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Summary:

A family run establishment with a wide range of horses to provide the ideal mount for you to improve your riding skills. Great facilities on site so you can work on cross country technique, show-jumping and dressage or take it easy riding out on the 380 acre farm. There is en-suite farmhouse accommodation onsite. You can end the day with a meal in the dining room, followed by a drink by the fire. 

Departure Dates:
  • Weekly from March to the end of October (please note that full board option is only available in June, July, August)
  • Trip Length: 8d/7n, 5d/4n or 4d/3n, can be tailor-made on request
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2 hours tuition daily
  • Meeting point: Kilbeggan bus station
  • Riding Ability Required: From total beginner to advanced rider
  • Usual Group Size: 1-8
  • Transfer: Included from Kilbeggan Bus Station. (An hour and a half from Dublin)
Summary:

Experience the renowned charm of the region and the tranquility of some truly impressive and beautiful scenery. The Irish bred horses are willing, reliable and safe allowing you time to take in the sights. Gallop over golden sands and enjoy the traditional Irish hospitality on this fantastic short break.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Every Saturday from 9 May to 10 October.
  • 2021: Every Saturday from 17 April to 9 October.
  • Trip Length: 4 days, 3 nights, 2 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4+ hours
  • Meeting point: Kerry (KIR), Cork (ORK) or Shannon (SNN)
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter comfortably with a secure seat
  • Usual Group Size: 2 to 12
  • Transfer: 2020/21: Prices are approximate and each way per vehicle: Kerry €26 1-3pax €40 4-8pax, Cork €140 1-3pax €160 4-8 pax and Shannon €180 1-3pax €200 4-8pax. Transfer times are approximately as follows; Cork 2 hours, Shannon 2-hours and Kerry 15-minutes. Payable on site.
Riding on the beaches in Ireland
from $1,995
Summary:

Enjoy good paced riding through the Killarney National Park, exploring the highlands, riding over mountain passes, beside lakes, galloping along miles of golden beaches and walking over Irish bog lands: the classic Irish scenery of the South. The Irish bred horses are willing, reliable and safe allowing you time to take in the sights. Knowledgeable, experienced guides lead all the trails and riders are split by ability so no-one's enjoyment is spoilt and everyone meets up for dinner in the evenings. Accommodation is in comfortable twin bedrooms in B&B's along the way.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Every Saturday from 9 May to 10 October.
  • 2021: Every Saturday from 17 April to 9 October.
  • Trip Length: 7 days / 6 nights / 5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 to 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Kerry (KIR), Cork (ORK) or Shannon (SNN)
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter comfortably with a secure seat
  • Usual Group Size: 2 to 12
  • Transfer: 2020/21: Prices are approximate and each way per vehicle: Kerry €26 1-3pax €40 4-8pax, Cork €140 1-3pax €160 4-8 pax and Shannon €180 1-3pax €200 4-8pax. Transfer times are approximately as follows; Cork 2 hours, Shannon 2-hours and Kerry 15-minutes. Payable on site.
Cliffs of Moher
from $1,215
Summary:
Trail from County Galway through the rural areas of County Clare into the unique Burren region and on to the rough Atlantic coast overlooking the spectacular Cliffs of Moher. Comfortable accommodation.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Saturday arrivals from 4 April to 26 September (High season June, July & Aug)
  • 2021: Saturday arrivals from 17 April to 25 September (High season June, July & Aug)
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding or 6 days/5 nights/4 days riding (Saturday - Thursday).
  • Approximate riding time per day: Approximately 5 hours a day
  • Meeting point: Shannon Airport (SNN) or hotel
  • Riding Ability Required: Ability to walk, trot, canter. Minimum age 8
  • Usual Group Size: 3-8
  • Transfer: 2020. & 2021: €35 per person each way, €40 after 8pm. Transfer time is approx 1.5 hours. Transfer fee is payable on-site.
Beach riding on the West coast of Ireland
from $1,809
Summary:

 The West Coast Trail explores the unspoilt coastline, sandy beaches, deserted islands, mountains and forests of this most beautiful area of Western Ireland. The riding is suitable for riders of intermediate ability.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Every Sunday from 3 May to 13 September
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/5 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Dublin Airport, Ireland
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-8
  • Transfer: 2020: Included from/to Dublin Airport
Riding on the beach
from $1,869
Summary:

