Situated on the edge of Exmoor, England, UK, Exmoor Riding offers fantastic barefoot horse rides across the moors with amazing picturesque views all year round.

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3 Days Invigorating Horse Riding Holiday in Exmoor National Park, UK

November | December | January | February, 2019–2020

Videos (5)

Instructors (3)

Hayley Fowler

Cathy Powell

Jess Chalker

Reviews (39)

Megan Worswick

from Great Britain, November 2019

"Peaceful holiday!"

I loved my short holiday with Exmoor Riding this Autumn. The whole break felt very peaceful and was just what I needed. I rode a different horse each day (although I was always asked if I had a preference of who I liked, which was great) and they all had lovely personalities and temperaments. The trails were stunning and my ride leader Jess made all trips feel safe but exciting and fun. I enjoyed the workshop with the clever Paps and Archie and am very interested in learning more about this style of horsemanship. The breakfasts and coffees and afternoon cakes were delicious and the B and B was cosy and warm. I will be back in the spring or summer to experience the trails in a different season!

Lauren Walsh

from Great Britain, October 2019

"A beautiful restorative break "

Everything about this holiday was perfect.

I received a really lovely welcome from Cathy and both Jess & Hayley. The accommodation was perfectly cosy and spotlessly clean and the breakfasts were delicious (thank you to Cathy’s partner!!).

I was a bit anxious about riding after having not ridden for 3 years. But felt completely put at ease after being put on lovely Tom for the first day. I think he sensed my anxiety as he was incredibly gentle and laidback and was very happy for me to plod a long at the back of the group, but I did also have a couple of lovely floaty canters on him. For the following two days I was on the slightly speedier but equally gentle Theo, who was an absolute gent and super sure footed when going down some rather steep hills.

The scenery is absolutely spectacular, and particularly at this time of year when all the leaves are changing.

My gentle horsemanship workshop with Cathy was also amazing and even a bit emotional at times. It 100% has improved my confidence with how to be around horses.

I would without a doubt recommend this experience- I came away feeling completely at peace, rested and ready to face the world. Pure soul food for horsey lovers!!!

Anonymous

from Great Britain, September 2019

"Ali"

Fantastic area and good knowledge of tracks etc..

Anonymous

from Great Britain, September 2019

"Amazing from the start "

Great location, brilliant and helpful staff, lovely horses to ride, new adventure every day, a must do again holiday.

Rachael Bollom

from Great Britain, August 2019

"Riding paradise and workshop heaven."

The riding was on well mannered horses on hacks that took in stunning scenery and wonderful routes. The workshop was without a doubt a highlight I hadn't expected. It made me emotional to experience having a connection with a horse whilst free schooling and doing 'agility'. Cathy was an excellent facilitator of this for me. I would definitely recommend a stay and hope to be back there in the future.

Anonymous

from Great Britain, August 2019

"A perfect break "

I had a wonderful experience at exmoor riding holidays, I definitely did not want to come home! Cathy and Hayley were so welcoming and really made me feel at home during my stay. They work they do with the horses was very eye opening to me and I’d be very interested to go back and learn more!

Anonymous

from Great Britain, August 2019

"Wonderful holiday"

West Lynch farm is beautiful and in an outstanding setting. Everyone we met was very kind and looked after me as a returning rider and my niece. The stables were well run and the horses very well cared for. Our rides were great and varied. I really enjoyed the workshop, working in hand with the horses, I learnt a lot. I hope we will go back.

Julie Davies

from Great Britain, August 2019

"Wonderful horse riding trip"

Booked a trip for my daughters 18th birthday. Arrived late afternoon on a Friday. Greeted by Cathy who was very welcoming. Rode on Saturday morning with Hayley, who is a lovely person, very experienced and made our 1st trek on Exmoor a fantastic experience. We also took part in a gentle horse & rider workshop with Cathy in which we learnt lots of new ways to interact with our horse. Overall we had a very enjoyable visit and will definitely be back.

