Equestrian Escapes' Riding Holiday Blog

History of Burghley Horse Trials  20/07/2018
 Sarah Caplan
History of Burghley Horse Trials

The first Burghley Horse Trials was held in 1961 where held when the Marquess of Exeter heard that the autumn three-day event at Harewood had been cancelled and invited the British Horse Society to transfer the event to his estate.

In just its second year, Burghley ran the 1962 FEI European Championship to begin a remarkable record of hosting championship competit Read More »


Royal Wedding Horses  17/05/2018
 Sarah Caplan
Royal Wedding Horses

Royal Wedding Horses & Carriages 

Whilst all eyes might be on the bride on Saturday, our eyes will be firmly fixed on the wonderful horses charged with the most important of roles, that of drawing the Royal Carriage safely to St Georges Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle. Here is a sneak preview of the choice of carriage and the beautifu Read More »


Explore Majestic Tuscany On Horseback  26/04/2018
 Sarah Caplan
Explore Majestic Tuscany On Horseback

On our Castle Based Trail Ride you will have the opportunity to explore ancient tracks , visit infamous lakes such as Lake Bolsena, and stay overnight in a breath-taking castle on the boarder of Tuscany and Umbria. Umbria has not always been known for its majestic beauty, rolling hills and fruitful land, howe Read More »


Visit the Famous Golega Horse Fair in Portugal  25/04/2018
 Sarah Caplan
Visit the Famous Golega Horse Fair in Portugal

Visit the Golega Horse Fair in Portugal 

Visit Golegã Horse Fair from the 4th to 13th November. This National Horse Fair is an annual event which takes place over 10 days in November. During this time, the usually quiet town transforms into a lively horsey hub! It is a spectacle like no other in the wo Read More »


History Of Eventing  06/03/2018
 Sarah Caplan
History Of Eventing

The Eventing season is upon us.  It’s the ultimate test of trust, supreme athleticism, fitness and courage on part of both horse and rider but how much do you really know about its history.  

Eventing (also known as horse trials) is an equestrian event where a single horse and rider combination compete against other combinations.  It’s essentially an eque Read More »


Finance worker from London is attempting to become the first disabled person in the world to reach Everest Base Camp on horseback.  06/03/2018
 Sarah Caplan
Finance worker from London is attempting to become the first disabled person in the world to reach Everest Base Camp on horseback.

A 26-year-old finance worker from London is attempting to become the first disabled person in the world to reach Everest Base Camp on horseback.

Max Stainton, who suffers from cerebral palsy, set up the Riding Everest project to challenge our perceptions of disabled people and to raise funds for the Riding for the Disabled Association’s (RDA’s) new National Training Centre.< Read More »


Riding In Pembrokeshire  06/03/2018
 Sarah Caplan
Riding In Pembrokeshire

If you are seeking a break from the stresses of everyday life within stunning scenery then Pembrokeshire is perfect for a relaxing horse riding holiday.

Few places in Wales can match Pembrokeshire for the richness and diversity of its historic monuments and prehistoric sites.

For thousands of ye Read More »


Riding Along The Beautiful Coast Of The Algarve  02/03/2018
 Sarah Caplan
Riding Along The Beautiful Coast Of The Algarve

We have two packages available in Portugal that will make you forget about the winter weather and transport you to a sunny paradise.

Experience riding the famous Lusitano horse less than 1hr from Lisbon. The Lusitano, also known as the Pure Blood Lusitano or PSL (Puro Sangue Lusitano), is a&nbs Read More »


Romantic Riding In Sierra Nevada  19/02/2018
 Sarah Caplan
Romantic Riding In Sierra Nevada

The Sierra Nevada (meaning "snowy mountain range" in Spanish) is a mountain range in the region of Andalucia, in the province of Granada and, a little further on from Málaga and Almería in Spain. It contains the highest point of continental Spain and Europe outside the Caucasus Mountains and the Alps,&n Read More »


Our Answer To Riders Calling For Better Bras  15/02/2018
 Sarah Caplan
Our Answer To Riders Calling For Better Bras

According to Horse & Hound, most riders want a better bra, a recent study has found, while having “too big” breasts is a major factor preventing women from riding. Here at Equestrian Escapes, we have the solution in the form of fitness clothing brand Read More »