Dartmoor Cattle DriveMay 2018
Experience one of every horse lovers dreams.
25th – 27th May / 31st Aug – 2nd Sept 2018
Limited places – bookings being taken now!
Come and join us for a BRAND NEW riding holiday to Hoofin-About. A chance to experience an authentic cattle drive across spectacular scenery and open country of Dartmoor. On sure-footed forward going horses, giving you the chance to be a real cowboy.
Be part of a team moving up to 150 head of cattle. Riders need to be reasonably fit. The pace whilst driving cattle is normally a steady walk but there are places where speed is needed to head off any uncooperative ones! The terrain involves crossing streams and rivers, up hills, down valleys, over land that has not changed for hundreds of years 2000ft up looking down to incredible views surrounding you. Weight maximum 15 stone (95KG)
Friday – Leaving Coventry Friday at 1pm by coach to our hotel. All accommodation is at the excellent ‘Castle Inn’ on a half board basis. Breakfast will either be at the Inn or the farm. Guests will be collected and returned from the ‘Castle’ in our courtesy vehicle. Lunch will either be at the farm, a packed lunch or en-route at one of many fabulous local pubs.
Saturday – After breakfast, we will head to the stables to meet your horse – with a selection of fantastic Quarter Horses with their calm attitude and appetite for work, all are western trained, very sure footed and a pleasure to ride. We also have a selection of Irish hunters some western trained some English style, cross the terrain with ease. Ready to ride out across the fantastic landscape of Dartmoor. Stopping at a local pub for refreshments, then riding back to the ranch for afternoon tea and cake. Travelling back to the hotel between 5/6pm, ready for dinner.
Sunday – Breakfast at the Inn, collected and brought to the Farm for around 10.00am; we head off for 4-5 hrs across Dartmoor to a beauty spot for a packed lunch or stop at one of many local pubs, tie up horses outside, ride home via a different route; followed by tea and cakes. Dinner will be available before returning back to Coventry for 9pm approx.
Full Cost Per Person
£450.00 per person
(Deposit of £150.00 per person, 2 nights B/B sharing, 2 full days riding, coach return from Coventry)