Horse riding in East Devon

Horse riding is a great way to stay active and enjoy the countryside and there are plenty of routes across the county, including at the Blackdown Hills and National Trust managed areas. In fact, did you know that Devon has almost 2000km of public rights of way perfect for exploring with your horse?

You can find routes and more information about horse riding in East Devon here Just be aware of your surroundings and make sure to stay safe while out with your horses. For those of you visiting the Pebblebed Heaths, there is a code of conduct to help everyone enjoy the Heath, the following feature in the code:

  1. Slow down to pass people and give a friendly greeting
  2. Follow the tracks and avoid widening paths
  3. Take care of yourself and the tracks which can be sensitive to damage
  4. Always shut the gates, follow signs and report any problems
  5. Explore scheduled monuments like Woodbury Castle on foot
  6. Obtain the required licence for organised horse riding events

The whole county is home to a number of riding schools offering the loan of horses and instructor led sessions for all ages and abilities, as well as schools that specifically cater for riders with additional needs.

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