Riding holidays on Dartmoor

Riding holidays on Dartmoor are run from Dartfordleigh House in Postbridge, by Equitour Sporting Holidays.

Join us to experience Dartmoor from horseback with some of the finest rides anywhere in the country…not to mention our tailor made routes that showcase the beauty and diversity of the moor! If you’re tired of hacking around lanes and busy roads, Dartmoor offers you unparalleled levels of freedom, with the opportunity to ride for miles without ever having to cross a road.

Enjoy the splendour of riding on Dartmoor, taking in the panoramic vistas – open moorland, forestry plantations, rugged tors and beautiful river valleys.

Explore Dartmoor on horseback

We welcome all guests who would like to bring and ride their own horses on Dartmoor but must stress that you are required to give written assurance regarding your horse/s having had no known contact with strangles in the previous four weeks. Visiting horses must also have passports available for inspection and have up to date flu / tetanus vaccinations.​

We can also arrange riding guides for riders wishing to bring their own horses and ride on Dartmoor. Our guides whose knowledge of the moorland affords you the chance to visit those locations rarely seen by members of the general public.​

We are a fully licensed riding establishment, licensed by West Devon Borough Council and can provide a number of horses available for hire to experienced riders. Our stable yard is at the rear of Dartfordleigh House and adjoined by our 14 acres of paddocks; allowing adequate space for our horses and also, for guests who wish to bring their own horses. 

We can provide stabling and/or turnout, with bedding and feed available if required.

Training rides on Dartmoor

If you are thinking of going on a riding holiday abroad, please bear in mind that you will need to be riding fit. There can be nothing worse than the disappointment caused by being unable to meet the levels of fitness required to ride every day when on an expensive riding holiday or safari.​

In order to avoid this occurring we offer Training Rides on Dartmoor of 2-4 days duration, designed specifically to allow riders to achieve the level of fitness necessary to enjoy their holiday to the fullest extent.​ Our routes across Dartmoor range from between 15-20 miles per day over testing terrain and are currently offered via Wild & Exotic and other holiday companies.

Book your riding holiday

Book your riding holiday on Dartmoor with Equitour Sporting Holidays and experience this truly wonderful part of the UK, staying in Dartfordleigh House; our late Victorian property built of local granite in the 1880’s and situated in the heart of the national park in Postbridge.​

Complete our simple enquiry form to discuss your requirements in more detail or call us on +44(0)1822 880333.