Rachel Oliphant

from Great Britain, August 2019

"Amazing few days"

I loved everything about this holiday. The horses were all fantastic, the rides were varied, fun and challenging and the accommodation homely and comfortable.

Violet North

from Great Britain, July 2019

"Childhood dream come true"

From the location to the riding a wonderful horse called Papps this was truly a magical experience. My guide Jess was very attentive,patient and helpful.

Cathy the lovely owner has a wealth of experience with horses and I learnt a lot during my horse therapy session.

The horses are huge but truly stunning and calm. Staying in the 15th Century Cottage was also relaxing.

Over all a truly therapeutic get away from the busy life style we all lead in a truly beautiful ranquil surroundings with FABULOUS amazing horses and wildlife

5* Experience I will definitely return.

Thanks Cathy and team 🐎💗🐎💗

Ayanna Shallow

from Great Britain, June 2019

"The experience I had was amazing. Awesome horses and people."

The views are amazing. I loved the horses, especially Sirrus the horse I rode. The fact we got to take different routes and to document our stay with our gopros was also the perfect move. Was very sad to leave.

Beverley Kuc

from Great Britain, May 2019

"Lovely horse riding experience"

Lovely setting, interesting horses.

A wonderful, caring, farm environment with a good range of horses for different abilities.

Prerna Ronta

from Great Britain, May 2019

"Best horse riding holiday ever!"

Helpful and friendly staff and instructors. Calm horse, amazing views... and homemade food.

Rachel Keaney

from Great Britain, May 2019

"Just incredible"

From arrival to departure I had just the most amazing time. Cathy was so welcoming, and Hayley was brilliant company out on our rides. The horses are to die for, and feel incredible special, especially the beautiful Paps! The rides themselves are indescribable, the views were second to none and the whole area was just so peaceful. I had the best time.

Nina Brunard

from Great Britain, May 2019

"Amazing horse rides in beautiful landscapes "

Thank you so much for the lovely stay and amazing rides. You place is really a haven of peace and tranquility... just what I needed! And the horses are fantastic :)

I will definitely be back !

Jill Rowe

from Great Britain, April 2019

Friendly, chatty, informative

Good food, nicely presented

Room comfortable and clean, lovely bathroom, plenty of hot water

Fiona Cameron

from Great Britain, April 2019

"Lovely place to learn about barefoot and bitless riding"

I loved spending time with the horses, and learning from their barefoot trimmer Clive. Many thanks to him for giving me so much brilliant information about horses hooves, and so much more. If you're interested in barefoot, you need to talk to him, he's an amazing guy! Also good to see a Dr Cook's bitless bridle in action and to talk with Cathy about bitless and bitted bridles and learn from her wisdom. And the scenery is amazing. Love Exmoor! And thank you to Jean and Clare who took the ride out on Sunday, lovely to spend time with them.

Ian Lumsden

from Great Britain, March 2019

"Bryonie's riding break"

a lovely friendly place set in a fantastic location Horses and instructors alike where wonderful

Kirsty Anne Mcgregor

from Great Britain, January 2019

"Winter riding break"

I really liked the natural and cognitive horsemanship style used. Horses are not forced to work and they do it as they love it.

Great rides with canter/gallop tracks for advanced riders. Relaxing farm house, friendly and caring staff and lovely owls and hawks.

Rowena Halstead

from Great Britain, December 2018

"A get away from it all break !"

Both my dog and I were made to feel very welcome on arrival and throughout our stay at Westlynch Farm which is set in a peaceful location on National Trust land. My room was very comfortable with views to the hills beyond and as I was there for the riding and birds of prey experience, it was all on the premises. Breakfast was very good and a welcome start to the day..This is a beautiful part of Somerset which allows for great dog walking and exploring.and the coast is within a few minutes drive, The riding was fabulous with bomb proof horses and we were taken on some amazing rides. My birds of prey flying experience was given by Rod who had a wealth of knowledge.. All in all a lovely relaxing break and just what I needed! I will definitely be back.

Michele Mcdowakk

from Great Britain, November 2018

"Beautiful Horse Riding in Exmoor"

I loved the horses and the philosophy Cathy uses to train them by letting them be horses in a natural environment and treating them with love and respect.

