Welcome to Outovercott

Riding can be one of the most enjoyable ways of seeing our part of Exmoor and the North Devon coast.

At Outovercott, we offer horses and ponies to suit all ages (families most welcome) and abilities with little or no roadwork - from a gentle one hour ride to longer rides for the more experienced rider.

Coronavirus Update

Due to Government advice to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus we have closed our holiday cottages and riding stables until we are told it is safe to reopen.

We look forward to welcoming you Exmoor and North Devon once this terrible virus has been conquered.

Please stay well, stay safe and stay at home.
Best wishes, Jim & Susan Bingham

Horse Riding on Exmoor

Ideally situated with access to some of the most beautiful open moorland, Outovercott Riding Stables offers its riders something special.

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Experienced Tuition

If you have never ridden before or a novice, try an easier one-hour ride first, instruction is given whilst on the ride. The hour ride follows the river and then up through the woods and along the course of the old Lynton - Barnstaple narrow gauge railway line. The chances are you will discover muscles you never knew existed but the experience may tempt you to improve your riding with further lessons. Like any sport, the more competent you become, the more you enjoy it.

Scenic Coastal Rides

For the intermediate rider we can offer a scenic coastal ride taking in views of the Valley of Rocks, Lee Abbey and the spectacular Exmoor coastline, with its famous hog's back wooded cliffs. And for the more experienced rider we can offer various routes on the open moor involving more challenging, faster, riding. All our rides are escorted.

Come and enjoy our beautiful area of the Exmoor National Park.

Booking Your Ride

Charges for riding: £ 30.00 per person, per hour

Please telephone us on 01598 753 341 to book your ride.

In high season, you may well have to book your ride a few days in advance.

Advance Payment Discount

£ 5.00 off a 1 Hour ride when paid in advance via our website.
Please telephone 01598 753 341 to book. Discount applies to one hour rides only.

Pay Online

Once booked, please ensure you honour the booking or, at least, telephone the evening before to cancel. Otherwise, horses have been unnecessarily groomed and tacked up ready for you. Wear sensible clothing and walking shoes or Wellington boots. Always make a note of the time of the ride and arrange to be there a few minutes early in order to be fitted with a riding hat and matched with a suitable horse or pony.


We accept payment in cash or online via our secure online payment page. Please note that there are no card processing facilities at the riding stables. The nearest ATM is located in CostCutter or Londis on Lee Road, Lynton.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

When riding with us

  • Outovercott Riding Stables are approved by the Association of British Riding Schools
  • Our experience levels are Beginner/Novice, Intermediate and Experienced, based on English Riding. Do not overstate your riding ability
  • Skull caps to BSI standard are provided free, and all riders are required to wear approved protective head wear and suitable footwear.
  • The weight limit for riders is 16 stones / 224 lb / 100 kg
  • The minimum age limit at the stables is 5 years

You must accept that riding horses is a risk sport.

You must inform us of any illness/condition, previous injury or disability that may affect your riding ability.

Your choice to ride is voluntary. We take all reasonable care and precautions for your safety, however all animals can be unpredictable. We strongly advise you to take out full personal accident cover.

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