Babeny Farm Stables

ABRS Certified Livery Yard

Babeny Farm is a Duchy Dartmoor Hill Farm and currently being farmed by a 4th generation of Wilkinson.

We maintain a long history of horses and horsemanship including national hunt racing, hunting, point-to-pointing an Arab Stud, Dartmoor Ponies, and a livery and hacking yard established over a half century. We have Probably the best riding in the area with instant access straight onto Dartmoor.

Babeny is a fantastic yard to keep your horse at livery due to its amazing location, and the hacking it offers. You dont even have to touch a road! We have upgraded our facilities for all our livery horses, with a new purpose built American Style barn housing individual stables. We have a new ssecure and spacious tack room with table and chairs, kitchen area and washing machine for horse accessories. Offering somewhere for you to relax and enjoy the environment as well as your horse. We have years of experience of looking after horses and riding on the moor. Your horses will be looked after like our own and you will find us a calm, happy and relaxed environment.

Outdoor Arena
Take advantage of our brand new sand and rubber, outdoor arena 20m x 40m. Free of charge to liveries, with fantastic views of Dartmoor.

Large gently sloping, open fields provide excellent grazing.

The horses are turned out out every day, all year round. They are part of a herd offering natural and relaxed behaviour and introduced gradually to avoid injury. They have a 7 day week regular and timely routine and are brought in every morning for a check over, brush and feed if necessary. After which they are turned out again if you are not riding. In the winter they are stabled over night and out by day. We offer good quality haylage and straw bedding as standard, all included with the full livery package, as is all care, changing rugs etc. Our grass is nutritious but due to us being over a 1000ft high it doesnt hold the same rich sugar content as lower pasture, and rarely causes any health related issues.Additional services are available such as clipping, mane pulling, exercising e.t.c at an agreed tariff. We have an excellent farrier that normally visits once a week who you pay direct. We are aligned with Phoenix Equine Vets and many of our owners share call out fees for vaccinations etc.

All the horses are in a flu/tetanus and regular worming programme (with worm counts) and we would have the expectation that if your horse was here you would partake in the programme.

We are a very friendly yard with owners happy to share their knowledge of Dartmoor and the great rides available.

Unfortunatley we cannot offer Part or DIY livery but are happy for you to be here as often as you want within the yard opening times.

Please phone us for further details.

  • Full Livery
  • Dog Friendly
  • Security Lighting
  • WiFi Available
  • Car Parking
  • No Smoking Policy
  • Tearoom
  • Toilets
  • Tack Room - Shared
  • Tack Room - Alarmed
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Security Lighting
  • CCTV Security
  • Auto Waterers- Stables
  • Natural Shelter
  • Grazing- 24/7 Summer Availability
  • Grazing- Available Year Round
  • Hardstanding Areas
  • Grazing- Mixed Herds
  • Grazing- Same Sex Herds
  • Barefoot Friendly
  • All Weather Turnout Area
  • Rubber Matting
  • Stabling- American Barn
  • Stabling- Internal
  • Local Hunt
  • Hacking- Quiet Lanes
  • Hacking- Close to Off-Road
  • Show Jumps- Full Course
  • Multiple Riding Areas
  • Arena- Outdoor
  • Feed and Bedding Delivered to Yard
  • External Instructors Welcome
  • Exercise and Schooling Available
  • Clipping and Grooming Services
  • BHS Qualified Staff On Site
  • Bio-Security Policy
  • Worming Programme
  • Regular Visits- Equine Body Workers
  • Regular Visits- Farrier
  • Regular Visits- Dentist
  • Regular Visits- Vet
  • 24 Hour Supervision
  • Yard Manager
  • Groundwork Clinics
  • Visiting Instructors
  • Jumping Clinics
  • Dressage Clinics
  • Informal Shows

Yard Reviews

Rated 5/5 based on 6 reviews
5Babeny is my happy place! My horse benefits from regular

Review by , 2 years ago

Babeny is my happy place! My horse benefits from regular turnout even in winter, where she can graze happily with a small herd of her friends. Fantastic hacking, and a school with a great surface. Lovely helpful staff and friendly other liveries to ride with.

5Set in a truly amazing location on Dartmoor, Babeny is

Review by , 2 years ago

Set in a truly amazing location on Dartmoor, Babeny is a joy. Dee and her friendly staff give every care and comfort to the horses, who are all treated as individuals. The yard is well organised and beautifully kept. My fellow liveries are good company and riding companions. I feel lucky to have a place here.

5I have been a livery for 6 years and wouldn’t

Review by , 2 years ago

I have been a livery for 6 years and wouldn’t trust anywhere else to keep my Arabian, the staff, facilities, location and expert care are exceptional! In fact nothing is to much trouble, it’s one big happy family

5I would never want to be anywhere else. I have

Review by , 2 years ago

I would never want to be anywhere else. I have been a livery at Babeny for 15 years in total with my previous pony for 14 years and my current pony for 6 years (2 together for 5 years). The facilities are great, the location is amazing, the staff are caring and care so much for our horses. The other liveries are all great friends and so wonderful. It’s my home from home and I never have worries about my ponies care. Would give 10 stars if I could

5I have been a livery at Babeny Farm Stables for

Review by , 2 years ago

I have been a livery at Babeny Farm Stables for over 2 years. Beside being an extremely professional yard in all respect of stable management, Dee and all the staff have encouraged me to enjoy the most fantastic Dartmoor riding on our doorstep (often no road work) and to encourage me in progressing to entering Dressage and even a one day event! Fun events throughout the year make it a friendly and supportive environment.

5Babeny Farm has been home to several different horses of

Review by , 2 years ago

Babeny Farm has been home to several different horses of mine. Each given the highest standard of care. The staff are very knowledgeable and are able to answer all your equine questions! The facilities are in great condition and they’re always able to accommodate the needs of the horse no matter what. Location is superb allowing for hacks straight out onto the Moor. Definitely would recommend to others.

Vacancies: Currently Full

ABRS This yard is ABRS+ Certified

Yard Address:
Newton Abbot,
TQ13 7PS

Contact Name: Mrs Dee Sibley

Contact Number: 01364 631296

Mobile Number: 07971 445 234


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