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Equestrian Training

If you are looking for riding holidays in Ireland with professional instruction in all three disciplines, the opportunity to enjoy trekking through extensive farmland areas and first class accommodation in a beautifully restored old granary barn, then look no further! No matter what the weather you are guaranteed superb horse riding holidays in Ireland.

What's Included:

  • 7 nights accommodation in a twin room
  • Full Board June - August - breakfast lunch dinner
  • Half Board March April May Sept October
  • 12 hours of riding

Price: from £1470pp

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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 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.

Typical Day

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 regular airport bus service which takes less than 2 hours and 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!


Dates are flexible but centre closes November to February. Full board is only available June, July and August all other months are half board -  breakfast and lunch.

One week half board (7 nights) and 12 hours riding costs £1295 pp 

Weekend breaks for 2 nights and 4 hours riding costs from £475 pp

Short breaks for 3 nights and 4 hours riding costs from £595 pp

Single supplement £20 per night

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 as well. There is plenty of walking and other things to do when you aren't enjoying yourself riding.

To read Equestrian Escapes reviews click on the link!

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

If you are interested in reading about the famous show jumping horse Nautical then visit our articles page - /N-is-for-Nautical-the-Horse-with-the-Flying-Tail/

For tips regarding your holiday such as what to wear and riding ability, please visit the Travel Tips page.

We work hard to ensure that each customer has a great time on their holiday. Please see some riding holiday reviews here.

We have a large range of holidays to suit a range of riding abilities. Please see here for more information.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

How To Book

  • Flexible start/finish date
  • 7 - 14 night stay
  • 30% deposit to book
  • Final balance 8 weeks prior to holiday
  • Book On-line by filling in the booking form below and pay deposit via WorldPay
  • or Book by phone on 01829 781123.

Optional Extras

  • Single supplement £20 per night
  • Transfers
  • Additional nights
  • Additional riding