Castle Leslie- Ireland Equestrian Vacations

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Castle Leslie Estate
Glaslough, County Monaghan, Ireland
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Nestled on 1,000 acres of undulating Irish countryside, dotted with ancient woodland and glittering lakes, Castle Leslie Estate is one of the last great Irish Castle estates still in the hands of its founding family. Since the 1660s, the distinguished and somewhat individual Leslie family have lived on the Castle Estate, welcoming everyone from politicians to poets, ambassadors to ufologists; all the time making their home into one of the finest luxury Castle hotels Ireland has to offer.

The Castle, at the heart of the Estate, offers authentic original interiors and old-style hospitality and is a complete respite from the world. The Lodge is the social hub of the Estate and brings locals and guests together in an atmosphere of conviviality and comfort. The Old Stable Mews and Village Houses are the perfect spot for groups on equestrian holidays that want the convenience of hotel living combined with private self catering.

The Estate offers an idyllic setting for outdoor activity, Ireland equestrian vacations and adventure. It is the perfect place to discover the thrill of exploring the beautiful Irish countryside on horseback. We welcome riders of all ability and offer expert tuition, gentle hacks and exhilarating cross-country rides.

The Equestrian Centre combines the authentic charm of a country estate with all the amenities you’d expect from one of Ireland’s best horse-riding locations:
* 1,000 acres of private estate
* 300 new cross-country jumps from knee high to knee tremblers built by Willis Bros. of Badminton Horse Trials fame
* 21 miles of meandering bridleways
* Mile-long all-weather gallop
* 56 stables
* Horse simulator - Virtual horse for beginners
* 50×30 metre indoor arena with indoor cross-country fences
* Tiered seating for 200 plus private dining/viewing room• Lounge and showering facilities
* 20 × 50 Dressage Arena
* 30 × 20 Outdoor Ménage
* Sand Gallops
* SJI approved show jumps
* Horse walker
* Lorry & trailer parking
* BHS, SJI & AIRE Approved

As one of Europe’s finest equestrian playgrounds, Castle Leslie Estate offers memorable horse riding holiday experiences for riding enthusiasts of all levels. So whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rider, Castle Leslie Estate is the place for your Ireland equestrian vacations.

Horse Riding Vacations 

Learn to Ride in Five Days
For beginners or riders who wish to improve their riding skills while enjoying some gentle hacks around the Estate. Each rider will receive a series of lessons culminating in a 2 hour ride around the estate. This is a 5 day Ireland riding holiday. 3 hours riding per day, 5 nights Bed and Full Irish Breakfast and a choice of a 2 course meal in Conor’s Bar each night or a main course in Snaffles Restaurant. Activity will be part of a group session.
Rates: The Lodge or Castle $1,598 USD* (€1245) per adult double occupancy. $1,277 USD* (€995) per child.
 
Horse Sport 5 day Riding Vacation
For the more experienced rider looking to improve their riding skills. This package incorporates a mix of show jumping, cross country, dressage and estate rides. This is a 5 day riding vacation. 3 hours riding per day, 5 nights Bed & Full Breakfast and a choice of a 2 course meal each night in Conor’s Bar or a main course in Snaffles Restaurant. Activity will be part of a group session.
Rates: The Lodge or Castle $1,598 USD* (€1245) per adult double occupancy. $1,277 USD* (€995) per child.

Horse Sport 3 day Riding Vacation
For the more experienced rider looking to improve their riding skills. This package incorporates a mix of show jumping, cross country, dressage & estate rides. This is a 3 day riding vacation. 3 hours riding per day, 3 nights Bed & Full Breakfast and a choice of a 2 course meal each night in Conor’s Bar or a main course in Snaffles Restaurant. Activity will be part of a group session.
Rates: The Lodge or Castle $988 USD* (€770) per adult double occupancy. $809 USD* (€630) per child.

