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The Dartmoor Explorer


The Dartmoor Explorer
Dartmoor England
Experience the wild open moorlands, deep river valleys of the mystical Dartmoor National Park. This ancient landscape contains prehistoric features; round house village sites, stone circles, stone rows and evidence of past tin mining activities. Create a lasting bond with your horse companion for this trip as they guide you through their homeland. Exploring Dartmoor on horseback allows you to cover more land while still having enough time to enjoy the scenery that surrounds you. These sure-footed mounts are happy to journey with you through all varying weather and landscape types. You can choose the option of travelling to different town and staying at local hotels, inns, and farmhouses for the night, or staying at one place the entire trip and exploring different routes daily.  For the progressive ride, you'll be traveling like many of the locals from town to town, where room and board are available for both you and your four-legged friend! Indulge in the local cuisine, where most restaurants/ pubs offer farm to table meals and traditional dishes. Experience the mixture of daily rides following new trails and the inviting accommodations that offer the familial and cozy feel. Remember to keep your eyes peeled for the wildlife that call this unique area home. Immerse yourself in the timeless mystical lands of Dartmoor National Park!

In August, you will get the opportunity to visit the Chagford Show (http://www.chagfordshow.co.uk/).

In September, we attend the annual Widecombe fair (https://www.widecombefair.com/).

Progressive Ride (no camping)
Short Getaway
Center-based ride
Ride with Western Tack

Meeting: Castle Inn Lydford
Airport: Exeter
Transfer: Exeter
Riders: Min 2 riders
Max 8 riders

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    The Dartmoor Explorer
    Tour Code: IT-ENG01
    8 days / 7 nights ~$1,750.00
    Dates : May to Sept

    Difficulty : Riding Level
    Riding Level Explained
    ABeginner
    Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
    BNovice
    Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
    CIntermediate
    Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
    D Strong Intermediate
    Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
    EAdvanced
    All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
    Lodging: Standard
    Lodging Level Explained
       
    = Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
       
    Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
    Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
     Accommodations with superior comforts.
       
     = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
       
    Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
    Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
    Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
       
     = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
       
    Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
    Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
    Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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    Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
    B 2018 05/13 - 05/19 7d / 6n 7-day trip, B&B (Stationary ... 2 /8 Expired
    A 2018 05/19 - 05/26 8d / 7n 8-day trip, B&B (Progressive... 2 /8 Expired
    A 2018 06/02 - 06/09 8d / 7n 8-day trip, B&B (Progressive... 2 /8 Reserve
    B 2018 06/10 - 06/16 7d / 6n 7-day trip, B&B (Stationary ... 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2018 06/30 - 07/07 8d / 7n 8-day trip, B&B (Progressive... 2 /8 Reserve
    B 2018 07/04 - 07/10 7d / 6n 7-day trip, B&B (Stationary ... 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2018 08/11 - 08/18 8d / 7n 8-day trip, B&B (Progressive... 2 /8 Reserve
    B 2018 08/26 - 09/01 7d / 6n 7-day trip, B&B (Stationary ... 2 /8 Reserve
    A 2018 09/07 - 09/14 8d / 7n 8-day trip, B&B (Progressive... 2 /8 Reserve
    B 2018 09/16 - 09/22 7d / 6n 7-day trip, B&B (Stationary ... 2 /8 Reserve
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    Tack: Western
    Horses: Quarter horses, quarter horse cross, h...
    Pace: Mainly walking/trotting with long cant...

    Airport: Exeter
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