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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.

Man’s best friend

Monday, April 26th, 2010
This is a picture of Angel Eyes that my mother took

Notice the white star on the forehead

If ever you feel weary, and all alone, look not to the dog but to the horse for comfort. Horses are good listeners, and will stand beside you in perfect harmony if you run your hands gently down their back, and speak with a very gentle tone. 

When I was a little boy I used to climb up to the hay barn above the stables, and perch on one of the beams above my Mother’s favourite mare.  She didn’t seem to mind, as she munched away on the hay I dropped down to her and I spilled out my thoughts, and even made up stories aloud.  This became a ritual whenever I came home from school for the holidays, and my old friend would always be there to greet me with her long black fluttery lashes and open face with a white star fixed squarely on her forehead.

At the start of the Christmas holidays I came home with so much excitement as Christmas was coming, and that meant presents!  We also had recently arranged to catch some rays on a horse riding holiday to the coast of Spain. But that night, as usual, I snuck out to the stables. I remember vividly the large wooden ladder-type staircase up to the hayloft, with slippery mould growing off it.  I treaded carefully and opened up the stiff hatch.  From there I could see the lit stable, and my special beam.  I carefully balanced along the beam and gently lowered myself into a sort of sitting position, only to look down and find the stable bare.  I couldn’t understand it and looked in the paddocks.  She wasn’t there.  In the darkness I could see no white star, and no open face.  Walking slowly back to the house I went to my Mother.  Sadly, the mare had been found lame in the paddock and had had to leave us.  I couldn’t believe it, wouldn’t!  My best friend and listener had gone and left me and Christmas was forgotten. The horse riding holiday to Jerez came and passed and before I knew it the stunning scenery and beautiful landscapes had passed me by.

As most horse lovers will already know, this is both a sad fact of life… and riding, but with riding, more acutely. The average horse lives to between 20-30 years; there are records of up to 51 years old according to many sources. So throughout a life-long riding affair it is most likely that you will suffer a loss more than once.

When Christmas day finally rolled around the corner my mum gave me a massive hug and told me how sorry she was. She knew deep down I wasn’t interested in opening presents this year but still she told me she had something for me to remember our mare by, and it was perched on the beam in the hay loft. I reluctantly walked outside into the cold and made my way over. The cold bit my arms and I hugged my T-shirt for warmth. I walked up the wooden stairs and climbed through the hatch only to see nothing on the beam. It was the first time I had been here since… So I sat down and pondered, staring dead ahead at the opposite wall. I could practically hear Angel Eyes below me. All of the memories came rushing back and as I looked below I could see her with her blotchy coat of brown and white. Except… no star on her forehead? I dropped down gently and put my hand on her cheek as I examined her closely. This wasn’t Angel Eyes! Mum opened the door to the stables and smiled. I wrapped my arms around her and my Christmas was saved.

An Ideal Short Break For You & Your Family

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Take your children with you to the open planes of Cheshire and enjoy a chance to improve your riding and learn a bit more about stable management. It’s often the case that we hear all about families which have been long considering purchasing a horse of their own but they aren’t quite sure and don’t know where to begin. Here is a chance to try you hand at what it’s like to care for a horse.

This is probably one of our best Childrens Riding Holidays but this is not to say that it is just for the children. More so that it is child friendly.

You arrive into Cheshire and settle into fantastic hand picked accommodation, we do after all know Cheshire very well as it is the home of Equestrian Escapes and we have now been offering Horse Riding Holidays to all who seek them for well over three years.  After settling in you have a number of options, dine out in any of the nearby pubs or restaurants, go for a ride if time permits or simply relax for a few hours.

Throughout this four night package there will be a 10am – 1pm riding/tuition session at the stables. This is split up into three parts. Starting with a lesson, followed by learning about stable management. This is essential knowledge that you should find both interesting and invaluable. These sessions carry on every day during your stay and by the end you will have a clear idea in your head about whether having a horse is for you.

A gentle walk in the paddock

Green pastures and white horses

Another great idea for your whole family would be to take them on a real adventure, the Medieval Castle Tour in Tuscany is dressed to impress. It’s one of the best horse riding experiences I have ever had.

Horse Riding Holiday UK

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009


Why not combine the beautiful countryside on offer in the UK with horse riding by travelling on one of our horse riding holiday UK packages?

With summer around the corner and long school holidays on their way, our horse riding holiday UK packages offer the perfect escape from the office or a tranquil break with the children. Some of our riding holidays not only offer riding for adults but also pony days where your children will be fully looked after by the team of qualified staff at the riding stables.

What’s included on the pony day:

The pony day on these equestrian holidays runs from 10am – 4pm and includes a lesson, a hack and stable management lessons as well as helping out at the stables during the day. Additionally, this children’s riding holiday guarantees that your children will be well looked after and there will be plenty of activities for you to enjoy during this horse riding holiday if you don’t fancy riding yourself.

The horses on the horse riding holiday UK range from quiet Cobs to thoroughbreds, meaning the horse riding holidays England offer something for all riders.
The accommodation on the riding holidays is easily accessible and all is of a high standard boding for the perfect riding holiday. We have a range of accommodation that we use and you can choose from 4 star hotels with spa facilities to traditional farmhouse B&B’s.

Horse Riding Weekend

Monday, June 8th, 2009


Horse riding weekends give you the fantastic opportunity to take a short break from your hectic lifestyle and relax in beautiful surroundings whilst riding fabulous horses. You don’t need to go on a short break at the weekend, we can organise mid-week horse riding breaks if that suits you better.

Where do we offer horse riding weekends?

A large proportion of our horse riding holidays can also be offered as horse riding weekends including riding holidays to Spain, the UK, Italy and Ireland.

As well as having a range of countries to choose from we also offer a variety of riding including lessons, hacks, horse trekking and beach riding. Additionally, unaccompanied children’s horse riding holidays can be arranged for the weekend.

Horse riding weekends are also the perfect present for horse mad friends and partners and all our horse riding holidays UK are extremely welcoming and perfect for people who are travelling alone.

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