Anonymous

from Great Britain, November 2018

Everyone I met was very friendly and nice, particularly Cathy and Hayley. All the horses were treated with such kindness it was absolutely lovely to see. I really felt looked after and had a very enjoyable break and will definitely be booking again.

Andy Turner

from Great Britain, November 2018

"Fab location with lovely horses"

Great place with great people who help you find the pleasure of horse riding. The location on the edge of the moors is fabulous and they have a great range of horses to accommodate the needs of all. Love this place and would recommend it highly to anyone who want to learn the pleasure of riding a horse.

Anonymous

from Great Britain, September 2018

"Wonderful experience"

As a relatively new rider who had not had a hacking holiday before, I was delighted by what it felt like to have long rides in natural surroundings. The horses are absolutely beautiful, especially Sirrus who I rode. They are very well cared for and I learned a lot from the stable's philosophy. My confidence and my riding both improved a lot and I will definitely go back.

Anonymous

from Great Britain, August 2018

"A fantastic time "

The patience with my daughter was great. Her confidence is improved 100 times over

Vanessa Vivian

from Great Britain, July 2018

"Great laid back atmosphere"

Atmosphere, horses, rides, people.

Helen Zala

from Great Britain, July 2018

"Special place "

What a find! This place is wonderful, the views from horseback are amazing, the horses themselves are extremely well looked after, gentle and well behaved and everybody is warm, welcoming and generous of themselves. I will be going back...

Henrietta Lang

from Great Britain, July 2018

"great riding"

Staff took much trouble to make the riding as good as it could be for our family's different needs and the instructor were excellent. The horses were very well kept and had lovely natures. The accommodation was spotlessly clean and the whole place including the stables kept very nicely. The farm and the surrounding countryside was very lovely, but hilly and steep.

Michele Miller

from Great Britain, June 2018

"Brilliant!!!"

I had an absolutely fantastic 3 days at The Exmoor Riding Centre!!!

For me it was utterly brilliant, being in such a beautiful place with great people and amazing horses!!!

This was my first experience of a Riding holiday and it will definitely be something I do again!!

I honestly could have stayed for a week at least!! :):):)

Wendy Keeton

from Great Britain, June 2018

"The whole experience was amazing."

Friendly staff gentle well trained horses

Beautiful surrounding and scenery.

I can't wait to go again.

Sarah Coop

from Great Britain, April 2018

"Perfect girls holiday"

Travelled with my 11 year old - spent 2 nights and 3 days. Issie had freedom to come and go - she helped in all aspects of the yard, turning out, grooming, feeding, to collecting the eggs and feeding the guinea pigs! It was really relaxed and friendly. The riding (despite the grey weather) was fantastic. Lots of opportunity for long canters and a couple of gallops. We were lucky to get close to a young stag and a couple of does, and a small herd of Exmoor ponies. We rode Sirrus and Archie. Both lovely horses. We did the workshop on day 2 which was good learning, having never lunged before. The farmhouse was charming. Would definitely recommend.

Anonymous

from Great Britain, December 2018

"Exmoor Riding "

Absolutely enjoyed this experience. Sooo glad we did it! Magical quiet horse rides with spectacular views. Lovely room to stay in. Kind hospitality. Very special little place in the world.

Anonymous

from Belgium, November 2018

"2 days riding trip"

- Amazing location and simply phenomenal views;

- Excellent breakfast;

- Nice and warm rooms;

- Great horses and instructor Hayley was really attentive

Sharon King

from Great Britain, August 2018

"Amazing to be here !"

Everyone was kind friendly and professional. No fuss. Very relaxed and trusting. The hack was fantastic with the perfect balance of help, support and encouragement with lovely views and great conversation. We loved flying the birds of prey - lots and lots of facts about the birds and they seemed very happy and content to be handled by us which really points to the training and care that they receive.

This is a wonderful place to spend some time and Cathy, Rod and Hayley were the perfect hosts and clearly love all their animals.