Ireland - Castle Leslie Horse Riding Holiday
Quality riding instruction on the flat, show jumping and cross country.


We GUARANTEE you won't find the same horse riding holiday at a lower price through any other source... and if you do, we promise to refund the difference!

from £1,045 or €1,220

Horse Riding Holidays Ireland – Castle Leslie Estate


Castle Leslie Estate: Prices 2024

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Suitable for riders, non-riders and families with children.

Whatever your riding ability, Castle Leslie offers the perfect level of equine fun and excitement, and we can design an equestrian experience to suit your individual needs. Here are some ideas to get you thinking.

5 Nights with 3 hours riding per day

  • Adult riders sharing – $2,142
    • GBP: 1,695
    • EUR: 1,981
  • Single Supplement – $619
    • GBP: 490
    • EUR: 572
  • Child 7 – 11 yrs sharing – $1,744
    • GBP: 1,380
    • EUR: 1,613
  • Non riders – $1,416
    • GBP: 1,120
    • EUR: 1,310

3 Nights with 3 hours riding per day

  • Adult riders sharing – $1,321
    • GBP: 1,045
    • EUR: 1,222
  • Single Supplement – $600
    • GBP: 475
    • EUR: 555
  • Child sharing 7 – 11 yrs old – $1,156
    • GBP: 915
    • EUR: 1,069
  • Non riders – $885
    • GBP: 700
    • EUR: 818

Other options available on request 4, 6 & 7 nights or more.

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

Castle Leslie Estates List of Programs

Learn to Ride
For beginners or riders who wish to improve their riding skills while enjoying some gentle hacks around the Estate. Riders experience a 30-minute lesson on Prince our Virtual Horse then join a group lesson and, in the afternoon, enjoy a two-hour trek.

Horse Sport
For the more experienced rider looking to improve their dressage, show jumping and cross-country riding skills.

Happy Hackers
Happy Hackers is for anyone who enjoys the simple pleasure of exploring the countryside on horseback.

Included – Accommodation in the Lodge or Castle, breakfast, dinner (either two courses in Conor’s Bar or one course in Snaffles Restaurant), three hours riding per day.

Excluded – Flights, transfers, drinks, tips and other meals.

Castle Leslie Estate: Dates 2024

Open all year round

Getting There
International flight to Belfast or Dublin.

There is a private transfer available, which is 40Euros per person each way, minimum 2 people.
We also recommend hiring a car, Belfast airport is a 1-hour drive and Dublin airport is within a 1 hour and a 1/2 hour. There is also a very good bus service from both airports into the nearby town of Monaghan and it’s a short 10-minute taxi ride to the Castle.

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.


Castle Leslie underwent a massive £15 million renovation in 2007 and its equestrian centre on this founding family run estate offers without question some of the best horse riding in Ireland.

Castle Leslie is known as Ireland’s ultimate equestrian playground where the ‘Horse is King’. Located in County Monaghan, and very close to both Dublin & Belfast, the estate is the perfect place to explore on horseback with 1,000 acres of rolling hills, parkland and lakes. Non riding partners are welcome at Castle Leslie and can enjoy a variety of other activities including pike fishing on the Lake, a visit to the spa, private cinema, falconry, hot air balloon rides, kayaking, clay pigeon shooting and plenty of walking opportunities.

The Equestrian Centre at Castle Leslie itself is located around five courtyards sitting adjacent to the Lodge at the entrance to the estate and offers riders a very good selection of facilities – we think it’s a true horse riders’ playground. Some facts below!

  • 1,000 acres of private estate
  • 300 cross country jumps
  • 21 miles of bridleways for meandering along
  • Mile-long all-weather gallop
  • 56 stables
  • Virtual horse for beginners
  • 50 x 30 metre indoor arena with indoor cross-country fences
  • Tiered seating for 200 plus private dining/viewing room
  • Catering for all levels from 7 yrs upwards

There’s also a choice of accommodation to suit, the magnificent family Castle, the 4-star boutique country house hotel called The Lodge with its 29 bedrooms, cosy cellar bar, award winning restaurant and spa, or if you prefer your independence or have a big family or group there is a choice of luxury home rentals in the form of 12 four- and 5-bedroom village cottages or 11 two-bedroom old stable mews.


Horses – Irish Cobs, Irish Hunters, Connemaras, Native Breeds & 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 even compete, as they have such good instructors and fabulous facilities. Of note, is their brilliant cross-country course with 300 plus jumps.

Tack – English & Side Saddle.

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

Group Size – Maximum 12.


There are 3 choices of accommodation.

Family Castle – This place exudes old world grandeur, with original & authentic interiors & old-style hospitality. Expect four poster beds, roll top baths to fit a whole family and grand pianos.

The Lodge – Situated at the entrance to the estate and next to the equestrian centre, with some rooms even looking out to the yard, this 4-star luxury lodge has been lovingly restored keeping the period features and using antique furniture.

Luxury Home Rental – All the properties are elegantly and stylishly presented, and the Mews accommodation sit on the estate with the bigger Cottages located in Glaslough on the village green.

Restaurants & Bars – When it comes to dining at Castle Leslie Estate, it’s all about choice. They cater for those looking for casual dining as well as those seeking a more elegant and romantic experience. Guests can look forward to lazy breakfasts, light lunches, afternoon tea in The Castle or picnic lunches in the woodlands, Irish country cooking in Conor’s bar or gourmet dinners in the 2AA Rosette award winning Snaffles Restaurant at The Lodge. There’s little chance of anyone going hungry at Castle Leslie Estate!

No matter where you eat on the Estate, you will enjoy the best of classic Irish cooking. Castle Leslie Estate source regional and artisan foods locally and prepare and present them with imagination and flair. Freshness is their by-word. Their daily-baked breads and scones and homemade preserves are enough to tempt any guest.

If you’re staying in one of the luxury home rentals and don’t fancy cooking, we can also arrange for home cooked meals to be delivered to your door and your fridge to be full on arrival.

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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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