Arrive and settle into your accommodation. Your accommodation is in the luxurious granary barn which 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. In the summer months of June, July and August the accommodation is full board; all meals are catered for in the superb bistro where food is freshly prepared using local produce. Dinner is served at 7.00pm and over dinner you can chat about the day’s events and this can continue late into the night in typical Irish fashion!
This morning breakfast will be 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. After breakfast you can go onto the yard to assist in the preparation of the horse that you will be riding; don't worry staff are always available to help and advise you if required. After this you will commence your riding with a lesson in your chosen discipline. The ride this afternoon will see you leaving for the fields and the choice is yours again; you can either enjoy some schooling practice over the huge variety of cross-country fences or just go for a hack and relax enjoying the stunning view! After your ride the horses will be untacked and put away for a rest and you too will have time to relax before your evening meal. You can take a trip into the local town which is only 5 minutes away by car, or maybe just read a book from the large selection available in the house.
After breakfast this morning you can again go out and help prepare your horse for your lesson. Lessons will commence in your chosen discipline in either the indoor or outdoor schools. After your lesson you will have lunch in the house. This usually consists of quiche, toasted sandwiches, homemade soup, granary bread and salad. After lunch you will be going for a ride in the fields where you can practice your jumping technique over the cross-country fences. 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.
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 can 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 bored!
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.
2 nights June July August on Full Board with 4 hours riding £495 per person
2 nights March, April May Sept or Oct on half board with 4 hours riding £475 pp
3 nights full board with 6 hours riding £695 pp
3 nights half board with 6 hours riding £650pp
Solo Travellers add £20 per night for single occupancy
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. This is a great horse riding holiday in Ireland with professional instruction.
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We offer a great range of riding holgs0idays and weekends plus short breaks and speciality breaks including our well known Horses and Chocolate riding holiday
We inspect all the horses in our horse riding holidays to ensure the best quality holiday for you.
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We have a large range of holidays to suit a range of riding abilities. Please see here for more information.
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