Project Description

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.

For more information and availability please email enquiries@liberty-trails.com

DETAILS

Three night stay at Bovey Castle with two full days in the saddle

Dates: Monday 11th – 13th June 2018 

Dates: Arrive late afternoon on Monday for drinks and dinner at Bovey Castle Hotel, stay overnight and enjoy two full days of riding with Mary on Tuesday and Wednesday, departing after  breakfast  on Thursday morning.

Format: Stay on a full board basis at Bovey Castle five-star hotel and spa.

Fabulous lunches will be served on the moors, mid-ride, as usual

Riders: The group will comprise a maximum of eight guests

Horses: you are welcome to bring your own or we can supply you with fit West Country hunters

Cost: £2300 with hired horse including three nights full board accommodation at Bovey Castle staying in a Castle room

£2000 to bring your own horse with three nights stabling included

For more information and dates of next year’s ride email enquiries@liberty-trails.com

AT A GLANCE

HEART OF DARTMOOR

THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE

Ride wild and free across Dartmoor and explore one of the most spectacular landscapes in the UK.

MADE FOR YOU

A FAST-PACED, EXHILARATING RIDING EXPERIENCE

Bring your own horse or hire one of ours and relish the thrill of  riding at hunting pace across Dartmoor.

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THE HEIGHT OF LUXURY

Enjoy opulent rooms, unparalleled service and indulgent spa treatments to revive, relax and restore both body and spirit.

SUPERB STABLING

SUPERB STABLING

Your horse will have the care and attention of our resident yard manager in our exclusive stable yard in the heart of Dartmoor.