Ride Overview - Castle Leslie Ride
Enjoy a horseback riding vacation in Ireland while staying at an iconic castle estate! Castle Leslie is located in County Monaghan, 80 minutes north of Dublin, 60 minutes south of Belfast. Still in the hands of its founding family, it is steeped in history and full of character and charm. You can ride across 21 miles of meandering bridle paths in the undulating Irish countryside dotted with ancient woodlands and glittering lakes. Challenge yourself with a mile all-weather gallop and 300 country jumps. Improve your riding ability with lessons in either the indoor or outdoor riding arena. Those who are riding for the 1st time will gain confidence on The Virtual Horse – Ireland’s first fully sized simulated horse. You will enjoy the best of classic Irish cooking. Castle Leslie Estate source regional and artisan foods and prepare them with imagination and flair. Freshness is their by-word. Their daily-baked bread, scones and homemade preserves are enough to tempt any guest. Lodging room options, based on availability, include the castle, lodge or private cottage. Non-riding activities include cookery, fishing, spa facilities, hiking. This is the ultimate Irish rural escape! RIDING IN IRELAND
“All the team at Castle Leslie Equestrian Centre create a wonderful environment to enjoy riding at its best and develop your riding skills, through jumping, cross country and dressage, it’s hard not to enjoy” P. F.
Ride Itinerary - Castle Leslie Ride
You will enjoy 3 riding hours per day with your choice of either group flat, jumping and/or cross-country lessons and/or enjoyable hacks across the castle grounds.
Ride Details - Castle Leslie Ride
Dates: April – October
Best Months to Ride: April – October. Peak season is July, August
Riding ability: Novice, Intermediate, Advanced
Daily Riding hours: 3
Riding Days: 5
Horses: Irish Sport Horse, Irish Cobs, Irish Hunter and Connemara ponies
Maximum weight: 224 lbs.
Saddles: English general purpose
Group size: 2 – 10
Non-riding activities: fishing, hiking, kayak, clay pigeon shooting, falconry
Lodging: 4* hotel
Castle or Lodge: 5 days, 5 nights $1,860.00 per person, double occupancy $2,325.00 single occupancy package
Cottage (groups of 2 – 4): $1,750.00 per person
Castle or Lodge: 4 days, 4 nights $1,470.00 per person, double occupancy, $1,860.00 single occupancy package
*Prices will fluctuate with the USD/EURO exchange rate and will be fixed on your final payment.
Also available: 3-day packages, lodge accommodations, self-catering accommodations, novice riding and country hacking only.
Includes: 5 nights accommodations, 5 days riding, breakfasts, 3 hours riding per day (group lessons), tack, horse instructor, dinners
Not included: airfare, transportation to and from the airport(180 euros round trip, per car), lunches, gratuities
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