Archive for July, 2010

Horse Riding Holidays Travel Tips

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Once you have decided which horse riding holiday you intend to go on, Equestrian Escapes has a few more tips for you, too…

When going away on a horse riding holiday, don’t take too much with you!  Especially if you are an inexperienced rider, do not spend a lot of money on equipment that you may never use, or that you may never use again.

In Spring, Autumn and especially in the summer months, it can get very hot, so to avoid feeling sweaty and sticky all the time, try to stick to natural fabrics, especially cotton. There are many fantastic new products on the market, including full cotton seamless underwear, which is a blessing for the trail rides. Don’t forget about fine cotton socks, too.


Of course, nothing beats the comfort and protection that proper cotton breeches or jodhpurs afford for riding, but if you don’t intend to ride much after your holiday, you can get by with cotton tracksuit bottoms or leggings.

Should be fairly fitted, and it is better to have at least half sleeves for protection to the shoulders against sunburn or low hanging branches on the trail riding holidays. Even in the summer, they are just as cool and for the ladies, are much more “supportive” and comfortable so you can concentrate on learning in your classes. If you come in winter, it’s good to bring tops you can wear in layers, T-shirts, sweatshirts and vests. Sometimes it is quite cold and suddenly it gets hot, so it’s good to be able to add or subtract quickly.

Whatever your experience, whatever the holiday, Equestrian Escapes are here to help make your dreams come true…..

Equestrian Indulgence!

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

With such a wide variety of holidays on offer from Equestrian Escapes, why not try out something a little bit different this summer?

Equestrian Escapes has hand-picked a wonderfully luxurious horse riding holiday, that is perfect for an indulgent break away!  Combine equestrian activities with sampling delicious chocolate at Tarporley’s Old Fire Station Chocolate Shop – what more could you ask for?

This horse riding holiday is set in the heart of the beautiful Cheshire countryside which acts as the perfect setting for a romantic whirlwind of a holiday!  Delamere Forest is home to a wide variety of wildlife, and the peaceful feel to the forest attracts many visitors every year.  You may visit the Cotebrook Shirehorse Centre, where they have been breeding these fine horses for generations, and the result is prize-winning Shires.  These horses are of high quality and are a real pleasure to watch, and to be around. 

 If perhaps you have a passion for sweeping countryside views then perhaps you would like to climb up to the top of Beeston Castle, where you can even see all the way to Wales and the Pennines.

Indulge Yourself in Equestrian Escapes

We offer horse riding breaks for all the family and for every standard of horse rider from weekend riding breaks to one week riding adventures.

If you are interested in riding in the UK please look at the other holidays that we offer in the Horse Riding Holidays UK range.

When the sun is out and shining, the air is light and the sky is blue….

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Why Not Choose To Do Something Truly Amazing?

Equestrian Escapes offers first class equestrian riding holidays that are tailor-made to ensure you have the perfect holiday.  The locations on offer are of excellence so that every comfort can be yours.  The equestrian facilities are all of excellent standard, with fully qualified instructors and British Horse Society approved too and furthermore we inspect all the horses in our horse riding holidays to ensure the best quality holiday for you. 

What More Can You Ask For?

Equestrian Escapes caters for riders of all standards, so there’s no excuses why not to bring along your mother-in-law…

For all information on our horse riding holidays, please visit our website, or get in touch to talk about your dream holiday….

First Class Tuition With Your OWN Horse

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

For those of you who wish to get the absolute most out of your horse riding holiday, and wish to continue learning and training with their own horse, Equestrian Escapes has the solution –

Active Rider is our partner company, and organises both traditional and themed Horse Camps in wonderful venues with excellent facilities.  This first class tuition break with your own horse is for riders of all standards; whether you are a true amateur or the most experienced of riders, there is always more to learn!  Active Rider ensures that there are excellent equestrian facilities that are there for you to benefit from.  All instruction is of the highest standard, whereby Active Riders specialise in Dressage, Cross Country, Show Jumping, Showing & Camps with a natural theme.  Active Riders offers a wonderfully opportunity to learn more about your horse and train and learn together.  With this type of horse riding holiday you are able to take away valuable instruction that you will have learned on your holiday, for example you can use your knowledge learned from a one to one nutritional analysis, course walks, reiki, side saddle, positive coaching (NLP), animal communication, sports massage (human & equine) just to name a few!

If you are interested in this type of horse riding holiday opportunity, please get in touch with Equestrian escapes, or click through to

Luxury & The Loire Valley

Monday, July 5th, 2010

For those of you who dream of luxury, beauty and equine excellence, a horse riding holiday to Saumur in the Loire Valley is just the ticket! This magical setting and wide landscapes of beauty provide the perfect setting for a horse riding adventure away from home.

You can choose from a selection of accommodation; B&B, apartment or luxury hotel with spa for your stay, and be assured that all of it will reach the standards you are looking for.

The long established and world renowned National School of Equitation is prided for the quality and high standards of their horses. This prestigious academy has been passing on knowledge through its elite masters of riding for centuries, and it is this that you will be able to experience first hand from a variety of demonstartions, to riding out on the breed of your choice, with a selection of Lusitano, Thoroughbred, Hanoverian or Selle Francais.

If you do not wish to indulge entirely in an equestrian adventure, then there are more options for you, including boat rides on the Loire River, fabulous wine tasting, castle tours, expansive cycling, a horse-drawn carriage tour of the surrounding areas, hot air balooning and golf; so there is something for everyone.

If this new holiday from Equestrian Escapes appeals to you, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us, where we will be happy to discuss your perfect holiday!

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