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Horse Riding Holidays Ireland – Clonshire Equestrian Training

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Prices 2020

  • 3 nights self catering accommodation and
    6 hours riding $522
    • GBP: 398
    • EUR: 440
  • 4 nights self catering accommodation and
    9 hours riding $697
    • GBP: 531
    • EUR: 587

We also tailor make packages where you can be accommodated at the nearby Adare Manor hotel, a boutique horsey hotel approx. 4 star standard or if you are looking for a real treat then Adare Manor, one of Ireland’s finest and most luxurious Castle hotel reknown throughout the world. So please ask us.

Included – Accommodation in modern, homely shared self catering house onsite, riding as per hours in package (you can select from cross country riding, showjumping lessons, flatwork lessons, hacks etc).

Excluded – Getting there, all meals (you can cook in the house or enjoy some of the fantastic restaurants in the beautiful village of Adare 5 minutes away).

Getting There
If you are travelling from outside Ireland you could fly to Shannon (30 minutes), Cork (1.5 hours) or Dublin (2.5 hours)

Transfer
If you are an international visitor we recommend a hire car. Otherwise we can organise private transfers if you wish.

Dates 2020

Open all year and you can choose your own dates

SUMMARY OF THE TRIP top

Clonshire Equestrian Centre , established almost 30 years ago on 120 acres of parkland owned by the County Limerick Foxhounds, has been run by successful husband and wife team Sue and Dan Foley. Sue and Dan have built up a remarkable business, welcoming and encouraging riders from both home and abroad. Their horsemanship courses include arena work to improve the riders position and balance to ensure the necessary skill set for tackling the wonderful Cross Country course. Innovative and solid training methods around the showjumping arena enable riders to perform to the best of their ability and to learn and improve their riding for a most enjoyable and safe experience.

Starting with an assessment, to explore and discuss the rest of the riding programme and to match the horses with the rider’s ability, the fully qualified coaches will make sure to concentrate on your particular riding requirements. Maybe there is something that you really want to concentrate and work on and never had the chance or the time to really give it the focus you wanted? Well, now’s your chance! With the excellent outdoor and indoor arena, set up for dressage, showjumping and schooling everything is available to ensure you have a worthwhile and enjoyable stay with us.

On the beautiful green parkland, there are over 60 fences of different types and heights. So if you have never jumped cross country before or want to improve your technical XC riding skills you will find a variety of professionally built and inviting fences all around the fields. Imagine cantering across the green lush grass and taking in some welcoming logs and rails dotted around here and there – oh the joy! More experienced riders will have plenty to test them too as Clonshire has a very successful Eventing team that competes regularly, producing and selling horses up to Olympic level all over the world. So come and find your soulmate here and let us help you find the love and joy of riding on our wonder estate.

THE RIDING top


Clonshire has several highly qualified coaches and it is very important that all riders levels are looked after for safety and fun. We welcome beginner/novice/nervous riders to come and find confidence in our riding system to progress and enjoy riding without the anxiety. Intermediate riders/improvers/confident riders really can push themselves to find a successful path to the next level under the expert instruction of our personable trainers and our wonderful generous horses. Advanced and professional riders can enjoy riding uncomplicated, or more challenging horses to experience the ability of the Irish Sport Horse who number one breed for topclass event horses in the world. Groups with different riding abilities can work very well at Clonshire as we can split the groups for some intense training and then join up again for some fun outdoor riding and hacking.

Horses – Clonshire has over 80 horses and ponies. Most of the horses are Irish Sport Horses, with some nice Dutch Warmblood lines included in the mix. These horses are produced and professionally trained in all disciplines, Dressage, SJ and XC and will help the rider feel and achieve the next level. Our ponies are mostly Connemara’s and as with the horses their way of going and temperament ensures our guests return year after year to enjoy them.

ACCOMMODATION top

On site self catering for up to 11 riders in a modern 5 bedroomed comfortable house. Shared rooms, some bunkbeds and shared bath room:(one triple room ensuite). It is also possible to organise a cook and a fully catered option so please ask us. Most guests enjoy self catering as they can enjoy some of the outstanding restaurants in Adare village. The house is set in the woods overlooking the pasture and stables. The hunt kennels are just alongside the house and there are lovely woodland walks around the estate which have magnificent old trees and great wildlife. There is a small kitchen and laundryroom. The local village of Adare is 5km away and has extensive restaurant and pubs.

We can also tailor a package for you at Clonshire with accommodation at two outstanding hotels in Adare village. Please ask us for costs:

Dunraven Arms Hotel (4 star): Set in the heart of Adare village the Dunraven Arms is reknown in the horsey community as owner Louis is a keen horseman himself. A warm boutique style hotel with outstanding food, hospitality and high standard of accommodation you are in for a treat staying here.

Adare Manor Castle (5 star): Just outside Adare Village, Adare Manor is one of the most luxurious and outstanding Castle hotels in Ireland well frequented by celebrities and anyone who loves a world class experience. There is a host of other options at Adare Manor including their golf course, archery, falconry, an on site spa. For more info please visit: https://www.adaremanor.com/

 

Please Ask About

There is lots to do around Adare, the Foleys will be happy to help advise:

  • Archery
  • Fishing
  • Clay shooting
  • Hiking, Dingle
  • Cliffs of Mohar
  • Bunratty Castle
  • Golf all available locally

SAMPLE ITINERARY top

DAY 1:
9am – arrive at stables and meet coaches and horse
9.30 -12.00 riding session   start in arena, assessment &  work on position and balance, progress to jumping a grid
1-2 lunch
2.15 Riding session – Cross country introduction to different fences around the estate
3.30 Afternoon tea with coach – groom and turn out horses (optional)

DAY 2:
AM – Riding session to include some dressage for jumping and pointers for better riding at various paces.
Jumping exercises concentrating on keeping a rhythm and on making good turns while jumping
PM  -hack to local property called Hollywood House
Visit to Co Limerick Hunt Kennels to meet the Huntsman and maybe some puppies!

DAY 3:
AM – Riding session to include preparing to jump a course of fences – direction , speed and balance-
Jump a course of fences – height depending on stage of rider
PM – Cross country riding and jumping different fences at different speeds, introducing more difficulty if required
Afternoon tea with coach and discussion on some interesting aspect of riding

DAY 4:
AM Riding session to include some lateral dressage work, riding different lines of jumps and putting the flat and the jump together to form a successful partnership with the horse.
PM  learning to ride skinnies,drops and xc combinations and putting a selection of fences together to experience the joy of riding outside feeling confident and secure – that’s truly what we hope you will leave Clonshire with, wonderful memories of amazing horses and fun people.

This suggested itinerary which can be changed to accommodate riders preference for a particular section of horsemanship.

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Claire on Bel-Air Country House, Ireland

Wow! What a super weekend! Great riding, horses, hospitality and we adored the old world charm... we will definitely book another weekend before the summer.

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