‘Western Experience Days’
Cattle Work, team penning and Ranch sorting

‘Pull on your jeans, cowboy boots and cowboy hat, get your ‘Yellowstone’ fix and be a cowboy for a day’

‘… the most fun I’ve ever had on horseback!
Tara G.  Sept ’23

Due to popular demand, we will be running a series of Western Experience Days throughout the summer on our superb Quarter horses.
These days are arena based, a maximum of 8 riders.

The day will start with breakfast in our authentic western style guest lodge, clients will meet the trainers as well as the other guests. We’ll then meet the horses, learn how to tack western and be shown your selected mount for the day.

After getting everyone mounted we’ll go through some basic drills and exercises to get everyone accustomed to their horse. We have a variety of Quarter horses to suit most riders.

 We’ll then introduce some cattle, to show how the horses react around the cattle and do some basic manouvers around the cattle.

Lunch will be provided in the guest lodge again or around the camp fire.

After lunch we’ll  practice cutting cattle, team penning and ranch sorting, depending on available time.

The day will end with tea and cakes around the camp fire (weather permitting)

You can also stay overnight in one of our lovely shepherd huts, with full use of our guest lodge with kitchen/diner/lounge/bathroom. More details on our ‘Accommodation’ page

We’ll even drop you off at the train station!

Not suitable for novice or beginner riders 

2024 Dates and rates:   £250 per person

April 26th

May 3rd

May 22nd  

July 5th     

Aug 27th    ***3 places available***

Sept 23rd  ***Fully booked***


If you’re a group of riders and would like an exclusive ‘Western Experience Day’ please contact us for rates and a mutually convenient date. Minimum of 4 riders.

Getting to us:
Meldon Farm, EX20 4LU
Train to Okehampton Station, we can offer a transfer to/from there.

Staying on Site:
We have 3 shepherd huts to stay on site if required,
We have our own ‘Wild camping’ campsite:

Staying locally:
These are some good places to stay locally:
Castle Inn, Lydford 
Bearslake Inn
Dartmoor Inn
The Lydford House Hotel

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