Popular Equestrian Events this May Have Tourists Booking to the UK

May 09, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
With two of England’s most popular equestrian events taking place in May, UK hotel bookings in local event areas are on the rise according to statistics at popular European hotel bookings site EuroBookings.com (http://www.eurobookings.com)

The Royal Windsor Horse Show, the first of the two events running from May 10 through May 13 at Windsor Home Park, is the largest outdoor equestrian show and attracts thousands of equestrian fans each year. Events include show jumping competitions, showmanship competitions, carriage driving, and Gymkhana, an action packed sport requiring speed and agility.

Beginning three days after the end of the Royal Windsor are the York races that last between May 16 and May 18. This upscale event draws a crowd of gentlemen in jackets and ties and women in dress hats who come to bet on the races.

“Currently, more than half of our 44 hotels in Windsor and more than 75% of hotels in York are booked to capacity during the dates of the event,” says Marcel Stillekens, co-owner of EuroBookings.com. Stillekens encourages those planning to head to either of the events to book UK hotels early before options become even scarcer.

To book UK hotels early and with no reservation fees, no cancellation fees, and no advance charges, travelers can visit http://www.eurobookings.com/destinations-gb/united-kingdom.html.

England’s love of horses and horse racing began as far back as the 12th century when Arab stallions were brought to the country during the crusades. Today there are hundreds of race courses in the UK and a variety of popular equestrian events throughout the year.

“Equestrian shows and races are important events in the UK and are a great time for everyone involved. It’s difficult to walk away from these incredible events without wanting for more,” says Stillekens.

About EuroBookings.com: EuroBookings.com is a Holland-based travel and tourism company that offers deep discount rates on UK hotels and more than 25,000 popular European hotels. Travelers can book UK hotels and pay no reservation fees, no cancellation fees, and no advance charges by visiting the website’s UK hotels portal located at http://www.eurobookings.com/destinations-gb/united-kingdom.html.