Licence by Exeter City Council, Licence Number ABO02 To Joyce and Jacky Newbery

5 stars rating



Due to the changes in lockdown restrictions we are pleased to announce that we can now offer:

Shared lessons for those from different households
Group lessons for up to 5 people
Private lessons for beginners
Hacking & jumping lessons for more experienced riders


Social distancing and restrictions will still be very much in place so please respect these and as always if you or anyone in your household is ill or you have been asked to self isolate please DO NOT come for your lesson.


A 100% cancellation free will be taken if the lesson is not cancelled prior to 24hr before the booking unless the cancellation is Covid -19 related. 

We will have a 1 customer at any one time in the tack room rule and advise where possible that customers bring their own hat and boots and wear gloves at all times, anyone wanting to purchase your own hat/boots/ body protector/ leathers & irons we have secured a Oaklands customer discount with The Farmers Friend who will happily take your telephone order and deliver direct to the stables for your collection. We will provide hat liners and all hats/ boots will be disinfected after every use. 

We require customers to arrive 15 minutes prior to lesson but unfortunately we won’t be able to allow you to help put the horses away after lessons and ask that you leave swiftly after the lesson. 

We ask you to be mindful of not touching any surface ie stable doors fencing etc while at the stables and that you limit the number of spectators coming to watch and where possible spectators watch from a car. 

All our staff will practice social distancing where possible but if anyone requires help mounting then they will have adequate PPE in place. All safety checks will still be carried out as quickly and safely as possible. 

We hope to see you soon

Joyce Jacky & Paul 

    School Holiday Activities

These will take place during every half term and holiday, Bank Holidays and Christmas may differ so please see a member of staff nearer the time for clarification 

Mini Pony Days 
10am-1pm every Monday/Tuesday/ Wednesday/Thursday/Friaday

To book a private Mini Pony Day for occasions such as Birthdays please see Jacky

Birthday Parties minimum 6 maximum 10 riders normally weekends but we can do week days during school holidays    

If you cannot find what you are looking for advertised above please see Jacky

Jumping and Dressage Clinics will also be held and will be advertised as and when 

We are happy to discuss any and all riding possibilities so if you have something in mind please come and speak to us.  

Vouchers available for every occasion 


Oaklands Riding school and livery yard was established in 1971 and has always been a family run business.We pride ourselves in the quality and variety of our 50 riding school horses and treat each customer as an individual, catering for any specific needs. All our staff are friendly and experienced and always willing to help. Our facilities consist of a jumping paddock, flood lit sand school and indoor school.We are also affiliated to the Riding for Disabled Assosiation