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England on Horseback [Hardcover]

Zara Colchester , Charlotte Sainsbury-Plaice
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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Book Description

1 Oct 2012
To see England properly, I recommend viewing it from the saddle..' A.F Tschiffely. Travelling 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. With twelve carefully crafted rides to choose from, from Dorset in the south west to Yorkshire in the north east, this specially photographed book will transport you back to a time before cars and tarmac roads, when life was simpler and slower. Escape down tracks that are carefully catalogued in the Domesday book, or past Thomas Hardy's cottage and great stately houses, through Cotswolds villages and along beaches. Each ride contains a comprehensive map detailed the route and telling you how long it will take, places to stay (that welcome horses), essential kit to take with you and places of interest to visit along the way. In short, an inspirational guide book for the enterprising (or armchair) traveller.

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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Clearview (1 Oct 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1908337141
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908337146
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 23.4 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 199,746 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Zara Colchester and Charlotte Sainsbury-Plaice met when Zara tried to buy one of Charlotte's horses. In the end Charlotte couldn't bear to part with it and Zara's long journey across country looked like a dead end. Instead, the two became great friends and in 2002 they set up Stately Rides (www.statelyrides.co.uk) bespoke holidays on romantic rides staying in private homes. Charles Sainsbury-Plaice is one of the world's leading equine and equestrian photographers, booked regularly by Country Life, Horse & Hound and The Field.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Carole
I love this book. It is a an absolutely delightful read with an abundance of awe inspiring stunning photography.
It's a down to earth guide (with an excellent glossary) but it also tells a wonderful, humorous story of the author's experiences of their routes across England & the Welsh Borders.
England on Horseback would give anyone the confidence to explore our amazing country with their equines or indeed anyone who has a passion for our countryside and heritage.
Some of my favourite quotes include `In riding a horse we borrow freedom' and `When you are on a great horse you will have the best seat you could ever have'. I grab this book whenever I need a little escapism and am planning some of the rides next year now that the homework has been done for me.
I do hope they bring out another one. Enjoy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This is such a beautiful and inspiring book, I gave it to my Mum for Christmas, but I loved it so much that I had to get myself a copy too. The photography is breathtaking and it is really well written, informative and funny. This book which takes you on a journey around our extraordinary countryside and whenever I pick it up to read I just want to leap on a horse and go exploring! I just hope this talented team will bring out another book... . perhaps Europe next?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A fabulous insight to adventure in the best of rural England on horseback. we are looking forward to trying them out in the hazy summer months and to experience the sights and smells of our beloved country. What a wonderful idea for all equestrian enthusiasts.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book for horse lovers 18 Feb 2013
By debs
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My sister asked me to get her this book. the photos in it are beautiful and shes really pleased with it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful book 25 Jan 2013
By toby =)
Beautiful photographs accompany this fabulous companion to rides around England. Although I bought this book as a gift I did take a quick look inside and now feel inspired to follow some of these stunning rural routes myself. The authors have done a great job in balancing the necessary directions for it to be a guide book with the prose of an interesting adventure. Highly recommend.
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