As you would expect of a full service Equestrian Centre (see also our website www.chestonfarm.co.uk) we are able to offer a full range of riding options, which we invite our guests to pick from to build their own tailored riding holiday experience.

Cheston Farm, Riding, Instruction


Whether on your own horse, or one of ours, we offer instruction for all levels in the key equestrian disciplines. Lessons take place in our 50 by 30 meter indoor arena or our 40 by 20 meter outdoor. Private hour long lessons with resident instructors, on your own horse, are £30 and if you are on one of ours we charge £40 for the hour. We do reduced rates for semi private and group lessons and children.

Our visiting instructors run clinics throughout the year, which visiting riders are welcome to join or take a seat and watch and learn from the gallery. With our qualified staff team we can offer safe, fun and challenging instruction for all, from the complete beginner to the advanced competition rider. We also specialise in exam training and can build packages that include stable management and horse care tuition.

Cheston Farm, Riding, Hacking


Not everyone knows this but riding on Dartmoor is different to most places. You do not have to stay on bridlways you just go where you want to go, literally miles and miles of open access riding.

If you are coming with your own horse we can provide you with maps and some suggested rides and you can set off on your own, or we can arrange for an escort to go with you so that you don’t get lost and have the added comfort of having an experienced local at your side.

As you would expect, our horses are equally at home on the moor or out on the lanes as they are in the school. Again we can team you up with one of our staff to take on Dartmoor for an hour or a complete day with lunch stop included. However, beginners and very novice riders are best concentrating on learning in arenas or if able, a lane hack is suitable. Our horses may be too keen for you!

And if you fancy a blast on the beach, then we can box up some horses and head off to one of our favourite beaches.

Cheston Farm Bed & Breakfast - Beach Riding


Let us know what you would like to do and we can build a priced itinerary for you to consider, making sure that you get the best out of your time at Cheston Farm. For more of a guide have a look at the Prices page.