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Luxury riding holidays on Dartmoor

‘My overall experience? Is 11 out of 10 allowed?’ Jane C, Cotswolds, England. 

Imagine a luxury riding holiday in one of Britain’s last true wildernesses, tailored to your requirements and accessible by a direct train from London. Our luxury riding trips combine  England’s finest countryside, stupendous food and world-class riding on superb horses, or you could bring your own… We can take care of all transport and connections and there’s no need to worry about your travelling companions. Riders and non-riders alike will have the time of their lives.

Liberty Trails is a multi-award winning organisation  that provides luxury riding experiences like no other. We can take you deep into the moors with an expert guide and ground support at the pace you choose — including exhilarating fast canters.

We create bespoke itineraries for you or your party, arranging exactly the accommodation, riding, dining and additional experiences that you’d like. We also run a small number of luxury riding weekends for groups through the year. Here’s a typical selection (see also our Holidays button), but we love to be challenged. Ask, and we’ll most likely say yes!

Our Specialist Horse Riding Events

Saddle, Spa and Castle Stay

Stay in a magnificent five-star English castle to combine top-class guided adventure riding on Dartmoor with a reviving visit to the hotel pool, spa or golf course. Mounted falconry, fishing and of course walking all popular options too. Pure luxury.

The Horse & House Party

Launched to rave reviews in 2019, these three-night weekend breaks are especially good for pairs or singles seeking a luxury riding weekend without arranging a bespoke experience. Up to 10 riders stay in a private guest lodge (with hot tub) to enjoy two full days in the saddle.

Ride Dartmoor with an Olympic Legend

We’re honoured that eventing legend Mary King MBE hosts a very special ride each June, from a favourite Dartmoor hotel. Bookings are open for 2021's ride (7 to 10 June). Spend two full days riding and talking with Mary, with superb suppers each night from local produce.

The Dartmoor Derby

Now in its fifth year, this three-day, 50-mile luxury riding challenge each September attracts riders from all over the world. Staying in quintessential Dartmoor lodges overnight, riders tackle varying terrain and cross the moor with lunch and supper taken in a fabulous camp built specially for this event. BOOKINGS are open for 2021 (17 to 20 Sept)

Holiday Cottage Parties

Bring your family, friends and horses too if you wish for exhilarating riding by day and fabulous chalet style service in a quintessential Dartmoor cottage. Tackle anything from 10 to to 25 miles a day with an expert guide over moors, past tors, buzzards, wild ponies and more, with lunch in a local beauty spot or an ancient Dartmoor inn.

To check availability please email enquiries@liberty-trails.com

IN SUMMARY

​World class luxury riding from a multi-award winning firm, particularly good for strong, experienced riders

Transfers from Exeter airport and train station included with most trips. Full concierge service also available — let us meet you at Heathrow

Bespoke itineraries our speciality; whatever your wish, we can (almost always) make it happen!

Top-class accommodation options ranging from five-star hotels to the best, hand-picked Dartmoor farmhouse B&Bs or cottages

We’ll match you with fabulous, experienced horses, or bring your own horse. We will care for it as if it was our own in a private yard

Enjoy fabulous mid-ride lunches in local beauty spots created from local Devon produce

Our UK Riding Holidays

THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE

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

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.

THE HEIGHT OF LUXURY

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

Close Up shot rider and Horse at stables

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.

Specialist holidays for the discerning rider with a thirst for adventure

Treat yourself to a bespoke, luxury horse riding holiday in the South of England and enjoy a fabulous horseback adventure through the heart of Dartmoor, one of the UK’s last true wilderness regions. 

Cantering through the unspoiled scenery of Dartmoor National Park on high quality, forward going horses, you’ll be guided through breathtaking scenery, past prehistoric settlements and through some of Europe’s finest examples of Bronze Age settlements. Dartmoor is the highest, oldest and least-densely populated area in the South West and offers the ultimate escape to delight all the senses and reinvigorate mind, body and soul.

Our UK horse riding holidays combine an exhilarating riding experience on the moor with a three-night stay at the luxurious Bovey Castle and use of their flagship spa to enjoy some rejuvenating treatments after a long day in the saddle. 

Bovey Castle is a world-class hotel in the heart of Dartmoor and the epitome of country house elegance. The hotel is set in a 275-acre estate and offers an 18 hole championship golf course, luxurious spa and falconry. Bovey Castle is home to the award-winning bistro and restaurant, The Great Western, named in honour of the Great Western Railway company that first transformed the building from a private house to a 5*, world-class hotel.