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Horse Riding Vacation in North Devon

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

On Sunday the 6th March I packed up the car and set out on my 500 mile round trip to explore North Devon’s beach riding opportunities. This is one of the areas that we have been keen to add to Equestrian Escapes for a while and what better time to bite the bullet than a sunny Sunday in early March. A lot of people may think that adding a package to the website is simple but think again – all of the packages that we offer have been tried and tested by us. We have ridden with all the instructors, stayed in the B&B’s and hotels and thoroughly explored the surrounding areas to make sure that we are as knowledgably as possible on all of our destinations.


Arriving 5 hours later I headed straight to the stables. Working my way down narrow sea side roads I found Teresa’s yard and some of the loveliest horses I have ever met. The majority being home breads combining of a mix of colourds and greys suitable for all age, ability and size. Looking around from the stables there are magnificent views of the 4 mile beach below and the hills of the National Trust above. We set on our way to the beach, taking a leisurely walk down through the village being greeted with a wave and a smile from the locals along the way. Once on the beach we trotted, cantered and galloped the length of this spectacular white sandy beach, splashing through the throthy water, then heading back along the paths of the Tarka Trail and through the sand dunes. After 2 hours in the saddle it was time to head to the B&B, quaint and family run, centrally located for the stables and village it was the perfect place to retire for the evening.


The next day after a hearty breakfast in the B&B it was time to look for more accommodation options in the area, not a hard challenge in such a beautiful sea side location. Several B&B’s, a spa hotel on the beach front and a modern village hotel later it was mission complete! Sat outside The Red Barn café in the village looking out onto miles of golden sand and a bright blue cloudless sky, enjoying a Devonshire cream tea the thought of driving home to Cheshire wasn’t all that appealing!


Once torn away from Devon and back in the office on Tuesday the itinerary was written by 4pm, it was live on the site by Wednesday and we took our first booking by Friday. A lot of hard work paid off! For your chance to experience this fantastic beach riding on the beaches of North Devon follow this link http://www.equestrian-escapes.com/ Alternatively call Sarah, Lindsey or Lou in the office on 01829 781123 and we will be delighted to tell you more about our newest package.

Equestrian Escapes is proud to bring you the ideal Autumn/Winter Warmer package

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Autumn and winter are readily approaching and what better place to appreciate the wonderful rusting colours of fall and the morning frost on the ground than from one of the ten uniquely decorated bedrooms in our luxury country house hotel.

The hotel stands in 17 acres of formal gardens and parkland with wonderful views across the Cheshire countryside towards the Welsh mountains – an ideal touring base for Chester and North Wales and a perfect pre-Christmas romantic setting!

We’re offering a two night stay in this beautiful country house hotel, four riding opportunities and a free beauty treatment all for £265. The perfect birthday or Christmas present!

During your stay you will enjoy expert tuition and wonderful riding out along picturesque bridleways of Delamere forest. These holidays are suitable for all abilities and ages.

The on-site beauty therapy suite offers a wide range of treatments including non-surgical and surgical treatments. Our favourites include the spiritual healing hand ritual – a combination of a deluxe manicure with an energy boosting massage, ideal therapy for your hands after a long days riding. And the back neck and shoulder massage to sooth those aching muscles.

The famous Roman walled City of Chester is only fifteen minutes away. Packed with culture and its magical magpie buildings it’s an abundance of character and is a place not to be missed when visiting Cheshire. From the 12th November the streets are lit up making Chester the ideal place to do your Christmas shopping and soak up the festive atmosphere.

This holiday offer lasts until the 23rd December, so get in contact with Equestrian Escapes now on 01829 781 123 autumn/winter horse riding holiday in Cheshire! The free beauty treatment only applies to booking made Monday to Friday, offer excludes weekends.

Cheshire Country House Hotel

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

Yet again, a dazzling and fantastic horse riding holiday in Cheshire, brought to you by Equestrian Escapes!  Equestrian Escapes are based in Cheshire and thereby have many equestrian opportunities for you here!  Cheshire Horse Riding Holidays are of high standard, and come under our recommendation.

