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!
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Forget Kirstie and Phil!
With our knowledge and attention to detail, Equestrian Escapes can find you the perfect horseback vacation. Whether it be the breath-taking scenery of the Brecon Beacons , a short break in Berkshire or a canter along a Spanish beach we have the location for you.
* Inspected and approved the stables and the quality of the horses you will ride
* Checked the riding instructors and guides are suitably qualified and operate safely
* Assessed the rides for their quality and to match them to differing riding standards
* Checked your accommodation to ensure it meets our demanding criteria
* Carefully put together riding itineraries that are fun, exciting and challenging (for those who want to be challenged!)
We cater for all ages and abilities, if you cannot find your perfect holiday we will tailor make a holiday especially for you.
See what our previous customers have said.
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!
People, like horses, will only do what they have a mind to do.
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:
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.
Here at Equestrian Escapes we are happy to discuss your perfect holiday.
My husband hates the idea of riding around on a horse, “the poor animal!” he would say as I saddled up my furry friend. So, I decided to research horse riding holidays that would introduce him to it, and make him realise these are not “poor animals” at all. I found Equestrian Escapes that tailor-made me a holiday that could cater for my husband’s lack of interest, and certainly his lack of talent on a horse, and we found ourselves in Bournemouth.
He was given lessons starting right from the beginning, and he loved it! My next fear was that he was beginning to look like he had the potential to be a better rider than myself! Problem easily solved – I booked myself a riding holiday with Equestrian Escapes, totally alone, so that I could ride horses somewhere breathtaking, and work on my technique all at once. This time, my destination was Wales.
Equestrian Escapes cater for everyone, and the quality of the holidays are outstanding. Through them, my husband and I found the Brooke horse, donkey and mule charity and now regularly donate to help improve the animals that live in such harsh conditions. If you are an animal lover, and want to get more involved with animals and particularly horses, Equestrian Escapes will be perfect for you!
All I wanted was a bit of time, just my husband and myself, to re-connect and enjoy some fresh air, as well as beautiful scenery! I have always liked horses, and have been on many horse riding holidays since I was a young girl. I lead a busy life, and don’t have time to spend hours dipping into books and travel guides, having to sort out every detail of my holiday; I just like to get there! So, my husband found this site, Equestrian Escapes who tailor-make holidays for people just like me. The choice of places was remarkable, and we settled for Wales, the Brecon Beacons!
As soon as we arrived at the wonderful Georgian house, we were amazed at all the luxury! Our room was enormous and so comfortable, and the stables were out of this world! I was delighted, this was just what we needed. I breathed a sigh of relief as I mounted my beautiful horse and followed our very friendly guide out for a ride in the countryside.
Once we retired back to the hotel, my husband wanted to swim, and I thought I might join him, and perhaps even check out the spa…. Woweee! The facilities were endless, it seemed, and not over crowded so if there was ever a oproblem there were always friendly and willing staff on hand, really magical!
When it came to supper time, I was so hungry! I opted for the ‘home grown meal’ that was simply divine; like nothing I could ever cook myself, and we enjoyed wonderful wine from an expansive selection. And what a night we had! All of the staff were friendly, the whole place immaculately clean and tidy, and the pool and spa were to die for as well! In the morning, after riding out, we went to the farm where all of their homegrown produce is sourced, and again nothing could be faulted in such beautiful scenery. Everything was immaculate and well maintained, and you could tell that a lot of love went into these, much like the horses they provided.
Equestrian Escapes, THANK YOU!!
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.