Sarah Caplan BSc BHSAI (UK Office)
Managing Director and Travel Consultant
Sarah has had a love of animals and in particular horses all of her life. Her family had a passion for travel and so it only seemed natural to combine the two strongest memories of her childhood. She qualified from Manchester University with a degree in Zoology and then spent 10 years working as a partner in a travel business. Throughout her life, Sarah has owned and competed horses in show jumping, eventing and dressage.
She is a qualified BHS instructor and later became The British Horse Society Representative in the North West of England. Equestrian Escapes was started in 2006 with the aim to provide quality horse riding holidays throughout the UK and Europe.
When Sarah isn’t out and about sourcing new equestrian centres to work with or selling holidays, she can be found training either her 5 year old 17.3 hh German mare Freixenet or Dustin Hoffman a 5 year old Belgium show jumper measuring in at a tiny 15.3 hh!
Hatty Scaramanga (UK Office)
Sales & Marketing Director
Hatty first worked part time for Equestrian Escapes in 2013, splitting her time between EE and working in the fashion industry in London. Following a move to Chester in 2017, she has now worked full time for EE for the last 3 years and continues to be an integral part of moving the company forward.
As a child she had a pony and was a member of the pony club, however from the young age of 12 a career in Athletics and Hockey beckoned and she competed for the regional teams in both disciplines, even joining the British team as an under 18 high-jumper for a season. Recently however she has decided to take up horse riding again and is learning from the best, confident in walk, jump and canter, she is finding her stirrups again and really enjoying getting back in the saddle.
Chessy Harvey Kelly (UK Office)
Digital Marketing Manager & Travel Consultant
Chessy has worked part time for Equestrian Escapes for the last 4 years. She has been involved with horses all her life and has extensive equestrian knowledge. With a career in fashion mail order and online publishing she has honed her digital and customer service skills. As a passionate equestrian this is the perfect job talking about horses and holidays!
The best place to see the world is from a horse so she has her faithful happy hacker as well as a family of Connemara’s which continue the breeding line her mother started in Ireland 20 years ago. The breeding line is all named after the weather shecurrently has Cloudy Sky, Luna Eclipse and a new member born 2019: Hailey's Comet.
With her two foals Chessy has had to fast track her knowledge in pre and post birth care! Look out for her blog on Post-Partum Horse Care.