Starting a new series on my blog where I look at Equestrian Adventure Destinations. As I am developing my career I see a beneficial opportunity for study abroad, internships, and adventures. While this place specifically is more an adventure place, I do believe all travel is beneficial to learning. I came across this freaking awesome adventure by looking into study abroad experiences and while I also want to share those on here, this is a more open opportunity for everyone.
The Dartmoor Derby , hosted by Liberty Trails, appears to be a more tame version of this. Dartmoor is located in Devon, England (southwest England). The terrain (I would assume) is definitely different than Mongolia. This area is very scenic and inspired Steven Spielberg's award winning movie War Horse. The duration is only 3-4 days as well compared to 10. Instead of being a race, the event is centered around an enjoyable romp through the English countryside. However, all riders are recommended to be fully experienced and comfortable in all gaits; this certainly isn't for Joe Tourist who has ridden on the beach in Coasta Rica in flip flops and board shorts.
While plane fair will be expensive, it seems like a fun equestrian excursion that doesn't seem too far fetched.