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The 2021 dates and rates for most of our holidays are already on the website. Please contact us if you would like to enquire about any of our trips – we will be delighted to help you book your holiday, or even just to have a preliminary chat for now.Summer has finally come to an end – for many of us, it has been a very strange one as we found ourselves stuck at home. As we look forward to 2021 and hopefully the resumption of international travel, we can’t help but to also take a look back. In this newsletter, we have decided to share a few reviews from the pre-covid19 times. Here is to many more successful trips in the future!
The UK has recently lifted the ban on non-essential travel to several countries in Europe and some others further afield. This means that UK riders can travel to those countries without having to self-isolate upon their. See the full list on the Foreign Office website. Please note Scotland has a slightly different list, currently leaving out Spain. The countries that have made the list and where we are currently offering holidays are: Croatia, Finland, France, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, The Azores, Spain, Turkey, Canada and New Zealand.
Meet us next week for a live Facebook chat with Andrew Gillies (Namibia Horse Safaris) and James and Janine Varden (Ride Zimbabwe)! We'll be discussing life on safari, what to expect from riding in Namibia or Zimbabwe, how to build more sustainable and eco-friendly horseback adventures in the face of environmental and poaching issues, and much more.
To our other riders – we have not forgotten you, but there are only so many rides we can squeeze in a newsletter. Wherever you are, please feel free to look at our website for options and contact us if you have any questions. With international air traffic at a standstill, many of you are turning to local travel for your spring and early summer adventures. It is, after all, a good opportunity to explore your home country until we can safely fly across the world again.
In this newsletter, we have outlined rides in the UK and Ireland for our British and Irish guests. We have not forgotten our American and Canadian riders and you will find below a selection of the finest trail rides and ranch holidays in the US and Canada!
What if we told you that you could escape to faraway lands, from the comfort of your own home? While we wait for international travel to resume, why not use this time to do some light reading and enjoy some of our blog posts and press features. From ride reports to guide portraits and equestrian traditions, we hope these stories will help scratch the travel itch until we find ourselves exploring the world on horseback again.
A quick update and most importantly, a message of thanks and appreciation from all of us at Equus, at a time where many riders are on lock-down, self-isolating, or social distancing, everywhere in the world. Please stay safe – and keep dreaming about your next horseback adventures! Our Equus Journeys team is working (from home!) to face this unprecedented situation and come up with solutions, keeping you informed as often as we can.
We are currently contacting riders with holiday scheduled until April 30th. We will keep a close eye on the situation and if necessary, will contact everyone with a departure in May.
Do you have any New Year resolutions for 2020? Perhaps a little more excitement and adventure is what you are looking for? Why not start this year right and treat yourself to a holiday on horseback? As the saying goes, New Year, new me - and at Equus Journeys we are doing exactly that. We started the year of with a bang, with the launch of our brand new website. We are also very pleased to have some new and fantastic rides that we invite you to discover!