“Liberty Trails was founded out of a love for Dartmoor and a passion for horses.”

Dartmoor has been on my doorstep since I was a child adventuring across it’s wild and open spaces on the back of a pony. It’s home to so many wonderful places to stay and eat, and so much to enjoy. For me, providing horseback riding adventures and introducing people to its spectacular beauty, it’s moods and vast range of wildlife is both a privilege and a pleasure.

There’s a special kind of magic at work on Dartmoor. There’s something about the landscape that draws you in – it’s a place that can really get under your skin. Many of our guests find themselves drawn back time and time again to share it with friends, or explore it at different times of year.

Over the last three years, Liberty Trails has grown and we now offer an exceptional range of options for riders and non-riders alike. We have a committed and enthusiastic team, all of whom have expert knowledge of Dartmoor and are highly experienced in creating unforgettable holidays that go beyond our guests’ expectations, both on and off horseback. Each of our holidays is bespoke, so whatever you desire from your horse riding adventure, we can make it happen.

We have a herd of superb horses to hire – all are sure-footed, agile and experienced and used to being ridden across Dartmoor. If you prefer to bring your own horses, you can be sure that they’ll have quiet enjoyment and first class hospitality in our stable yard.

From the minute you call us, we’ll do everything can to help you create the holiday you desire. When you book a riding holiday with Liberty Trails you can rest assured that everything’s taken care of, right down to the smallest details.

We hope you’ll enjoy looking at our website. Please do call us if there is anything you’d like to know, or if you’d like to talk to us about creating your perfect horse riding experience.

I look forward to hearing from you,


Elaine Michelle Prior – Founder of Liberty Trails

Call on 01822 851 463; or email enquiries@liberty-trails.com

Elaine Michelle Prior




“ The whole experience was an utter joy. From the welcome to the goodbye. We were sad to leave. The house was gorgeous, and luxurious, and beautiful, and made for a very happy and relaxing time with our lovely friends.  The food was very good, and plentiful. Thank you for accommodating the changing numbers on  a nightly basis, and the gluten free basket was just incredible.   All the horses were a success, and we were impressed with how you managed yourself around the special needs horse, Willy! The riding was fabulous, and as you know , Boots and I want more, more more!
Jane and Andrew Meyler , Cotswolds
“ I have just spent the last three days having the most amazing time on Dartmoor with Liberty Trails. No need to travel to USA or Canada to get a cattle drive experience. Being part of a small group was a real pleasure and we were looked after so well by Elaine and Bob, returning every evening to the delightful Arundell Arms for a long bath and an even longer gin and tonic followed by an excellent dinner.As someone who has taken part in moving cattle in Canada – 800 cattle belonging to three different ranches – I can honestly say that Dartmoor and Liberty Trails are the best.”
Jane Bowen , Bucks