On this 6 night trail ride you will experience some of the most stunning scenery that North Devon has to offer. The riding on this holiday is very varied, one day you will be cantering along coastal paths, the next hacking through the moors and across acres of National Park Land. The standard package includes 15hrs of riding although there is an option to upgrade to 20hrs.
You will remain at the same base throughout the 6 nights, completing different petal loops each day. The accommodation is a 17th century farmstead set in the heart of the North Devon moorland surrounded by its own fields and gardens boasting spectacular views all the way to the Black mountains of Wales. In the farmhouse there is a cosy lounge, dining room, four bedrooms, large bathroom, shower room and additional separate toilet. You will be accommodated on a half board basis which includes a full english breakfast, sandwich lunch and cake. Cups of tea, coffee, squash and juices are available for guests to help themselves to as well as wine for sale. Fruit and biscuits are always on offer and home made cake for afternoon tea.
From the farmhouse you have direct access onto open heather moorland. You will ride alomg tranquil salmon and trout rivers, heathland and woodland. During your time spent in the saddle you are likely to see primroses and bluebells, as well as rare animals, including the famous Exmoor ponies, wild red deer, foxes, badgers, hares, buzzards, hawks, herons, skylarks, kingfishers, lizards, snakes.
The horses include Spanish horses, thoroughbred X, a part bred Lipizzaner and Irish Draught half-breds, as well as an Appaloosa and several Cobs.
Although we are happy to take lower intermediate or 'rusty' riders you must be able to walk, trot and canter comfortable.
The nearest train station is Barnstaple. If you are planning on coming without a car you will need to get the train to Barnstaple, then a taxi to the farmhouse which is approximately 20 minutes away.
Dates: This ride starts every Sunday, ring to check your dates.
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