Welcome to our Licensed and BHS Approved Riding Centre. Our super team of 25 horses and ponies vary in size from 13hh to 17hh and can help you enjoy riding whether a beginner or advanced rider. The Cheston equine 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 (qualified to BHSII BHSSM) is owner/manager and heads up our great team of humans and horses and does her best to ensure you enjoy your riding.
Weight limits: We have horses to suit beginner, novice or advanced riders of most shapes and sizes. Our horses are very important to us so ensuring their comfort and welfare is important. We need a recent and accurate weight at the time of booking (be warned: we do have scales and may ask you to step aboard!) and we may have to refuse riders who are over our limits. Vets advise horses carry only 15% of their own bodyweight. Our horse team changes so it is worth while enquiring – currently (2019) our limit is as follows:
16+ adult lady beginner/novice riders up to 13 stone (82kg). 16+ Men or tall and experienced lady riders can be up to 14 stone (90kg) for our 17hh horses. Children under 12 must be under 9 stone (57kg), children under 16 must be under 12 stone (75kg) to ride our pony and smaller cob team (exceptions may be appropriate for the very tall teen). We apologise if we are unable to accommodate you.
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.