With craggy landscapes, a fascinating history and the wide open spaces of one of England’s last true wildernesses, Dartmoor is the perfect setting for an exhilarating horse riding holiday; the freedom of thundering across the moors with the sun on your face, fresh air in your lungs and the wind in your hair is unbeatable.
At Bovey Castle, we offer a horse riding experience in Devon that is perfect for experienced riders looking for a horse riding holiday with a difference. Dogs are welcome at the hotel and non-equestrian guests will find plenty to do, including fishing, golf and falconry.
The best of Devon horse riding
Ideally suited to experienced riders looking for an adventurous horse riding holiday in a beautiful setting, our Devon horse riding break is one of the best ways to explore Dartmoor National Park. We offer exciting rides across the remote and unspoilt countryside, accompanied by experienced guides who have ridden on Dartmoor all their lives; whether you choose to ride one of our forward going, high-quality horses or bring your own mount, you can be sure of an unforgettable horse riding experience in Devon. If you opt to bring your own horse, the break includes three nights livery in our stables. Western saddles are available if you prefer.
Explore Dartmoor on a Devon horse riding break
By far the best way to explore Dartmoor is on horseback: off the beaten track, there are hidden treasures just waiting to be discovered. Dartmoor has so much to offer equestrian fans: miles of open unspoilt moorland and woodland to explore, with Bronze Age settlements, sparkling waterfalls, ancient stone circles and majestic tors rising above the heather covered hillsides. We tailor your horse riding experience in Devon to suit your preferences, with options that include trail rides, a full day’s or half day’s ride at hunting pace and rides accompanied by a falconer.
A horse riding experience in Devon at Bovey Castle
Five star Bovey Castle is the perfect setting for a horse riding break in Devon’s beautiful countryside. Return from an exhilarating day’s riding to the luxurious comforts of the Spa, followed by a delectable dinner with menus featuring fresh local produce in one of the hotel’s first class restaurants. Non-riding partners are not forgotten and can choose from a range of activities such as golf, a relaxing and restorative session in the spa, walking, off-road driving and traditional falconry. With an historic setting, recently refurbished and beautifully appointed rooms and a meticulous attention to every detail required for a memorable stay, a horse riding experience in Devon at Bovey Castle is the ideal way to escape from the stresses of everyday life and restore your equilibrium.