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Horse Vacations

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Sadie Page is one of our neighbours on Common Lane and she is a regular rider at our Cheshire riding centre. She recently went on holiday with her family to Pembrokeshire where she experienced fantastic hacking through wooded valley’s, along coastal tracks and galloping along the golden sands of South Wales. Sadie had nothing but praise for the stables on her return, the staff were professional, the horses genuine and well matched for the riders and the setting absolutley beautiful. She promptly presented us with this lovely picture taken by the on-site photographer which we think deserves to be shown off!

For more information on riding in Wales, Cheshire or on any of Equestrian Escapes holidays please contact us on 01829 781123.

East Devon Spa & Ride

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Equestrian Escapes proudly present to you a luxury UK horse riding break with an offer that you cannot refuse.  Two nights in a 4* Spa Hotel in the beautiful East Devon and get a third absolutely free!  We are happy to  announce that in this offer you will enjoy a wonderful combination of lessons and hacks out in the scenic surrounding areas, making it an unforgettable weekend!

This really is a wonderful opportunity to bring your skills up to that higher level.  Our Devon Horse Riding Break provides expert tuition in dressage and show jumping and the facilities are excellent.  

If you are a beginner, then where better to start?  We provide a range of horses for all sizes and abilities, so I am sure you will find a friend to get along with!  On the morning of your arrival you will be matched with your furry companion and then will have a lesson as a small assessment.  You may then return to your accommodationfor a long lunch, perhaps followed by a book by the pool, a stroll on the beach or even some afternoon tennis?

If this, for you, may be more of a laid back holiday, you may choose how much riding you do, and whether you would like to ride out more, or receive more tuition.

Equestrian Escapes can tailor-make the holiday to suit you.  This luxury spa and ride horse riding holiday is located close to the coast so as you can imagine, the riding is simply unbelievable, yet I’ve heard the spa is good too..  On this holiday you can enjoy yourself, as everything you could possibly need is at your fingertips…

(Offer expires on the 31st October, 2010)

For any queries regarding this holiday, or for any information on any of our horse riding holidays, please do not hesitate to contact Equestrian Escapes.

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Monday, September 6th, 2010

If you like Portugal, and fresh fish, then the Alentejo region is the place for you.  Fresh sardines for breakfast, cork and olive trees covering the surroundings, and the most beautiful and healthy horses you have ever seen.  It is very tranquil, and the beaches go on for miles.  Views of the Atlantic Ocean are certainly not one to pass up, and it is not every day nature’s beauty is so clearly defined around you.  The colours of the flowers, and the varied vegetation are everywhere; be sure not to overlook it because once you are home you’re little vegetable patch will look like nothing in contrast, I promise!  If you would prefer to see the sights and not only horse ride, this can be easily arranged, and the beaches are sensational for swimming and sunbathing.  The fishing villagers are fantastic for long lunches, and walking is also gorgeous.  Porto Covo is located in a magical setting, and it is impossible for its beauty to go unnoticed.  Such a region should most certainly be explored, and I intend to go back to see more of this enchanting landscape.  Equestrian Escapes – THANK YOU!

Many thanks to Equestrian Escapes for creating the most perfect horse riding holiday for my husband and I. Many thanks!

Many thanks,

Barbara Church

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.

 

 Trousers
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.

Tops
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…..

An Equestrian Escape To Portugal

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

The beauty of Portugal is widely diverse, and stems from nothing in particular.  Portugal is strewn with cork trees, olives and oak, as well as numerous wonderfully smelling herbs.  Portugal is nicely quiet, but never will you feel alone in this outstanding area of natural beauty, where the beaches are unspoiled and the people are friendly.

Escape & Explore Portugal

Equestrian Escapes offers fabulous horse riding holidays to Alentejo and Lisbon, just two of these areas of breath-taking beauty!

A short break horse riding holiday in Alentejo is available to you, with a four star spa, luxurious accommodation, wonderful food and beautiful horses like you have never seen before.  Lusitano horses are renowned for their beauty and elegance, and on our holidays you get the pleasure of riding one. 

You will be instructed whilst riding these superb horses and this opportunity doesn’t come often, so why not spoil yourself and opt for the spa accommodation?  Alternatively, you may choose to stay in a XVI century former convent next to a centre of equestrian excellence where you can combine the equestrian facilities with the culture and experience of Portugal’s Alentejo region.  With this in mind, perhaps you are looking to get the absolute most out of your horse riding holiday with us, and may opt for the carriage driving lessons and hacks with us on our Train, Trail & Carriage Drive holiday.

Alentejo Sunflowers In The Evening Light

Extraordinary holiday packages are available so that you can explore Portugal’s beaches, learn to dressage ride to a high standard, and discover the beauty of Lisbon, tasting fine wines and marvelling in the picturesque scenery that makes Portugal so delightful.

