Riding Holidays

We have been hosting riding holidays at Higher Chilcott Farm for over 25 years. We offer two types of riding holiday – children’s riding holidays for unaccompanied children and riding holidays for adults and families.

Children’s riding holidays

This year we are running children's unaccompanied riding holidays for children aged 11-16 for 3 weeks in the summer - commencing Sunday 29th July, Sunday 12th August and Sunday 19th August. Half weeks are also available on these dates. Please call Bobbie on 01398 323559 for more information on our children's riding holidays or to book!

What to expect on a Pine Lodge children's riding holiday:

Typically each child will get their own Pine Lodge pony for the week

See an example itinerary of the activities included during a children's riding holiday at Pine Lodge


See an example itinerary of the activities included during a children's riding holiday at Pine Lodge

Accommodation is provided in our beautiful stone farmhouse with a series of colour themed rooms, creatively decorated by Bobbie. All children have use of our cosy lounge area with an open fire and lots of interesting ornaments and pictures of Bobbies pets and horses, past and present adorning the walls.

All meals are included and are cooked using homemade, locally sourced ingredients and freshly laid farm eggs. There is a cooked breakfast every day with cereal and toast, a picnic or pub lunch, cream tea and a three course evening meal.

Over the years we have found that most children’s riding ability improves dramatically as they ride for several hours every day over varied terrain, gaining confidence and sharing their experience with enthusiastic peers.

The healthy, hearty meals and fresh air usually see them return home with a healthy glow and fond memories as they form long lasting and meaningful friendships with both horses and people. Some children return to holiday together at the same time each year and many of our riding holiday children have now grown up and bring their own children to ride at Pine Lodge!

Meet the horses

Bookings now being taken for autumn half term - Please call Bobbie on 01398 323559 to book!

Adult and family riding holidays

Our riding holidays for adults and families are tailored to suit you. Whether you want a romantic weekend break or a two week family holiday you will never forget - we can accommodate you. Guests stay in our holiday cottage, The Horses House which is a converted horse barn situated right on the stable yard, overlooking the stables. You can find out more about the facilities in the Horses House on our Holiday Cottage page.

horse lineup

horses house

ponies at Tarr Steps

Horse Riding, Meals and Accommodation


Depending on the length of your stay you can choose to go riding every day - with a safari day ride or two if you’re planning on staying for longer than a few days.

Please let us know your requirements when booking your holiday. If you are getting back into riding after a long break then it is probably better to start off with shorter rides and build up gradually over the course of your stay.


Guests can choose whether they would like to be self-catering or have bed and breakfast, with a delicious cooked breakfast, or continental style breakfast with toast, fruit, yoghurt and a selection of cereals served in your cottage if you take this option.

Most self-catering guests provide their own lunch or we can produce a picnic lunch for you if you would prefer. This must be arranged at the time of booking your holiday. If you go on a safari day ride during your stay then you can purchase your lunch during one of our lunchtime stops at Tarr Farm, The London Inn, or The Royal Oak.

If you don’t want to cook in the evenings then Dulverton has some world-class restaurants and there are also lots of fabulous local pubs serving tasty meals to suit every palette just a short drive away from Higher Chilcott Farm. Bobbie will be happy to recommend some places to eat during your stay, depending on your preferences.


Children stay in our cosy period farmhouse which has an inglenook fireplace, log fires and lovely bedrooms. Adults and families stay in our self-catering holiday cottage The Horses House You can read more about it on our holiday cottage page.


Prices start from £250 for a 2 night children's unaccompanied riding holiday. £350 for 3 nights - longer stays can also be arranged. 

If you or your chidren are interested in a riding holiday at Pine Lodge then please get in touch for a price.

holiday prices

Contact us if you require more information or to book your riding holiday

Download a children's riding holiday booking form (pdf)