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Teenagers language and riding

If you are a youngster (10 years upwards) and you want to enjoy a week or two in Ireland improving not only your horse riding but your language skills too, then read on. This horse riding holiday is based The Royal Equestrian Centre, just 18 miles outside of Dublin, you will find a wide range of top quality horse riding facilities plus expert tuition in French.

What's Included:

  • 15hrs English or French Language lessons/wk with qualified teacher
  • 15hrs horse Riding/wk with a qualified BHS instructor
  • 1 supervised excursion/wk to a tourist attraction or Dublin City
  • entry to museums not included
  • Evening activities eg tennis
  • badminton
  • football volley-ball
  • All meals & accommodation
  • approx 6 students sharing a room
  • 24 hour adult supervision

Price: from £775pp

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Itinerary and prices – scroll down for more details

The package includes:

  • 15 hours English or French Language lessons per week with a qualified teacher

  • 15 hours Horse Riding per week with a fully qualified BHS instructor

  • One supervised excursion per week to a tourist attraction or Dublin City (entry to museums not included)

  • Evening activities for example tennis, badminton, football volley-ball, etc

  • All meals and accommodation (with approx 6 students sharing a bedroom)

  • 24 hour adult supervision

Additional Information:

  • 40% of the students return for another year.

  • Classes are deliberated kept small to allow a personalised approach (when students arrive they are assessed by the Head of Languages and put in a group with other students at a similar level).

  • The centre is set in 120 hectares of beautiful panoramic countryside.

  • Students and staff stay in the panoramic Dunsany Castle, see picture attached.

  • The Castle has just been recently refurbished in March 2009

  • Here they eat their breakfast & evening meals & are fully supervised at all times, evening activities are conducted in the grounds of the Castle.

Here is a picture of our new building where all students will stay in 2013:

  • The new building sleeps 28 students in bedrooms of 4 per room in bunk beds with ensuite bath/ shower rooms. There is also accomodation for 8 members of staff.

  • It is 60 metre walk from the stables and next to the riding arena – all activities and lessons will be on site.

  • The building is surrounded by 100 acres of green fields where the horses eat grass at night. The students will be able to see their pony from their bedroom in panoramic Irish countryside.

  • It is stunning, modern and purpose built with students in mind – their every need will be catered for.

  • The views from the huge window are very impressive – there is nothing like this facility anywhere in Ireland.

  • There is a dinning room for 30 people and 2 classrooms max 15 in each class room

  • We are very excited about this fantastic new building, which has been 6 years in the planning, and will have it ready for your student in Easter 2013.

The course is suitable for students from the age of 10 to 16 and the recommended programme is two weeks, during this time the aim is to improve their  English or French Language, Horse Riding and Horsemanship, and give students an opportunity to experience another culture in a secure and friendly environment.

As well as UK, Ireland and France, there are students from Spain, Germany, Finland and Italy – this ensures students socialise in a foreign language.
Following a very successful 2010, the course is filling up quickly so please do not delay booking your place, at present there are still places available for all 7 weeks. A £300 deposit is required for a 2 week course payable by credit card.
There is a 40% return rate of students year on year. Here is what Cris Bresson from Chantilly had to say about the holiday:

“We left our daughter Solene in a safe and secure environment, she was well cared for and the language and riding lessons were superb. She is looking forward to returning next year with her little sister”.

Prices and dates:

Easter 2016 From To Price per Person
  26 March  02 April £775 
  02 April 09 April £775
  9 April 16 April £775
  16 April 23 May £775
  23 May 30 May £775


Summer 2016 From To Price per Person
  18 June 25 June  £775 
  25 June  02 July  £795
  02 July  09 July  £875 
  09 July 16 July  £875
  16 July  23 July £875 
  23 July 30 July  £875
  30 July  06 August  £875
  06 August 13 August £875

There are no hidden charges (your entrance to museums, tourist attractions and the swimming pool is not included). You just have to arrange the flight to Dublin to arrive and depart between 10am and 6pm Saturday or Sunday to benefit from the free airport pick up. The 2011 course is filling up quickly now so please do not delay in booking your place.

To receive a full colour brochure and the application forms from our horse riding holiday range please email or telephone 01829 781123.

The qualified teaching staff are experienced in identifying the needs of each student ensuring that everyone learns at a pace that suits them so they can reach their full potential. Groups are kept small to allow for genuine one-to-one teaching support. Students receive 15 hours language tuition per week and in addition they are encouraged to converse in the language they are learning outside lesson time. The Equestrian Centre is a family run business and is fully approved by both BHS (British Horse Society) and AIRE (Association of Irish Riding Establishments) and is superbly located only 20km from Dublin Airport.

To read Equestrian Escapes reviews click on the link!


If your would prefer to just ride during your holiday then please look at our other holidays that are suitable for children in the UK horse riding holidays section. In addition you will find Family Riding Holidays in Italy here and the full range here Riding Holidays Italy

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Your children will be well looked after on this horse riding holiday. This riding holiday is great for children who want to learn a new language whilst combining this with riding. You will be riding fantastic horses on this equestrian holiday.

To read about Friends of Equestrian Escapes click here.

We inspect all the horses in our horse riding holidays to ensure the best quality holiday for you.

How To Book

  • Set dates
  • 7 - 14 night stay
  • 30% deposit to book
  • Final balance 6 weeks out
  • Fill in booking form below
  • Pay deposit via WorldPay

Optional Extras

  • Additional week stay