RIDING HOLIDAYS
Individual Holidays to suit your riding needs

Rejuvenate and Reconnect with Nature and Yourself 

Give us a call on 01643862816 or Email

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

  • Small Group Riding on barefoot horses (max 5 riders) - all horses over 15hh  - not suitable for young children under 14yrs of age.
     

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

  • 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.

All our riders must be comfortable at walk, rising trot and confident at canter over open moorland and are 14 stone or under in weight.

Archie and Flo - skewbald twins!
  • Fully flexible riding holidays for one to five people to suit your own itinerary.  Riders need to be able to control a horse at canter over the moors.

 

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

  • For walkers, bird watchers, wildlife enthusiasts and photographers. 
     

  • 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 to stay B&B.

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!

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Through the ears

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:
Four day/three night 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!"

OUR MOST POPULAR RIDING HOLIDAY:

THREE MOORLAND HALF DAY RIDES OVER CHALLENGING EXMOOR TERRAIN Plus a WORKSHOP

Arrival Days - Monday or Thursday

  • 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)

  • MONDAY - THURSDAY or THURSDAY - SUNDAY; (No riding on a Monday)

  • £550 single, £900 double Badgers & Otters Rooms (shared bathroom)

  • ADDITIONAL NIGHTS £80 single, £100 double

  • Non-riders welcome

Day 1 - Arrive at our 15th Century Farmhouse B&B, West Lynch Farm, to settle in after your long 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 'Woodland' Ride through the woods, over streams, wandering through ancient history in local medieval villages exploring the foothills of Exmoor on one of our quality, gentle but responsive horses, riding to the famous village of Selworthy, or trail riding around the Vale of Porlock.   You will be challenged by woodland climbs and marvel at the amazing views over Exmoor and the Porlock Vale.   Approximately 8-10 miles of woodland and village 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 to Webbers Post or onto the moor below Dunkery Beacon, the highest point on Exmoor, ......through rivers, tracks, woods, and moor. this ride offers a different kind of habitat with rushing rivers to cross, long cantering tracks, and amazing views from this famous viewpoint. 

Sandwich lunch available.

During one afternoon we offer a Gentle Horse and Ride 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 of North Hill, offering amazing views of South Wales, Porlock Vale and Dunkery Beacon, mainly woodland and moorland riding, approximately 10 miles’ riding, potentially with some fast canters, maybe 'joining up' with the wild Exmoor ponies which run free over the moor!  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.

OTHER SUGGESTED ITINERARIES:

SIX DAY RIDING HOLIDAY to include 6 MOORLAND HALF DAY RIDES,  GENTLE HORSE & RIDER WORKSHOP,  OWL & HAWK EXTRAVAGANZA  -

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

  • MONDAY - SUNDAY;

  • £1110 Single; £1800 Double (Badger's or Otter's Room); (£2020 Double Foxes Room)

 

TWO NIGHTS B&B, TWO MOORLAND HALF DAY RIDES - WEEKENDS ONLY

  • FRIDAY - SUNDAY 

  • £350 single; £550 double

 

Please note - there is no riding on a Monday, and wherever possible we try to give the horses another day off as well.

Alternative itineraries available to suit your individual needs.

You will be asked to vacate your room before your 10am ride on the day of departure.  If you wish to stay additional nights please ask at the time of booking.

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 - if riding ability is below this standard we may be unable to take you out.

Max weight 80kg/13st

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 14yrs - 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.