Archive for June, 2010

Equestrian Escapes horse riding holidays prove successful in 2010

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Throughout the hectic holiday season of 2010 equestrian escapes have gone from strength to strength, consistantly providing a thoroughly satisfying holiday experience for customers of all natures. Whether you’re jetting to Portugal for a long weekend of luxury and culture or a brief rural getaway in Cheshire takes your fancy, we ensure that your every need will be met.

As a UK based holiday business it’s implicit that our local breaks in Cheshire, Berkshire, DevonBournemouth,  Wales, Cornwall and Shropshire will be refined to perfection.                                                  

riding with equestrian escapes

These holidays have been tried and tested to a near excessive degree resulting in the perfect combination of leisure and equestrian adventure for you the consumer! As our most popular holiday, we receive a large amount of feedback about Cheshire, which is convenient as the managing director Sarah lives a 10 minute walk from the stables. A combination of friendly staff and breathtaking scenery which indulges the soul provide for a user friendly and entirely relaxing holiday location.

There’s no need to merely take our word for it, the testemonials section on our website is evidence of an entirely fulfilled network of customers. One satisfied consumer stated “Your expertise was much appreciated when planning my schedule, I was really happy with the lunge and flat lessons and the number of rides out that I did – it all worked out perfectly.” This is clearly the popular opinion when given the chance to experience one of our holidays, which is evident if you read any of our testimonials, but only so much can be enjoyed from behind the confines of a computer monitor, so I can only urge you to indulge yourself and jump aboard!

Insisting on Ireland

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Our Ireland horse riding holidays are particularly good because you can have the opportunity to have professional instruction in all three disciplines; dressage, show jumping and cross country, and extensive hacking.  Also available to you is a ‘Horses & Courses’ style horse riding holiday for teenagers who wish to learn to ride, as well as having language tuition.

Visit Dublin to discover the countryside on beautiful hacks out and lessons for people of all riding standards.  For real beauty whilst riding out, try out the Kerry Trail where you will hack out on the highlands of Kerry, where the fresh air is clean and the hills are green, famously known as the Ring of Kerry.

Get in touch with Equestrian Escapes to book your wonderful horse riding holiday in Ireland, today.

An Equestrian Escape To Portugal

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

The beauty of Portugal is widely diverse, and stems from nothing in particular.  Portugal is strewn with cork trees, olives and oak, as well as numerous wonderfully smelling herbs.  Portugal is nicely quiet, but never will you feel alone in this outstanding area of natural beauty, where the beaches are unspoiled and the people are friendly.

Escape & Explore Portugal

Equestrian Escapes offers fabulous horse riding holidays to Alentejo and Lisbon, just two of these areas of breath-taking beauty!

A short break horse riding holiday in Alentejo is available to you, with a four star spa, luxurious accommodation, wonderful food and beautiful horses like you have never seen before.  Lusitano horses are renowned for their beauty and elegance, and on our holidays you get the pleasure of riding one. 

You will be instructed whilst riding these superb horses and this opportunity doesn’t come often, so why not spoil yourself and opt for the spa accommodation?  Alternatively, you may choose to stay in a XVI century former convent next to a centre of equestrian excellence where you can combine the equestrian facilities with the culture and experience of Portugal’s Alentejo region.  With this in mind, perhaps you are looking to get the absolute most out of your horse riding holiday with us, and may opt for the carriage driving lessons and hacks with us on our Train, Trail & Carriage Drive holiday.

Alentejo Sunflowers In The Evening Light

Extraordinary holiday packages are available so that you can explore Portugal’s beaches, learn to dressage ride to a high standard, and discover the beauty of Lisbon, tasting fine wines and marvelling in the picturesque scenery that makes Portugal so delightful.

For more information on any of our horse riding holidays of high standard, please get in touch with Equestrian Escapes where we will be happy to tailor-make a holiday that is perfect for you.

