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“The best place to learn to ride and stable your horse in Devon”

Mullacott Equestrian Centre
Barnstaple
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“The best place to learn to ride and stable your horse in Devon”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Set in beautiful North Devon with views overlooking the sea and far reaching countryside. Mullacott EC is situated next to a holiday park, right on the main road (no mile long dwindle down a far flung dirt track) and within easy reach both by car or regular public transport from nearby Barnstaple, Bideford, Woolacombe, and beyond. Extremely welcoming and friendly staff and riding instructor who made myself and my partner feel at ease right from the beginning. My partner had never ridden a horse before and I had lost my confidence a previous fall so we were both a little apprehensive. However the riding instructor was fantastic very patient and positive. There are a range of horses of all shapes and sizes and they all will look after you. Providing you are honest about your ability they will match you with a suitible horse. The horses are all willing with gentle and laid back horses for absolute novices and children, with more forward going spirited horses for the more able rider. There is a fanastic newly built indoor arena so you dont have to rely on the weather to be just right plus there are some decent hacks to be had around the farmland which is privately owned by the stables and for customer and livery sole use - no dog walkers or members of the public to get in your way. The centre also offers beach gallops and day exmoor rides. Whilst a little pricey in this respect you are guaranteed a really enjoyable day out and discounts are offeeed for large groups. Cannot recommend this riding school enough. They also offer a livery service.

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St Austell, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“not the best ride”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

had a ride out on a horse, i was given a temprimental horse despite my lack of experience. the fields that the horses are kept on dont look like they are reguarly cleared of poo and they looked over crowded not going back here.

Visited June 2012
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lumpyhorse, Manager at Mullacott Equestrian Centre, responded to this review, December 30, 2015
Our horses run over 60 acres so I can't comprehend that you think that they live in cramped / dirty conditions in the field. Also as you stated you rode in Febuary 2013 we had snow on the ground at that point. Maybe that highlighted the horses droppings in the field?
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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“Great beach rides plus now has an indoor school”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

Rain or shine it's fun to gallop on the beach. This place has nice horses to suit most riders from novice to experience. They now have an indoor school so if it's raining you can still have a lesson in the dry whatever the weather. It's easy to get to, being on the main road into Ilfracombe and close to Woolacombe too.

Visited November 2012
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