We all love a good celebration. But let’s face it, birthday’s often end up being a bit of a chore… Hours spent organising and gathering troups can end up spoiling the fun of the big day. It’s with precisely this in mind that we developed the concept behind our Horse Parties at Saddle Tor… To put the fun back in the parties. And fun it certainly is!

This really is every horse lover’s dream – a luxury house party with hours on horseback spent exploring fantastic countryside, oven-ready meals created by a Master Chef of Great Britain using the very finest local produce…. And perhaps most importantly, plenty of time to kick-back and unwind amongst friends. The feedback we’ve received so far seems to confirm the same. Here’s a taster from one of our most recent guests,

“The house was gorgeous, and luxurious, and beautiful and made for a very happy time with our lovely friends. Thank you for accomodating the changing numbers on a nightly basis, and the gluten free basket was just incredible… The riding was fabulous, and as you know, Boots and I want more, more, more!”

Horse Party at Saddletor Cottage, Dartmoor

Most importantly, we recognise that everyone is different… And that’s why all of our riding adventures are completely tailor-made to suit your group. Looking to spend hours in the saddle, but have a friend who isn’t so keen? There are all sorts of other fun activities we can organise to run alongside your ride, whilst ensuring you link up together for a shared lunch or tea. Perhaps you’d rather have five hours riding one day but only two the next, and then a trip to the spa later on? Anything’s possible on Dartmoor, and we go out of our way to prove it.

The cottages at Saddle Tor are located in the very heart of Dartmoor with simply breathtaking views. They make an ideal place for hosting parties, and for enjoying a glass of champagne (or two!) after a long day in the saddle. The accommodation can sleep up to 15 people, allowing plenty of room for any non-horsey friends looking to come and stay for the celebration itself. But most crucially, the cottages have all the creature comforts we know and love – cozy wood-burners, Agas, and fabulous baths, ideal for a rewarding post-ride soak…The cottages can be adapted to sleep a party of six to fifteen with additional on site bed and breakfast boosting guest accommodation to 20 in total.

We love hosting guest’s personal horses as we believe exploring new terrain provides the perfect bonding opportunity. However, we also understand that taking your horse to new surroundings can sometimes be stressful. That’s why we do everything possible to ensure that the horses are kept in completely stress-free environments. The stables themselves sit next door to the cottages and the horses have exclusive use of the stableyard, with friendly help on hand to provide all the usual yard duties. And for those that would rather leave their horse at home, you can choose from American Quarter Horses to Hunter Hireling types and all our horses are sure footed, forward-going, and inspire confidence as you ride across the unique and wonderful Dartmoor landscape.

So let us take the stress out of your next big celebration, so you can really make the most of everything this wonderful part of the world has to offer…

Horse Riding Party on Dartmoor.