Archive for January, 2011

Valentine’s Day Horseback Riding Offer

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Surprise your loved one with a UK horseback riding holiday this Valentine’s Day.  For a break taken by a couple in February 2011, receive complimentary champagne and chocolates on your arrival!

Choose from many of our UK breaks including spa hotels, luxury self catering accommodation and homely B&B’s, then combine with tailor made horseback riding to make your perfect get away this Valentine’s Day.

Our top 5 breaks for this Valentine’s Day are:

Cheshire Spa and Ride – Cheshire is never more beautiful than when experienced on horseback. It is a true horsey county with miles of off road riding through scenic farmland and forest. Horses are embedded within the culture of this county. Set in the heart of the Cheshire countryside this break offers riders the chance for a great riding experience whilst enjoying the relaxation offered at a luxury four star spa hotel. Why not think ahead and book your self a relaxing spa treatment, the perfect way to end a perfect holiday!

East Devon Spa and Ride – In Devon we have combined the most elegant of 4* spa hotels with a riding centre of equally excellent pedigree. This holiday will give you the opportunity to either learn or to improve your riding with expert tuition and riding out in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Luxury on a budget Cheshire is one of the most picturesque counties in Britain and you dont need to spend a fortune to experience this! In the heart of this beautiful county you will be able to enjoy expert tuition and wonderful riding out whilst staying near by in a luxury farm house. There are just two spacious and well appointed bedrooms and in the evening you have a beautiful lounge to relax in.

Brecon Beacons Spa and Ride – If you are in need of a break from the stresses of everyday life then riding out in the stunning scenery of the Brecon Beacons is ideal for you. Stay in a fantastic and historic Georgian country house hotel complete with spa and beautiful views of the surrounding area.

Ride Great Windsor Park – For those who work in central London and need to recharge their batteries on a short break riding holiday, or for those who would like to experience one of the most stunning riding opportunities in the UK then come to Windsor and Ascot. The combination of a lovely, traditional four star spa hotel with great riding for all abilities makes this a really wonderful riding holiday in Berkshire.

Whatever you end up doing this Valentine’s Day we hope you have a perfect one!

For any more information on the article above or for general enquiries we are here to take your call all day Monday – Friday, just phone us on 01829 781123 or contact us via the website

Riding Vacation of a Lifetime!

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Many of you will have seen on our Equestrian Escapes website that we offer a riding holiday in Machu Picchu. This dream horse riding holiday takes you to the spectacular former Inca settlement near Cusco and you will be riding high in the mountains of Peru..this is truly the ride of a life time.

During your 10-day holiday you will explore the famous Sacred Valley and enjoy the luxury of passing backpackers on horseback as you follow the Inca Trail through The Andes. If you have always wanted to visit Machu Picchu, then the opportunity to visit the heart of the Inca Empire on our horse riding holidays is a dream come true. The reality of this ride is even better! The accommodation is truely excellent, the attention to detail incomparable and the magical ambiance of the mountains will leave an impression on you that will stay with you forever.

All of the accommodation (hotels and lodges) used throughout your stay are of a first class standard. All meals are included except for dinner on the first night in Lima and on the last night in Cusco.

The riding is challenging in places although the horses, who are mainly American Quarter Horses with some Arab crosses and thoroughbreds are well trained and are more than able to cope with the difficult terrain.
Throughout your horse riding vacation you will have a cultural guide (on horseback where necessary) and a horse trekking guide and a doctor will accompany the group throughout the trekking part of the holiday.

There is a maximum of 6 – 8 guests and in addition to the staff already mentioned, two wranglers will also assist the group.

The 2011 Departure Dates for this holiday are:
April 17th

May 11th

June 7th

July 10th

August 1st

August 21st

September 4th

September 21st

October 9th

October 23rd

November 6th

For more information on this horse riding vacation or any of the holidays on the Equestrian Escapes website please call us in the office on 01829 781123 or contact us through our ‘contact us’ page.

Equestrian Vacations and Horse Shares

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

We understand that owning your own horse can be very expensive and many of the people who travel with Equestrian Escapes don’t have their own horse. The service that we offer gives both riders and non-riders a chance to experience the reality of having their own horse whether its during a weekend break or longer. Our Adult Intensive course  combines dressage/jump lessons with hacking and stable management which gives first time horse owners a feel of what its like to own their own horse.
We have recently come across a website called Horse Shares UK, offering horse owners and first time buyers a cost effective solution to what can be a very expensive vocation. Read on for more details-

Find a horse to loan or a horse for share at Horse Shares UK. Established in 2006, Horse Shares UK is now one of the UK’s leading websites solely advertising horses loans and horse shares and attracts thousands of visitors each week. Owning a horse is a rewarding experience but can become very time consuming and costly. Often a good solution for horse owners is to have a sharer for their horse or to put their horse out on loan as an alternatively to selling. Equally, sharing a horse can be a great stepping stone towards owning a horse of your own. Browse through our horse share and loan advertisements or place your own advert with us today. Advertising on Horse Shares UK is simple, cost-effective and is guaranteed to target the right audience helping you find the perfect loan or share agreement quickly. There is also great information about loaning and sharing, including real life experiences from people that loan and share horses.
For more information visit or contact them via email.

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