Ireland - Annaharvey Cross Country Training Holiday
Great cross country riding & tuition.


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from £440 or €515

Horse Riding Holidays Ireland – Annaharvey Farm


Annaharvey Farm: Prices 2024

  • 7 nights with 18 hours riding
    Half Board $1,678
    • GBP: 1,315
    • EUR: 1,545
    & Full Board $1,857
    • GBP: 1,455
    • EUR: 1,709
  • 7 nights with 12 hours riding
    Half Board $1,391
    • GBP: 1,090
    • EUR: 1,280
    & Full Board $1,544
    • GBP: 1,210
    • EUR: 1,421

Short Breaks: Prices 2024

  • 4 nights with 6 hours riding
    Half Board $785
    • GBP: 615
    • EUR: 723
    & Full Board $874
    • GBP: 685
    • EUR: 805
  • 3 nights with 4 hours riding
    Half Board $562
    • GBP: 440
    • EUR: 517
    & Full Board $625
    • GBP: 490
    • EUR: 575

From March to October half board is offered. Full board is only available in June, July, August.

Suitable for all levels from beginners to experienced riders. Also, a great place for groups, like riding clubs, friend and families, 20 people can stay at any one time and are usually organised into rides of 8. You can enjoy anything from hacking, lessons, jumping and cross-country riding. If the above packages do not suit, please just ask we can offer anything from a minimum of 3 nights.

Note: Rates are subject to daily exchange rate fluctuations, please refer to our ‘Terms & Conditions’ for full details.

Included – All riding as per program plus Half Board or Full Board. Full Board is available June, July, August and Half Board is available from September to March.

Excluded – Flights, transfers, drinks & tips

Annaharvey: Dates 2024

Open from 1st March - 1st November.

Getting There
International flight to Dublin

There is a bus from Dublin airport to Kilbeggen (1.5 hours), from here we can arrange a transfer to the farm, approx. 40Euros each way. We also recommend hiring a car, Dublin airport is a 1.5-hour drive.

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.


Annaharvey is a fantastic personal yet professional family run operation where guests return year after year. This is simply a horsey slice of heaven where you stay onsite in a lovely homely house/lodge on this 400-acre farm and woodland complete with a stable of great Irish horses and over 200 cross country jumps to cater for all levels of jumping, a gallop as well as both indoor and outdoor large sand arenas. These are some of the best equestrian facilities in Ireland. A real family affair with their own beef cattle and tillage growing (haylage, oats & barley) based in the heart of Ireland, Annaharvey is the perfect spot if you love jumping, want to gain experience and confidence or just do a lot of cross-country riding in the lovely green Irish countryside on good solid horses. Sam and Aisling run the horsey side of the farm; Sam is a qualified course builder and both he and Aisling regularly compete in Ireland bringing a wealth of experience and gravitas to this set up – they really do know their stuff! Annaharvey as well as offering riding holidays also hosts numerous hunter trials and Eventing Ireland competitions throughout the year and is well respected as one of Ireland’s best cross-country venues.

It’s a really homely and warm environment for anyone to visit whether that be on their own or with family and friends. Big group sizes can be accommodated, so for anyone thinking about getting their friends together to do something different for some-ones birthday, this is the perfect place, a few hours of exciting riding per day and either a quiet evening meal with a few drinks or a visit to the local pub for some good Irish craic or just hang out in the lodge in one of the lovely sitting areas where you can avail of the well-stocked honesty bar.

We also think this is the perfect place for anyone getting back into cross-country and jumping, if you perhaps were competitive as a teenager and are thinking of getting back into the sport, this is a great option to trial before you buy a new horse and set out your new path.


Horses – Irish Sport Horses, Irish Draft mixes, Connemara mixes & Childrens Ponies

Level of Riding & Pace – Beginner to Advanced. The equestrian centre is well set up to take guests who have never ridden before or guests who ride very well and compete. They have first class instructors and fabulous facilities. Of note, is their brilliant cross-country course with 200 plus jumps and also a circular gallop track.

Tack – English & mostly snaffle bridles

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

Group Size – Maximum 8


The old farmhouse is your accommodation at Annaharvey and everyone is welcomed as part of the family. The rooms are ensuite, comfortable and cosy laced with paintings and personal touches Sam’s mum Lynda is responsible for. The food is home cooked by Charlotte and her team, and you definitely won’t go hungry. If you visit during the months where food is not included (off season) there is a great variety of local restaurants and pub food to choose from in the village. You are also welcomed to cook your own food in the farmhouse.

Please Ask About

  • Fly Fishing from 3 hours for €60
  • Local walking, hiking, cycling and mountain biking in Lough Boora Parklands & Slieve Bloom Mountains
  • Sightseeing to Clonmacnoise, an ancient monastic settlement on the banks of the River Shannon, Birr Castle, An Dun Transport and Heritage Museum, the Irish National Stud in Kildare and for a day at the races – Kilbeggan Racecourse
  • Golf, lots of good local clubs


A typical day at Annaharvey would be:

Breakfast and a chat with a member of the team to discuss your days riding

Off to the yard to meet your horse and mount

Two hours of riding, depending on what you have chosen, this could be a hack, a jumping lesson, a flat lesson or instruction round the cross-country course


One hour of riding – choice of hack, lessons or cross-country course

Afternoon break to chill: read a book, watch a movie, take a walk, go for a drink in the local pub

Dinner & evening relaxation, pub visit, walk or read a book.

We like to organise personal programs suited to individuals, groups and families or see our ‘Dates & Prices’ section for a mix of ideas.


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.

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