Exmoor Riding

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

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Instructors (2)

Hayley Fowler

Hayley has been working with horses for many years of her working life in many different yards and has settled with Exmoor Riding working in harmony with the horses in hand, agility, free schooling, and taking excellent rides out over beautiful Exmoor. She is a competent rider and although the horse comes first, she looks after all her riders in an exemplary way, ensuring that everyone feels safe, confident, and happy. Hayley is highly trained in child care with many of these skills transferred to horses and their riders.

Cathy Powell

Cathy is trained as a teacher and secretary, lived overseas for several years. She wrote as an environmental journalist, art, and illustration exhibitions and is a mother of two. She masters holistic horse riding and therapy for horses. In addition, she is also a visitor attraction founder and manager, book-keeper and administrator, teacher from pre-school to further education, and also animal care and management, zoo operator, and equestrian yard owner.

Reviews (14)

Michele Mcdowall

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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.

Testimonials (3)

Sinéad Ní Mhuireadhaigh Ireland

Exmoor Riding Facebook page

We visited over the may bank holiday and our daughter had her first experience on a horse. We thought it would be a pony as she is only 5 but no it was a horse ..our daughter was thrilled. We had the fabulous Hayley with us who was so patient and good with our daughter. She explained everything and we felt very safe with her and Rosie .Our daughter loved it and in our eyes a bit of a natural so thank you Hayley for giving her an even more passion for horses and now the lessons will be coming. We just wish Hayley was her instructor. We cannot wait to return and our daughter Devin can’t wait to see Hayley, Rosie and the other horses again...thank you so much...very very happy family...highly recommend..xx

Maja Malwina Bagdziun United Kingdom

Exmoor Riding Facebook page

I came down last year and loved it so much I decided to return to celebrate my birthday with a wonderful ride through some beautiful landscapes of Exmoor again. Exmoor Riding doesn't just offer lovely hacks but also an unique approach to horses offering bitless and barefoot experience! Not often you come across a place where the horses are unshod - Exmoor Riding proves how sturdy, adaptable and wonderful horse hooves are and how the horses know how to move through different terrain. I also love the fact that most horses here can be and are ridden bitless :) You can clearly see the horses are happy doing their job and the staff takes great care of them. I am so impressed by the work that Cathy the owner is doing and so grateful for such a place to exist - I will be defenitely coming back again!

a traveler

Exmoor Riding website

Wow, that is the best ride I have ever had!

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