Liberty Trails Ride with Mary King MBE and Sarah Cox From Bovey Castle

TV & BBC RADIO TWO PRESENTER SARA COX is no stranger to Dartmoor having already ridden twice in The Dartmoor Derby . In 2018 she will be joining Liberty Trails for a very special three night/two day experience on Dartmoor staying at Bovey Castle and accompanying a small and exclusive group of guests for a two day/three night experience.  If you would like to share this unique experience please email for more details and availability describing your riding experience and whether you would wish to hire a horse or bring your own.


Bovey Castle is proud to announce that multiple Olympic eventing medallist, former Badminton Horse Trials winner, and proud Devonian Mary King MBE is to host a special gathering at the hotel in 2018.

In partnership with Liberty Trails, which organises tailormade riding holidays on Dartmoor for confident, experienced riders, she will accompany up to eight guests on a special two-day ride exploring Dartmoor.

Guests (either bringing their own horses, or riding expert local horses sourced and carefully matched to them by Liberty Trails) will ride with Mary, and expert guides with full ground crew support, for two full days exploring some magical areas, many of which cannot easily be reached by vehicle.

Fabulous lunches featuring local ingredients will be served mid-ride at stunning local beauty spots, with time to enjoy a long bath, and a dip in Bovey Castle’s wonderful pool before supper in the evening.

“Even though I’m from Devon I’d slightly forgotten some of the many wonderful sights you have on Dartmoor — the new born foals of course but also the stallions with their little herds of mares, and skylarks singing overhead. I loved it — I would highly recommend it,” said Mary after her first full riding experience with Liberty Trails in June 2017.

The dates for 2018 are likely to be 11th to 13th June 2018. Guests may of course extend their stay, and Liberty Trails is happy to organise additional guided riding, if you wish.

To find out more details about this special ride visit



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