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Estivals B&B & Country Beauty Retreat
Cleeton St Mary, Shropshire
Telephone Bookings  01584 891037

estivals01Estivals, the horse...the story

Martine has had a lifestyle interest in Health and Beauty. A keen sportswomen, with success in swimming and netball she went on to develop a passion for horses.

An early encounter, briefly owning her own horse set the seed for a future interest in the equestrian sport of dressage.

Living in Somerset at the time, she bought her own foal Estival, the elegant Spanish gelding with which she has forged a close bond and developed her dressage status.

Martine was leading a very successful career as a Senior Executive within the clothing and apparel industry, and in 2001 she took the decision to move to South Shropshire.

The areas' breathtaking and rugged beauty made an initial impression and then together with access to fantastic open country riding, led her to purchasing a house and land at Cleeton St Mary. Now a Vice President for an International Company with regular travel throughout Europe and Asia, life was good. An unfortunate accident, however, curtailed her corporate career and led her to reconsider her lifestyle.

The stunning Shropshire location and her interest in Health and Beauty and her business experience became her focus and the idea for 'Estivals' was born!

Meticulously converting an old stone barn to accommodate the new business and decorating it with her own unique style, she was sure that her love of the scenery while enjoying the total indulgence and pampering would rub off on eveyone who visited and that the experience would create a lasting memory.

Estival has a stable nearby and has been joined by Sandara, a German warm blood mare and Seamus the shetland pony! Estival particularly enjoys having his name in lights and the extra fun and attention he now receives.

Incidentally, if you would like to bring your own horse to enjoy the local riding, the 5 star Old Rectory at Wheathill with which Martine has close links can accommodate you and your horse for the duration of your stay!!!


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