What are the costs for rides and lessons?
HORSE RIDING TARIFF (Per person prices)
Short pony rides from £10.00
Novice walk group 30 mins £15.00
Group hack 1 hour approx £25.00
Private hack per 30 mins £20.00 pro rata
Group lessons 1 hour £25.00
Semi private lesson (2-4 people) 30 mins £20.00
Semi private lesson (2-4 people) 50 mins £30.00
Private lesson (one to one instruction) 30 mins from £30.00 (deposit required at time of booking)
Jumping lessons £ 5.00 extra charge on the price of lessons
Beach rides (experienced riders) 1.5 hours £45.00 (tides permitting)
Beach & Cliff rides (experienced riders) 2 hours £70.00 (tides permitting)
Downs rides (experienced riders) 1 hour £35.00
Hack and beach with both cliff rides 3.5 hours £100.00 (tides permitting)
This is only a selection of what we can offer, for other options please contact Helen on 07447 458075.
BEACH AND CLIFF RIDES Beach and cliff rides are available depending upon tides and availability and are only offered for experienced riders 14 years or older. You will need to speak to Helen to enable her to assess your ability.
CLOTHING Please ensure that you wear suitable footwear, i.e. enclosed foot with low heel (wellies are ideal!)
HATS We can provide current standard riding hats free of charge.
CONTACT For further info, please contact Helen on 07447 458075 or by email: HelenMedland@live.co.uk
I have little/ no riding experience - will I be able to ride at Broomhill Manor?
We generally have around 12 ponies and horses working in the yard at any one time, many of which are particularly good for beginners, young or adult. Our horses are carefully schooled to make sure they are dependable and suitable for inexperienced (or nervous) riders.
When are you open?
Broomhill Manor Stables is open between 10am and 4pm each day except Saturday, when we are closed. The last ride goes out at 2pm although we can often accommodate special requests outside of normal opening hours – please call Helen on 07447 458075 to discuss.
Can I book in advance?
Yes you can. You can arrange your riding by calling Helen directly on 07447 458075 and she will help you choose the right riding option for you.
Is there an age or size limit for riding at Broomhill Manor?
We have a wide selection of ponies and horses of different sizes that can accommodate from toddlers on pony rides within the grounds, through to large adults weighing up to 15 st.
Can you offer riding instruction?
Yes, we can offer riding and jumping instruction with qualified instructors. Please discuss the level of Instructor required when booking, since it may incur a supplement, eg: PTT and AI Qualified Instructors will incur a £10 supplement above the published Tariff. Please call Helen on 07447 458075 for details.
Can I ride on the beach from Broomhill Manor?
Broomhill Manor Stables is located just a mile in land-from the glorious North Cornwall coast and has access over bridle paths and local lanes to Summerleaze beach. When the tide is right, we can get through to Crooklets and sometimes Northcott Mouth also. The horses become very excited when they are on the beach and love to canter along the sand, therefore beach riding is only offered for experienced riders who are aged 14 years and over. There are beach usage restrictions that apply from May 1st to September and therefore the beaches are more accessible out of season. Availability is also dependent on tide timetables, but even in the summer months, we can generally arrange beach rides a couple of times each week. It is advisable to arrange as far in advance as practical to make sure we can accommodate you. Please call Helen on 07447 458075 to arrange.
Can I just turn up and get a ride?
It is always advisable to call first to make sure you do not have an unnecessary journey and also to make sure we are able to provide the most suitable horse and instructor for you. For more information or to arrange a ride, please call Helen on 07447 458075.
There are several of us that want to ride together. How many riders can go out at the same time?
We generally have around 12 horses available at any one time to accommodate riders of varying size, age and experience. Therefore the number of riders we can take out on the same ride will depend on being able to match the right horses (and instructors) to your party. As a guideline, we can usually take out 8-10 people as a single group. Please call Helen on 07447 458075 to discuss your particular requirement.
Directions - How do find Broomhill Manor Stables?
Broomhill Manor Stables is within the grounds at Broomhill Manor and a short walk from your cottage.
Visiting riders, please follow the SAT NAV code: EX23 9AX
Directions – A39 from Bude:
Take the left hand turn opposite the road for Stratton Hospital. This is signed to a dead end and is called Poundfield. Continue past the Bowling Green and Seasons on your left and follow the road to the right for 40 yards until you come to a “No Entry” sign. Turn left into Broomhill Manor (at the white and blue Broomhill Manor sign). Follow the lane and when you come to a fork, take the right fork signed Cottages and Stables. Continue past some cottages and past the Stables Courtyard and follow the lane as it bends left and down a gentle slope. The Stable yard is at the bottom on the left and the car park is on the right.
Directions -A39 from Barnstaple:
Immediately after the right turning to Poughill, take the next right turn into Poundfield opposite the road for Stratton Hospital (signed to a dead end). Continue as above.