Dartmoor’s resident Clydesdales are as iconic as the tors they traverse and people from all over the world climb on board to view the spectacular moorland from the backs of these gentle giants.
Professional photographer Malcolm Snelgrove, an ambassador for Visit Dartmoor, wanted to create a film so that he could convey what it’s really like to experience this magnificent landscape from the back of a horse.
So he teamed up with the Clydesdales owners Tim Ancrum and Eileen Ware, who run Adventure Clydesdales, and leading equestrian clothing company Mountain Horse and spend a day capturing film that would exhilarate, beguile and tempt people to take up the reigns and feel for themselves that very special connection with nature only riding horses in an outstanding setting can give.
Malcolm selected vantage points on Dartmoor that would create a visual impact to both promote Dartmoor as a leading global horse riding location while illustrating the versatility of Mountain Horse clothing.
“It was a wonderful day and the weather was just right with beautiful blue skies. The absolute pleasure the riders had being on the Clydesdales riding over the moor is almost palpable in the film and I hope it encourages more people to come to Dartmoor and take up the reins. We’re very grateful to Mountain Horse for giving us the clothing for riders to wear. It’s a fantastic brand that is extremely high quality and it looked absolutely super in the film,” said Malcolm.