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Ireland - Flowerhill Cross Country Riding
Perfect place to visit if you dream of horse riding and cross country in Ireland

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Horse Riding Holidays Ireland – Flowerhill Xcountry Riding

PRICES & DATES top

Flowerhill Xcountry Ride: Prices 2019

Suitable for intermediate plus riders, with some experience of jumping but not necessarily xcountry.

3 night Long Weekend Xcountry Riding

£475/€525/$600 per person sharing

4 night Xcountry Riding

£630/€700/$800 per person sharing

7 night Xcountry Riding

£1,105/€1,225/$1,400 per person sharing

£11/€12/$14 Single Supplement per night

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

Included – Full days riding, mornings and afternoons, accommodation, breakfast and packed lunches.

Excluded – Flights, transfers, dinners & tips.

Flowerhill Cross Country: Dates 2019

Open all year round.

Getting There
International flight to Dublin or Shannon airport.

Transfer
There is a good bus service from Dublin airport to Loughrae, where Oliver can pick you up on arrival.

You can also hire a car and drive, it’s a good easy route to follow.

Yard Transfer – if there are 4 or under of you, Oliver & co can manage to take you from you local B&B to the yard and back, but if there is 5 or over in the group, we need to book a minibus service, which is 13.50Euros per day per person, which makes sure you all arrive and leave at the same time.

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

Flowerhill Cross Country is the perfect place to visit if you dream of horse riding in Ireland, cantering brave Irish Sport Horses over challenging cross country fences. Join your encouraging host ‘Oliver Walsh’ at his 250 acre home in the beautiful Irish countryside of East Galway. Surrounded by the best possible horse riding land – green fields, woods, the Kilcrow river, and wonderful wildlife, this has to be one of the best cross country horse riding holidays in Ireland.

You can gallop across open fields, swim through the lake and splash in the Kilcrow river, scaring away the fish as you go. The fences are a mixture of natural logs, stone walls, ditches and a variety of man made obstacles. Most of the 150 fences include 2 or more options, so whether you are a nervous novice or confident competitor, your needs will be met.

Although the main event here is riding over cross country fences, show jumping and dressage tuition, cross country workshops, exercising the hounds and hacking down to the local pub, to enjoy a pint of Guiness are also an option.

At Flowerhill Cross Country the horses are the stars and enjoy a life of horse luxury. There are over 45 active working horses who are a cross between the solid and sensible Irish Draught and the thoroughbred, resulting in the now famous Irish Sport Horse, which displays great jumping ability, common sense and courage. All the horses are cross country and hunting veterans. Particular care is taken to match rider to horse, making sure guests are comfortable and safe while having fun on the holiday.

Oliver, a former field master with the East Galway Hunt, and currently huntsman with the Co Roscommon hunt, accompanies most of the rides and always has words of encouragement and advice for riders.

THE RIDING top

Flowerhill Cross Country Horses – A very good selection of quality Irish Sport Horses, who are experienced over fences and out hunting.

Flowerhill Cross Country Level of Riding & Pace – Intermediate to Advanced. This place is well suited to taking nervous and confident riders, as they have such a good selection of fences and a broad range of experienced horses on tap.

Tack – English.

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

Flowerhill Cross Country Group Size – Maximum 12.

ACCOMMODATION top

You will stay in a lovely local B&B, you can choose from a Guest House in Portumna or a Pub in Tynagh. Whichever you choose you will be very well looked after, with good full Irish breakfasts and tasty packed lunches to take with you to the yard.

Please Ask About

County Galway – 2 Hunts in one Weekend
This is a unique opportunity to hunt with the East Galway and the Crallagh hunts in one weekend. Stay and ride with Oliver Walsh and his hounds.

  • Arrival – Thursday afternoon
  • Friday – Ride out with hounds in the morning and jump round his xcountry course in the afternoon
  • Saturday – Hunt with the East Galway
  • Sunday – Hunt with the Crallagh
  • Monday – Departure

Prices 2019/20

£550/€605/$690 per person sharing
£43/€48/$55 single supplement

Galway Blazers – while at Flowerhill, we can also arrange for you to hunt with the famous Galway Blazers, which is also in close proximity.

SAMPLE ITINERARY top

4 night Cross country training holiday;

  • Arrive afternoon / evening
  • Day 1 – Cross Country jumping and instruction x 2 sessions / 10.00am & 1.30pm
  • Day 2 – Cross Country jumping and instruction x 2 sessions / 10.00am & 1.30pm
  • Day 3 – Cross Country jumping and instruction x 2 sessions / 10.00am & 1.30pm
  • Depart morning after

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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.

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