Horses are returning to this classic coaching inn for the first time in decades!
To celebrate, we'd like to invite you to come along on June 3rd 2015 to welcome the horses as they make their way from Hallagenna at 9am, deep in the heart of the Moor, to the Newly Owned World Famous Jamaica Inn for 12.30pm
A challenging new trail ride from Cornwall’s Hallagenna Riding Stables breathes new life into moorland tracks en route and around the newly owned world famous Jamaica Inn.
Many decades since the roads of Cornwall echoed to passing horses, one of the regions most famous stopping points is to welcome them back. The Jamaica Inn’s decision to return the animals might seem eccentric in an age of high speed travel, but it is all part of a plan to reinforce the venue’s old world charm and establish it as a great place for riding.
“The horses definitely belong here” said new owner Allen Jackson. “Our guests love to see them and they are very much part of the Inn’s history” From the very beginning of the inn, built in 1750, horses and ponies were a constant presence.
Hallagenna Riding, specialists in trail riding for the experienced rider from their base near St Breward, have recently joined forces with Jamaica Inn to introduce an unforgettable riding experience. Setting out from their unique moorland stables, Hallagenna’s expert riding guides take fellow riders on an exhilarating trail across open moorland, reaching Jamaica Inn in time for lunch.
The new Jamaica Inn trail is part of a recently developed programme of guided trails to some of the quieter and remote parts of Bodmin Moor, as well as an extremely popular Poldark Trail. Each trail has been designed to showcase the Moor’s iconic, windswept scenery at its finest and to offer riders a truly memorable and unique riding experience. The Jamaica Inn Trail is a challenging four hour ride from Hallagenna to the Inn at Bolventor, where riders can enjoy lunch before returning to Hallagenna arriving late in the afternoon.
For riders looking for a longer experience, Jamaica Inn also welcomes guests for equine holidays this summer.
Hallagenna Riding and Jamaica Inn have developed an overnight accommodation and riding package. Departing from Hallagenna early morning, upon arrival later at the Inn riders enjoy time there and an overnight stay. With their horses in lush paddocks next to the Inn, riders have the afternoon to relax and to enjoy a visit to the Daphne Du Maurier Room and smuggling museum on site before a delicious locally sourced evening meal. Full English breakfast the next morning is included, before once again saddling up and riding along trails across the moor to Hallagenna. Packages start from £189 per person and also include luggage transfers. This price is based on two riders sharing a double/twin room with en suite bath and shower.