Welcome to Cheston! We are proud to be 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, lessons, hire and loan must, by law, hold a licence as well as correct business permissions.  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 really enjoy progressing riders from scratch to expert; whether a ‘Rusty Returner’ adult rider or beginner child, and we love to take experienced riders on Dartmoor. Please do check our latest weight limits as this may change with our horses.

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 facilities are super and our riding out on Dartmoor is exceptional for the capable canter rider looking for varied faster hacking.

NEW RIDERS: Online registration is only available following contact by email or phone

Note: We are an equitation teaching centre, plus take canter riders on to Dartmoor. Riding outside of arena’s is not available for inexperienced riders

Summer: Holiday Kids Clubs, 1:1 privates, Dartmoor canter hacks or shared riding for established riders.

Term-time: We have more rider vacancies at off-peak times Mon-Fri for adult or home schooled children between 10-4.

NEW RIDERSTo enquire please provide the following ideally by email:

  1. Email is best (or use our 24/7 ansa-service). You need to check your junk mail for my response
  2. We need to know: rider name, age, availability or dates, height, exact weight and riding ability
  3. Please include your phone number as our email may go to your junk

Learn with us

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.