Horse Holidays

Horse ridersHere in Ruby Country, there is a wealth of opportunities and things to do. It’s a place  where you can be yourself. Use this page and its links to discover the world of horse holidays in Ruby Country.

With places to stay for you and your horse, Ruby Country is establishing itself as a destination for horse holidays. Whether you are a rider, or carriage driver, there are opportunities to come to Ruby Country, stay a while and explore the self guided routes.

Horse riding is important to this part of Devon and here in Ruby Country we have everything you need to have a pleasant holiday with your horse and the rest of the family. In Ruby Country there is so much more to do, places to visit, arts and crafts, walking and cycling routes, local events, wildlife and heritage, shopping and more. Ruby Country has lots to offer in addition to horse holidays.

Horse B&B

If you are thinking about horse holidays, look at the businesses listed and contact them to discuss your requirements.

Essie's EquineEquitrax

Eastfield Farm, Shebbear, Beaworthy EX21 5HN Tel: 01409 281 276

Equitrax is a family run business on the outskirts of Shebbear offering horse B&B, set in stunning countryside with good riding.

Bring your horse on holidayHole Station Camp Site and Horse B&B

Highampton, Beaworthy. EX21 5JH  Tel: 01409 231 266

With stabling facilities nearby, Hole Station Camp Site in Ruby Country is a great place to bring your horse on holiday and enjoy the beautiful rural Devon countryside.

South Reed Farm HolidaysSouth Reed Farm Holidays

Boasley Cross, Bratton Clovelley, Okehampton EX20 4JJ Tel: 01837 871 258

If you are a horse rider and want to holiday your horse as well South Reed Farm Holidays has stabling and some fantastic hacking both from the farm and a 10 minute box to Dartmoor.    If you want to hire a horse by the hour and enjoy  an accompanied ride on Dartmoor contact Cholwell Riding Stables near Mary Tavy. They are highly recommended for every level of rider and they seem to have a horse and a ride to suit everyone.

Easter Hall ParkEaster Hall Park

Petrockstow, Okehampton EX20 3HP Tel: 01837 810 350


‘’Easter Hall Park is situated on the outskirts of the charming village of Petrockstowe set in 100 acres of farmland in the beautiful Devon countryside.

We have a full range of equine services and facilities at Easter Hall Park including Riding and Carriage Driving Lessons for all abilities, Hacking on the beautiful Tarka Trail and Devon Wildlife Trust Areas Horse Riding Holidays and Livery.

We can provide self-catering accommodation for you in our 2 bedroom cottage or flat situated close to the yard, and equine B&B for your horse so that you can enjoy a holiday together. Or you can use one of our horses during your stay. Or why not get back to nature and camp in our 90 acre woodland.

Our large outdoor schooling area has an all weather surface for flat-work and jumping and we also have a smaller indoor area, as well as fantastic hacking. ‘’

As part of your horse holiday, why not follow one of these new routes available to download.

Ruby Rides Front coverTo download the Ruby Rides brochure (pdf), containing all 6 horse riding trails and additional information, click here. Paper copies are also available throughout Ruby Country and further afield.

Alternatively, click on the individual routes below.

Ruby Ride 1 Village and Forest Trail, 10.2 miles around Cookworthy Forest and Halwill Junction (pdf)

Ruby Ride 2 Along the Pegasus Way, 9.2 miles using the new Pegasus Way multi-use trail (pdf)

Ruby Ride 3 Railways and Woodlands, 10.2 miles starting from Petrockstowe near Hatherleigh (pdf)

Ruby Ride 4 Village and Lakeside Trail, 12 miles around Bratton Clovelly and Roadford Lake (pdf)

Ruby Ride 5 Bratton Clovelly and Boasley Cross, 7.6 miles from Bratton Clovelly (pdf)

Ruby Ride 6 Moorland Trail, 8.7 miles from Thorndon Cross linking in to Dartmoor (pdf)

Carriage drivingCarriage drivers have not been forgotten either, with the new Ruby Drives available to download.

Ruby Drive 1 Halwill and Witherdon Wood Drive, 13.5 miles (pdf)

Ruby Drive 2 Germansweek and Halwill Drive, 12 miles (pdf)

Ruby Drive 3 Ashwater and Ashmill Drive, 9 miles (pdf)

Other accommodation

To find alternative accommodation in Ruby Country,  explore bed and breakfast, self-catering and camping options.

Liberty Trails logoLiberty Trails Dartmoor Riding Adventures

Here at Liberty Trails we provide accomplished riders and their horses with exhilarating riding adventures across the Dartmoor wilderness. We think that breathtakingly beautiful Dartmoor is the best kept secret for UK riding holidays…

Your riding holiday will be created to suit your time, budget, fitness and capabilities. Groups of four friends wanting to ride together seem to make for a fabulous holiday, but if one of your friends or family member does not have their own horse to bring, we can organise one for them.

UK Horse Rider GuideUK Horse Rider Guide

Visit the UK Horse Rider Guide website for horse holidays in Devon and around the UK as well as riding and everything equestrian.

More Ruby Country Equestrian Information

Click here to find lots more about horses and riding in Ruby Country

devons-ride-theRuby Country Partnership is pleased to be supporting these businesses and would like to support more. If you are interested in working with Ruby Country Partnership to develop and promote your business please contact us at Holsworthy Information Centre on 01409 254185 or email us at


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