Equitana Germany – Horse Show17th - 21st March 2017
The biggest horse event you will ever see.
17th – 21st March 2017
Coach departs from Coventry at our main departure point The Standard Triumph Club, Tile Hill, Coventry, CV5 6UB. Coach leaves at 8am Friday (pickups en-route).
With 850 trade stands – 17 halls – 90,000 square meters – 201,000 people
Every two years, Essen hosts the leading equestrian exhibition in Europe. Horse enthusiasts and equestrian sports persons can attend lectures and conferences on subjects as diverse as equine health and anatomy, riding styles, veterinary medicine or training at a grass-roots level. Celebrities offer talks on their horse riding experiences, and the most successful horseman and women explain the main targets of training championship riders. The main attraction is of course the “Hop Top” show accompanying the exhibition, which displays the stars of equestrian sports at the height of their skills, performing in a magnetic atmosphere punctuated by special lightning and stirring music.
Travelling by coach from Coventry, if you are interested in seeing this spectacular get in touch.
Full Cost Per Person
(2 days entrance to Equitana Horse Fair, tickets for the hop-top show, 3 nights hotel in Essen, Transfers, Ferry)
Appleby Horse Fair11th June 2017
Sunday 11th June 2017
The day begins at our main departure point The Standard Triumph Club, Tile Hill, Coventry, CV5 6UB. Coach leaves at 7am. (M6 North Junctions only, pick ups en-route) Stopping for refreshments along the way, travelling by luxury coach – including T.V, toilet and coffee machine.
The Appleby Horse Fair is held annually at Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria. The horse fair is held every year in early June and has taken place since the reign of James II of England, who granted a Royal charter in 1685 allowing a horse fair “near to the River Eden” Since then, around 15,000 English and Welsh gypsies, Scottish travellers and Irish travellers have converged each year to buy and sell horses, meet with friends and relations, and celebrate.
The fair is one of the oldest horse fairs in Britain. It is held outside the town at a crossroads on the Roman Road near to Gallows Hill (named after the public hangings that were once carried out there.) The event comprises Fair Hill itself, (the main Gypsy campsite, with some catering and trade) and the Market Field, which was opened up by a local farmer about ten years ago, and is now the main trading and catering area, together with half a dozen licensed campsites. Most horse trading takes place on Long Marton Road, (known as the ‘flashing lane’) where horses are shown off (or ‘flashed’ ) by trotting up and down the lane, and also on ‘the sands’, which is near the town centre beside the river Eden, where horses are ridden into the river to be washed.
Many colourful stalls including Hoofin-About. As seen on ‘My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding’.
(Coach return from Coventry)
Ballinasloe Horse Fair7th - 9th October 2017
7th – 9th October 2017
The Ballinasloe Fair is one of the oldest horse fairs in Europe; bathed in history, it dates back to the 18th century. Today the ever popular fair is still going strong. The festival attracts up to 100,000 visitors from all over the world. Napoleon’s most famous horse ‘Marengo’ which he rode at The Battle of Waterloo was purchased from Ballinasloe Horse Fair in 1799. There’s a saying… “If you’re looking for a horse, pony or donkey, and you cant find it at Ballinasloe, then there isn’t one bred.” the crack is mighty.
A real experience of Irish Culture, all horse and ponies are for sale, transport can be arranged to the UK for your purchase – as an approx cost of £250 per animal.
Fly from your nearest airport to Dublin. Ideally situated in the centre of Ballinasloe – just yards from the fair field, all the pubs/stalls and action.
(3 nights half board in a 4* hotel, luxury pool, health centre, twin/double sharing, coach transfers to your hotel from Dublin Airport and return)