Project Description

DARTMOOR WESTERN RIDING ADVENTURES

If you’ve ever dreamt of riding like a cowboy, join us for an experience of a lifetime and immerse yourself in the spectacular landscape of Dartmoor.

Come on a western riding adventure and at the end of each day you’ll return to the warm hospitality of  the Arundell Arms, an award winning country sporting hotel 

Channel your inner cowboy with our Western  Riding Adventure and discover a landscape that has changed little for thousands of years, riding Western style on magnificent American Quarter Horses. There might even be an opportunity to join a team moving cattle over miles of magnificent scenery, crossing sparkling streams and fast-running rivers, climbing 2000 foot inclines and exploring secret green valleys.

About Western Horse Riding

Western riding is perfectly suited to the rugged Dartmoor landscape. Challenging and exhilarating, our Western Riding Adventure is ideal for experienced riders looking to try new techniques and experience a different style of riding.

Western riding developed from ranching and warfare traditions brought to the Americas by the Spanish Conquistadors. The riding style and the tack were quickly adapted to meet the needs of the cowboys who worked cattle from horseback in the rough terrain of the American ‘Wild’ West.

Riding Western style allowed cowboys to keep one hand free to rope and lasso cattle. As a result, Western horses were specially trained to neck rein, changing direction through light pressure on the neck. They were also taught to exercise their own judgement and instincts while following the movement of the cattle. All this has contributed to the distinctive riding style we see today, which emphasises a deep, secure seat and very light rein contact.

Book your Western Riding Adventure on Dartmoor

We only cater for one booking at a time giving you a full focus for the duration of your stay wwith us so to check availability and reserve your preferred dates  please contact Elaine +44 7967 823674 or email enquiries@liberty-trails.com

DETAILS

Two days of guided riding on Dartmoor on forward going horses with western saddles

Small exclusive groups of two to six riders

Three night stay in the Arundell Arms Hotel

A full English cooked or continental breakfast

Delicious dinners prepared by a Master Chef of Great Britain

Choice of Pub, Bistro or Restaurant dining experience

Massage and treatments available

Choice of packed, barbeque or pub lunch

All transfers between the hotel and stable yard

Prices start at £950 per person based on two sharing

 

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AT A GLANCE

WESTERN DRIVING

WESTERN RIDING

Discover the freedom of Western riding on quality forward going and sure-footed American Quarter Horses.

Arundell Arms - War Horse Ride Dartmoor

BOUTIQUE COUNTRY SPORTING HOTEL

Stay in one of the finest hotels and fly fishing schools in Devon and enjoy award-winning hospitality and unforgettable days in and out of the saddle.

FOODIE HEAVEN

FOODIE HEAVEN

Enjoy the famous Dartmoor hospitality and savour sumptuous meals created from the very best local produce.

HEART OF DARTMOOR

HEART OF DARTMOOR

Experience dramatic, breathtaking scenery at your own pace with a choice of rides to suit you.