Autumn 2020

10th November Covid Update: We now believe we are expected to stay closed (Sport England guidance). We hope to see you soon. 

Welcome to Cheston, a Local Authority 5 star licensed and BHS Highly Commended 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 with superb facilities and something for almost everyone to enjoy.

Please note: All fee based riding and horse loan must, by law, hold a licence.  Our Local Authority Licence No is : MAU007063.  Using a law abiding approved and inspected Centre gives you peace of mind as everything we do is ‘proper’ from how we manage our horses to how we look after our staff and clients.

Everyone is welcome to ride at Cheston. We can offer something to suit just about every equine enthusiast from Holiday Activity Days for children, beginner and intermediate lessons to dressage or jump coaching for advanced riders! We specialise in the ‘Rusty Returner’ adult rider, take experienced and assessed riders on Dartmoor and occasionally we even go to the beach (beach riding is unlikely this year).

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 riding out on Dartmoor is exceptional for the capable canter rider looking for varied faster hacking.

NEW for 2020: Online Booking

To streamline our booking process, we have teamed up with ECPRO to offer online bookings.

To use the booking system: We prefer to talk to you before we grade your ability and activate your account. This is done so that you only have access to the riding options that are most suitable for you personally. We do have some Covid restrictions to work around too.

Start today in 3 simple steps:

  1. Register today and phone to discuss your riding to enable accurate grading
  2. Await your grading to activate account
  3. On activation, options display, check if unsure or make a booking

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Something to suit just about every equine enthusiast

Other activities at Cheston

Riding Holidays, Arena Hire and Cheston Clubhouse Events

We offer packages including accommodation to adults or teens from across the world, from training/hacking holidays to college placements. Ride our horses or bring your own to enjoy our fab facilities, Dartmoor or local beaches.


The 50 by 30 metre indoor arena, 62x22m and 40×20 metre outdoor arena are available for hire to individuals, clubs and societies outside of peak hours.

Visit the new Cheston Clubhouse where you will be able to relax in a warm environment or on a sunny day, enjoy the deck with a coffee and cake whilst watching riders in the indoor or outdoors schools.

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Location and facilities

We’re just 2 minutes from the A38

Our location and facilities are superb! We’re situated just 4minutes off the Wrangaton Cross Junction of the A38 (directions below and don’t trust Sat Nav!)

Our huge indoor arena and outdoor arenas make riding a pleasure whatever the weather! With our close proximity to Dartmoor, you can enjoy the freedom of exploring miles of unspoilt remote riding! Do explore our information to see what suits you.

If you are planning to visit South Devon, the Centre offers special horsey experiences for non-horsey families and holiday makers to suit your ability and give you a fun safe taste of riding. Horse mad kids, teens and adults will have lots to choose from. Take a look round our information and give us a call.