Enjoy riding with us

Cheston Farm Riding School
For Beginners to Advanced Adults & Children (Aged 5+)

Welcome to our Licensed and Approved Riding Centre. We have a super team of horses and ponies for you to enjoy whether a beginner or advanced rider.  The Cheston team can help you master the rising trot, have a first canter, gallop across Dartmoor, jump fences or perform dressage moves such as half pass and flying changes! What a team!

With a range of super instructors and their excellent tuition, you can reach all your riding goals and ambitions. Sophie Osborne BHSII as owner/manager heads up our great team of humans and horses and does her best to ensure you enjoy your riding.

Our Horses: We have horses to suit beginner, novice or advanced riders of most shapes and sizes. We can take riders up to 13 stone although our 17.2hh hunters can accommodate taller and heavier men up to 15 stone. The pony team cater for children from 5 years upwards in our Accredited Pony Club or in private lessons.

For further information and prices see the Riding School Fact Sheet and this year Riding School Timetable using the links below. An extensive price list is also available below.

Riding School Fact Sheet PDFRiding School Timetable PDF
Cheston may be just what you are after. Ask yourself, do you..
  • Want to learn basic to advanced skills with a range of steady cobs to forward sport horse types to suit every need?
  • Enjoy riding with your own age range, being sociable, safe, happy and confident in the saddle either in one of our 3 arenas or out on Dartmoor?
  • Want more? Advanced riders can ‘hire’ a horse for a competition or join our gallop hacks. We sometimes have a ‘loan’ available to treat as your own.
  • Still want more? Join us on holiday and stay on site in a Farmhouse B&B
  • Appreciate individual encouraging tuition with improvement and fun the main aim?
  • Want to progress through either informal riding tests or take part in more ambitious dressage and show jumping competitions?
Booking with us

Please make routine enquiries and bookings to our office number on 01364 388188.

We are busy most days, so you may need to leave a message and we will return your call as soon as we can. Leave your phone number slowly and clearly.

You can also use visit our contact page for alternative methods for getting in touch although chatting by phone is preferred: We have an active Facebook page with lots to see.

Please note:

We cannot cater for: large beginner group hacks or pony trekking on to Dartmoor or large group lessons (e.g. hen parties, school groups, youth clubs etc.).

Reasons to choose Cheston

We pride overselves on having probably the best facility in the area
We offer a full range of opportunities to suit you:
  • High quality and detailed instruction in private, semi-private or group lessons all at a pace to suit you, your fitness and confidence
  • Evening lessons available on weeknights riding indoors or in floodlit outdoor arena
  • Pony Club accredited centre: Children can join in PC activities at weekends and holidays! See our Pony Club page for more information
  • Hacking: Competent riders only. Lanes or gallop hacks on to Dartmoor, at the beach or to the pub. Rides from 1-6 hours. Sorry, not for beginners or large groups.
  • Beginner riders: adults or children learn safely in private or small group lessons;
  • Advanced adult group lessons and competitions: Our lessons are taught in open order, no following the bum in front or waiting for your turn!
  • Residential options: Intense riding course, relaxing holiday, exam, careers or college preparation? We have options for different budgets.  International students also welcome for short or long stays.
Our goal is to deliver a quality & enjoyable experience
  • Our 50×30 indoor arena benefits from training mirrors and a dust free equestrian surface regularly watered and maintained
  • We use ABRS, BHS and UKCC qualified & experienced instructors and staff who train and compete regularly themselves
  • We love our equine team. You will find very happy and spoilt horses at Cheston with full and varied lives.