Archive for August, 2010

Horse Riding Breaks

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Equestrian Escapes are delighted to bring to all our horse lovers a large variety of different horse riding breaks!

Berkshire has much to offer, and this short riding break is set on a large rural estate so that your horse ridingholiday will be one of peace and tranquility.  With this holiday you have a choice of accommodation, from self-catered to staying in the farmhouse where wonderful home cooking will be provided.  Local pubs and restaurants are only a short drive away if you fancy the night off.  Lessons available can be in the form of either private lessons, semi-private lessons or group riding lessons – the choice is up to you!  After the morning lesson followed by a lovely lunch, the scenic hack will begin where you will get a taster of the beauty of Berkshire…

Exeter is full to the brim with beautiful scenery and equine excellence.  This short break riding holiday allows you to work on your skills, with particularly good equestrian tuition in dressage and show jumping.  Accommodation again ranges from a farmhouse Bed & Breakfast, self-catered cottages and a luxurious Golf & Spa hotel with access to tennis courts.  Whatever your accommodation though, be assured that the Equestrian Escapes Team aim to bring to you the best holiday that will suit your needs.

If you are looking for a more romantic horse riding break away, then perhaps you should explore Wales.  The Isle

of Anglesey is situated near the stunning Snowdonian Mountain Range so the standard of beauty is very high.  Here is an opportunity to lose yourself in the great outdoors and get closer to nature by riding along the expansive coastline shores.  The horses available are varied, from ponies to experienced horses so that the rider will have a companion they can feel at ease with.  High quality instruction is available to all ages and standards of horse riding, so that one is able to get the most out of their horse riding break.

If ‘variety is the spice of life’ is your motto, then perhaps you should try some Western riding in Bournemouth.  This spectacular horse riding break is of high standard and more popular than you would first think! Western riding evolved from the ranching and warfare traditions brought to America by the Spanish Conquistadors, and both equipment and riding style evolved to meet the long hours in the saddle of the cowboy.  On this horse riding break you will sample some forest riding, trail riding and beach riding so that the scenery is varied and you and your horse will never tire of it!  

For any more information on any of our horse riding breaks or horse riding holidays, please contact Equestrian Escapes where we look forward to arranging your dream holiday….

Learning With Lusitanos

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

The Alentejo Region is home to the beautiful and elegant Lusitano Horses, a wonder for all horse lovers.  On this horse riding holiday you have the option of exploring deeper into the culture and history of the Lusitano Horse, and can choose from lessons, hacks and carriage driving.  Where this holiday is really great is that your itinerary is entirely up to you!  This holiday is also available to non-riders and non-drivers alike, so that everyone is able to get involved.  Activities for non-riders include bicycle rides, archery lessons, canoeing and fishing in the natural lake, as well as expansive walking in the rural countryside.

Your accommodation is on an expansive farm in the Southern Alentejo region far from city life so that you can just sit back with nothing to worry about!  Riding atop a powerful Lusitano horse is truly a wonderful experience.  The olive and cork trees that splay out in front of you makes a most picturesque scene.  The many fragrances, colours and sounds that can be found in this region will surely leave a lasting imprint on your mind…

Nuno Baptista

Facilities are newly renovated and include an infinity pool with newly built spa facilities.  The food is excellent andyou will be able to get a real taste of the local cuisine in all its splendour!  Chief Equine Instructor Nuno Baptista will be working with you to design your itinerary and is happy to help you with anything you may need.  Nuno is a national judge in Portugal and is also a member of the national dressage team.

This horse riding holiday is one of a lifetime, and if you have a passion for horses then the privilege of riding a Lusitano will bring much pleasure to you.  For more information on this horse riding holiday, or any other holidays from Equestrian Escapes, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Get Outdoors In Granada

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

This fabulous horse riding holiday opportunity for beginners and intermediate riders allows you to see Spain in all its splendour, whilst taking in the charm of the Alpujarra Mountains.

The itinerary is set so that beginners can learn as much as possible with their horses whilst also enjoying the breath-taking scenery, so that when they return home the experience is far from lost on them!

You will be staying in the quaint village of Bubion where you will be most comfortable in the little quiet restaurants and bars; perfect to sit back and just relax.

Each day you will have a horse riding lesson in the morning, followed by a wonderful lunch of the local cuisine.  The afternoon will consist of a scenic hack into the entrancing Alpujarra Mountains, where there are beautiful ravines and valleys, lush pastures and streams.

You will then take a wonderful drive down to Granada, supposedly the most beautiful Andalucían city, where you can see the diverse yet historic culture for yourself, including the magnificent Alhambra Palace.  Here you could take a guided tour of the palace before your last night, and what better way is there to finish your horse riding holiday than in Granada?

At Equestrian Escapes we are happy to tailor-make a holiday that will suit you, ensuring that every holiday is a happy holiday.

For the Summer Holidays, Bring the Kids Out…

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Now that it is mid summer holidays, and the kids may be tiring of being at home, why not get them out on a horse riding adventure holiday?  At Equestrian Escapes we have a large range of horse riding holidays that are suitable for everyone, riders and non-riders alike.

Perhaps the kids want to learn to horse ride and learn to speak French whilst being around people of their own age group?  If this is the case, then Ireland is the one for you.

If you are looking to combine beauty and culture with equestrian excellence, then perhaps Barcelona and Catalonia may be the perfect family retreat.

If you are looking for a horse riding break for the family that is laid-back so that you can spend quality time with one another, as well as teaching new riders stable management and how to look after a horse, then Cheshire Forest Log Cabins could be the answer.  Situated among beautiful forests and great hacking areas, our Cheshire horse riding holidays are fun and a great way to explore the great outdoors.

For more information on any of our horse riding breaks, please get in contact with the Equestrian Escapes Team, where we will be happy to arrange your summer holiday.

Equestrian Escapes enjoy a busy Summer

Friday, August 13th, 2010

The Summer rush has hit us once more and this time the rush is bigger than ever! That’s right, more and more happy customers are taking our riding holidays to Spain, Portugal and yes even right here in the UK! With the increase in custom, our range of destinations must also increase and as such our team has been trying out new locations across Europe.

Equestrian Escapes are commited to delivering the best holiday packages possible to our clients and maintaining our high standards of service even during the hectic Summer holidays! Customer satisfaction is our number one priority which is why every one of our riding holidays is hand picked by our highly experienced travel consultants who also happen to be avid riders (it’s no coincidence though!)

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