We are surrounded on Dartmoor by magnificent scenery full of the wonderful heritage of the South West of England, going back at least 4½ thousand years. Coupled with this we have a fascinating natural history and landscape which cries out for interpretation. Not only will you ride out on a very special horse but you will have your own unique guided tour of the surroundings.
Riding on Dartmoor is not an experience for the beginner rider as the terrain that you will ride through can be very challenging and requires a good understanding of your horse and its ability. Horses of all types ridden in this terrain can spook at an unexpected sheep or pony or birds suddenly appearing, not to mention an orange clad mountain biker!
We need our riders to be in good control of their horse to deal with such incidents should they arise.
THE MINIMUM AGE FOR RIDERS IS 12 YEARS, THEY MUST BE PONY CLUB TRAINED OR THE EQUIVALENT. THE HORSES ARE BIG AND STRONG AND WE WANT TO KEEP EVERYBODY SAFE.
WE DON’T TAKE BEGINNERS.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE A WEIGHT LIMIT OF 16 STONE FOR THE 2 HOUR RIDE AND 14.5 STONE FOR THE 3 HOUR AND FULL DAY RIDES, THIS IS FOR THE WELFARE OF OUR HARD WORKING HORSES AND WILL BE STRICTLY ADHERED TO. THESE WEIGHTS ARE FULLY KITTED OUT FOR RIDING, NOT ON THE BATHROOM SCALES.
WE DO HAVE SCALES AT THE FARM AND WILL ASK PEOPLE TO WEIGH IF WE ARE IN DOUBT.
There are three basic ride lengths:
- 2 hrs “Heritage ride” – £80.00
- Half day (3 hrs) – £120.00
- Full day(5.5-6 hrs) – £175.00
- Hands on experience – per day – £175
Payment can be made by cash or cheque on the day. If you are booking a ride some time in advance we will require a deposit of 25% of the ride at the time of booking, which can be paid by BACS or by cheque. Please see cancellation policy below.
Sort code 20 68 15 account number 63194094 Cheques payable to Adventure Clydesdale, Swincombe Cottage, Hexworthy, Yelverton, PL20 6SD.
All these rides are conducted on a variety of terrain dependent on the abilities of the riders. All riders will be required to wear suitable clothing, riding boots or shoes with a defined heel. A helmet to the current safety standard as follows.
Standard and date PAS 015 (1998 or 2011) and must have BSI Kitemark
Standard and dateVGI 01.040 (2014-12) and must have BSI Kitemark
Standard and dateASTM F1163 (2004a or 04a onwards) and must have SEI mark
Standard and date SNELL E2001 and must have Official SNELL label and number
Standard and date AS/NZS 3838 (2006) onwards and must have SAI Global mark
Please note – EN1384 and BSEN 1384 are not acceptable without PAS015 and Kitemark
If you do not have your own equipment, we may be able to supply what you need to enable you to ride.
The weather can change quickly on Dartmoor so it is best to be prepared with waterproof clothing.
We will ask for a deposit of 25% or you can pay in full by internet banking. If a deposit is paid and the ride is cancelled by Adventure Clydesdale, then the deposit will be refunded. If the ride is cancelled by the client 2 weeks before the ride date, then the deposit will be refunded. If the ride is cancelled by the client within 3 days of the ride date, the deposit will not be refunded