We offer a range of livery options for adult riders in the South West, including full livery and schooling, sales and holiday livery.


For further information click Livery

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The 50 by 30 metre indoor arena and 40 by 20 metre outdoor arena are available for hire to clubs and societies.


For further information click Arena


Want to be at the front of the queue for news on clinics, events and offers? For more information Click Mailing list

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Licensed and BHS highly commended

Instruction is available for adults and children from 5, beginner to advanced riders including BHS exam and college students.

We are popular with teen and adults looking for safety and basic confidence building or more technical coaching in dressage and jumping. 

 For further information click Riding School and see Pony Club below


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Calendar of events

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Riders are welcome with their own horse for lessons with Sophie Osborne BHSII either hourly or on a residential basis with accommodation for you both! Sophie specialises in Dressage to BD Medium but equally teaches jumping


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Private and Group lessons and clinics are also available with our favourite visiting instructors.

Please phone to book or for further information on options for you on your own horse, click Clinic.

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Riding for Children 5-16 and Pony Club

We have range of different riding and PC opportunities for children to learn about ponies from basic riding and care to advanced riding and equine management skills

In addition to lessons, our younger riders enjoy a range of Pony Club activities on our ponies with fully qualified adult staff. We offer a regular weekday and Saturday Pony Club to achieve badges and tests as well as holiday activities and summer camps. Non-members are welcome. For more information click Pony Club

If you feel a little too grown up for Pony Club, and are 14-18, we have the Cheston Careers Club for the seriously keen teenage rider wanting to gain more experience

The ‘Career and Training Opportunities’ section below provides further information. Please use the link provided for more information.

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For Pre and Post 16 year olds.

For Age 14+, we offer the weekend ‘Cheston Careers Club’. If you have grown out of ‘Saturday Clubs’ then we offer you a next step up for horse mad young people wanting to get serious about horses.For more information please follow this link ‘Careers Club’

We also work in partnership with the Plymouth Learning Trust to deliver careers training to 14-16 year olds on day release as well as post 16 learners.

For Age 16+ , the CFEC Apprenticeship with pay, training, BHS exams is a great alternative to college. In a real commercial environment, you get pay and responsibilities, opportunities to ride every day, perhaps teach, take work based learning qualifications, train with BHSII and BHSI, compete our horses and get fully immersed with all the management of running the Centre. You will need to be ambitious, a good rider, under 11st, and live within a daily commuting distance.

 Email ( us with your CV.

For further information and booking forms click the appropriate instructor or the events below

Sophie Osborne BHSII jump clinic

Andrew Lovell BHSI clinic

Peter Cook BHSI dressage clinic

Aart Noordjik BHSI clinic

Unaffiliated horse show

Unaffiliated dressage

Novice show jumping Nights


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Small groups for quality and safe learning experience, adult staff in charge



For older more experienced equine career minded individuals 14+



Private & Group lesons for adults and children



Exam training morning: practical, theory & ridden sessions for BHS exam students stage 1-3, PTT etc.



High quality lessons, private, small groups and safe.



Lessons for you on your own horse 10-4pm.



Lessons or clinics: 1pm. with Sophie Osborne BHSII




Events Competition and clinics

2016 Events calender updated.

2016 Dressage schedule and Entry Form recently updated. For latest schedule
Link to Dressage.

2016 Andrew Lovell Clinic booking form with dates already updated.
Link to AL clinics.

Click here for details on 2016/2017
Fun and Informal Winter indoor jump nights

Other Events coming very soon

Cheston Farm 2016-17 Price list

Welcome to Cheston Farm Equestrian Centre


Welcome to Cheston: A licensed, BHS Highly Approved and PC Accredited Centre with a reputation of delivering excellence in everything we do! Our home page will give you a summary of everything we offer and individual pages will give you more detail.  We believe we are one of the best centres in the South West.

We can offer something to suit just about every equine enthusiast from lessons for beginners to coaching advanced riders! We have an excellent and varied team of riding school horses from steady cobs to sport horses and we welcome many riders who bring their own horse to train with us.

Our location and facilities are superb! We are situated just a 2 minute drive from the A38 and our huge indoor arena and outdoor arena make riding lessons a pleasure whatever the weather! With our close proximity to Dartmoor, you can enjoy the freedom of exploring miles of unspoilt remote riding!

If you are planning to visit South Devon, the Centre offers sumptuous accommodation staying with us in the 500 year old Cheston Farmhouse so you can use us as a base for several days of riding and exploring beautiful Dartmoor National Park and the South Devon AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty)

On Holiday? Intense riding programmes, bespoke courses and hacking available. Follow our link to Holiday Riding

Whilst we are not a pony trekking centre, we do offer fast and slow paced hacking out for those competent and assessed. Children from 5+ can enjoy our all day or all week programmes of summer activities and Pony Club activities in addition to our usual lessons.

Please explore the links below for more information. Also see our facebook for more regular updates and pictures and to ‘like’ us.

Lesson bookings best by phone please:

During Day (Office):  Tel: 01364 388188 (Preferred).

Evening (Home): Tel: 01364 649461 (if urgent)

Answer service available

Or you can email:


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We now offer riding holidays at Cheston with the option to ride our horses or bring your own. For more information click B&B.

Please see our separate website for dedicated information at

Our new Cheston Farm newsletter with variety of information  is now available here for viewing and printing.

September Issue

Make this website one of your favourites and keep up to date with the exciting developments at Cheston Farm Equestrian Centre.

Thank you for visiting the website. It is constantly changing. Please do come again. If you have any comments or suggestions on the design or content of the website please send us an Email.

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Updated : 03/12/2014