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Horse Riding Holidays Ireland – Hunting in Ireland

Our range of Hunting Holidays in Ireland have been personally vetted by Zara and Jill. We are well placed to organise hunting holidays in Ireland because we are on the ground, have the connections and our very own office just outside of Dublin.

PRICES & DATES top

Irish Hunting Holidays: Prices 2020

Here are some examples of packages available but remember we can put together personalised itineraries to suit your needs, we are well connected with all the hunts in Ireland.

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The Galway Blazers & The Crallagh Harriers

The Galway Blazers hunt Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The Crallagh Harriers hunt Wednesdays and Sundays.

  • Price – $565
    • GBP: 450
    • EUR: 501
    per person sharing
  • Includes 3 days riding, you can hunt every day if you visit during the week or if you go at the weekend you can have a day xcountry on the Friday and hunt on the Saturday and Sunday. It’s guesthouse accommodation for 4 nights and includes a good Irish breakfast and lunch.
  • The Cap Fee is 150 Euros for the Galway Blazers and 50 Euros for the Crallagh Harriers to be paid directly to the hunt secretary on the day.
  • The terrain is known for jumping stone walls.

or

  • Price – $1,123
    • GBP: 895
    • EUR: 996
    per person sharing
  • Includes 6 days riding, you can hunt every day with one day off on Friday when you can go out on the xcountry course. It’s guesthouse accommodation for 6 nights and includes a good Irish breakfast and lunch.
  • The Cap Fee is 150 Euros for the Galway Blazers and 50 Euros for the Crallagh Harriers to be paid directly to the hunt secretary on the day.
  • The terrain is known for jumping stone walls.

The Meath Hunt

They hunt Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and alternate Saturdays.

  • Price – $514
    • GBP: 410
    • EUR: 456
    per person sharing
    Includes one days hunting and two nights B&B at the Headfort Arms Hotel plus a dinner at the Vanilla Pod restaurant in the historic village of Kells. The hotel has been listed in John and Sally McKenna’s Top 100 places to stay in Ireland.
  • Also available is a second days hunting at an additional cost with the Ballymacad Hunt.
  • The Cap Fee is 150 Euros for visitors and paid directly to the hunt secretary on the day.
  • In terms of the terrain the Meath are known for big drains and Ballymacad for drains and hunt jumps.

Drag Hunting Galway

This is available every Sunday.

  • Price – $540
    • GBP: 430
    • EUR: 479
    per person sharing
  • Includes 3 days riding, you can ride xcountry on Friday and Saturday, culminating in a day Drag Hunting on the Sunday. It’s 4 nights guesthouse accommodation and includes a good Irish breakfast and lunch.
  • The Cap Fee is 60 Euros to be paid directly on the day.

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

Irish Hunting Holidays: Dates 2020

The hunting season in Ireland runs from late October through to late February, early March.

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

Depending on how much time you have, how much you want to spend, if it’s for yourself or a group and how “horse fit” you are, we can put together a personalised itinerary from a taster one day hunt to a full week experiencing some of the best hunting in Ireland.

We are the only riding company to have an office based in Ireland and we know the Irish Hunting Community well.  We are delighted to discuss your hunting requirements, experience etc and advise you on each hunt, the type of territory, match you up with a suitable hireling and co-ordinate all the ground arrangements.

There is something very unique about hunting in Ireland, Eve Jones of Tatler sums it up perfectly;

 “They turn up to hunt, not to be seen to be hunting. There is humour and honesty in it. There are no fakers. Fakers don’t wear one welly and one riding boot, tie their hat on their heads and leap into the unknown.” 

We work with a number of different hunt yards, which we know well.

THE RIDING top

Horses – Experienced Irish Hunters, all from reputable hunt yards or hunt members themselves.

Level of Riding & Pace – Intermediate to Advanced.
You have to be very secure in your seat, and be able to jump cross country. A good level of fitness is required to enjoy a days hunting.

Tack – English.

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

ACCOMMODATION top

A wide range of 5 star hotels, country houses & castles or simple Irish guesthouses are available.

Included – Hireling for the day & accommodation.

Excluded – Flights, transfers, tips & Cap Fee.

Getting There
International flight to Ireland.

Transfer
Depending on where you have booked to hunt, will depend on whether you will need to take another domestic flight, or simply hire a car, or arrange a private airport transfer to your destination and we can advise when confirming the holiday details.

Please Ask About

  • If there is a particular hunt we have not mentioned, but that you would like to visit, please ask, we will be sure to be able to arrange.

SAMPLE ITINERARY top

Generally, fox hunting kicks off around 11.30am and will finish at sunset. You’ll definitely experience some long gallops and jump lots of ditches or fences depending on which hunt you join. Mock and drag hunts are shorter (generally two hours) but fast, furious and full-on, often covering many dozens of fences/jumps in the two hours. This is sport riding at its best.

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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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Ireland Holidays Testimonials

Peter & Joan on Hunting in Ireland

Hunting in Ireland is just the most addictive thing I've ever done in my life... the horses are fantastic from O'Neills yard... its point and go. I'll most certainly be back!

Peter & Joan Malone from Surrey