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Welcome to Cheston Farm Equestrian Centre


Welcome to Cheston! Surely, one of the best centres in the area!

We can offer something to suit just about every equine enthusiast from lessons for beginners to coaching advanced riders! We have an excellent and varied team of riding school horses from steady cobs to sport horses and we welcome many riders who bring their own horse to train with us.

Our location and facilities are superb! We are situated just a 2 minute drive from the A38 and our huge indoor arena and outdoor arena make riding lessons a pleasure whatever the weather! With our close proximity to Dartmoor, you can enjoy the freedom of exploring miles of unspoilt remote riding!

If you are planning to visit South Devon, the Centre offers sumptuous accommodation staying with us in the 500 year old Cheston Farmhouse so you can use us as a base for several days of riding and exploring beautiful Dartmoor National Park and the South Devon AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty)

Please explore the links below for more information. Also see our facebook for more regular updates and pictures and to ‘like’ us.

Lesson bookings best by phone please:

Tel: 01364 649461. Answer service available

Or you can email:


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Licensed and BHS highly commended

Instruction is available for adults and children from 6, beginner to advanced riders including BHS exam and college students.

We are popular with teen and adults looking for safety and basic confidence building or more technical coaching in dressage and jumping.  

  • Private, semi-private and group lessons including weekday evenings and weekends.
  • Children’s holiday activities, Pony Days and Summer Pony Club camps open to PC and non PC members
  • Sorry no pony trekking or beginner rides out on to Dartmoor
  •  For further information click Riding School and see Pony Club below



In addition to lessons, our younger riders enjoy a range of Pony Club activities with fully qualified adult staff. We offer a regular weekday and Saturday Pony Club to achieve badges and tests as well as holiday activities and summer camps. Non-members are welcome. For more information click Pony Club

If you feel a little too grown up for Pony Club, are 14+, we have the Cheston Careers Club for the seriously keen teenage rider. See below.

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Riders are welcome with their own horse for instruction by the hour or for a residential tailor made course with accommodation for you both! Private instruction or group clinics are regularly available with both resident and visiting instructors, from BHSAI’s to BHS Fellows.

Please phone to book or for further information on visiting clinic instructors click Clinic



House with dog 1We now offer riding holidays at Cheston with the option to ride our horses or bring your own. See our separate website for dedicated information at

For more information click B&B.


Want to be at the front of the queue for news on clinics, events and offers? For more information Click Mailing list

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The 50 by 30 metre indoor arena and 40 by 20 metre outdoor arena are available for hire to clubs and societies.


For further information click Arena




We offer a range of livery options for adult riders in the South West, including full livery and schooling, sales and holiday livery.


For further information click Livery

Grubs lunging 1Careers and Training Opportunities:
For Pre and Post 16 year olds.

For Age 14+, we offer the weekend ‘Cheston Careers Club’. If you have grown out of ‘Saturday Clubs’ then we offer you a next step up for horse mad young people wanting to get serious about horses.

We also work in partnership with the Plymouth Learning Trust to deliver careers training to 14-16 year olds on day release as well as post 16 learners.

For Age 16+ , the CFEC Apprenticeship with pay, training, BHS exams is a great alternative to college. In a real commercial environment, you get pay and responsibilities, opportunities to ride every day, perhaps teach, take work based learning qualifications, train with BHSII and BHSI, compete our horses and get fully immersed with all the management of running the Centre. You will need to be ambitious, a good rider, under 11st, and live within a daily commuting distance.

 Email ( us with your CV. 

Make this website one of your favourites and keep up to date with the exciting developments at Cheston Farm Equestrian Centre.

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Calendar of events

Events Competition and clinics

2014 Events calender updated.

2014 Dressage schedule and Entry Form already updated.
Link to Dressage.

2014 Andrew Lovell Clinic booking form with dates already updated.
Link to AL clinics.

Other Events coming very soon 






CFEC PONY CLUB -Small groups for quality and safe learning experience, adult staff in charge



For older more experienced equine career minded individuals 14+



After-school  Pony Club for young riders 8-16 from 4-6pm Including riding as appropriate



Exam training morning: practical, theory & ridden sessions for BHS exam students stage 1-3, PTT etc.



High quality lessons, private, small groups and safe.



Lessons for you on your own horse 10-4pm.



Lessons or clinics: 1pm. with Sophie Osborne BHSII 




For further information and booking forms click the appropriate instructor or the events below

Sophie Osborne BHSII jump clinic

Andrew Lovell BHSI clinic

Peter Cook BHSI dressage clinic

Aart Noordjik BHSI clinic

Unaffiliated horse show

Unaffiliated dressage

Clear round show jumping

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