Combining Equestrianism With Excellence

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

The enticing Spanish scenery is enough to startle anyone, but what better way to view it than by horseback?  A horse riding holiday away in such bountiful locations whilst combining equestrianism with excellence is something that everyone should enjoy.  Equestrian Escapes offers horse riding holidays of high standard, of which two wonderful examples are Barcelona and Madrid.

Catalonia, the capital of the region, just a few miles from Barcelona, is an area of outstanding rustic beauty that has a charm of its own!  If you would like more of a rustic theme in your accommodation, perhaps choose the ‘casa rural’ option, or for those who are looking for pure luxury, there is the four star spa hotel.  on this holiday the riding is extensive, also with the option of jumping lessons, all for all standards of horse riding so there is no room for anyone to miss out.

Alternatively, Madrid could be your hostess, with stunning views that are yours to frolic in!  This horse riding holiday is perfect for those who like to combine sight-seeing and culture with horse riding and adventure!  Madrid is strewn with wonderful treasures of the region, such as castles and ruins that make it so picturesque and memorable.  On this horse riding holiday you get the opportunity to design your own holiday experience to ensure that you will have the most fantastic time!

For your perfect horse riding holiday check out our website, or alternatively call us directly on 01829 781 123.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Andalucia, Long Stay Horse Riding Holiday Adventures

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

What is so wonderful about Andalucia is the extent of riding available here.  The famous Andalucian Horse has spectacularly encouraged the horsey world in Spain for years and years.  But today, Equestrian Escapes are happy to offer you a wonderful selection of horse riding holidays for riders of all standards. 

Andalucia is famous for its beautiful scenery, and beautiful horses – what a combination!  More than that, we are offering scenic beach rides, trail riding in Sierra Nevadas or  Almeria Granada, all just to get a taste of the magic of Andalucia!

Andalucia’s rich and romantic culture is difficult not to get caught up in, and you will want to soak up as much of this as you can whilst you are there.  Our holidays are designed specifically with this in mind, allowing you to get the most out of the horses and the wonderful world that is Andalucia, particularly visible through the vibrant Jerez

Experience The Magic Of Andalucia

If on your horse riding holiday you are looking to improve your skills on horseback to fit the elegant Andalucian style, then we can accommodate that, too.  Suitable for riders of all standards, Equestrian Escapes is delighted to offer you a broad range of fantastic Andalucian horse riding holidays, so get in touch today to book your dream holiday.

Take A Short Break & Visit Andalucia!

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Beach Riding in Andalucia

Andalucia is a fairytale land for all horse lovers.  Etched deeply in Spain’s diverse culture is the famously elegant and beautiful, Spanish horse which played a large role in the Andalucian’s everyday lives.With such wonderful weather, Andalucia is sure to make your holiday memorable.  Equestrian Escapes can proudly present to you eleven Short Stay Horse Riding Holidays and nine Week Long Horse riding Holidays so that there will definitely be one to suit you.

Short stay holidays range from Beach Rides and Mountain Trails and even riding western-style in the desert!  Or for the more laid back person, perhaps visit the vigorous vineyards and really let your hair down.  What is so wonderful about Spain is the range of fun activities that you can get up to while you are away, just a handful being visiting Jerez and it’s Feria, or even Seville‘s Feria.  And if this possibly isn’t enough for you, there is always the incredible SICAB Exhibition in Seville, the most prestigious Spanish Horse Exhibition in the world!

The Beautiful Spanish Horses of Andalucis

To top all this off, we have a holiday for all standards of riding, and particularly large options for  beginners.  Take a look at our site for more information, or contact Equestrian Escapes.

Dreaming of the Yorkshire Dales

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

Family Riding Holidays In The Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales are among the most scenic of places in England and the rolling green hills go on to infinity.  Equestrian Escapes is pleased to offer you a horse riding holiday where you can combine your love for the countryside with your love of horses!  Equally though, non riders are also most welcome to visit Yorkshire and it’s wonderful attractions that will suit everybody.

The Yorkshire Dales riding holidays are brilliant for children who are keen on horses, and the substantial facilities will ensure that they get the most out of their holiday.  there are two holidays to choose from; Pony Trekking & Instruction Week or a Pony Trekking Weekend.

