Glamping is all the rage, gone are the days of a soggy two person tent and barely adequate bathroom facilities that would have you running off to a hotel at a moments’ notice. Nowadays glamping offers high-end luxury in a variety of outdoor structures that make the humble tent seem, well, humble.
Glamping offers a comfortable spin on the old idea of camping so it basically provides all of the benefits – beautiful scenery, fresh air and the chance to live outside – without any of the traditional drawbacks – a damp, miserable tent when the weather is bad and first world bathroom facilities.
If you miss your horse like crazy when you go away then why not take him with you? Rather than try and match up a hotel with stabling for you both, many equestrian centres and farms offer a camping and glamping experience from budget basic to all-out luxury. The great thing about this is you can choose to camp or glamp where there are lots of equestrian facilities. So you won’t just have your horse across the paddock from you but you can also arrange use of arenas, show jumps and cross-country courses depending on where you stay. Of course, many people just opt for a change of scenery and pick a part of the country where they can experience different hacking and outdoor riding but if you pick a well resourced equestrian centre, then you could have lots of training options as well.
The Benefits Of Glamping
Accommodation for the rider has moved on from the days of a small tent and nowhere to dry your wet jodhpurs. Now you can choose from a selection of wigwams, bell tents, safari tents, unidomes and hobbit pods. Each one offers something different with no concessions made to comfort levels which are optimum and all this set in a beautiful landscape. The great thing is, unlike old-fashioned camping, you don’t have to pack up your tent and other items and then pitch it all on arrival; everything is ready and waiting.
Unidomes are the latest thing on the glamping scene and offer a 21st-century experience of outdoor living. Unidomes offer a 360-degree clear panoramic dome with stunning views. You can sleep under the stars, wake up with the sun and wildlife watch during the day. These are big enough to sleep three or four people and with space to sit and relax. Some sites provide communal cooking facilities but if you opt for something like a shepherd’s hut, then some of these have their own kitchen area.
Equestrian Glamping Business Start-Up
If you can’t find exactly what you want for you and your horse, why not start up your own glamping business? The benefits of starting a glamping business for lovers of horses are significant. There are even services for those who put their horses into a retirement centre. The owners still want somewhere to stay and glamping is the perfect option and something many others are starting to pay attention to.
5 Star Attention For Your Horse
Whilst you are relaxing in comfort and enjoying the very best that nature has to offer, your horse can be enjoying some five-star attention as well. If you camp or glamp at an equestrian centre then you will have the option of a stable or grazing as part of your livery package. Use of the facilities is usually included with tuition available as well. Enjoy all the benefits that a big equestrian centre can offer such as show jumping courses, cross-country fences and those unmissable luxuries such as a hot water horse shower for your equine friend at the end of a hard days’ work.
Whether you choose the simple option of a small tent and a campfire or glamp it up with a luxury furnished wigwam complete with sofas and throws, holidaying outside has never had so many choices. If you pick an equestrian base that has facilities and is situated in a stunning location then you really will have everything at your back door.