RIDING HOLIDAYS

Individual Holidays to suit your riding needs

Rejuvenate and Reconnect with Nature and Yourself!

  • Short break riding holidays to suit you on your horse journey
     

  • Small Group Riding on well trained barefoot horses (max 5 riders)
     

  • Stay in our medieval farmhouse B&B, at the heart of the National Trust Holnicote Estate - max 2 rooms
     

  • Within Exmoor National Park, with 400 miles of bridleway over several stunning hills.  ​
     

  • West Lynch Farm lies between the small hamlets of Allerford and Bossington, one mile  from the   delightful village of Porlock, 5 miles west of Minehead with many good eating places.

We ask that all our riders are comfortable at a walk and rising trot and are 14stone or under. in weight.

  • Fully flexible riding holidays for one to five people to suit your own itinerary.

 

  • Choose from our range of Trust Breath Energy Connection Workshops, Self Selection Workshops and our Bird of Prey Activities
     

  • For walkers, bird watchers, wildlife enthusiasts and photographers.  Dog Walkers Welcome!

 

  • Numerous local walks along the coast and inland over National Trust Holnicote Estate, Dunkery Beacon, the ancient oak woods of Horner, or the bird paradise of Porlock Marsh; or walk the South West Coast Path from here. 
     

  • Non-riders welcome.

Just give us a ring on

 

01643 862816

and we can discuss what you would like to do!

Individual Rides also Available if you do not wish to stay with us!

Our Riding Country!

Porlock  Vale, Porlock Village, Porlock salt marsh and Porlock Hill beyond, Exmoor National Park.....
view taken from "our hill" Selworthy Beacon, Bossington Beacon and North Hill

Our most popular:

Three Day Riding Holiday
Intermediate & Experienced Riders

able to walk, trot and canter over open terrain independently.

"Connect with your horse, and he will take care of you!"

THREE LONG RIDES OVER CHALLENGING EXMOOR TERRAIN

  • Three Nights B&B in single or double/twin room in our 15thC Farmhouse

  • Gentle Horse & Rider Workshop, Trust Breath Energy Connection Workshop, or Self Selection Herbs and Oils for Health

  • Three lunches/Cream Teas (evening meal not included)

  • TUESDAY - FRIDAY or FRIDAY - MONDAY

  • £490 single, £890 double
     

SIX DAY RIDING HOLIDAY to include 6 LONG RIDES, 3 SHORT RIDES, 1 WORKSHOP, 1 OWL FLYING EXPERIENCE! -

Explore our wonderful Exmoor countryside with a multitude of rides and activities

  • TUESDAY - MONDAY

  • 1130 Single; £1990 Double

 

TWO NIGHTS B&B, TWO LONG RIDES

  • TUESDAY - THURSDAY; THURSDAY - SATURDAY or SATURDAY - MONDAY

  • £280 single; £490 double

Day 1 - Arrive at our 15th Century Farmhouse for B&B to setlle in after your journey, and relax ready for your riding holiday.  Evening meals are available in the local village of Porlock.

Day 2

Breakfast in our lovely dining room, then walk to the horse yard for 10am for your first half day ride over North Hill on one of our quality, gentle but responsive horses. You will be challenged by steep woodland climbs, marvel at the amazing views over Exmoor from the top of the hills, and views towards the South Wales coastline. Approximately 10 miles of woodland and moorland riding straight from the farm.

 

Sandwich lunch available in the farmhouse or garden and afternoon free to enjoy the local area.

Day 3

Wake up to a full English breakfast, or cereal, yoghurt, toast and fruit to start your day ready for the morning ride of two and a half hours over Webbers Post through rivers, tracks, woods, and moor. Webbers Post offers a different kind of habitat with rushing rivers to cross, long cantering tracks, and amazing views from this famous viewpoint. You could have an ice cream stop at Horner Tea Gardens. It will be approximately 10 miles of riding.

Sandwich lunch available.

During the afternoon we offer a Gentle Horse and Rider Workshop (or alternative workshop - see selection here) to include close-contact in-hand work, join up, breath touch connection, loose schooling, in our purpose built wood chip arena and our 'horse agility' course & paddock. 

Day 4

A morning ride to suit your riding ability over the hills offering amazing views of South Wales, Porlock Vale and Dunkery Beacon, mainly moorland riding,  approximately 10 miles’ riding.  Lunch will be provided on return leaving you free to visit the local area or return home.

NB:  Routes may be subject to change according to weather and terrain, and riding abilities/ages of our riders.

Please phone 01643 862816 to contact us for availability for all  our riding and riding holidays.
 

General Notes to all our rides and riding holidays:

Single guests welcome.

Riders must be able to do a rising trot and be comfortable and competent at canter on open moorland - intermediate & advanced

Max weight 90kg/14st

Riding hats and boots, and long trousers essential. We have a few hats (PAS015 BSI) to borrow, but your own is recommended.

Your own riding insurance/travel insurance which includes riding recommended.

Maximum number of guest riders: 5 at any one time

Minimum age 13yrs - body protector for children recommended.

Licensed through West Somerset and Taunton Deane Council, 5+ graded.

If you would like to stay shorter or longer, or design a bespoke itinerary we would be happy to offer an alternative itinerary and price on request.

Cathy Powell & Rod Smith
West Lynch Farm, Allerford, Minehead, Somerset TA24 8HJ

Google Sat Nav Post Code : TA24 8HH

01643 862816 

exmoorriding@gmail.com
Proud to be involved in Exmoor National Park Experience Collection 2019

ALSO visit:  exmoorowlhawkcentre.co.uk and exmoor-experience.co.uk

Exmoor Riding

"Ride and Stay"     ........    for memories to last a lifetime

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