Riding Holiday & Cattle Driving Dates & Rates

‘Always drink upstream from the herd!’

 

Availability

Availability is from the start of May to the end of October

 

2017 Riding Breaks

We do 3 packages;

 

‘Dartmoor Trails’

Trail rides for strong intermediate and experienced riders.

Explore the fantastic riding and scenery of Dartmoor, 4-5 hrs in the saddle, stopping for lunch, either packed or at one of many local cozy Dartmoor pubs.

2 nights – 2 1/2 days on horseback
3 nights – 3 1/2 days on horseback
5 nights – 4 days on horseback

‘The Dartmoor Crossing’

7 night riding tour around Dartmoor, stopping at different locations each evening.

‘Dartmoor Cattle Drives’

Cattle driving Experienced riders only! (specific dates)

These stays are for experienced riders only.

3 nights – 3  days on horseback
6 nights – 5 days on horseback

 

 Day rides

We can do day rides of 4 – 5 hrs including a packed or pub lunch, for groups or special occasions contact us for more details.

1st November – 1st May

All cattle are housed during the winter, we continue to do take guests on guided rides, pub rides and visiting places of interest on horseback, the days are shorter, however we still spend 3-4 hours in the saddle, depending on the guests requirements. Please contact us if this is of interest.

Health and Safety

Guests must be confident, reasonably fit and be competent riders, we are not a riding school, and we ride over some big country. Guests coming alone need to be at least 18, experienced 14 – 17 year olds are accepted if accompanied by a riding parent. Guests should have their own holiday insurance, all guests to wear hard hats and boots with a heel. Individual body protection is optional. The guides are all local moor men or women, who know the moor well. They know where the best crossings are, and where to avoid, as there are areas where it is unsuitable for horses. Some of the guides are members the Dartmoor Rescue Group; some are range clearers for the army on the moor. All are excellent horsemen or women, and are first-aid trained. To check availability for any of these trips, for longer or shorter breaks, please contact us.