At Coxleigh Barton we are able to offer fantastic residential camps for both children and adults staying in our new cabin conversions with en suite bathrooms. These camps are a great way to learn and gain confidence and experience, whilst having fun! Dates for Senior and Junior camps are as follows:

2023 Dates

13th May - 14th May Junior Camp

3rd - 5th April Junior Camp

8th - 10th May Adult Camp

30th May - Junior Day Camp

31st May - Junior Day Camp

30th June - 1st July Adult Camp

14th - 16th August Junior Camp

23rd - 25th October Junior Camp

Click on our calendar for detailed information about individual camps.


All camps are open to all abilities.  These camps are all about having fun and building confidence. Rides are grouped together based on ability/experience. 

Our camps are open to everyone from 5 years and over. Those under 8 unfortunately cannot stay in our dormitory accommodation but are welcome to stay on site in alternative accommodation with a parent or guardian.

Numbers are limited to 15  juniors.  Meals and accommodation provided - just pack your child and their pony!

ADULT CAMPS - over 18s only.

Come and spend 3 days in the beautiful surroundings at Coxleigh Barton.

We are a super friendly and encouraging bunch. Our camps are all about meeting new people, making new friends and spending all important time building a bond and confidence with your horse.

Our adult camps are limited to just 15 guests making our camps more personal and less intimidating.

During your time at camp you have full use of all of our facilities from horse walker to woodland tracks!

Terms & Conditions

  • All bookings require a £50 non refundable deposit at time of booking. Payment to be made via BACS to M E & J Gay, sort code 30 90 49, Account No 37834068 or post cheque to Coxleigh Barton, Shirwell, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4JL. Places will not be held without the deposit being paid.
  • Balances must be paid in full by no later than 6 weeks before the camp. Non payment will result in cancellation of your place.
  • Cancellations made 28 days or more prior to your camp will be issued a full refund, less deposit.
  • Cancellations made between 28 and 7 days prior to camp will be issued a 50% refund, less deposit, unless the space can be filled, then a full refund, less deposit, will be made.
  • Cancellation of 7 days or less prior to camp, there will be no refund unless in special circumstances. A vet certificate will be requested and refunds in these circumstances are entirely at the discretion of the organiser and may incur an additional administration fee.
  • The instructors may refuse to allow any person to take part if they have any doubt about the safety of a person due to capability, faulty tack/equipment or any other reason until they are satisfied with the amendments made.
  • If a camp organised by Coxleigh Barton Equestrian Centre has to be cancelled for reasons beyond our control then the rider will be offered a full refund or the option to carry forward their payment to another date, space permitting.

Facilities for you

  • We offer en-suite, dormitory style accommodation in our newly converted cabin; rooms sleeping 4 or 8.
  • Lounge, Dining and Kitchen area
  • BBQ Lodge

Facilities for your Horse

  • 10 kilometers of tracks and fields to explore at your leisure
  • Schooling paddock of cross country jumps
  • Flood lit 60m x 20m arena
  • 50m x 70m competition arena
  • Show jumps including a variety of lightweight showjumps with a mixture of fillers, wings and poles
  • Grass dressage arena
  • Grass show jumping arena
  • Horse walker
  • American barn, undercover stabling and turnout paddocks

Hire Coxleigh for your own camp!

As well as organising and running our own camps, Coxleigh is also a popular venue for those wishing to organise their own camps. Whether you are a Pony Club, Riding Club or just a group of friends that want a break away with your horse, we can offer you the following facilities:

  • 50x70 arena with full course jumps – this arena can be split in 2 if required
  • Grass showjumping arena
  • Grass dressage arena set up with boards and markers
  • 20x60 arena with jumps available, plenty of poles for pole work and grids
  • cross country fences on surface.
  • 15k off road woodland hacking
  • Large industrial unit with matted floor to use for unmounted education, evening entertainment and dining.
  • Catering caravan with 2 cookers,2 fridges, freezer, microwave, deep fat fryer, toaster, panini grill/toastie maker, dining tables for 15, preparation surfaces, sofas, tv & DVD player.
  • Dorms to sleep 20 in configurations of 4 (en suite), 8 (en suite), 4 & 4 plus 3 additional toilets.
  • Stabling for 15 split between 2 yards. Yard 1 – 9 stables, yard 2 – 6 stables.
  • unlimited turnout in individual paddocks
  • 2 small turnout pens by stables (not suitable for overnight use but ideal for during the day)
  • Several tie up points on yards
  • Tack lockers
  • Mucking out equipment
  • Outdoor under cover area with seating overlooking arenas
  • On site tack shop

PA system & arena timing equipment available to hire

Pricing per rider

£40 per person per 24 hr period (maximum of 15 people) subject to a minimum fee below:

2 days/1 night £1,000
3 days/2 nights £1,200
4 days/3 nights £1,600
5 days/4 nights £2,000
6 days/5 nights £2,400

There is no fee for attending/supervising adults.

Junior Camp Basic Itinary

9.30am - Arrive
11am - Ridden Lesson
1pm Lunch
2pm - Ridden lesson
4.30pm - Activity
6pm - Dinner
7pm Team Games

8am - Breakfast
9.30am - Ridden Lesson
12pm - Demo
1pm - Lunch
2.30pm - Ridden Lesson
4.30pm - Unmounted activity
6pm - Dinner
Evening Entertainment

8.30 - Breakfast
10am - Ridden Lesson

12.30 Lunch

2pm Competition

4pm Prize Giving

The wellbeing of children whilst in our care is paramount a copy of our safegaurning policy can be found here.
Child Protection Policy Statement

We adopt the BHS safeguarding policy.