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Finlake Riding Centre

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1 Stokelake Farm Cottages, Dartmoor National Park, Chudleigh TQ13 0EH, England
+44 1626 852096
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Lovely hack, poor care!

Me and my friend went for a hack, I’m an experienced rider & my friend is a confident novice. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Emilee B
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Friendly and Safe

My daughter who is 9 and I had a lesson with a very friendly and knowledgable instructor who... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
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Finlake Riding Centre is situated in the beautiful Teign valley on the edge of Dartmoor National Park.Adjacent to Finlake Holiday Park it benefits from scenic off road hacking in private parkland and woodland trails.All the bridle tracks have been 'all weather' surfaced so that even in inclement weather under foot remains good.Hacking: All ages and standards of rider are catered for, complete beginners are welcome on our gentle treks around the woodland trails riding well behaved cobs.Experienced riders can enjoy our longer and more exhilirating rides which can include cream teas and evening pub rides.Young children and nervous adults may prefer our half hour stroll where our experienced staff will be able to lead rein anyone requiring assistance.Very small children can ride our tiny minature shetland pony 'Diddy mouse' or the slightly bigger 'Tinkerbell'All our horses & ponies are extremely well cared for by our dedicated staff members, the horses welfare and customer safety is paramount. Finlake Riding Stables has something to offer everyone, we welcome any inspection prior to riding.
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1 Stokelake Farm Cottages, Dartmoor National Park, Chudleigh TQ13 0EH, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my friend went for a hack, I’m an experienced rider & my friend is a confident novice. We were told to help ourselves to hats, luckily I knew what I was doing so could pick out the right sized hat for me and...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

My daughter who is 9 and I had a lesson with a very friendly and knowledgable instructor who obviously knew the horses and pony’s well. The horse and pony we rode were both well schooled and we really enjoyed our lesson. Would definitely recommend to...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I booked a show jumping lesson (I'm an advanced rider and husband experienced but beginner jumper). We were fitted with ill fitting, old hats and no body protectors. Both horses were not schooled and too stiff to bend around corners. Instructor said...More

5  Thank Megan T
Reviewed 30 September 2017

this was my first time on a horse and the staff made me feel safe and had a great ride round finlake

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We booked the family of 4 onto one of the 1 hour hack ride around Finlake holiday park. We arrived and were allocated horses and told to pick a hat and shoes from the store. None of our family had ever ridden before, so wasn't...More

Thank Matthew B
Amb2369, Manager at Finlake Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank You for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad yourself and your family enjoyed riding with us! Bella is definitely a favourite around here. We hope that you'll be back to ride again if visiting in the future. Many Thanks...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

My kids loved this despite no previous riding experience. We booked the half hour stroll and my elder child (age 9) was able to ride for the period reasonably independently and the younger (age 6) was supported more but still felt like he was getting...More

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Amb2369, Manager at Finlake Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank You for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad that both of your children enjoyed there ride and hope that they will be back to visit again soon. Many Thanks The Team at Finlake Riding Centre

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

My partner's a horse lover and so we decided to book ourselves on a family hack. My boys loved it as did my partner. I was a little shocked to find out I was going to be in charge of my horse on my own...More

Thank Gary B
Amb2369, Manager at Finlake Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad you had a lovely first time riding experience and do hope you'll be back to ride again if visiting in the future. Many Thanks The team at Finlake Riding Centre

Reviewed 6 August 2017

I booked to do an hour's hack with my Dad's girlfriend, we booked quite last minute (the night before) for the Sunday morning. The price was extremely reasonable at £22 for an hour. We arrived a little early and borrowed the helmet/boots. There was 6...More

Thank Sailormoo
Amb2369, Manager at Finlake Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you for your feedback and we are very pleased you enjoyed your ride. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you visit. Kind Regards The team at Finlake Riding Centre

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We went today for a booked horse ride and whilst the ride was enjoyed i found the woman in charge when we registered to be very rude and abrupt and then proceeded to stand there in front of all of us shouting and reprimanding the...More

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Amb2369, Manager at Finlake Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you for your feedback and glad you and your family enjoyed your ride. I cannot remember exactly what happened on the day of your ride but please accept my apologies, I agree it is most unprofessional. Can only see that it was an incredibly...More

Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Booked for my wife and daughter to go on a hack whilst on holiday here and they loved it. They got to explore finlake during the hack. The instructors were polite and very helpful. Will be booking for another ride next year

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Amb2369, Manager at Finlake Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad your wife and daughter enjoyed their ride with us and we hope you'll be back to visit again soon. The team at Finlake Riding Centre

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