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West Anstey Riding Stables

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Address: West Anstey Farm, Dulverton, Exmoor National Park TA22 9RY, England
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Fantastic riding

I went riding at West Anstey today and would thoroughly recommend it. I am a rusty rider and my twin 8 year old boys complete novices. We went out all together for about 20... read more

Reviewed March 30, 2016
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

I booked in advance for our family to ride over the moor with west anstey. The booking procedure was a little vague, but all was fine when we arrived. We were kitted out with riding boots and hats. We met our horses and we're off. The horses were well cared for and the staff friendly. This is an excellent way... More 

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london
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Reviewed March 30, 2016

I went riding at West Anstey today and would thoroughly recommend it. I am a rusty rider and my twin 8 year old boys complete novices. We went out all together for about 20 minutes as they were on lead reigns and then I went off for a 2 hour hack across the moors. The position is perfect -5 minutes... More 

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1 Thank lydia110
taunton
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

Took my husband here for a 2 hour ride and he loved it! Earl matched him with a lovely horse called smartie and the horse looked after him ! Gwenda the instructor even gives you tuition whilst on the hack. You will definitely be smiling by the time you get back as its a lovely experience and excellent value for... More 

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Thank Claire H
Sussex
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58 reviews
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Reviewed August 22, 2015

We went on a 2 hour hack on a misty drizzly day. The stables were very well organised. We were through the formalities quickly and then meeting our mounts. There were three of us and a guide, so a lovely small group. We went over the moors and through woodland and across streams. The terrain was very varied but with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed July 24, 2015

Get on a horse and go across Exmoor with friendly guides and take it at your leisure. Horses to suit everyone and all ages. Earl and Emma will make sure you are matched with a horse that will give you a fantastic experience across the beauty of Exmoor and only 2 minutes on a small track before getting on the... More 

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taunton
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2015

I would definitely recommend West Anstey.The staff were really friendly and even the owner came out to meet me too! I am a nervous rider but the escort really looked after me and kept it to the pace I wanted so it felt really safe. She was also incredibly knowledgable and knew exactly where she was going! You can just... More 

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Thank Claire H
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 3, 2015

We had a lovely morning riding over the moor, it was very cold and I appreciated the gloves that I was given to wear!! Our ponies were great, we both felt very safe and happy as we trundled along. Everyone at the stables was very helpful and couldn't have done enough to make us feel welcome, our escort was knowlegeable... More 

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1 Thank Alison P
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 10, 2015

What an excellent experience, hacking across the beautiful moors. We were a party of 7, aged 7 to 45 and were either novices or completely rusty which they were totally accepting of. Everyone was super friendly and accommodating. The horses were excellent; totally calm (no jostling or nipping) but also responsive and enjoyable to ride. No grass munching donkeys here!... More 

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1 Thank Rebecca S
South Molton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 16, 2015

I love it at west Anstey farm because everyone is very nice to me. All the ponies and horses are lovely. I love riding straight onto the moor and seeing the Exmoor ponies and the Deer. I love my lessons and helping Emma and Earl with the jobs.I love cleaning tack in the sunshine and grooming, especially when Basil the... More 

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1 Thank Shaun K
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 24, 2014

Riding school owner was brilliant - despite us being late [never trust a Sat Nav - wanted to take us through a ford that was more like a fast flowing river] he was welcoming and ensured the one member of the party who had never ridden before was suited and booted and mounted on a quiet pony. The rest of... More 

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