Happy Hackers 5 day Riding Vacation
Happy Hackers is for anyone who enjoys the simple pleasure exploring the countryside on horseback. This package involves daily estate rides. This is a 5 day programme. 3 hours riding per day, 5 nights Bed & Full Breakfast and a choice of a 2 course meal each night in Conor’s Bar or a main course in Snaffles Restaurant. Activity will be part of a group session.
Rates: The Lodge or Castle $1,598 USD* (€1245) per adult double occupancy. $1,277 USD* (€995) per child.

Happy Hackers 3 day Riding Vacation
Happy Hackers is for anyone who enjoys the simple pleasure exploring the countryside on horseback. This package involves daily estate rides. This is a 3 day programme. 3 hours riding per day, 3 nights Bed & Full Breakfast and a choice of a 2 course meal each night in Conor’s Bar or a main course in Snaffles Restaurant. Activity will be part of a group session.
Rates: The Lodge or Castle $988 USD* (€770) per adult double occupancy. $809 USD* (€630) per child.

* Rates are set in the Euro, so USD prices are subject to changes in currency conversions.

Learn more! Email Castle Leslie. Call +353 (0) 47 88 100 Visit Castle Leslie website.

Upcoming Special Events

Dressage Competition
27th May and 10th June 2016
Intro B Test, Prelim 13 and Novice 28 
Open to all levels of riders
Booking is essential
Horse Hire Available
€12 per entry

Pony Games for Advanced Children
30th May 2016
6:30-7:30pm
This is open to children who can walk, trot and canter.
Spaces are limited and Booking is essential.
Pony hire available.
€12 per child with own pony
€20 per child with Estate pony

Derby Night with Ray Buchanan
17th June 2016
Classes start 60cm, 70cm, 80cm, 90cm, 1m
Open to all levels of riders.
Booking is essential
€10 per person

Adult Camp Day
26th June 2016
10am-4pm
Open to adults that can walk, trot and canter. Get the opportunity to hack, do stable management, side saddle and much more.
Spaces are limited and Booking is essential.
€120 per adult (lunch included)

Own a Pony Week
4th – 8th July 2016 and 8th – 12th August 2016
10am – 3pm
Get the opportunity to Own a Pony for a week. Includes hacking, lessons, stable management and show on the final day. Open to children that can walk, trot and canter. Spaces are limited and Booking is essential.
€225 per child

Own a Pony Day
25th July 2016 and 5th August 2016
10am – 3pm
Children will get the opportunity to Own a Pony for a Day and groom, feed, ride and muck out. This session is aimed at beginners
Spaces are limited and Booking is essential.
€45 per child 

Learn more! Email Castle Leslie. Call +353 (0) 47 88 100 Visit Castle Leslie website.

Activities

Hot Air Balloon Rides, Boating, Walking Trails, Picnics, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Equestrian Training, Riding Lessons, Spa, Spectator Events, Irish Hunts, Golf nearby, Fishing, Dressage, Cross Country, Biking, Bring Your Own Horse- BYOH.

Accommodations

20 rooms in The Castle
29 rooms in The Lodge
12 x two bedroomed Old Stable Mews
12 x four and five bedroomed Village Cottages

Kitchen facilities are available in some accommodations, including self catering accommodations on the Estate (Old Stable Mews & Village Houses), a good option for groups.

Food

Snaffles Restaurant -2 AA Rosette award winning restaurant
Conor’s Bar – casual dining

Area Attractions

Patrick Kavanagh Museum, Armagh Planetarium, Concra Wood Golf Club. 

At a Glance

Nestled on 1,000 acres, Castle Leslie Estate offers an idyllic setting for outdoor activity, adventure and is the perfect place to discover the thrill of exploring the beautiful Irish countryside on horseback. 

Location

Glaslough, County Monaghan, Ireland, Castle Leslie Estate is only 80 minutes from Dublin airport and 60 minutes from Belfast airport.

Airport

Dublin Airport (1.5 hours)
Belfast Airport (1 hour)

Riding Style/Ability

English

Beginner to Advanced 

Group Size for Rides

usual max is 7

Season

open all year

Special Notes

Travel Agents Accepted- Castle Leslie works with travel agents! 

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes


Corporate Groups, Retreats, Meetings Welcome