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Dartmoor Riding and Trekking

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love the moor

Me and my sister went on a two hour trotting hack, it was reay nice and the moors looked lovely... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hour hack

As a complete novice to riding (never done it before) I found the staff very calming and relaxing... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2018
David G
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-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
Shilstone Rocks Riding Centre, Widecombe in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 7TF, England
+44 1364 621281
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my sister went on a two hour trotting hack, it was reay nice and the moors looked lovely! only annoying thing is we went with a man who didn't stop talking, but still very enjoyable.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Quest828937
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

As a complete novice to riding (never done it before) I found the staff very calming and relaxing. They soon had me in the saddle of a very calm horse and wslking slowley round the yard. Then off we went at a pace completely suitable...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank David G
Reviewed August 23, 2018

We had a excellent hack today at shilstone rocks riding centre with Ruth as our instructor, i was abit nervous I can tell you but she put me at ease very easily. The views as you go across the moor is fantastic and well worth...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lisa R
Reviewed August 5, 2018

great stable even for a very nervous and L Rider. My daughter is an experienced rider but not me. I got the perfect pony. They certainly know what they are doing !!!!! Thank you for an outstanding experience by just walking on a pony.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank monicaott
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

My husband and two children went for a two hour riding experience. The instructor was lovely very patient and they had a amazing time .

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Wendy D
Reviewed August 13, 2017

My friend and I enjoyed a wonderful 2 hour hack. Both our horses were calm and responsive. Very appreciative of our riding assessment and safety checks beforehand. Coryn, our riding leader, was really friendly and added to the wonderful experience of riding over beautiful Dartmoor....More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed June 19, 2017 via mobile

Once again my visit hit the spot for friendliness great horses and fabulous scenery .. 2 hrs hack out not long enough for me I always want more .. great place x

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

Very impressive! This afternoon I went on a two hour hack at shilstone Rock Riding stables. The stables were incredible tidy and the staff ( two sister) were very friendly and helpful. Horses and ponies were in immaculate condition. I ve been to many riding...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

Lovely valley, farm fields and moorland trails with grazing ponies and sheep. Combine your route with a tea room or pub. Had some very useful advice on directions from locals.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Harry M
Reviewed January 2, 2017

Wow, have ridden at many stables, but the organisation of this one was first class, the immaculate hat hire, even down to the hair net provided was exceptional, the tack room was the most tidy, organised tack room I have ever seen. The instructor who...More

Date of experience: April 2016
3  Thank Kate A
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Nadine L
September 30, 2018|
Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
Hi Nadine, I had never ridden a horse before, so you do not need any experience. They will match you with a suitably docile horse.
Nadine L
September 30, 2018|
Response from monicaott | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is. I am not only a beginner but also afraid of horses and already 52 years old... I only did it because my daughter wanted to go and there had to be two riders... I had an angel of a horse.:-) And we only walked for... More
September 2, 2016|
Response from Wendy D | Reviewed this property |
We was told 45 for 1 hour and 58 for two hours which we did well worth the money two hours actual riding 😀