Riding

Saddle up to practise and improve a wide range of riding skills at the best equestrian centre in Devon.

We use the British Horse Society accredited centre: Thinking Horses –  which offers top quality, disciplined instruction using horses and ponies that compete regularly with success in the show ring and the dressage arena.

The Riding Programme can be combined with 15 or 18 hours of lessons per week.

Students will:

  • Have the opportunity to practise and improve a wide range of equestrian skills.
  • Learn specific riding vocabulary.
  • Enjoy qualified instruction with top competition horses and ponies at both indoor and outdoor arenas.

Students may bring suitable riding clothes, boots, and helmet.

The Riding programme also includes one full day excursion and at least three evening activities taken from the Discovering Devon Programme.

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A typical week’s programme for the Riding Programme with 18 hours of lessons per week might be as follows:

Morning Afternoon Evening
Saturday Arrivals & Transfer Meet and get to know your host family
Sunday Induction Meeting for new students Unpack & settle with family Stay at home and practise English with family
Monday English test & orientation 13:00 – Riding Stay at home and practise English with family
Tuesday Full Daytrip to the Milky Way attraction park Boat Trip around North Devon (optional)
Wednesday English Classes English Classes Karaoke night
Thursday English Classes English Classes Disco
Friday English Clases 13:00 Riding Barbecue & Tennis

Students require strong shoes with a heel, a waterproof jacket, long trousers and must be prepared to wear a safety hat which will be provided by the stables.

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  • Age: 8 to 17 years old
  • Activity sessions: 8 hours per week in 2 sessions
  • Group size: 8 students per instructor
  • Lessons: 15 or 18 hours of English per week
  • Class size: 15 students max per class
  • Level: From A2 to C1
  • Dates: Available all year
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