding with Shilstone trekking centre. I rode three consecutive days up on the moors, took in some wonderful views, fell in love with Russle ( the horse) who by the way looked after me. It has done wonders for my confidence. All that's left for me to say is that i will ride there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Our daughter was keen to ride a Dartmoor pony, so we booked a ride here. The stables are not far north of Ashburton, but the drive along winding lanes up to the moor makes it feel like arriving in another world. The stables were efficiently organised with a friendly atmosphere. There was obvious and careful attention to safety. The ride... More 

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