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Horse Riding Holidays Ireland – Bel-Air Country House

PRICES & DATES top

Bel-Air Country House : 2017 Prices

Rates are quoted per person sharing.

Weekly Holidays

  • £995/€1,170/$1,220 – 7 nights, Full board accommodation, 12 hrs riding
  • £1,225/€1,440/$1,505 – 7 nights, Full board accommodation, 18 hrs riding

Short Breaks

  • £475/€560/$585 – 3 nights Mock Hunt Package
  • £545/€640/$670 – 3 nights Build Confidence Package
  • £545/€600/$670 – 3 nights Introduction to Cross Country Jumping
  • £260/€305/$320 – 2 nights Weekend Package

Included – All riding and full board accommodation.

Excluded – Flights, transfers, drinks & tips.

Getting There
International flight to Dublin.

Transfer
We advise hiring a car, Bel-Air Country House is only a 40 minute drive from Dublin airport just outside the quaint village of Ashford. Alternatively, we can easily arrange a private transfer or there is an equally good bus service which runs directly from the airport to Ashford itself.

Bel-Air Country House : 2017 Dates

Open all year round.

All our horse riding holidays hold a price guarantee. We believe in your piece of mind on price when you book one of our horse riding holidays and will refund the difference should you find the same horse riding holiday elsewhere at a lower price.

SUMMARY OF THE TRIP top

Bel-Air Country House is the oldest established equestrian centre in Ireland, offering some fantastic horse riding and based on a 200 acre farm in the beautiful Irish region of Co. Wicklow, just 40 minutes from Dublin airport. This equestrian country house is steeped in Irish equestrian history, and offers guests a magical holiday immersed in a truly Irish horsey environment.

There is a great mix of riding packages to choose from which range from week long training and trail stays, 3 night intensive training courses, relaxed weekend breaks and exciting 3 night Mock Hunt packages.

It has been approved by the British Horse Society, which is a very well respected and universally known, stamp of approval and means guests can expect top class horses and riding. The centre is well set up to offer a good mix of equestrian disciplines including fabulous cross country riding over the farm parkland, good instructors able to teach show jumping and dressage and lovely hacking country. Most of the horses are Irish Sport Horses, well schooled and athletic with good temperaments on account of their breeding.

There’s a really family feel around the Bel-Air Country House and guests have been coming here for many years. New guests are welcomed with open arms and there’s always lots of socialising and chatting after rides in the cosy bar just off the yard. You can expect the normal pints of Guinness and Irish whiskey but they also serve delicious, warm home-made scones with butter and jam – yum!

THE RIDING top

Bel-Air Country House : Horses – Irish Sport Horses, Hunters & Cobs.

Level of Riding & Pace – Intermediate to Advanced. Bel-Air do not cater to Beginner or Novice riders.

Tack – English.

Weight Restriction – 16 Stone / 102 kg / 224 lbs.

Bel-Air Country House : Group Size – Maximum 12.

ACCOMMODATION top

The Bel-Air Country House is a typical Irish country hotel, with an old worldly charm. Bedrooms are large and each one uniquely decorated, all with en-suite. The food is also typically Irish, hearty cooked breakfasts and wholesome, home cooked dinners.

SAMPLE ITINERARY top

At Bel-Air Country House we can easily arrange a tailor made itinerary or guests can choose one of the two, 7 night options. The first option includes 12 hours riding and the second one includes 18 hours of riding. Both options offer riders a good mix of riding daily, from hacking out, to riding cross country over fences, show jumping and dressage, all accompanied with great tuition.

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Zara’s Planet Horse Riding Holidays Guarantee:

All our horse riding holidays hold a price guarantee. We believe in your piece of mind on price when you book one of our horse riding holidays and will refund the difference should you find the same horse riding holiday elsewhere at a lower price.

If you are having trouble finding exactly the right horse riding holiday for you from our horse riding holidays collection, please contact us directly using the form below and tell us in your own words what you would like to do and we will use our extensive knowledge to make sure we find that perfect horse riding holiday.

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