The Holiday at Meldon Farm

‘There’s nothing better for a man’s soul than being outside on a horse!’

 

Availability

Availability is from 1st May to 1st Oct

We do a choice of western experiences;


‘The Dartmoor Crossing’
‘Dartmoor Cattle Drives’
‘Dartmoor Trails’

 

2018 ‘The Dartmoor Crossing’ dates
(7 nights Sat – Sat)

7 nights, 5 days riding across Dartmoor, plus 1 day out of the saddle  £1,150  (based on 2 sharing)

This is a 7 night ride around Dartmoor, riding 15 – 20 miles each day stopping at a selection of luxury moorland Hotels, farm B&B’s and cosy Dartmoor pubs.
You will be guided through some of the most spectacular riding anywhere in the UK, stopping en-route at local beauty spots for a packed lunch.

Each week will include a day out of the saddle to visit a local attraction or a local agricultural and equine show.

Maximum group size of 8 riders

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19th – 26th May                                                                                      ***Fully booked***

2nd – 9th June                                                                                       ***Fully booked***

30th June – 7th July                                                                                ***6 places available***

11th – 18th August (visit Chagford Show)   http://www.chagfordshow.co.uk/ ***Fully booked***

7th – 14th September (visit Widecombe fair)  (nb. Fri – Fri)   https://www.widecombefair.com/
                                                                                                                     ***4 places available***

2019 ‘Dartmoor Crossing’ Dates

(7 nights Sat – Sat)

£1,250 based on two persons sharing
£1,425 for single occupancy

18th – 25th May

29th June – 6th July

10th – 17th August (visit Chagford Show)   http://www.chagfordshow.co.uk/

6th – 13th Sept (nb. Fri – Fri)  (visit Widecombe fair)   https://www.widecombefair.com/

2018 ‘Dartmoor Cattle Drive’ dates

Maximum of 8 riders

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6 nights, 5 days riding, £1150

29th April – 5th May Spring cattle turn-out’                      ***Fully booked***

17th June – 23rd June ‘Bulling cow muster’                        ***Fully booked***

15th July – 21st July  ‘Weaning muster’                                ***fully booked***

19th Aug – 25th Aug ‘Calving cow muster‘                            ***2 places available***

23rd Sept – 29th Sept ‘Cow and calf muster’                        ***8 places available***

 

3 nights, 3 days riding, £720
Extra night B&B £60pp

Arrive pm/evening first day, depart after riding (5.00pm) on final day.

29th April – 2nd May  Spring cattle turn-out’                       ***Fully booked***

17th – 20th June   ‘Bulling cow muster’                                 ***Fully booked***               

15th – 18th July    ‘Weaning muster’                                       ***Fully booked***   

19th – 22nd Aug  ‘Calving cow muster’                                ***2 places available***

23rd- 26th Sept    ‘Cow and calf muster’                             ***8 places available***

2019 ‘Dartmoor Cattle Drive’ dates

6 nights (Sun – Sat)
£1,195pp based on 2 sharing
£1,345 for single occupancy

28th April – 4th May Spring cattle turn-out’   

16th – 22nd June    ‘Bulling cow muster’ 

14th – 20th July  ‘Weaning muster’          

18th Aug – 24th Aug ‘Calving cow muster‘                           

22rd Sept – 28th Sept ‘Cow and calf muster’              

3 nights (Sun – Wed pm)
£745 based on 2 sharing
£820 for single occupancy

Arrive pm/evening first day, depart after riding (5.00pm) on final day.

Extra night B&B £60pp              

16th – 19th June   ‘Bulling cow muster’                     

14th – 17th July    ‘Weaning muster’                                     

18th – 21st Aug  ‘Calving cow muster’                              

22nd- 25th Sept    ‘Cow and calf muster’                             

2018 ‘Dartmoor Trails’ dates

Ride our superb Quarter horses cowboy fashion, viewing the spectacular Dartmoor landscape. We will guide you to the best riding areas with long canters, beautiful lunch stops with fantastic views.

Stays can be 2,3 or 6 nights, are centre based, riding western. Start days can be anytime during these weeks.

Maximum of 8 riders.

2 nights – 2  days on horseback      £510pp
3 nights – 3  days on horseback      £660pp
6 nights – 5 days on horseback        £960pp

13th – 19th May

10th – 16th June          ***6 places available***

24th – 30th June         ***Fully booked***

8th – 14th July

29th July – 4th Aug       ***2 places available***

26th Aug – 1st Sept

16th – 22nd Sept

2019 ‘Dartmoor Trails’ dates

2 nights – 2  days on horseback      £535pp based on 2 sharing, £585 for single occupancy
3 nights – 3  days on horseback      £695pp based on 2 sharing, £770 for single occupancy
6 nights – 5 days on horseback       £995pp based on 2 sharing, £1145 for single occupancy

12th – 18th May

9th – 15th June

23rd – 29th June

7th – 13th July

28th July – 3rd Aug

25th -31st Aug

15th – 21st Sept

Typical itinerary

Typical itinerary: Check-in at accommodation in the evening, we will meet you there to discuss your stay, following morning, and subsequent days, breakfast at the Inn;  guests are collected and brought to Meldon Farm for around 10.00am; we head off for 4-5 hrs across Dartmoor to a beauty spot for a packed lunch or stop at one of many local pubs, tie up horses outside, ride home via a different route; followed by tea and cakes at Meldon Farm; return to Hotel between 5 and 6pm.

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 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.

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What is included.

En-suite accommodation with colour TV and wifi, breakfast, lunch plus tea and cakes after riding, plus transfer to and from the farm each day.

What is not included

Evening meals (where you stay has a restaurant) Any protective wear, i.e. hard hat, chaps, back protectors, waterproof coats,  (all at riders discretion). Drinks at the pub lunches.

What to bring

For the rider (We are very casual): ‘There is no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing!’

Meldon Farm sits at 800 ft, we rise to 2,000ft where it can be quite a bit cooler than at the farm, we strongly recommend warm riding wear and good riding waterproofs, a long slicker type is usually the most practical

  • Riding hat; n.b. we have a limited supply of hats, but guests are recommended to bring their own.
  • Boots with heels are mandatory
  • Comfortable warm riding wear, jeans, polo shirts, jumpers, fleece shower-proof coat etc.
  • Chaps (full or half)
  • Waterproof coat, ‘Drizabone’ slicker type is recommended
  • Lip balm and sun cream
  • Casual evening wear