Project Description


Luxury holidays on horseback – staying at the widely acclaimed Gidleigh Park Hotel

Imagine staying in a very special place on Dartmoor; a Tudor manor with a two Michelin star restaurant headed by acclaimed chef Michael Caines and spending your days exploring Dartmoor at your own pace on well mannered, forward going horses in the company of your guide and your loved ones.

Our Horseback Safari and Gastronomic Adventure is the ultimate short break in the UK and is a magnificent experience combining a two-day horseback adventure with a five star stay at Gidleigh Park Hotel. It is a unique package put together especially for discerning riders who appreciate the finer things in life.

This exclusive break combines an unforgettable riding adventure with a three night stay at the luxury boutique hotel, home to the celebrity chef Michael Caines, MBE, recognised as being one of the finest places to dine in Britain and voted the UK’s number one restaurant by Harden’s Sunday Times Food List 2014.

Tailor-made rides

Whether you prefer to ride hard all day or explore Dartmoor in a more leisurely fashion, we will plan your ride to match your stamina, confidence and experience. You could choose to start and finish each ride from our private stable yard in the heart of Dartmoor, setting out in a different direction each day. Alternatively, you could opt for a more challenging couple of days covering greater distances of up to 20 miles each day by riding to a different outpost on the moor where the horses stay in comfort overnight.

Small groups of experienced riders – an exclusive experience

Our horseback riding holidays are exclusive and intimate, allowing you to choose to ride alone with your guide in the company of your horses or with a group of carefully selected friends. These rides are designed for experienced and confident riders who love wide-open spaces, varying terrain and riding at their own pace across a magnificent landscape.

Your riding holiday itinerary

At the beginning of each day you’ll be collected from the hotel and taken to your horse, stabled in our privately-owned yard in an idyllic Dartmoor setting. After each ride we’ll take you back to Gidleigh Park where you’ll be able to relax in the comfort of the hotel and enjoy an indulgent differing dining experience each night.


Full afternoon tea on arrival

Three nights’ luxury accommodation at Gidleigh Park, complete with early morning tea or coffee, newspaper in your room and a full English cooked or continental breakfast

A two-day guided riding adventure on Dartmoor

Either one horse per person for two days or three nights’ livery for two horses

A delicious light supper in the drawing room on your first evening

A delicious light supper in the drawing room on your first evening

A wonderful a la carte dinner on your second night

The famous Gidleigh Park eight course menu on your third evening

A special rider’s lunch in a saddle bag every day, or the option of a safari lunch

All transfers between the hotel and stable yard

A selection of photos capturing the highlights of your ride taken by professional equestrian photographer Hamish Mitchell

Prices from £2,100 per person. Based on two sharing





Bring your own horse or hire one of ours and escape to the high moors to enjoy the peace and tranquillity in the company of your friends and your guide.



A three night stay at the five star Gidleigh Park Hotel, home to the two Michelin-starred celebrity chef Michael Caines, MBE.



Indulge in the sumptuous surroundings of this wonderful historic house in the heart of Dartmoor National Park.



Bring your horse on holiday for exhilarating riding by day and the care and attention of our resident yard manager at night.