Many horse owners freely admit to spending more on their horse than themselves, but is a luxury hotel experience for your horse a step too far?

Coworth Park Hotel’s ultimate check-in package will see your pampered equine met by their own keepsake welcome card, polo ball gift and personal name on their stable door.

Any special dietary requirements will be met, with homegrown carrots and horse treats made by the park’s pastry chef available with just a wave of a hoof.

Of course, no luxury travel experience is complete without spa treatments, so each equine visitor will also be offered a manicure with a hot oil moisturising remedy.

And guests need not worry about any post-ride perspiration, as they will be treated to a luxury bubble bath and an oil muscle massage and rubdown by expert stable hands.

Prices for the ultimate horse check-in start from £50 a day excluding VAT, but are there any doting owners out there who are prepared to foot the bill?

➤ For more information visit www.dorchestercollection.com

This article was first published in Horse & Hound magazine (10 April 2014)