Archive for August, 2011

Christmas and NY offer in Cheshire

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Scary as it sounds it is only 122  days, 19  hours and 50  minutes until the 25th December – but who’s counting! We have already started to receive emails from people who are looking to do something a little bit different this Christmas and New Year so we have decided to put together two special festive packages in our best selling destination, Cheshire.

The first package is our Christmas break from the 23-26 December – 3 nights B&B, a private flat/jump lesson, 1.5hr hack, 3hr XC farm ride, Christmas lunch with all the trimmings and full use of the leisure facilities. Arive on Friday 23rd and settle into your 4* hotel. Your en suite bedroom will be fully equipped with mini bar and wifi. Riding will begin on the Christmas Eve at our competition yard, just a 5 minute drive from the accommodation. You will start with a private lesson followed by a one and a half hour hack along the bridleways and quiet country lanes. On Christmas Day you will enjoy a traditional lunch served with all the trimmings. On Boxing Day you will head back to the stables for your final ride, the XC farm ride which includes small log piles to BE cross country fences from intro to novice level and a water complex. Price per person £620. Single occupancy price £580.

The second of our special packages is the New Years break from the 30 December-02 January – 3 nights B&B, a private flat/jump lesson, 1.5hr hack, 3hr XC farm ride, New Years eve gala ball and full use of the leisure facilities. Arive on Friday 30th and settle into your 4* hotel. Your en suite bedroom will be fully equipped with mini bar and wifi. Riding will begin on the New Years Eve at our competition yard, just a 5 minute drive from the accommodation. You will start with a private lesson followed by a one and a half hour hack along the bridleways and quiet country lanes. This evening you are invited to the gala ball which will take place in your hotel. This is a black tie event and is for over 18’s only. Champagne and canapes will be served on arrival followed by a five course meal and live music. Later the resident DJ will take over and a fireworks display will see you into the New Year. Dancing will finish at 2am followed by bacon rolls! On New Years Day you will head back to the stables for your final ride, the XC farm ride which includes small log piles to BE cross country fences from intro to novice level and a water complex. Then make your way back to the hotel for your final night. Price per person £730. Single occupancy price £745.

If you would prefer to see in the New Year in a more relexing manor then why not make you way into the local village of Tarporley where an array of bars and restaurants line the high street. Price per person without the gala dinner £575. Single occupancy price without the dinner £590.

To book please call u the office on 01829 781123. Places are selling fast!

Amazing customer feedback – July/August 2011

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Over the last few weeks we have been absolutely inundated with emails from customers wanting to thank us for arranging such fantastic holidays. It really does make us feel good when we receive such positive feedback as so much hard work goes into each and every single package we run from a few days away in Wales to a luxury week in Andalucia. Take a look for yourselves:

July ’11 – Cheshire
I have been riding over 20 years; i would travel 250 miles purely to have a half an hour lesson. We learnt more in the two half hour sessions than i have learnt in ten years and that is not an exaggeration! The horse were excellent and are not what i would call ‘typical riding school ponies/horses’, which was wonderful to see.

July ’11 – North Wales
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Equestrian Escapes for the professionalism and helpfulness they displayed in relation to our booking. The recommendation for our B&B in North Wales was perfect. Our hosts were most welcoming, their property and the location were beautiful and my husband and I had a wonderful time.  We were also very happy with the stables and I particularly enjoyed galloping through the waves on my first ever beach ride!

July ’11 – Jerez and Tarifa
Quality of Riding – This was my favorite part…the horse were great!!!  I could tell that these places were hand picked by the owner for their quality horses and professional riding staff.  My ride in Tarifa was a dream come true, beach and country side.  I could really take in the beauty of a very special place.  Katja in Tarifa was very safety conscious, timely and professional.  She was a joy to ride with and listen to her facts about the region.  Alfonso tambien muy buena gente, I rode his very light and agile Rebenque (Lusitano gelding).  What a blast!!  I want a horse just like him.  Alfonso was very attentive and welcoming as well. I will be booking with Equestrain Escapes again, just have to save money.  I completely trust that they will provide quality accomodations, entertainment and riding.

Aug ’11 – Brecon
We booked last minute to stay in Brecon, Equestrian Escapes were fantastic ,very easy and they didn’t stop looking until they found me accommodation. The B&B was very nice, the full engilsh breakfest in the morning is plenty for a hard day riding. The quality of the riding was phenomenal, horses for everybody. The routes for experienced riders are incredible, some parts not easy, but if you ride well are fantastic. The people at the stables are very good too. This ride is definitely something you have to do once in your life. My daughter and I enjoyed every minute of it.

Aug ’11 – Portugal
Dear Sarah and Lindsey, I thought I would email you just to say that Hayley and I had the most wonderful holiday and experience this week riding Lusitano horses in Portugal.

The location, horses, riding, facilities, hospitality and food together with the expert tuition and guidance, were truly superb and were very much appreciated by both myself and Hayley. It was such a privilege to ride such beautiful horses and to learn so much from them and from the instructor; he had such patience and understanding. To complete the holiday, the CD and photographs provided at the end of our stay was really wonderful and all of the staff were extremely friendly and kind. We have taken so much away from this trip and sincerely hope to return next year if at all possible. 

Ranch holidays!

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

We have been asked so many times if we offer ranch holidays and the answer has always been no..until now!

Ranch Holiday Jerez Southern Spain

The perfect package has been right under our nose the whole time, not in stereotypical South America but in Southern Spain. Other companies offering a Dude Ranch experience are selling a manufactured ‘cowboy’ setup that they think customers want and expect from this type of holiday. Equestrian Escapes, on the other hand work first hand with an equestrian expert who will teach you to perform all the manoeuvres necessary on his superbly trained Andalucian horses to enable you to work his animals on the ranch in Jerez. If this holiday catches your eye then feel free to call Sarah in the office on 01829 781123 for more information or visit the Equestrian Escapes website to read the full eight day package!

Herding horses in Jerez Southern Spain

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