Yearly Archives: 2014

Discover the drama of Dartmoor

By |2019-09-27T10:35:31+00:00November 10th, 2014|

If you’ve heard of Dartmoor National Park, you’ll know it is southern England’s highest and least spoilt region with an expanse of heather-clad hills, historical legends, granite tors and wild river ways.  Filmed throughout 2014, the beauty of Dartmoor has been captured using state of the art aerial camera technology. This digital postcard encapsulates the stunning scenery and suggests some of the landscapes you could experience on a Liberty Trails horseback adventure holiday. Discover Dartmoor by clicking here Our two and three day exclusive riding safaris give you the opportunity to experience Dartmoor from the back of a horse with just your friends and your guide for company. Wish you were here?  To reserve your dates for 2015 visit

Five Reasons to Book a Dartmoor Horseback Adventure

By |2019-09-27T10:37:15+00:00August 13th, 2014|

Horseback adventure Freedom – 368 square miles of breath-taking scenery to enjoy peaceful and meditative days in the saddle, surrounded by wildlife, rivers and world famous granite tors. Real adventure – Dartmoor is one of England’s last remaining wildernesses. The terrain ranges from marshland to gravel paths and everything in between. Our exclusive local guides know their patch of the moorland and share their knowledge with you. Everything is included – We look after every little detail so that you can truly relax on your horse riding holiday.  Our attention to detail is second to none and you’ll be in very good hands. Our horse riding holidays are truly all inclusive from the moment you enquire. Five star accommodation – for you and your horse! Our accommodation partners have been hand-picked because they share our high standards. Tailor made – we tailor make every adventure to make sure you have the best possible horse riding holiday. If you’d like an afternoon in a kayak or a morning playing golf – we can do this. We can even cater for the non-rider in your life. We handmake one booking at a time to ensure you're getting the best experience possible.

Horseback Safaris on Dartmoor

By |2019-09-27T10:52:05+00:00June 6th, 2014|

Liberty Trails is fast converting adventurous types from around the world to the wonders of riding through the unspoiled wilds of Dartmoor in south west England. The Dartmoor National Park can be reached by train from London in just two-and-a-half hours - yet it offers more than 350 square miles of largely unrestricted access to walkers and, more excitingly, riders. The packages typically last three nights and two days with rides taking up to five hours and covering up to 25 miles per day- although, since the service is entirely bespoke, any aspect of the holiday can be tailored to individual requirements. Clients can either bring their own horse or, for no extra charge, ride one of the company’s American Quarter Horses. It has to be emphasised that this is not something for novice riders, but for confident horsemen and women who are looking for the opportunity to really escape out in to the wild in the company of guides with considerable experience and extensive local knowledge. Elaine Prior, who grew up in the area on her family's stud farm and has spent decades riding across Dartmoor is now offering her wealth of experience to others through the high-end Liberty Trails vacation packages. "We have welcomed clients from around the world, and even those who are lucky enough to live in the open spaces of Africa or America have been left amazed at the beauty of Dartmoor and the incredible freedom provided by its vastness and the variety of its landscape, which includes valleys, forests, grassland, rivers and, of course, the towering rock formations known as tors" A typical package of three nights and two days starts for a party of five booking together [...]

Explore Dartmoor and all its delights from the back of a horse

By |2019-09-27T10:36:04+00:00March 4th, 2014|

Liberty Trails specialises in providing luxury holidays on Dartmoor with unrivalled riding, luxurious accommodation and sumptuous food its speciality. It has partnered with some of Dartmoor’s most idyllic and well known places to stay and eat to offer a range of horseback riding holidays tailor made to the finest detail to meet individual needs. Passionate about everything Dartmoor has to offer, founder Elaine Prior explained: “Dartmoor is a magnificent area in Great Britain and there to be savoured and enjoyed. We’ve found that by creating individual itineraries and taking care of every single detail our guests really get the best out of Dartmoor“ As a team we’ve focused on providing guests with the riding holiday of a lifetime and we are gradually proving that Dartmoor can compete world wide as a destination for horse riding holidays. We’ve hand picked some exceptional local guides and are partnering with the very best hotels in the region. Stabling is another priority and for people wishing to bring their own horses it is top class, while those wishing to ride hired horses, can relax on high quality, foot-sure and experienced horses. Liberty Trails has five very different packages to suit every horse rider’s dream of riding across magnificent landscapes in the company of their horses. The ultimate gastronomic and equine indulgence is the company’s Horseback Safari and Gastronomic Adventure. Staying at the world-renowned Gidleigh Park, this superb package is for seasoned riders who adore great riding, love fantastic food and understand the importance of luxury. Horse Parties at Saddletor Cottage are the perfect escape for small groups of friends who want to combine riding on Dartmoor with luxurious accommodation and food prepared by an in-house chef. Horses are [...]

Join Sarah Gaisford on the Liberty Trails Dartmoor Challenge

By |2019-09-27T10:56:34+00:00February 11th, 2014|

Paraplegic rider and former leading lady jockey Sarah Gaisford, from Buckfastleigh in South Devon, is asking riders to join her on an historic journey as she embarks on the Liberty Trails Dartmoor Challenge in aid of the Injured Jockeys’ Fund. The ride takes place on Saturday, April 12, and Sarah will attempt to ride as far as she can to raise awareness of the work of the IJF in recognition of its 50th anniversary celebrations. Joining her will be racing legends John Francome, MBE and Richard Pitman. The IJF proved instrumental in Sarah’s rehabilitation following her life changing accident in 2007 and still provides ongoing support. To help repay them Sarah is asking people to either sponsor her, or raise £500 in sponsorship for the IJF and ride across Dartmoor too. Since her accident, Sarah has refused to turn her back on the horses she loved, and has held on to a dream that one day she would be able to ride across Dartmoor again. Liberty Trails, which specialises in providing luxury riding holidays on Dartmoor, made this possible in 2012 and its founder Elaine Prior is now organizing the Liberty Trails Dartmoor Challenge. Elaine said: “Sarah is so inspiring in that she always has a smile for everyone and yet has had to overcome some incredible difficulties. With Liberty Trails expertise in providing riding holidays on Dartmoor it seemed a natural thing for us to do.” Sarah added: “It is incredible what Liberty Trials has done for me, not least helping me enjoy Dartmoor’s wonderful landscape again from the back of a horse. It took me a long time to come to terms with the fact that I no longer had the use [...]