Horse riding

Horse riding in Cookworthy ForestHorse riding in Ruby Country is a rewarding experience, with lots of places to discover and opportunities to get away from the hustle and bustle.

Access from Ruby Country to the free-riding areas on Dartmoor is easy, where a different experience can be had.  Horse riding in Ruby Country allows you the freedom to experience peace and tranquility, stunning landscape and diverse wildlife and habitats of rural Devon.

Ruby Rides

New Ruby Rides now available

To download a copy of the new Ruby Rides brochure, containing 6 circular routes suitable for walkers and cyclists too, click here.

To view each of the 6 routes individually click here to visit the Trail Rides in Ruby Country page.

On the following pages you will find horse holidays in Ruby Country, information on everything you should know or need to make horse riding in Ruby Country a pleasure, interesting and comfortable and a growing description of routes you might like to follow.

Click on the following links to explore the opportunities for horse riding in Ruby Country, bringing your horse on holiday and whole lot more useful information.

Horse box parking in Ruby CountryHorse box parking

Find out where to park your horse box or trailer whilst visiting Ruby Country by clicking here

Use the Google map to find out where to start one of the Ruby Rides or one of your own routes.

Ride the Ruby CountryHorse holidays

Opportunities for you to bring your horse on holiday with you and stay in one of the growing number of establishments offering horse bed and breakfast.

Carriage driving through Witherdn WoodCarriage driving

Drive the Ruby Country with BDS Devon. The group is particularly active in Ruby Country and keen to develop the area as a place to come for carriage driving holidays.

Ruby Way signUseful equestrian information

Help and advice for horse riders with links to other groups and sources of information.

Horse riding on the Pegasus WayEquestrian directory

Links to some of the businesses in Ruby Country specialising in horses, listed to help you keep your horse in tip top condition.

Horse riding eventsEquestrian events

Follow this link to see a comprehensive guide to equestrian events in Ruby Country. Most of these events are hosted by organisations not necessarily associated with Ride the Ruby     Country.

WaymarkerHorse riding routes

There are a number of routes for you to follow. 6 circular rides in Ruby Country are soon to be published in a booklet. These routes have been developed in collaboration with Devon County Council and a range of other partners including South West Riders, British Horse Society and Holsworthy and District Riding Club. These routes can be ridden seperately, or joined together to create longer rides, or trekking holidays.


Ruby Country Partnership is pleased to be supporting these businesses and would like to support more. If you are interested in working with Ruby Country Partnership to develop and promote your business please contact us at Holsworthy Information Centre on 01409 254185 or email us at

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