Pony Trekking In The Yorkshire Dales

Accommodation is in the form of pretty little self-catered cottages, and local pubs are only a few minutes drive away.  Both an outdoor and indoor arena are available to anyone of any level of riding.  Staff are always on site to supervise, so you don’t need to worry about a thing, just booking it!  The instructors on site are all BHSA qualified so you can be sure of the high level of quality.  Dressage and jumping lessons are also available to people of different standards of riding, making this a holiday that will meet everyone’s expectations.

The White Scar Caves

If you are a non-rider and would like to explore the Yorkshire Dales in a different manner to on horseback, then there is a bicycle riding centre nearby where you can hire bikes for the day and experience the fresh air.  Fishing in the River Bain is popular, as is visiting the White Scar Cave which is supposed to be impressive with underground waterfalls and streams, as well as marvelous stalagmites.

If this Family horse riding holiday appeals to you, why not get in touch with Equestrian Escapes to find more information.

Short Break Riding Holiday, Shropshire

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

Short Break Riding Holiday, ShropshireEquestrian Escapesshort break horse riding holiday in Shropshire is among the most beautiful holidays we offer.  The opportunity to hack through acres of lush fields and woodland is at your fingertips here, and the tranquility filters into your bloodstream, ensuring you of a wonderful, well deserved break.  You can even hack along the famous Jack Mytton Way, making your holiday fun filled and adventurous.  Even better than that, if you like you can bring your own horses on holiday with you!

This holiday is available to every rider, of every standard, and the length of stay is very flexible.  Accommodation is in the form of a lovely bed and breakfast, where everyone is friendly and will do everything they can to make your stay comfortable.  There are a host of local pubs that are available to wine and dine in, and all just a few minutes drive away. (On your first day you will ride out mid morning and stop at a very pretty local pub for lunch, before allowing the horses a rest and then hacking out along marvellous countryside).

Stokesay Castle, Shropshire

If you would like a holiday that has activities other than just horse riding, then this Shropshire holiday can cater for you.  The fascinating town of Ironbridge has ten family friendly museums that everyone can enjoy.  Activities also include fishing, walking or biking, and sight-seeing includes Stokesay Castle and Wilderhope Manor.

With all this in mind, it is clear that this horse riding holiday is suited for everyone, even non riders.  So book now while the weather is still fine!

Delightful Devon…..

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Devon offers so much in the form of horse riding holidays as it is an area of scenic beauty like none other.  The English countryside here is outstanding, and not something to be missed.  If the fresh air and beautiful landscapes are your thing, then perhaps you should be looking to explore Dartmoor.

Visit The Delightful Dartmoor!

Equestrian Escapes offers you a speciality horse riding holiday, looking especially at improving or learning skills in riding, show jumping and dressage.  Accommodation here varies, from a lovely B&B or self-catered cottages, or if you’re looking to splash out more, why not book yourself into the luxurious Golf and Spa Hotel?  This holiday is wonderful for long countryside hacks and adventures on horseback through the never-ending forests when you are not perfecting your skills.

If a family holiday is what you are looking for, then look no further!  If you have children who are keen on owning their own horse, then this holiday should teach them the basics of everything they need to know, whilst also giving them high standards of tuition, meaning that you can sit back and enjoy the delights of Devon…..

Visit Devon, phone and book today.

The Wonders of Wales

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Wales offers an enormous amount of wonderful land that is really very beautiful, and simply magical to explore on a horse riding holiday.  The beach rides are outstanding here, and are always one for winning people’s hearts.  Pembrokeshire brings with it a quiet natural feel, with its winding pathways and bridle ways which are perfect for hacking out, and the beaches which are sure to stay with you for the rest of your life!

Photographs simply do not do the landscape justice, as this area of the UK is not one to miss out on!  Also visit the Isle of Anglesey on a horse riding holiday so that you can immerse yourself in the fabulous Welsh coastline, witnessing nature at it’s very best, and if this isn’t enough for you, why not visit the beautiful Brecon Beacons!

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