Archive for October, 2013

World Equestrian Games packages selling fast

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

305 days and counting!

No not the Christmas countdown (that’s much less, eek!).  We’re talking about the countdown to the Opening Ceremony of the World Equestrian Games in Normandy.

Our packages to the Games have been selling like proverbial hot cakes.  Eventing and Dressage packages in particular have proved popular but we do still have some packages left.  Packages include tickets with preferential seating to the discipline of your choice, a variety of accommodation options, return coach travel from the UK and internal transfers whilst in France.  Pretty much everything really – we do the organising, you can just enjoy it all!

Tickets will be going on sale to the general public some time in November.  However, the seats being sold will be ‘Category 2’ i.e. not preferential.  To ensure the best seating you will need to book with us.  If you have any questions or queries about the event, our WEG packages or indeed any of our riding holidays, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01829 781123.

World Equestrian Games Normandy 2014

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Earlier this year Equestrian Escapes were approached by Alltech and offered the unique chance of becoming the UK’s official ticket and travel partners for the FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy 2014.  After some deliberation we decided to accept the offer.  The task ahead seemed rather daunting as this is a totally new venture for us but we all agreed that if we could combine our expertise in coach travel with our knowledge of equestrianism and riding holidays we would be able to create perfect all inclusive packages for the UK market.

For those who are unaware the World Equestrian Games are the major international championships for equestrianism, and have been held every four years since 1990.  WEG runs over two weeks and, like the Olympics, the location rotates to different parts of the world.  Riders and horses competing at WEG go through a rigorous selection process, and each participating country sends teams that have distinguished themselves through competition as the nation’s best in each respective discipline.

The World Equestrian Games include eight of the FEI’s ten disciplines: combined driving, dressage, endurance riding, eventing, paraequestrianism, reining, show jumping, and vaulting. Following the success of team GB at London 2012 the interest in equestrianism, people learning to ride and in particular riding holidays rocketed, and therefore we are hoping to see many of our WEG packages sell out within the first few months.  The eventing and dressage have already received a huge amount of interest.

We are offering tailor made packages to include executive coach travel to and from the UK, return Dover-Calais ferry crossing, tickets to the discipline of your choice, internal coach transfers whilst in Normandy plus a range of accommodation to suit all tastes ranging from camping to a 5* Spa Hotel.  We also have VIP packages where we can offer luxury accommodation in a private Chateau, fully serviced with staff plus VIP seating for the discipline of your choice.  Please see the following link to find all our packages – WEG 2014.

We are very excited and proud to be the UK’s official ticket and travel partners for the FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy 2014. If like us you missed out on London 2012 get in touch today to be part of WEG 2014!

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