With this horse riding break, Equestrian Escapes are offering free treatment at the hotel spa – what more could anyone want after a day of riding?  On that note, you are able to pick and choose how much riding you do, and which of it will be lessons or hacking out. This horse riding break allows you to choose your itinerary, and Cheshire has so much to offer when you have time off!  The local towns are very inviting, and the pretty town of Tarporley (roughly ten minutes drive) is host to some lovely shops, and great pub food if you wish to dine away for the night…  Yet, you will find the food at the hotel simply divine!  Using local produce, you will be delighted by the delicious menu and extensive wine list.  The hotel’s facilities are equally as good, with beautiful gardens, swimming pool and tennis court and of course a selection of wonderful spa treatments…

When it comes to riding, you may wish to start off with a lesson, so that we can properly allocate your horse to you, and so we can gauge what level of riding you are at.  You will be able to enjoy the surrounding areas of the hotel, and will hack out down some quiet country lanes and scenic bridlepaths.  Delamere Forest is Cheshire’s most expansive woodland, and dog-walkers and horse-riders alike come from miles around to dive into it’s magical depths…

If you are a non-rider, and wish to explore Cheshire on anything other than horseback, then the historic City of Chester awaits you with it’s black and white tudor-style shopping rows, and there is always Beeston Castle with wonderful views of five counties and miles around!  You may hire a bicycle to get around on, and there are many fantastic walks that you can go on, and lots of country pubs with roaring fires that are wonderful to sit beside with a book!

This holiday offer lasts until October 31st, so get in contact with Equestrian Escapes now to book your luxury horse riding holiday in Cheshire!

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.

Fantastic Feedback Forms Just Keep Coming In…

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Equestrian Escapes have been receiving wonderful customer feedback from our horse riding holiday-goers, and we are delighted with the response!  Here is a little taster, but I assure you there is plenty more to come…

Laura took a French horse riding holiday to Saumur in the Loire Valley and

Laura – many thanks!

 had a wonderful time – “exciting place close to the Loire River … great experience visiting Le Cadre Noir!”  Laura said she would happily suggest a horse riding holiday with Equestrian Escapes to friends and family, and said she would definitely go again! 

Jim went on one of our Portugal horse riding holidays to Obidos Lagoon.

Thank you, Jim, for such fantastic feedback!

 Jim was very happy with our service – “Excellent.  Especially at such late notice: thank you!” and that the facilities and riding were “outstanding”.  When asked about his overall experience with us, he said: “[t]he experience [that the staff had] with and knowledge of the horses transmits confidence. The horses themselves were, I thought (not having ridden before), wonderful animals. I wished I’d had more time there!”

Kyrrias kindly gave us feedback on her horse riding holiday to Cornwall

Thank you kyrrias – we look forward to booking your next horse riding holiday with us!

 Kyrrias assured Equestrian Escapes that they chose us because of our quick and positive handling of her booking over other tour operators.  When asked about the quality of riding that was available to her, Kyrrias boasted: “”Excellent, we liked all our instructors and I was successful in a dressage test I took on my return, I’m sure the extra practice helped!”

Martin used Equestrian Escapes for a wonderful horse riding holiday in

Martin – thank you for such valuable feedback!

Pembrokeshire.  He commented about the quality of riding and his overall experience – “As  total novices, we have nothing but praise for the patience of  ALL of the staff – especially the girls!” and even said he would “…start saving & planning for next year!”  Thank you Martin for such lovely feedback.

Equestrian Escapes look forward to hearing from our customers who have travelled with us, and value their feedback!  Equestrian Escapes would like to thank our customers for their loyalty and insight into our horse riding holidays, and would also like to thank the staff on hand who make the magic happen!

If you have any questions about any of our horse riding holidays, or wish to give your own feedback, please do not hesitate to contact us directly. 

Many thanks!

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….

When the sun is out and shining, the air is light and the sky is blue….

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Why Not Choose To Do Something Truly Amazing?

Equestrian Escapes offers first class equestrian riding holidays that are tailor-made to ensure you have the perfect holiday.  The locations on offer are of excellence so that every comfort can be yours.  The equestrian facilities are all of excellent standard, with fully qualified instructors and British Horse Society approved too and furthermore we inspect all the horses in our horse riding holidays to ensure the best quality holiday for you. 

