A Dartmoor farm and trekking centre is offering a different type of corporate  team building day with the opportunity for delegates to actually ride a horse, thus sampling a new sporting skill while forging team bonds with colleagues and having really good fun at the same time.

The courses will take place at Babeny Farm from Spring next year and potential delegates couldn’t be in better hands as proprietor Dee Dee Wilkinson is a renowned coach and mentor. She is also the first female tenant farmer at Babeny Farm for 750 years where she runs a busy livery and trekking centre and a herd of pedigree South Devon cattle.

Highly qualified, she is the founder of South West Coaching Ltd, holds diplomas in Personal Performance, Positive Impact Coaching and Corporate & Executive Coaching and is a Coach Supervisor, but has always owned and ridden horses

Now she is combining her skills as a coach and as an experienced horsewoman by hosting team building courses so that all types of businesses might benefit from riding horses against the stunning backdrop of Dartmoor.

Dee Dee said: “Horses have a magical way of bringing out the very best in people and time spent on horses will leave delegates with a really positive experience and a sense of achievement. They will learn more about themselves and their potential impact on others. Horse don’t lie but can gently teach us how different approaches can gain better results. This is so important now more than ever, as businesses need to quickly gain confidence with their customers in an increasingly pressurized market place. It will give them confidence and they will discover the mental benefits of being away from technology. Riding at Babeny is like entering a different world where you get the time to breathe and learn to reflect.”

Dee Dee has a team of horses that are attuned to the needs of complete beginners and will look after them as they wind their way around the moorland.

“They have an uncanny sense and just know when they have someone on their back who might be really afraid. They will gently amble on and eventually their rider will let go of their fear. It’s an incredibly fulfilling moment and one that riders can learn so much from.”

Each course will cater for a maximum group of ten people and a typical day will include tea on arrival, meet the horses and instructors, basic instruction on how to handle a horse, an hour or more riding in Dartmoor, and a light lunch (riding is not compulsory). The cost is £125 per delegate.

For further information contact Dee Dee Wilkinson babany@baneyfarm.co.uk