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Pony trekking in North Yorkshire

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

A holiday recently added to Equestrian Escapes’ range of inspiring riding holidays is in Swaledale, North Yorkshire.  The beautiful Yorkshire Dales provide an excellent location for pony trekking, for the novice and experienced rider alike.

A range of accommodation awaits; B&B, a Georgian Country House Hotel or pretty self catering cottage – the choice is yours!  After a short session in the riding centre’s arena getting to know your mount, you will then venture into the spectacular Yorkshire heather moorland for a pony trekking experience you will not forget.  What better way to enjoy the stunning Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors than on horseback!

Choose between one hour, half day or full day pony trekking aboard one of the Fell, Dale or Cob horses, all with exceptional temperaments.  All pony trekking excursions are supervised by an experienced and qualified guide and are suitable for all levels of rider. 

Those that are not yet confident in the saddle need not miss out on their pony trekking experience as lead rein treks are available for younger, less experienced riders.

What are you waiting for?  Blow the cobwebs away and stave off any winter blues with a visit to Yorkshire!

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.

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….

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.


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.

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…..

Equestrian Indulgence!

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

With such a wide variety of holidays on offer from Equestrian Escapes, why not try out something a little bit different this summer?

Equestrian Escapes has hand-picked a wonderfully luxurious horse riding holiday, that is perfect for an indulgent break away!  Combine equestrian activities with sampling delicious chocolate at Tarporley’s Old Fire Station Chocolate Shop – what more could you ask for?

This horse riding holiday is set in the heart of the beautiful Cheshire countryside which acts as the perfect setting for a romantic whirlwind of a holiday!  Delamere Forest is home to a wide variety of wildlife, and the peaceful feel to the forest attracts many visitors every year.  You may visit the Cotebrook Shirehorse Centre, where they have been breeding these fine horses for generations, and the result is prize-winning Shires.  These horses are of high quality and are a real pleasure to watch, and to be around. 

 If perhaps you have a passion for sweeping countryside views then perhaps you would like to climb up to the top of Beeston Castle, where you can even see all the way to Wales and the Pennines.

Indulge Yourself in Equestrian Escapes

We offer horse riding breaks for all the family and for every standard of horse rider from weekend riding breaks to one week riding adventures.

If you are interested in riding in the UK please look at the other holidays that we offer in the Horse Riding Holidays UK range.

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.

The Wonders of Wales

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Wales offers an enormous amount of wonderful land that is really very beautiful, and simply magical to explore on a horse riding holiday.  The beach rides are outstanding here, and are always one for winning people’s hearts.  Pembrokeshire brings with it a quiet natural feel, with its winding pathways and bridle ways which are perfect for hacking out, and the beaches which are sure to stay with you for the rest of your life!

Photographs simply do not do the landscape justice, as this area of the UK is not one to miss out on!  Also visit the Isle of Anglesey on a horse riding holiday so that you can immerse yourself in the fabulous Welsh coastline, witnessing nature at it’s very best, and if this isn’t enough for you, why not visit the beautiful Brecon Beacons!

Canter at Cornwall

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

One of the many activities to be found on a horse riding holiday, Cornwall

Cornwall is famous for its natural beauty, and in particular the beaches.  Equestrian Escapes has found two wonderful sandy beaches in Western Cornwall that are just perfect for a horse riding holiday.  This holiday is fantastic fun for everyone, and filled with activities, so there is no room for boredom!  This holiday can take you on all sorts of naughty adventures, including the chocolate factory, the local ice-cream farm and local, home-made organic Cornish Pasties that melt in the mouth.

And when it comes to riding, the adventure just doesn’t stop;  be it flat work, help with nervous riders, show jumping, cross-country or hacks including riding on the never-ending neighbouring beaches that are wonderful for a slow canter.

This holiday package is designed for those who like to be kept busy, but also like some spice in their life.  The Cornish beaches are entirely breathtaking, and the local activities are also to die for!  For more information about any of our horse riding holidays, please do not hesitate to contact Equestrian Escapes.

Why Not Experience An Area Of Outstanding Beauty On A Horse Riding Holiday In Berkshire?

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Equestrian Escapes’ Horse Riding Holiday, Berkshire

Berkshire is typically picturesque and its fabulous beauty is set in the most ideal of places.  Close to London and Oxford, Berkshire can easily tempt you into a wonderful mini break, and even for the kids too.  You may even be tempted into a mid week mini break, filled with fresh air and the picturesque valley and wonderful woodland make it perfect for walks and trekking on horseback.

If you are one for sight seeing as well as horse riding, then Berkshire is perfect for you.  Windsor Castle, Highclere Castle, or even bird watching in the tranquil Beagle Park (also wonderful to visit with a good book).  The fresh air and picturesque scenery clears your mind, and takes you far away from the hustle and bustle of home life.  And more than that, Berkshire is simply a horsey haven; Ascot, Royal Windsor, Newbury racecourse and Lambourne are just a short drive away.

If you are looking for your children to learn in a peaceful area of such a pretty nature, then choose a horse riding holiday that offer you exactly what you want.  This holiday offers an opportunity of younger learners to stay with us with out there parents, perhaps with friends in the summer holidays.  We offer twenty-four hour adult supervision, and ensure that your kids get to know horses better, and improve their skills with them.  As well as this there will be other activities, including swimming, games, films, picnics, barbecues, ball games and walks around this area of natural beauty.  A wonderful horse riding holiday experience!

So, as you can see Berkshire offers a horse riding holiday for everyone, and if not, Equestrian Escapes will tailor make a horse riding holiday just for you.

Beauty Not So Far Away; Ireland.

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

“If you are looking for riding holidays in Ireland with professional instruction in all three disciplines, the opportunity to enjoy trekking through extensive farmland areas and first class accommodation in a beautifully restored old granary barn, then look no further! No matter what the weather you are guaranteed superb horse riding holidays in Ireland.” – Equestrian Escapes

Beauty Not So Far Away….

A traditional, luxurious granary barn is provided for your accommodation, with appliances fitted for your every need.  Full board meals are included where you can sample some delicious meals made from local produce.  The first evening meal is filled with fun and frolics in a very Irish fashion, and you are sure to feel welcome.

Both an indoor and an outdoor arena are available for the activities of your choice, as well as a cross-country schooling area with only 130 obstacles and extensive hacking on the 380 acre farm.  The local town, typically Irish, is delightful and the countryside and views are sweep away into the distance, and are sure to take your breath away.

With this horse riding holiday it does not matter how much experience you have, we take everyone from beginners to the advanced, making it possible for a superb break away, that suits everybody.  Non-riders are also welcome, and there are many local attractions available, including beautiful scenery that is wonderful to walk, for everyone to enjoy.

The horses are all beautifully healthy, and all of the instructors are fully qualified and the centre is British Horse Society Approved.  With this in mind, get in touch with Equestrian Escapes now to find out more information on our horse riding holidays in Ireland.

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