Equestrian Escapes' Riding Holiday Blog

The Queen In The Saddle  13/09/2018
 Sarah Caplan
The Queen In The Saddle

It’s no secret that there’s an age old connection between the United Kingdom’s Royal Family and the equestrian world, however some may be surprised to learn that the Queen herself, who celebrated her 92nd birthday in April this year, is still a passionate rider. She was last sighted in the saddle on the week following her birthday, as the Duchess of Cambrid Read More »


Study shows that horse riding can improve autism symptom in children  03/09/2018
 Sarah Caplan
Study shows that horse riding can improve autism symptom in children

Study shows that horse riding can improve autism and hyperactivity symptoms in children

A recent study conducted by The University of Edinburgh has demonstrated that horse riding can help to reduce the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and reduce hyperactivity in children that diagnosed with ASD. The study involved a group of 26 children, 22 boys and 4 girls, that had been recr Read More »


Wallace The Mule  07/08/2018
 Sarah Caplan
Wallace The Mule

In the last few months, the refined institution that is British Dressage has been struck by a sequence of events that would be more familiar in a Hollywood movie script. An unlikely hero has been born, struck by adversity and controversy, only to have risen from the ashes and stolen the hearts of our equestrian nation. Who is this hero you may ask, and who could possibly be cast be pla Read More »


History of Horses on The Inca Trail  01/08/2018
 Sarah Caplan
History of Horses on The Inca Trail

North America could be called the birth place of horses, as it’s where they originally evolved approximately 10 million years ago, however by the time of the 16th century Spanish invasion, they were totally extinct on the entire continent. This invasion lead to the eventual demise of the Inca Empire, and historians have often sighted the Spaniard’s ability to rid Read More »


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 »