Broomhill Manor Stables is a fun and friendly riding stables on the outskirts of the coastal resort of Bude. We offer riding for all ages and abilities on well-schooled horses and ponies, which are well-mannered and responsive and enjoy their work. Our experienced and qualified instructors cater for all ages and abilities from pony rides for the beginner, through to one on one tuition in our ménage within the grounds of Broomhill Manor. There is also a Fun Gymkhana in the ménage each week during the school holidays.
We have something to suit everyone, with horses which range from the mini Shetland to Shire cross and from the genuine cob to the stunning sports horse.
We offer pony rides and horse riding to Broomhill Manor cottage guests, to local residents and to people visiting the Bude area on holiday.
Pony Rides – a taster for toddlers and children
Hacks – around the grounds and local lanes
Beach/ Cliff rides – for experienced riders (subject to tides)
Fun sessions – Pony Care classes or gymkhanas most Fridays in the season
Riding instruction – tuition with qualified instructors
Ideal for toddlers and young children – this is often the first opportunity that many of the younger children have ever had to ride a pony! Be warned, having tried it once, many get the bug! Toddlers and beginners start with a gentle ride around the grounds led by Ellie or one of the stable hands.
Ideal for children or family groups – a hack around the quiet country lanes to see the countryside from a different perspective as you travel on horseback with a group of riders, around the estate and beyond. The route and distance will depend on experience. Longer hacks to Marhamchurch (with a stop at the pub for lunch) can also be organised by arrangement.
Beach and Cliff rides
For the experienced rider, what could be more thrilling than a canter along the local beach! Access is easier between September and May 1st but even in the main season, subject to tides, we can usually arrange beach rides at least twice a week. And if you are really lucky you can get all the way to from Summerleaze to Northcott Mouth!
Take part in our Pony Care classes or fun gymkhanas which are run most Friday’s during the main school holidays. Learn about horse welfare and how to groom and care for your pony or take part in a fun gymkhana, with riders put into different groups based on their experience (or lack of, for those that need leading!) Rounds include in and out of the cones and the famous barrel race! All competitors and well-turned out ponies are presented with a Rosette – another great opportunity for those treasured family photos!
One to one tuition or group lessons are available with experienced and qualified instructors. Whether you are a first time rider wanting to learn some riding fundamentals, or are an experienced rider wanting to improve your technique, riding and jumping lessons are available in the ménage or in the cross country course for the more experienced.