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Christmas Ride and Lunch

A beautiful ride out followed by Christmas lunch. Why not join up with non horsey friends too for the lunch part - all welcome

Saturday 16th December
11am - 1pm
(lunch at 1pm)

£48 for ride and 2 course lunch
£16 for 2 course lunch only
(1pm start)

Santa Mock Hunt

Come and chase Santa with his sack of prezzies across the common to his secret hiding place - fancy dress essential - prize to the best - experienced riders only - this ride will be fast!! payment on booking please.

Thursday 21st December 10am till 1pm
(but please if possible arrive early and stay after to help with your horse)

£48 - or £23 own horse (inc presents)

Christmas Cracker Ride

Hunt the Christmas Crackers and look for a sack of prezzies on the common - decorate yourselves and your horses in tons of tinsel and get into the Christmas spirit - rides will be split into groups according to levels of experience - all riders must be fully competent in walk and trot or above.

Friday 22nd December 11 am - 1pm

£39 - or £19 own horse
(Including presents & crackers)

Kiddies Christmas Treasure Hunt on horseback

For the little ones! - come and hunt for Christmas treasures in the woods and common near the stables - you have a better view on horseback to spot Santa’s presents! - Any level welcome lead rein upwards (rides will be split into beginner (on lead rein) and novice (off
lead rein). Drinks and mince pies will be being served at the same time in the Oak Lodge.

Saturday 23rd December
11.15am - 1pm

£30 - or £15 own pony
(Including presents & crackers)

New Year Specials
New Years Eve Eve ride!

Come for a lovely 3 hour ride to see out 2017. Stop for coffee or a tipple half way. All levels of experience welcome - riders will be split according to level of experience (must be at least competent walk and trot level). A lovely hot lunch or snack soup winter warmer will be available on arrival back at the stables.

Saturday 30th December 10am - 1pm

£43 / £21 own horse -
optional lunch £6.50 / soup warmer £3.50

New Years Groundwork to riding Course

A day course working on groundwork in the morning and mounted work in the afternoon. The course teaches communication with your horse from the ground- an essential part of being in harmony with your horse which helps the ridden side and your understanding of horse behaviour immensely).

Tuesday 2nd January 2018
10am - 3pm

£65 (including lunch in the Oak Lodge)

New Years Pub ride

Join the first pub ride of 2018.
Lovely ride to the pub for lunch -
then gentle ride home!!

Wednesday 3rd January 2018
11am - 3pm

£48 (not including food!)

Christmas at the Oak Lodge & Extras

We are open throughout the Christmas break for well needed hot chocolates, big breakfasts snacks, lunches and cosy log fire. If you are looking for a venue for Christmas parties or meal in front of the wonderful tree talk to Chrissy, Rob or Wendy at the cafe.

Christmas carrot evening get-together

Come for a lovely Christmas evening in the Oak Lodge with buffet meal. Dressage to music
entertainment and raffle.

Following last years very successful event our lovely ‘Galloping Grannies’ are once again running an evening buffet get-together for all our customers, friends and family to raise money for treats for the riding school horses which we cannot usually afford to give them.

This event last year funded items such as special supplements, pro-lite pads to help the horses backs and individual grooming equipment to improve horse health plus lots of lovely goodies throughout the year to keep them happy!. It also helps the retired horses who can no longer work in the riding school.

Thursday 7th December
7.30pm - late

£10 (kids free) - all proceeds to the horses.

An Invitation to join us for a Christmas Drink

Please join us for drinks and mince pies as a thank you for supporting the riding school throughout 2017 and to celebrate Christmas - come and ride - or just pop in for a drink anytime during the day between 10.15 and 2.15pm.

Saturday 23rd December
10.15am - 2.15pm

The Oak Lodge Coffee and Big Breakfast morning

Come and join us for a coffee and / or breakfast. A lovely get together with all proceeds going to Otterton School. We would love to see you even just for a quick cuppa!

Friday 5th January
10am - 12.30pm

BSRS Usuals-with added Christmas spirit!
Three Day Courses

Come for 3 or 4 days of riding and learning all about how to look after the horses. Groups split according to level of experience. Bring warm clothes-lunch and a warm log fire available at the oak lodge! Adults welcome too

Monday 18th - Wednesday20th December
10am - 4pm

Wednesday 27th - Friday 29th December
10am - 4pm

3 day £145 (£160 inc food)

Own a Pony Days

Come and own a pony for the day. Ride your pony in the morning and afternoon and in between look after him/her - grooming, feeding, tacking up and preparing his/her stable for the night. Groups split according to level of experience - Bring warm clothes - lunch available at t
the Oak lodge in front of a warm log fire!

Fri 15th, Mon 18th, Tues 19th,
Wed 20th, Wed 27th, Fri 29th December
10am - 4pm

Tues 2nd, Wed 3rd January
10am - 4pm

£50 (£55 with lunch / refreshments)

Saddle Clubs courses for 2018

We have a few spaces on both adult and children saddle clubs for next year starting week of January 9th. This term will be a 12 week riding and stable management course in a group of the same ability learning towards set goals. Each evening is for a different level of experience
including adult only evenings. We will also be starting a new beginner / novice saddle club after Easter holidays on a Tuesday evening. Please sign up if you are interested as spaces are limited.

Week of 8th Jan - Week of 26th March inclusive 5.30pm - 7.30pm

£295 for whole course (£228 own horse)

Take back the reins courses for 2018

Our popular Take back the reins courses are starting again the week of 8th January - if you have had a break from riding - or just want an adult course to ride more regularly - or even if you haven't ever ridden before these courses are for you. A 10 week relaxed course. Learn or refresh your memory on how to prepare your own horse, have a ride and a coffee afterwards!

Wednesdays 6pm - 8pm and
Thursdays 11am - 1pm

Flexible payment options:
10 weeks £235
5 sessions £125
Weekly £28

BSRS & Oak Lodge Shut days

Tuesday 12th December : Christmas Day - Boxing Day & New Years Day.
If anyone would like to donate a Christmas Present to the horses - they love carrots and polos.
The yard love hoof picks, scissors, pens and lead ropes!

Well thats it from us for this year - we hope you find plenty on here to keep you entertained
throughout Christmas and New Year - if not please let us know and we will try to organise something for you.

All that is left is to wish everyone a
very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

......and just remember when you are all tucking into your roast turkey on Christmas Day we will be tucking into
mucking out the horses!!



  Why not book your next birthday party with us. A wide range of price options including riding, grooming and pony days. Party tea, horsey party bags and rosettes available. Home made birthday cakes.  



Tel: 01395 442035 email: info@devonriding.co.uk

Prices include VAT @ 20% - payment on booking please.