For more information on any of our horse riding holidays of high standard, please get in touch with Equestrian Escapes where we will be happy to tailor-make a holiday that is perfect for you.

Andalucia, Long Stay Horse Riding Holiday Adventures

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

What is so wonderful about Andalucia is the extent of riding available here.  The famous Andalucian Horse has spectacularly encouraged the horsey world in Spain for years and years.  But today, Equestrian Escapes are happy to offer you a wonderful selection of horse riding holidays for riders of all standards. 

Andalucia is famous for its beautiful scenery, and beautiful horses – what a combination!  More than that, we are offering scenic beach rides, trail riding in Sierra Nevadas or  Almeria Granada, all just to get a taste of the magic of Andalucia!

Andalucia’s rich and romantic culture is difficult not to get caught up in, and you will want to soak up as much of this as you can whilst you are there.  Our holidays are designed specifically with this in mind, allowing you to get the most out of the horses and the wonderful world that is Andalucia, particularly visible through the vibrant Jerez

Experience The Magic Of Andalucia

If on your horse riding holiday you are looking to improve your skills on horseback to fit the elegant Andalucian style, then we can accommodate that, too.  Suitable for riders of all standards, Equestrian Escapes is delighted to offer you a broad range of fantastic Andalucian horse riding holidays, so get in touch today to book your dream holiday.

Take A Short Break & Visit Andalucia!

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Beach Riding in Andalucia

Andalucia is a fairytale land for all horse lovers.  Etched deeply in Spain’s diverse culture is the famously elegant and beautiful, Spanish horse which played a large role in the Andalucian’s everyday lives.With such wonderful weather, Andalucia is sure to make your holiday memorable.  Equestrian Escapes can proudly present to you eleven Short Stay Horse Riding Holidays and nine Week Long Horse riding Holidays so that there will definitely be one to suit you.

Short stay holidays range from Beach Rides and Mountain Trails and even riding western-style in the desert!  Or for the more laid back person, perhaps visit the vigorous vineyards and really let your hair down.  What is so wonderful about Spain is the range of fun activities that you can get up to while you are away, just a handful being visiting Jerez and it’s Feria, or even Seville‘s Feria.  And if this possibly isn’t enough for you, there is always the incredible SICAB Exhibition in Seville, the most prestigious Spanish Horse Exhibition in the world!

The Beautiful Spanish Horses of Andalucis

To top all this off, we have a holiday for all standards of riding, and particularly large options for  beginners.  Take a look at our site for more information, or contact Equestrian Escapes.

“You Can Lead A Horse To Water, But You Can’t Make Him Drink…”

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010


“You Can Lead A Horse To Water But You Can’t Make Him Drink….”

Meaning:

People, like horses, will only do what they have a mind to do.

Origin:

Proverbs give richness to language and, to some extent, define a culture. ‘You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink‘ might be thought to encapsulate the English-speaking people’s mindset better than any other saying, as it appears to be the oldest English proverb that is still in regular use today. It was recorded as early as 1175 in Old English Homilies:

Hwa is thet mei thet hors wettrien the him self nule drinken
[who can give water to the horse that will not drink of its own accord?]

Equestrian Escapes’ Horse Riding Holidays

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

Equestrian Escapes’ Horse Riding Holidays

If you are looking for a holiday that is a bit different, and carries with it a sense of adventure, why not book a horse riding holiday?  Equestrian Escapes offers a wide variety of horse riding holidays, from Peru and Spain, Portugal and Italy, to the Uk and Ireland.  You can even take your horses with you on holiday, and learn new tricks together.  You can design your own riding plan to suit you from lessons, short hacks, half day rides to full day rides.

Riding in Berkshire

Accommodation is also varied, from pretty little B&Bs, to log cabin, quiet country hotels, to luxurious full board hotels and spas.

Here at Equestrian Escapes we are happy to discuss your perfect holiday.

Alentejo Region, Portugal…..

Friday, May 14th, 2010

If you like Portugal, and fresh fish, then the Alentejo Region is the place for you.  Fresh sardines for breakfast, cork and olive trees covering the surroundings, and the most beautiful and healthy horses you have ever seen.  It is very tranquil, and the beaches go on for miles.  Views of the Atlantic Ocean are certainly not one to pass up, and it is not every day nature’s beauty is so clearly defined around you.

The beaches are truly breathtaking as you can see

The colours of the flowers, and the varied vegetation are everywhere; be sure not to overlook it because once you are home you’re little vegetable patch will look like nothing in contrast.  If you would prefer to see the sights and not only horse ride, we were able to change it easily, and the beaches are sensational for swimming and sunbathing.  The fishing villagers are fantastic for long lunches, and walking is also gorgeous.  Porto Covo is located in a magical setting, and it is impossible for its beauty to go unnoticed.  Such a region should most certainly be explored, and I intend to go back to see more of this enchanting landscape.

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