Elaine Prior – Founder of Liberty Trails

Having worked and ridden in different places overseas, Elaine one day realised that absolutely nowhere beats Dartmoor, where she grew up, as a riding destination. And so a business idea was born. Elaine makes our business stand out because of the supreme care she ensures is taken from getting to know you before you arrive, the sort of horses you enjoy, and the memories you will treasure forever after a Liberty Trails experience. Elaine also has an encyclopaedic knowledge of Dartmoor’s tors, canter tracks, bogs to avoid, and the best places to stay, visit, eat, and lots more!

Bob topping up champagne glasses on the tailgate of a vehicle

Bob Prior – Operations, Guest Transfers, Host and Ground Support

Bob is a full time member of the Liberty Trails team, and is Dartmoor based all year round. He magically appears with tea, water, a trailer or whatever else you need, and, with Elaine, knows everyone on Dartmoor. He is a dab hand at dealing with unforeseen hiccups with animals and our great British weather. The chances are you’ll learn to love a sighting of Bob because it means water, tea, a mid-ride snack, or perhaps even a barbecued ‘Bob breakfast’, one of Devon’s best kept secrets.

Lucy Higginson – Communications, Media and Marketing

Lucy Higginson – Communications, Media and Marketing

Lucy is a former Editor of Horse & Hound who has worked with Liberty Trails for over five years, having fallen in love with the ethos, the rides, and Dartmoor during a first visit. Lucy’s first riding experience with Liberty Trails compelled her to book a return trip before finishing the first. Since then, she has brought her family on holiday to Dartmoor at least eight times! You will experience Lucy’s helpful, personable and vast knowledge of Liberty Trails and Dartmoor from when you make that first enquiry.