Traveling through England, and doing it on horseback, is to rediscover both the romance of the countryside and man’s relationship with both his environment and his horse. Zara Colchester and Charlotte Sainsbury-Plaice, owners and founders of the bespoke riding holiday company, Stately Rides, have spent the last year researching (and riding) all over England.
Two enterprising equestriennes, Charlotte Sainsbury-Plaice and Zara Colchester, have come up with a solution: a series of a guided rides, with meticulously planned itineraries along old bridleways and private roads combined with hospitality in country houses and historic farmhouses along the route. With a touch of Noel Coward-ish brio, they have called their company Stately Rides, and it has attracted visitors from America, Mexico and France. Charlotte adds: ‘We even hosted a Spanish duke last year.'