A based stay on Ireland's west coast where small groups of experienced riders are taken along the Wild Atlantic Way through spectacular landscapes on board quality Irish horses. Comfortable B&B accommodation, fast beach riding, knowledgeable guides and lively evenings spent in the traditional Irish town of Westport ensures an unforgettable horse riding adventure holiday with a warm welcome.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: May 31; Jun 7, 14, 21, 28; Jul 5*, 12*, 19*, 26*; Aug 2*, 9*, 16*, 23*, 30*; Sept 6*, 13*, 20*, 27*; Oct 4, 11.
  • (*indicates High Season)
  • 2021: Apr 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Jun 6, 13, 20, 27; Jul 4*, 11*, 18*, 25*; Aug 1*, 8*, 15*, 22*, 29*; Sept 5*, 12*, 19*, 26*; Oct 3, 10.
  • (*indicates High Season)
  • Trip Length: 6 nights/7 days/5 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Westport, Ireland
  • Riding Ability Required: Riders should be able to ride securely and confidently at a walk, trot and canter in open countryside.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-8
  • Transfer: 2020: Return airport transfers, per vehicle (up to 8 people) ​Dublin: €750, Shannon: €480, Knock: €140.
    2021: Return airport transfers, per vehicle (up to 8 people) ​Dublin: €800, Shannon: €510, Knock: €160.
Summary:

A 3 night stay riding on Ireland's spectacular west coast. Comfortable B&B accommodation, fast beach riding, knowledgeable guides and lively evenings spent in a traditional Irish town equals the perfect short horseriding break. 

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Jun 7, 14, 21, 28; Jul 5, 12, 19, 26; Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Sept 6, 13, 20, 27; Oct 4, 11
  • 2021: Apr 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Jun 6, 13, 20, 27; Jul 4, 11, 18, 25; Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Sept 5, 12, 19, 26; Oct 3, 10.
  • Trip Length: 3 nights/4 days/2 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Westport, Ireland
  • Riding Ability Required: Riders should be able to ride securely and confidently at a walk, trot and canter in open countryside.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-8
  • Transfer: 2020: Return airport transfers, per vehicle (up to 8 people) ​Dublin: €750, Shannon: €480, Knock: €140.
    2021: Return airport transfers, per vehicle (up to 8 people) ​Dublin: €800, Shannon: €510, Knock: €160.
Riding through flower meadows
from $1,589
Summary:

Discover the extraordinary natural beauty of Umbria, Italy's green heart, on this six day trail. Ride through ancient chestnut forests, to hidden medieval villages and learn the story of Umbria's 'stolen' chariot. Stay at a converted former monastery as well as a luxury agriturismo. This is a truly memorable trail for those who want to see an undiscovered side of Italy on board high quality, responsive horses.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: 25 - 30 July
  • 2021: 5 - 10 June
  • Trip Length: 6 days/5 nights/4 days riding.
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Rome airports (FCO, CIA), Spoleto train station
  • Riding Ability Required: From novice onwards. Riders should be happy riding in open country and be physically fit enough to ride for up to 6 hours per day.
  • Usual Group Size: 5-9
  • Transfer: 2020/21: Included from Spoleto train station (15 min). This is an easy 2 hour train trip from Rome.
Riding in Tuscany
from $2,885
Summary:

Top class horses, luxuriously renovated traditional accommodation and the best of Italian cooking, warmth and hospitality make for an unforgettable experience.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Mar 15, 29; Apr 19; May 3, 10; Oct 4; Nov 8.
  • 2020 Palio Week: Jun 28 - Jul 4.
  • Other dates available on request.
  • Trip Length: 7d/6n/5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hrs
  • Meeting point: Sienna railway station at 18:30
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be riding fit and able to walk, trot and canter. Minimum age 15
  • Usual Group Size: 2 to 8 (not including non riders)
  • Transfer: 2020: Included from Sienna railway station at 18:30.
    Arranged on request from Rome (€420), Bologna (€350) or Pisa (€300) airport, or Sienna outside of set time (€100). Price is for 8-seater mini-bus and driver. Payable on site.
Italy Cefalu to Etna Trail
from $2,075
Summary:

A wonderful trail for strong intermediate riders wanting to discover the ancient culture and history of this island. Ride through 4 national parks finishing at the lip of a live volcano. Above average accommodation and food in agriturismos.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: May 2; Jun 6 (FULL); Sept 5; Oct 3 (FULL).
  • 2021: May 1; Jun 5; Sept 4; Oct 9.
  • Trip Length: 8d/7n
  • Approximate riding time per day: up to 8 hours or more
  • Meeting point: Palermo Airport (PMO)
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate plus
  • Usual Group Size: 4-9
  • Transfer: 2020: From Palermo airport €100 per car, please arrive before 17:00. To Catania at the end of ride included. To Palermo at the end of ride €300. Transfers payable on site

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