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4 Days Incredible Riding With Olympian Mary King MBE in Dartmoor, UK

Bovey Castle, Dartmoor, England, UK

UK Horse Riding Holiday

Join Mary King MBE from 8 to 11 June 2020 and ride deep into Dartmoor among the wild ponies, buzzards and cattle. Olympic eventer and Deputy Lieutenant of Devon, Mary King MBE has been a wonderful supporter of Liberty Trails and the Dartmoor Derby, of which she is an ambassador, helping to introduce riders from around the world to the world class riding existing in Dartmoor.

Key information

  • Rider Weight Limit: 95 kilograms / 209 pounds
  • Tack Type: English saddles
  • Horse Height Range: 15 hands to 17.2 hands
  • Horse breed: English Thoroughbreds, Dutch Warmbloods, and Irish Sport Horses

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  • 2 full days of riding in Dartmoor with Mary King
  • Hire of the horses for two full days in the saddle
  • 3 nights dinner and bed and breakfast in the hotel with picnic lunches
  • Drinks reception on the first night
  • 3 nights of accommodation
  • Full ground crew support


2 days with instruction
Airport transfer included: Exeter International Airport
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  • Golf course
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Library

You will be accommodated in castle rooms at Bovey Castle. Rooms are on a private double or single occupancy. Bovey Castle is a world-class hotel in the heart of Dartmoor and the epitome of country house elegance.


Day 1, June 8th

  • Arrival late afternoon

Day 2 and 3, June 9th and 10 th

  • 2 full days riding on Dartmoor with Mary King

Day 4, June 11th

  • Departure after breakfast.


Mary King


This holiday takes place in Dartmoor, UK. Dartmoor National Park is, quite simply, spectacular. The landscape here has changed little for thousands of years; exploring it on horseback is almost like stepping into the past. With its ancient woodlands, high granite tors, winding valleys, sparkling streams and vast tracts of rolling moorland, at more than 368 square miles it’s the largest and wildest area of open country in the south of England.

Wherever you look you’ll find evidence of how man has farmed and lived on Dartmoor for 12,000 years, leaving his indelible mark on a landscape that is as rich and diverse in its traditions and folklore as it is in its flora and fauna. As you ride across Dartmoor, you’ll discover remnants of our ancient past scattered across the landscape: a solitary standing stone, a circle of granite boulders or an ancient cross. It’s a land that’s full of myths and legends, a land that holds endless stories.

Dartmoor itself is ever-changing: no two days are the same, and the weather and light can transform dramatically through the course of a day. With sweeping vistas, huge blue skies and unforgettable drama, Dartmoor is unlike anywhere else in the UK. It has a character all of its own - sometimes bleak and windswept, other times sun-kissed and crisp. With spectacular sunrises, birdsong, heather-carpeted hills and flower-strewn hedgerows it’s a feast for all the senses - a perfect antidote to the stress of modern life.


You have included in the price breakfast at the hotel, picnic lunches and 3 dinners.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

What's included

  • 3 nights dinner
  • Bed and breakfast in the hotel with picnic lunches set up out on the moor
  • Hire of the horses for two full days in the saddle
  • Full ground crew support and drinks reception on the first night
  • 2 full days riding on Dartmoor with Mary King MBE
  • Eexter airport and train station transfers

What's not included

  • London Heathrow airport transfers

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Exeter International Airport (EXT). The organizer will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

Arrival by train

Transfers to and from Exeter train station are also included.

Airport: Exeter International Airport Airport transfer included: Exeter International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 84 days before arrival.
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Arrival: Monday June 8, 2020
Departure: Thursday June 11, 2020

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