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8 Days Intensive Equestrian Course for Teenagers in Dublin, Ireland

Coolmine Equestrian, Saggart, County Dublin, Leinster, Dublin, Ireland

Eventing Camp Horse Riding Holiday in Ireland

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Come and join Coolmine Equestrian in this intensive equestrian course. The eventing camp is the perfect holiday for the budding eventer or for those who wish to seriously improve their horse riding skills and knowledge of the sport. Coolmine Equestrian has designed this intensive week horse riding to include some trail rides where you can bond with your four-legged companions and soak in the views, forests, and history that Dublin countryside has to offer. So, don't forget your camera and experience the fun!

Key information

  • Rider weight limit: 16 stone but depends on how balanced the rider is
  • Horse height range: 10 - 17.3hh
  • Horse breed: Irish cob, Irish sports horse, Connemera Pony and Horse, Irish Draught, Irish Hunter
  • Tack type: English

Highlights

  • 30 hours' intensive equestrian course
  • Relaxing rides through mountain forests
  • Showjumping, cross country and dressage
  • Day trips to the Irish National Stud
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • 3 organic meals a day

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, German, English
Airport transfer available:
Dublin Airport (US$67 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
10:00
Check-out Time:
18:00

Facilities

  • Shopping
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Parking lot

You will stay at residential hostel style accommodation in dormitory style bedrooms suitable for two, four, or six people. Each dorm room has an array of comfortable bunk beds varying according to the room size. Bed linen is provided and washed weekly. There are separate boys and girls changing rooms with lockers. Canteen area for meals is available. There are also break out zones to relax.

The facilities of the hostel include seven bedrooms, four bathrooms, a spacious kitchen, dining hall, clubhouse, chill-out zone and changing rooms with lockers. The junior residential accommodation is based on 35 students (two to six students per room) with a 24/7 live-in coordinator. Where possible the student coordinator ensures nationality mix in each bedroom which aids English language learning and cultural awareness.

The hostel is situated in a quiet area within the equestrian and adventure center complex. There is a pedestrian walk way from the hostel along the center to the reception area. Laundry facilities are available at an extra cost.

Program

Coolmine Equestrian intensive eventing horse riding summer camp is for the experienced young rider. This camp explores the world the lifestyle of top-level competition riders and their horses. The intensive eventing camp is suitable for teenagers who want to improve their skills in horsemanship as well as riding dressage, show jumping and cross country.

Students spend the first day in the orientation where they learn about horses, the stables, and the daily routine. Then the fun begins. The equestrian eventing program covers an equestrian discipline each day starting with dressage, show jumping, cross country, and on Friday, Coolmine Equestrian will hold a one-day event where students practice their skills in a competitive environment. Days will be spent horse riding and evenings are spent relaxing with new found friends and enjoying the range of fun activities on offer each evening. Teenagers will get a chance to show off their skills at daily Equestrian Academy where they will fill their days with beautiful Irish horses.

Show jumping classes concentrate on vital show-jumping techniques such as practicing strides, improving coursemanship, engagement and perfecting that show jumping canter.

Dressage classes cover how to ride and improve your dressage test. Instructors help you develop the connection between horse and rider. This is vital to improve the horses’ way of going through bending, flexing and "riding on the bit".

Cross country classes start in one of the arenas with indoor cross country schooling on how to ride a variety of cross country fences, fine-tuning the cross country position and techniques. After some practice, tackle the 25 plus fence cross country course and varied terrain. Experience the thrill and exhilaration of outdoor cross country course.

Note

  • This camp runs in week-long blocks starting on Sunday evening and ending on the following Sunday at 12:00.
  • All campers are asked to arrive early Monday morning or on Sunday evening. This allows campers time to settle in and unpack before starting their summer camp on Monday morning. Coolmine Equestrian can arrange for transport to and from the airport.

Included excursions

Each Saturday you will have hosted trip to see the sights in Dublin and the surrounding area. These day trips are one of the highlights as local history and shopping tips are given by an Irish guide.

Location

This horse riding will take place in Dublin, Ireland. Dublin is the capital city of Ireland, where an old Irish town meets the new vibrant city, and where traditional culture meets urban style. Dublin offers miles of sandy beaches, soaring mountains and narrow cobblestone roads where street performers meet. The city boasts narrow country paths lined with stone, golden gorse and flowering buttercups, nature and beauty in abundance.

Features

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Shopping

General

  • Dining area
  • Kitchen

Services

  • Internet access
  • Laundry

Food

You will have three organic meals a day prepared by the cook. The meals are designed by sports nutrition specialist. Fruit and drinks available for 24 hours. Packed lunch will be provided for day trips (optional no extra charge). Tuckshop is available around.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soda

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Lactose Free
  • Whole food
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Golf
  • Archery
  • Horse riding
  • Walks and enjoy nature
  • Hiking
  • Shopping trips
  • Sightseeing
  • Dublin City

What's included

  • 30 hours of equestrian academy per week
  • Explore competition rider lifestyle
  • Lessons and lectures in show jumping, cross country, and dressage
  • Informative lectures on topics such as blacksmith, equine dentistry and horse health
  • Day trips to the Irish National Stud, events and Dublin City
  • Relaxing rides through mountain forests
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • Meals designed by sports nutrition specialist
  • Supervised internet access
  • Evening group activities
  • 24/7 supervision

What's not included

  • Protective equipment for cross country jumping

How to get there

Recommended Airports

  • Book an Airport transfer with Coolmine Equestrian Centre
  • Take the Red Line LUAS to Saggart village only 2km from our centre
  • Arrange a taxi or Uber
  • Dublin Bus Route 69
Airport: Dublin Airport Airport transfer available: Dublin Airport (US$67 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 20 days before arrival.

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Special promotion:

10% discount for all reservations booked for 30th of Jun and 7th of July 2019.

Program starts on Sunday 30th June and the last course ends on the 18th of August. Start day is normally on Sundays, but it is possible to start on Saturday and Monday. 

It is possiible to book 2 weeks of the program and to get additional discount. For more information please send inquery.

Sunday July 28, 2019
(8 days / 7 nights)

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