Your accommodation for the duration of your stay on our horse riding holidays in Ireland can only be described as luxurious. The granary barn has been sumptuously fitted out to the highest standards with pitch-pine floors, oak beams and open fires. All of the bedrooms are en-suite and there is a choice of family rooms, twin rooms and double rooms. Accommodation is full board, all meals are catered for in the superb bistro where food is freshly prepared using local produce. You will receive a cooked Irish breakfast (a smaller continental option is available too), lunch as described below and a two course evening meal.
Breakfast is served at 9.00am during which time an instructor will discuss with you the day's activities, which horse you would like to ride and which discipline you would like your lesson in. Lessons will either be private or in small groups of the same riding ability.
Around 10.00am guests usually go onto the yard to assist in the preparation of the horse that they will be riding; don't worry staff are always available to help and advise you if required. After this, lessons will commence in your chosen discipline in either the indoor or outdoor schools.
Lunch is taken at around 12.45am in the house, this usually consists of quiche, toasted sandwiches, homemade soup, granary bread, salad etc.
The ride out this afternoon takes place around 2.30pm, now you will leave for the fields and the choice is yours again; you can either enjoy some schooling practise over the huge variety of cross-country fences or just relax and enjoy the view!
We know that the vast majority of riders do not aspire to compete and jump big fences so there are lots of small logs and simple jumps for those who just want to have fun. However, if you do have aspirations for greater things there are jumps to suit you too.
At 4.30pm the horses are untacked and put away for a rest and you too will have time to relax before your two course evening meal. You can take a trip into the local town which is only 6 minutes away by car, or maybe just read a book from the large selection available in the house.
Dinner is served at 7.00pm, this is time for everyone to chat about the days events...this can continue late into the night in typical Irish fashion!
Horses are available for all ages and levels of experience. Whether you are a complete beginner and have never ridden a horse before or you are a seasoned horseman looking for some challenging cross-country riding, we have the horse to suit you. The horses are typical Irish types, some homebred and all selected for their wonderful temperament and reliability.
The centre for our horse riding holidays in Ireland package is only 50 miles from Dublin where low cost flights are available from Ryan Air and Aer Lingus. Collection can be arranged from the airport, although the most economical option is to hop on the new airport bus service which stops in the local town and you will be collected from here.
Non-riders are welcome, here in the heart of Ireland there are a host of local attractions to visit so you can be sure that you won't be board!
One week full board (7 nights) and 12 hours of riding costs £930.00 per person
Weekend breaks for 2 nights and 4 hours of riding costs £345 per person and short breaks for 3 nights on full board costs £475 per person
Single supplement £15 per night
There is a 20% discount for under 12 year olds and a much reduced non-rider price.
Facilities include indoor and outdoor arenas, a cross-country schooling area with over 130 obstacles and extensive hacking on the 380 acre farm. You can be sure of a traditional warm 'Irish' welcome, all of the instructors are fully qualified and the centre is British Horse Society Approved so you can rest assured that your safety and enjoyment will be a top priority on our riding holidays in Ireland
This horse riding holiday is extremely flexible and can be run from 2 to 7 nights. Additionally, this riding holiday Ireland is suitable for non-riders too. There is plenty of walking and other things to do when you aren't enjoying yourself riding.
We inspect all the horses in our horse riding holidays to ensure the best quality holiday for you.
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