Welcome to Bidlake Riding Stables
We are a family run business situated in the heart of West Dorset, just three miles from the historic market town of Bridport, on the Jurassic Coast.
We offer tailor made lessons, hacks out and parties to suit your abilities and needs, all whilst enjoying some of Dorset’s finest countryside views.
Whether its one-to-one or a family group, we’re more than happy to accommodate you.
"Jo and her team were fantastic - we really enjoyed ourselves, we learnt loads and we feel so much more confident."
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If you are arranging a ride we would appreciate details of your height, age and size so we can make sure we partner you with the right horse. (A non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking. Hacks are weather dependent.)
At Bidlake Stables we are fortunate to be located in the heart of West Dorset in the beautiful Marshwood Vale, famous for it’s rolling hills, beautiful valleys, secret holloways and amazing views at every turn.
We are spoilt for choice with our wonderful local hacks through the spectacular countryside that surrounds us and beautiful Symondsbury Estate. We can tailor the route to suit your ability and ensure you have a fabulous time exploring on horseback.
If you are a keen rider you might want to bring your horse on holiday with you, we’d be delighted to provide accommodation, please get in touch for more information.
"The views and the countryside are something else, our ride was an amazing experience and made for some wonderful life-long holiday memories for us all"
We offer tuition for children from the age of five upwards and adults of any age and capability, with a qualified and experienced instructor. Lessons can range from learning the basics, getting back into the saddle or something more challenging to meet your needs
Our dedicated indoor teaching arena means your lesson is sheltered from the weather and that you won’t struggle to hear instructions. It’s great for spectators too!
Whatever your requirements and experience, we’d be delighted to welcome you and discuss what we can offer please get in touch for more information.
During the Summer Holidays we offer ‘Pony Camp’ Days where the children can enjoy hands on experience of whats involved in having your own pony and fun and games involved too!
If you love horses and you are wondering what might be fun to do in the school holidays, ‘Pony Camp’ could be perfect for you, get in touch for more information.
If you’re using a Satnav to find us, our postcode is DT6 5PY. Take care though, Dorset is famous for its narrow lanes and you may want to stick to the larger roads until you reach the town of Bridport – 10 minutes away – before you switch the technology on! When you have ‘reached your destination’ watch out for the farm entrance (pictured right).
Bidlake Riding Stables
To reach us from Bridport, take the B3162 North from the town heading towards the village of Salwayash. You will climb up a long gradual hill from Bridport. About 1.5 miles from the town, as you reach the small hamlet of Dottery, there is a crossroads where you want to turn left towards the village of Broadoak. The entrance for Bidlake Farm, where the stables are located, is 1 mile down this road on the right hand side, shortly after you pass the left hand turn for Atrim Lane.
At the top of the farm track turn right into the farm entrance.
Tel: 07796 517888
Bidlake Riding Stables
Bidlake Riding Stables, Bidlake Farm, Broadoak, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 5PY.
FANCY A BITE TO EAT
If you’re coming riding at Bidlake and you fancy a bite to eat, before or after your ride or whilst you are waiting for others, we really can’t recommend Symondsbury Kitchen enough. Beautiful food in the wonderful surroundings of the Manor Yard in the picturesque village of Symondsbury, just a few minutes away by car.
The menu is varied, it includes gluten free and vegetarian options as well as daily specials using seasonal ingredients.
Most of the food is locally sourced and the Estate vegetable garden provides herbs, salads & vegetables throughout the year.
Open every day, the Café serves breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.
Manor Yard, Symondsbury, Dorset, DT6 6HG Tel: 01308 538309