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Finlake Riding Centre

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Address: 1 Stokelake Farm Cottages, Chudleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 0EH, England
Phone Number: +44 1626 852096
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Finlake Riding Centre is situated in the beautiful Teign valley on the edge...

Finlake Riding Centre is situated in the beautiful Teign valley on the edge of Dartmoor National Park.Adjacent to Finlake Holiday Park it benefits from scenic off road hacking in private parkland and woodland trails.All the bridle tracks have been 'all weather' surfaced so that even in inclement weather under foot remains good.Hacking: All ages and standards of rider are catered for, complete beginners are welcome on our gentle treks around the woodland trails riding well behaved cobs.Experienced riders can enjoy our longer and more exhilirating rides which can include cream teas and evening pub rides.Young children and nervous adults may prefer our half hour stroll where our experienced staff will be able to lead rein anyone requiring assistance.Very small children can ride our tiny minature shetland pony 'Diddy mouse' or the slightly bigger 'Tinkerbell'All our horses & ponies are extremely well cared for by our dedicated staff members, the horses welfare and customer safety is paramount. Finlake Riding Stables has something to offer everyone, we welcome any inspection prior to riding.

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Lovely hour hack today, rode bongo! Scenery was lovely horses were very well behaved! Having not ridden in ten years I felt very at ease and my confidence came flooding back! Next... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2016
Cally S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely hour hack today, rode bongo! Scenery was lovely horses were very well behaved! Having not ridden in ten years I felt very at ease and my confidence came flooding back! Next time il definitely want to have a little canter 😀

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Visited with my 8 year old daughter. Really enjoyed the experience, lovely horses, very placid, and my daughter loved it to. But I believe could be a whole lot better, so some feedback...... It's a little disorganised, I think the price is reasonable if it was a little more organised. The girls there are very young and could perhaps try... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Horse riding experience! Amazing! Just 6 people on our hack, I would recommend the hour trip around Finlake park where we are staying such a lovely park, £22 per person, friendly staff and enjoyable ride on Dusty that went so quick.

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Amb2369, Manager at Finlake Riding Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad you enjoyed your ride on Dusty and hope you'll be back to visit us again soon. Kind Regards The team at Finlake Riding Centre More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

My husband booked a hack for my birthday. Upon arrival I was greeted and made to feel welcome. I needed a hat and luckily I managed to find one with a silk which was quite important to me. The horse that I was given was perfect for me and having not ridden for a while the mounting steps were useful.... More 

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Amb2369, Manager at Finlake Riding Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad you enjoyed your ride with us and hope you'll be back to visit again soon. Kind Regards The Team at Finlake Riding Centre More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

The horses were good and the instructors were very helpful, we rode on a bridleway around Haulfryn Finlake. The horses were very easy to control and the day was very good.

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Amb2369, Manager at Finlake Riding Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad you enjoyed your ride with us & hope you visit again soon. Kind Regards The Team at Finlake Riding Centre More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Came here for a lesson with a friend on a Sunday morning . The instructor was brilliant , really motivational and safe (wish I could remember her name sorry )!I explained on phone I was nervous and I was matched up with a lovely well behaved gelding . Beautiful horses , lovely arena and we can't wait to go back... More 

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Amb2369, Manager at Finlake Riding Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad you enjoyed your lesson with us & hope you visit again soon. Kind Regards The Team at Finlake Riding Centre More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Would recommend the hour trek through the park woodlands and by the lake. Very enjoyable. £22 per person for an hour. Long trousers required. Boots and hats suppplied.

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Amb2369, Manager at Finlake Riding Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad you enjoyed your ride with us & hope you visit again soon. Kind Regards The Team at Finlake Riding Centre More 

Hereford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Booked this ride with my husband and as he has never ridden before I didn't expect much more than walking and was completely fine with that. What I didn't expect is to be on a ride with about 20 other people and only 3 instructors, and I think I was probably the only person (other than the instructors) who could... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Went today with my three children. Can see that it could have been a lovely experience as so many have posted on here. Unfortunately we were met by a very rude and abrupt women who made the whole experience a lot less pleasant whilst getting ready for the ride. Luckily my girls enjoyed the ride itself and as so many... More 

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Amb2369, Manager at Finlake Riding Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and glad that your girls enjoyed their ride. I can assure you that my staff had the upmost patience and understanding whilst they tried to gently persuade your son to ride the pony allocated to him. Unfortunately after preparing his pony and two members of staff assisting for probably 20 minutes your request for a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Visited today for a 30 min ride with My 12 and 6 year old boys. Horses are stunning and well looked after. This was the first time they have ever been on a horse and really enjoyed it. Well done

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Amb2369, Manager at Finlake Riding Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad you enjoyed your ride with us & hope you visit again soon. Kind Regards The Team at Finlake Riding Centre More 

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