East Devon Riding Academy

Horse Riding Lessons & Ethical Horsemanship.

Countryside Activity Centre near Sidmouth & Lyme Regis

 07771 903220

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Pony Mornings at East Devon Riding Academy

Fun School Holiday Activities For Children

A morning at the stables learning how to look after the ponies, games, activities and riding. No experience necessary, groups will be split if required. Both boys and girls love being with the ponies and taking part- the smiles prove it! For children 4-14 years.

Lots of exercise and fun with our ponies in the fresh air.

£36, everyone takes home a certificate and a rosette. Click on the ‘Book Now’ button below for dates.



The parent and toddler group in the countryside.

A relaxed and inspirational session at the stables, we offer a range of indoor and outdoor activities for you to enjoy together. A perfect introduction to the sights, sounds and smells of the stable yard and countryside! Suitable for children who are walking, up to 4 years old. Discounted riding sessions are available afterwards for those who attend the playgroup.


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£6.95 a session. Sibling places discounted to £4.95. Playgroup plus a 15 minute individual riding session £14.95. Adults & babies not walking FREE.

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We offer lessons for adults and children and specialise in individual sessions or very small groups of family and friends.

Lessons are available every day except Monday all year round and we also offer after school/work lessons from March to the end of October.

We treat our horses as individuals and as such they are not expected to suit every type and size of rider. Please contact us for a friendly chat about how we can help you fulfil that dream, rekindle your passion for horses or get the most out of your hobby and we can also have a look at the availability of a suitable horse or pony.

Once you have a time and date(s) from us you can pay online to secure your booking.

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 All dates for activities and events are available on our online booking system, where you should also find all the other information you need. Just click on the book now button.

However if you would like any further assistance please email us at


Or call us

07771 903220

And we would be happy to help.

You can also find us on Facebook.

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Clinics For Horse Owners and Enthusiasts Throughout 2017

An Introduction to Gymnastic Training for Every Horse and Human with Trudi Dempsey ~ Sunday 23rd April

The day will be fun, friendly and informal with a chance to put classroom learning into practice with some of the East Devon Riding Academy’s horses/ponies. If you would rather observe there is no pressure to perform but there will be opportunities to have a go and get a feel for the work if you choose to. By the end of the day you will have enough information to take home and begin work with your own horse.

Connection Creates Confidence weekend with Rachel Bedingfield of Connection Training ~ 19th/20th/21st May

We look forward to welcoming Rachel Bedingfield from Connection Training for an inspiring, enjoyable weekend. The event begins on Friday evening, with an interactive session in our classroom where Rachel will teach participants the three C's of confidence: comfort, connection and core. The event continues with two full days of learning, where Rachel will work with individuals and the group, helping them to establish connection and confidence with horses.

Equine Learning and Behaviour with Jo Hughes ~ Saturday 7th October

This day is aimed at helping people understand equine behaviour and helping them to overcome problems they may have with their horses through an understanding of equine learning and the application of positive training techniques.

During this one day clinic we will be concentrating on the theory and applied use of positive reinforcement with equines with a specific focus on problem solving for fears, phobias and aggression.

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Our next Pony Morning dates are:

Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the school summer holidays-

July 25th/27th

August 1st/3rd/8th/10th/15th/17th/22nd/24th


Limited spaces, booking essential. If full please add your name to the waiting list.


For an unsolicited review on Pony Playgroup by Amy Ralph from the Jurassic Coast Blog Fossils in my Pockets,


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Combat the widely publicised Nature Deficit Disorder! With a third of UK kids spending less time outside than prisoners, our Countryside Activity Day offers parents some help to give their kids access to nature and experience some fun countryside activities. With lots of outdoor activities planned and indoor facilities available if the weather is really foul, children are going to love getting active on our 27 acre site in beautiful countryside. They can explore our fields, groom and feed the ponies, learn on our nature trail treasure hunt and so much more.

£30 for the day, bring a packed lunch. Option for a riding lesson at a greatly discounted additional charge of just £12.


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Excellent facilities & top class care

We offer working, full or 5 day livery. Rare 24/7 turnout on well maintained fields with lower sugar varieties of grass, stables available, arena, toilet, coffee machine and nice hacking. Mud free car parking and yard!

Lessons are also available for horse owners with their own horse or pony. Flatwork, jumping, behavioural problems, confidence building, clicker training or general help.

Please call Natalie on 07771 903220 for further information.