TREKKING & RIDING CENTRE
Welcome to Garlands Farm, the best Riding Centre in the Highampton area, located approximately 10 minutes from Holsworthy and 20 minutes from Okehampton or Bude with easy access from all major routes.
The Riding Centre is set in 30 acres surrounded by beautiful forestry. Our facilities include a 20 x 60m newly refurbished Fibre Surface, Course of Jumps, Horse Walker, Large Range of Stables, All Weather Turnout Pen, Grass Canter Track and Direct Access to Exceptional Forestry Riding.
Take a look through our site to learn more about the variety of services available including our much loved forestry rides and exceptional livery packages.
Licensed Riding School ANACT/00080/20
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MORE ABOUT OUR CENTRE
Our experienced team of instructors and horses here at Garlands are able to provide varied Riding and Livery packages as well as unique teaching techniques, our Equestrian Centre holds a reputation for providing excellent customer services and having equine welfare at its focus point.
Garlands Trekking & Riding Centre is located in the heart of Highampton, and reflects the vibrant energy of the area. The skilled team members are here to help support all clients from those embarking on their journey to the highly experienced equestrian.
Are you ready to take the reins and reach your potential?
Call us today to learn more about Garlands Trekking & Riding Centre.
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COVID 19 UPDATE
18th June 2020
Due to Covid-19, we are currently limited on the customers we can take. Following on from BHS and government advice, we are open but limited.
Are you open to everyone? No, currently we are following guidelines from the government and, as a result, we can only offer limited sessions with social distancing in place of 2 metres. Group rides are available for up to 6 riders from any household. We can offer lead rein sessions for beginners/ novices providing a member of the riders’ household can assist in leading the horse/pony. ( We can provide a demo for those who are unsure and ask that you keep 2 metres between each horse/rider/family combination).
I might need help? Riders who are not capable of mounting unassisted will have assistance at the mounting block, and with stirrups and girth.
What if we are showing symptoms of Covid-19? Please, for the safety of you and us, cancel your session.
Can we bring family members to watch? Please could non-riders stay in vehicles at this time. Under 18s may have 1 member of their family with them who is to follow the safety procedures, use hand sanitiser and stay a minimum of 2mtrs away from other people. Please can non-riders also not lean on the fence for bio-security safety reasons at this time. This family member is welcome to bring their own chair to sit on by the arena.
What rides are you offering? Currently this is limited to lessons, forestry rides, tots rides and tots lessons. There is from mid July Saturday clubs and stable Management following social distancing with limited numbers.
Can we just turn up? No, as always, you have to book before your session via the website or Facebook site’s BOOK NOW button. Please arrive no more than 15mins prior to your session and go directly to the office and wait there.
How do we book? Please book through our online booking system which can be found on our website/Facebook page
How can we pay? At the moment, we are only accepting payments via our online booking system and payment upon booking.
Hats and boots? It is recommended that you have your own hat up to current safety standards, boots (anything with a heel) and gloves at this time. If you do not have your own, we can still offer hats for you to borrow. These will be disinfected after each rider. We have a small selection of boots for you to borrow you do not have your own.
Drinks and food? Please leave food and drinks in your vehicles at this time.
PLEASE BE HONEST ABOUT YOUR ABILITY AS WE HAVE TO FOLLOW THE CURRENT GUIDELINES.
PLEASE NOTE THAT IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY AND/ OR FOR YOUR SAFETY IT MAY BE NECESSARY FOR A MEMBER OF STAFF TO COME INTO CLOSE CONTACT WITH YOU OR YOUR CHILD.
There are hand sanitisers by the gates, please use these on entry and exit.
Please come directly from your home in clean clothing.
We do have a toilet onsite but if you can use the toilet before arrival that would be even better to prevent possible contamination.
We are only accepting email filled out copies of rider-registration forms at this time (there is a link on our website for these under 'safety Information') any problems please email us the information and fill out a form once you arrive.
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07794 647732/ 01409 231569