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!
Monday, September 6th, 2010
Pony Trekking In The Yorkshire Dales
The vast stretches of countryside that make up the beautiful and ever-reaching Yorkshire Dales will envelop you and take you on a whirlwind adventure, that is a Pony Trekking Weekend! For all up-and-coming equestrian enthusiasts, this is not one to be missed! The Yorkshire Dales acts as a wonderful set to play your part on a pony trekking adventure holiday. 40 acres of grounds and 26 acres of woodland means that you are spoiled in the Yorkshire Dales. Although this holiday is for children who are eager to ride, lessons and hacks can be arranged for adults, and non-riders are most welcome too! The staff on site are there to educate, encourage and evaluate your child’s progress so that they take the steps to become a successful pony rider – the sky is the limit!
The Beautiful Yorkshire Dales
Accommodation is in the form of a self-catered cottage situated right next to the stables so that you are never too far from your horsey friend, and so that you can make yourselves comfortable and properly settle in during your horse riding holiday. Facilities include both an indoor and outdoor riding arena and all levers of rider are most welcome. If you are a more confident rider and there is something in particular you may wish to grasp the technique of, just tell our staff and they will be more than happy to work on it with you throughout your stay. Stable management courses are also available for beginners, where children will also learn safety around their pony, how to tack up, etc.
This pony trekking holiday can be invaluable to those who are willing to take it seriously and are keen on horses, and I would recommend it to anyone!
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.
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.
Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
These four words are absolutely vital to our philosophy here at Equestrian Escapes. When we consider a new package, or putting a new destination onto our list of “To be scouted…” we ask ourselves a few questions to help determine whether it is suitable for our style. Our style of course being linked closely into our desired impact on the customer and the overall quality and delivery of the Equestrian Escapes product range.
Question number one.
Is is fit to be an Equestrian Escapes Horse Riding Holiday? Now by fit I mean does it tick those oh so necessary boxes that we know our customers need. Have we got those vital three C’s? Comfort, Culture and Climate. I heard you laugh! I’ll admit, we let our various England, Wales and Ireland venues slip under the bar with the weather reviews but this is for two very good reasons. One; we know our own land. Two; we have seen living testament over the past few decades to the amount of dedicated riders and horse lovers who are completely willing to brave gale force 27 winds and an icey bout of rain in England. And do you know why they do it? Simple. These people love their animals and these conditions only make you enjoy the good weather more. So needless to say, we launched our domestic range and it still is a smash hit. People love a good UK riding holiday. That’s the kind of holiday they want more often than not, given the current economical climate.
When are we getting out to this new possible destination to have a thorough look at the available accommodation, riding centers and restaurants? We refuse to reccommed something to our customers unless we know it’s good. First hand sampling of all you will encounter, bar the unpredictable… for instance, no we did not test the air for possible traces of volcanic ash. Within reason, but with dedicated dilligance. That is how we always aim to operate when considering new destinations for your next horse riding holiday.
Question three. If we have aquired good answers to our first two questions then…
How soon can it be up on the website and available to you? How soon can it be ready? We want it sooner. The way we see this near final stage of the riding holiday process is that you could be going on your single holiday of the year in three weeks time. That’s right you, the customer. So what if you’d like to go to Madrid with your family of four this year on a riding holiday, you have already seen the standard we work at and would rather find yourself a new location than a different tour operator. That is customer loyalty, and that is what we strive to achieve. We want our relationships to strengthen over time with our customers. You should feel both confident and excited about your trip just knowing that Equestrian Escapes are the people who have been with you each step of the way. It is an Equestrian Escapes horse riding holiday and you should expect no less.
In the future, this will be further recognised as a symbol of honesty
I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to write to thank you for organising the most fabulous holiday for my husband, Ben and son, Oli. It was a total and complete all-round success! They both just loved it – I really can’t be sufficiently effusive or grateful.
Of course, as you predicted, the highlight was Alfonso. He was clearly charming – attentive, kind, enthusiastic and an expert with his horses. Both boys raved about the riding and Alfonso’s skills. He clearly looked after them well beyond what was expected.
The hotel worked well and they both enjoyed being in Jerez and seeing the horses.
Thank you Sarah – it was a wonderful experience that I know Oli will remember all his life.
I’m just hoping to find an excuse to go myself as I’m hugely jealous!!
All the best,
That testimonial was recieved just today (21/4/10). It is an unprompted thankyou from yet another happy customer about the horse riding holiday she bought for her husband and son.
Lets get started on your tailor made trip, contact us.
Alternatively seek some riding holiday advice from our qualified staff.
Or just ring us at your leisure on: 01829 781 123
Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
Do you suffer from volcano aversion? Then treat youself with our riding holiday offer.
As the vast majority of the world is all too aware… last Wednesday by the Eyjafjallajoekull glacier (a volcano 70miles east of Iceland’s capitol Reykjavik) erupted and tore a kilometre long fissure in the ice, spouting lava one hundred metres into the sky. This eruption caused over six hundred residents of Southern Iceland to be evacuated from their homes, but the knock on effects went on to be an extremely pricey affair.
This happend last Wednesday and today is the 20th of Apirl, Tuesday 2010. It is about to be one week since the blast that put Europe on hold first appeared on the global radar, but flights are still halted in England and a few other countries mainly residing on the continent. It is estimated that this eruption has cost the British economy alone £1.5 billion pounds. This will put a heafty strain on Gordon’s economic recovery plan during his final days as Prime Minister in addition to the minisucle chances he wouldn’t be further damaging the country in the first place.
So all in all we are not in tip-top shape. But the grass is always greener on the other side…
What can I do to help? I often ask myself the same question as I just put forward. The answer will set your eyes rolling but well, here we are… on the Official Blog of Equestrian Escapes. With flights indefinitly postponed and the economy sufferering every minute of the way the most positive solution would be to treat this period of time as a little time-out for England. Mother natures way of saying, you haven’t been behaving yourselves recently England. You’ve been a naughty country, so learn to get on and help each other out. So lets spend some money within the British Isles. Get out, go to the butcher, buy some fine meat. Go to the shops, buy some nice wine and have a good meal with the family. Rent a movie, better yet go to the cinema. Can’t make orange Wednesdays? Pay an extra three pounds for a standard ticket. No drama. And now to the crucible of the article… why not go on a Horse Riding Holiday?
Really though, why not? I take by the fact you’re reading this that you have an interest in a horse riding holiday, the news, or at the very least, horses. If you don’t have that much spare cash… fear not once more! We offer great little getaways throughout England, Wales and Ireland. Experience a riding holiday in UK. Wherever you are, you aren’t to far to go riding in the sun and kick back for a good meal and eighty pages of your latest novel. Treat yourself, better yet treat your wife and kids, or mum and daughter. Whoever, wherever a riding holiday is for someone you’re close to so get them on the case.