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Cantering through the lake outside Castle Leslie
from $1,215
Summary:

A luxury break in Ireland with over a thousand acres of rolling hills, parkland and lakes to explore on horseback. Tuition for all levels, clinics by top competition riders and 300 cross country jumps are part of a top-quality range of facilities. Accommodation is in the four-star Lodge with it’s own bar and restaurant, and spa.

Departure Dates:
  • All year round on request from 1st January - 18th December 2020.
  • Trip Length: Various packages from 4 to 8 days available
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3 hours. The hours are flexible and can be taken as desired.
  • Meeting point: Castle Leslie
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginners onwards. Minimum riding age is 4 years old.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-8
  • Transfer: Payable on site. 1 person €90 pp each way, 2-5 people €40 pp each way, 6+ people €30 pp each way from Dublin and Belfast, airport or hotel. You can also book a taxi. Transfer times are approximately 1 hour from Belfast, 1.5 hours from Dublin and about 2.5 hours from Shannon.
Riding on the beach
from $1,949
Summary:

Along Ireland's northwest coast in County Donegal, long stretches of stunning sandy beaches are interspersed with towering cliffs that plunge dramatically into the foaming sea. Each day you will take a different trail where you will discover contrasting landscapesand fantastic gallops in the tidewater. The horses are mostly Irish Hunters and native Connemaras, all safe and sturdy with excellent stamina and gentle natures. The hotel is a delightful family-run property with everything one would expect in terms of amenities and stylish décor. 

Departure Dates:
  • 2021 Low season: 1, 8 May
  • 2021 Mid season: 22 May; 3, 18 Sept
  • 2021 High season: 3, 17 Jul; 14, 27 Aug
  • Trip Length: 8 day /7 night / 5 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Hotel in Dunfanaghy, Donegal
  • Riding Ability Required: Confident, intermediate riders happy to ride at all paces. Min age 14.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-10
  • Transfer: Not included from Dublin airport - take a direct bus from the airport to the hotel, see Itinerary for more information.
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)
Riding on the beach
from $1,865
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.
Alpaca farm in Israel
from $1,205
Summary:

A tailor-made short break in Israel staying on a friendly farm in the Negev desert with lots of faster riding available for confident riders. Accommodation is in comfortable cabins on the farm.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Fridays between February and June, September to November. Closed for July and August when it is too hot to ride. Please note that in the winter (November-February) can get quite cold in the desert.
  • Trip Length: 4 days/3 nights/3 days riding. Extensions available on request.
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-8
  • Meeting point: Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport, Ovda Airport or the farm
  • Riding Ability Required: Strong intermediate onwards. Riders must be confident at all paces in open spaces and fit enough to maintain long periods of trot and canter.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-10
  • Transfer: 2020: From Tel Aviv 500 ILS or Ovda airport 350 ILS per vehicle (1-4pax) each way. Car hire is an alternative option.
Horse riding holiday in Israel
from $2,145
Summary:
An excellent horse riding holiday discovering the diversity on offer in Israel. This trip includes riding both in the Negev desert in the south and around the Sea of Galilee in the north as well as a visit to the Old City of Jerusalem which is host to some of the most important historical and spiritual sites in the world. Riding is usually fast-past but can be adapted to accommodate other levels of riders. Accommodation is in comfortable cabins on the farms.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Available all year on request excluding July and August.
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2-8
  • Meeting point: Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport, Ovda Airport or the farm
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards. Riders must be confident at all paces in open spaces and fit enough to maintain long periods of trot and canter.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-8
  • Transfer: 2020: From Tel Aviv 500 ILS or Ovda airport 350 ILS per vehicle (1-4 pax) each way. Car hire is an alternative option.
Rounding up cattle with the Butteri
from $1,789
Summary:

Guest house trail from Maremma to ride with the Butteri doing traditional cattle work. Comfortable accommodation, fantastic horses ridden in Western tack and exceptional food and wine await you.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Guesthouse Trail: Oct 17 (FULL), 24
  • 2021: Guesthouse Trail: May 8 (FULL); Oct 16, 23
  • Camping Trail: May 1
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5 - 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Chiusi Train Station, Rome Fiumicino Airport or Rome Ciampino Airport
  • Riding Ability Required: Experienced riders only
  • Usual Group Size: 2020: 4-8
  • Transfer: 2020/21: From Rome Ciampino/Rome Fiumicino airports €250 per person return (approx. 2.5 hours) or Chiusi-Chianciano Terme railway station €35 per person return (approx. 1 hour) at set times on Saturdays. Other times on request (extra charge).
Dressage riding
from $1,345
Summary:

Situated in a peaceful, picturesque valley in the heart of Chianti and within easy reach of Florence, this holiday combines riding through classical Tuscan countryside with empathetic instruction and offers riding for all levels of rider from beginner onwards at their own level.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Saturday departures (Low Season - 14 Mar to 4 Apr; 31 Oct to 14 Nov; Mid Season: 18 Apr to 23 May; High Season: 4 Apr to 18 Apr, 23 May to 31 Oct, 26 Dec to 7 Jan 2021)
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights
    Shorter breaks are also available on request
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2 - 4 hours
  • Meeting point: Florence Airport, Florence Station or Pisa Airport (PSA)
  • Riding Ability Required: None, from beginner onwards
  • Usual Group Size: Maximum 4 or 5 riders per lesson
  • Transfer: 2020: from €80 each way per car. See itinerary for more details.
Summary:

Small family based hotel with many non-riding activities on your doorstep. Offers lessons, half or full day trails, star rides and 2 week-long point to point trails, all returning to same accommodation each night.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020 Discovery week/Star rides: Saturdays from 3 Apr to 31 Oct (High Season: 8-21 Aug; Mid Season: 21 May- 7 Aug; 22 Aug-10 Sept; Low Season: 3 Apr-20 May; 11 Sept-31 Oct).
  • 2020 Trail to the Sea: 14 Apr; 26 Sept; 10 Oct.
  • 2020 Maremma Trail: 5 May; 12, 19 Sept.
  • 2021 Discovery week/Star rides: Saturdays from Apr 17 to Oct 30 (High Season: Aug 7-20. Mid Season: May 22 - Aug 6; Aug 21 - Sept 10. Low Season: Apr 17 - May 21; Sept 11 - Oct 30).
  • 2021 Trail to the Sea: 24 Apr; 25 Sept; 9 Oct
  • 2021 Maremma Trail: 1, 15 May; 11, 18 Sept
  • Trip Length: 8d / 7n / 5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: Discovery Week: 1-3 hours
    Star Rides half days: 2-3 hours
    Star Rides full days: 4-5 hours
    Trails: 4-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Follonica train station. Please see below for more information.
  • Riding Ability Required: Discovery Week: beginner onwards
    Star Rides: intermediate and experienced riders
    Trails: intermediate and experienced riders
  • Usual Group Size: Discovery and Star Rides: 1-10
    Trails: 6-10
  • Transfer: 2020/2021: €30 per person each way from Follonica train station 8am-6pm, an easy 1 hour train ride from Pisa Airport. Supplement of 40% for night transfers (7pm to 8am). It is also possible to fly to Rome and get a train to Follonica (approx. 3 hrs).

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