Horse Holidays

Horse ridersHere in Ruby Country, there is a wealth of opportunities and things to do. It’s a place  where you can be yourself. Use this page and its links to discover the world of horse holidays in Ruby Country.

With places to stay for you and your horse, Ruby Country is establishing itself as a destination for horse holidays. Whether you are a rider, or carriage driver, there are opportunities to come to Ruby Country, stay a while and explore the self guided routes.

Horse riding is important to this part of Devon and here in Ruby Country we have everything you need to have a pleasant holiday with your horse and the rest of the family. In Ruby Country there is so much more to do, places to visit, arts and crafts, walking and cycling routes, local events, wildlife and heritage, shopping and more. Ruby Country has lots to offer in addition to horse holidays.

Horse B&B

If you are thinking about horse holidays, look at the businesses listed and contact them to discuss your requirements.

Essie's EquineEquitrax

Eastfield Farm, Shebbear, Beaworthy EX21 5HN Tel: 01409 281 276

Bring your horse on holidayHole Station Camp Site and Horse B&B

Highampton, Beaworthy. EX21 5JH  Tel: 01409 231 266


South Reed Farm HolidaysSouth Reed Farm Holidays

Boasley Cross, Bratton Clovelley, Okehampton EX20 4JJ Tel: 01837 871 258

Easter Hall ParkEaster Hall Park

Petrockstow, Okehampton EX20 3HP Tel: 01837 810 350


As part of your horse holiday, why not follow one of these new routes available to download.

Ruby Rides Front coverTo download the Ruby Rides brochure (pdf), containing all 6 horse riding trails and additional information, click here. Paper copies are also available throughout Ruby Country and further afield.

Alternatively, click on the individual routes below.

Ruby Ride 1 Village and Forest Trail, 10.2 miles around Cookworthy Forest and Halwill Junction (pdf)

Ruby Ride 2 Along the Pegasus Way, 9.2 miles using the new Pegasus Way multi-use trail (pdf)

Ruby Ride 3 Railways and Woodlands, 10.2 miles starting from Petrockstowe near Hatherleigh (pdf)

Ruby Ride 4 Village and Lakeside Trail, 12 miles around Bratton Clovelly and Roadford Lake (pdf)

Ruby Ride 5 Bratton Clovelly and Boasley Cross, 7.6 miles from Bratton Clovelly (pdf)

Ruby Ride 6 Moorland Trail, 8.7 miles from Thorndon Cross linking in to Dartmoor (pdf)

Carriage drivingCarriage drivers have not been forgotten either, with the new Ruby Drives available to download.

Ruby Drive 1 Halwill and Witherdon Wood Drive, 13.5 miles (pdf)

Ruby Drive 2 Germansweek and Halwill Drive, 12 miles (pdf)

Ruby Drive 3 Ashwater and Ashmill Drive, 9 miles (pdf)

Other accommodation

To find alternative accommodation in Ruby Country,  explore bed and breakfast, self-catering and camping options.

Liberty Trails logoLiberty Trails Dartmoor Riding Adventures



UK Horse Rider GuideUK Horse Rider Guide

Visit the UK Horse Rider Guide website for horse holidays in Devon and around the UK as well as riding and everything equestrian.

More Ruby Country Equestrian Information

Click here to find lots more about horses and riding in Ruby Country

devons-ride-theRuby 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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