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Girls adventure breaks


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Dublin in a Weekend


The Royal Dublin Society's International Dublin Horse Show

Since it was first held  in 1864, the Dublin Horse Show has become a national celebration. This horse show celebrates Dublin's affinity with horse sports by welcoming the best international show jumpers from around the world. It is one of Ireland's largest and most spectacular events, a highlight of the Summer and welcomes tens of thousands of spectators from all over the world. 

Day One

Settle into your Four star Country House Hotel and Leisure Centre where you will be staying for the week.

Day Two

After a hearty Irish Breakfast be prepared to meet your guide and hosts for the week. You will be given a guided tour of our facility, stables and horses. Then meet your four legged partner for an assessment lesson ensuring your comfort. This is a great opportunity to get used to your horse and our instructors will give you individual tips to ensure you get the best out of our beautiful Irish horses. After a hearty Lunch, our guides take you for a trail ride which will help you bond with your horse and hear all about our fantastic local folklore and interesting history. 

Day Three

After a hearty Irish breakfast join us for a half day trail ride through the beautiful forests on top of the Dublin Mountains. See the spectacular views over Dublin, listen to your guide tell story's of the historical sites you pass by with opportunities for a long invigorating gallop through the forest. After lunch we can arrange an activity of your choice. There is plenty of options from a round of golf, explore Dublin City and Avoca hand weavers or avail of the many treatments at the Leisure centre's spa. 

Day Four

After breakfast, we will collect you from your hotel and bring you for a guided visit to the opening day of the International Dublin Horse Show. With live music, entertainment, art, fashion, antiques, and no less than 10 arenas show casing the best of Irish Show Jumping, Performance Hunters, Side Saddle competitions, Displays from Master Equestrians not to mention the finest of Irish breeding showing classes including Irish Draught Stallions, Connemara Mares and foals. Any possible equestrian craving will be satisfied!

Additional Days

If you would like to attend any additional days we can arrange tickets for you and your group. The main attractions are Lady's Day on Thursday, the FEI Nations Cup for the Aga Khan Trophy on Friday and the Land Rover Puissance on Saturday and Logines Grand Prix on Sunday. 

Spend your weekend doing something different. Why not try our short breaks equestrian holiday with a combination of Equestrian Academy lessons and Trail Rides and stay at our fine selection of comfortable hotels, guesthouses and B&B's

Sample Programme:

You could arrive at your hotel on Thursday evening or Friday morning. 


Introduction to our facility, our horses and our staff. We then introduce you to the horse or pony you are riding with an introductory lesson. After a hearty lunch we all go out on your first trail ride. 

Once we have finished riding and taking care of the horse we will drop you back to your hotel for a shower and change because we are off for a night of entertainment in our fine selection of Dublin pubs. Enjoy the "CRAIC AGUS CEOL" for the night and maybe go to nightclub afterwards. Our guides can tell you the best places to go!


Have a relaxing breakfast then join us for a lesson in Dressage, Show Jumping or Cross Country. If you struggle with belance or position maybe try a lunge lesson with our chief instructor Maeve.

After a hearty lunch in our canteen you can nurse your hangover or immerce yourself in our busy Riding School. You can relax with a book or go to see Dublin's fair city. 



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