We’re a licensed, BHS Highly Approved and PC Accredited Centre

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 full 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.

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 even go to the beach for special occasions.

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.


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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 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 off 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)