What More Can You Ask For?

Equestrian Escapes caters for riders of all standards, so there’s no excuses why not to bring along your mother-in-law…

For all information on our horse riding holidays, please visit our website, or get in touch to talk about your dream holiday….

Dreaming of the Yorkshire Dales

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

Family Riding Holidays In The Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales are among the most scenic of places in England and the rolling green hills go on to infinity.  Equestrian Escapes is pleased to offer you a horse riding holiday where you can combine your love for the countryside with your love of horses!  Equally though, non riders are also most welcome to visit Yorkshire and it’s wonderful attractions that will suit everybody.

The Yorkshire Dales riding holidays are brilliant for children who are keen on horses, and the substantial facilities will ensure that they get the most out of their holiday.  there are two holidays to choose from; Pony Trekking & Instruction Week or a Pony Trekking Weekend.

Pony Trekking In The Yorkshire Dales

Accommodation is in the form of pretty little self-catered cottages, and local pubs are only a few minutes drive away.  Both an outdoor and indoor arena are available to anyone of any level of riding.  Staff are always on site to supervise, so you don’t need to worry about a thing, just booking it!  The instructors on site are all BHSA qualified so you can be sure of the high level of quality.  Dressage and jumping lessons are also available to people of different standards of riding, making this a holiday that will meet everyone’s expectations.

The White Scar Caves

If you are a non-rider and would like to explore the Yorkshire Dales in a different manner to on horseback, then there is a bicycle riding centre nearby where you can hire bikes for the day and experience the fresh air.  Fishing in the River Bain is popular, as is visiting the White Scar Cave which is supposed to be impressive with underground waterfalls and streams, as well as marvelous stalagmites.

If this Family horse riding holiday appeals to you, why not get in touch with Equestrian Escapes to find more information.

Short Break Riding Holiday, Shropshire

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

Short Break Riding Holiday, ShropshireEquestrian Escapesshort break horse riding holiday in Shropshire is among the most beautiful holidays we offer.  The opportunity to hack through acres of lush fields and woodland is at your fingertips here, and the tranquility filters into your bloodstream, ensuring you of a wonderful, well deserved break.  You can even hack along the famous Jack Mytton Way, making your holiday fun filled and adventurous.  Even better than that, if you like you can bring your own horses on holiday with you!

This holiday is available to every rider, of every standard, and the length of stay is very flexible.  Accommodation is in the form of a lovely bed and breakfast, where everyone is friendly and will do everything they can to make your stay comfortable.  There are a host of local pubs that are available to wine and dine in, and all just a few minutes drive away. (On your first day you will ride out mid morning and stop at a very pretty local pub for lunch, before allowing the horses a rest and then hacking out along marvellous countryside).

Stokesay Castle, Shropshire

If you would like a holiday that has activities other than just horse riding, then this Shropshire holiday can cater for you.  The fascinating town of Ironbridge has ten family friendly museums that everyone can enjoy.  Activities also include fishing, walking or biking, and sight-seeing includes Stokesay Castle and Wilderhope Manor.

With all this in mind, it is clear that this horse riding holiday is suited for everyone, even non riders.  So book now while the weather is still fine!

Delightful Devon…..

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Devon offers so much in the form of horse riding holidays as it is an area of scenic beauty like none other.  The English countryside here is outstanding, and not something to be missed.  If the fresh air and beautiful landscapes are your thing, then perhaps you should be looking to explore Dartmoor.

Visit The Delightful Dartmoor!

Equestrian Escapes offers you a speciality horse riding holiday, looking especially at improving or learning skills in riding, show jumping and dressage.  Accommodation here varies, from a lovely B&B or self-catered cottages, or if you’re looking to splash out more, why not book yourself into the luxurious Golf and Spa Hotel?  This holiday is wonderful for long countryside hacks and adventures on horseback through the never-ending forests when you are not perfecting your skills.

If a family holiday is what you are looking for, then look no further!  If you have children who are keen on owning their own horse, then this holiday should teach them the basics of everything they need to know, whilst also giving them high standards of tuition, meaning that you can sit back and enjoy the delights of Devon…..

Visit Devon, phone and book today.

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