RIDE DARTMOOR WITH MARY KING MBE
Have you ever wanted to explore deepest Dartmoor from horseback, but wondered how to do it? Liberty Trails is an acclaimed and established guided riding business that takes experienced riders deep among the wild ponies, buzzards and cattle, miles from the roads, with expert guides and full ground support. No need to worry about avoiding bogs or coping with lost shoes; we take care of all that for you.
Bring your own horse if you like (we’ll organise the stable and grazing) or ride an experienced local hunter sourced by us. You will ride at a good pace over varied terrain, sustained by a rather lavish lunch that appears miraculously in a beauty spot en route.
You are invited to join perhaps our most exciting ride yet, since eventing legend Mary King is accompanying one Liberty Trails ride next year (arrival is after 2pm on Monday 11th June, departing after breakfast on 14th June) Besides being a Devon lady born and bred, Mary is also an Ambassador of the Dartmoor Derby (www.dartmoorderby.com) run each September by Liberty Trails, involving some 50 miles across two and a half days’ riding from a luxury purpose-built camp.
As a guest on the Mary King ride, you will stay at the five-star Bovey Castle hotel, arriving on a Monday afternoon, riding all of Tuesday and Wednesday. This experience includes all riding, meals, and transfers from Exeter train station or airport as required.
“It really is the most wonderful riding you can imagine galloping across wide open countryside and around the tors,” says Mary.