Crossogue Equestrian riding holiday in Ireland - Far and Ride
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Crossogue Equestrian, Ireland





Horses



Type of horses:

Irish cobs, Thoroughbreds and various mixed breeds

Nature of horses:

Well schooled, various temperaments

Height of horses:

Wide range

Weight limit:

100kg / 15 stone 7 lbs

Tack type:

English

 

Weather



 

Ride Description

Crossogue House specialises in offering riding tuition in open countryside and allowing all standards of rider the opportunity to enjoy riding across the farm. This can be a gentle ride for those who want to relax and simply enjoy being on horseback and part of the natural surroundings, or for the more adventurous there are gallops and a diverse range of cross country obstacles all over the farm with lots of challenges for both horse and rider.

All riders spend some time in the arena to get to know their horse and develop confidence in the partnership before embarking on the challenges which await. With expert instructors and well-trained horses, you will quickly develop the confidence to tackle the large selection of well-made obstacles for all standards of rider.

Whilst the centre can sleep up to 20 people in the various rooms, riding group sizes are limited to 5 riders, with the usual group size being three. However, this is the ideal destination for groups of friends of differing abilities as everyone can join different groups for the riding but still spend their relaxing time together.

Crossogue Farm is also a working thoroughbred stud which specialises in producing good steeplechasers. Mares and foals live outside almost all year round, only coming into foal. If you are lucky then maybe you will witness a foal being born! Some of the youngsters remain at the stud to be trained as racehorses and your hosts will be happy to immerse you in the excitement of having a runner if it happens to fall over your holiday.

See Programmes.

 

Food & Accommodation

You stay in Crossogue House, which is a listed Georgian home. There are eight different rooms, ranging from en-suite double rooms to double rooms with shared bathrooms, to dorm-style accommodation.

Dorm rooms sleep groups of 4, 6 or 8 and are reserved exclusively for families or groups of friends. Couples/individuals will be housed in one of the four rooms with double/twin beds - two en-suite and two with a shared bathroom.

The house also has a communal living room, dining room and kitchen.

All meals are provided and prepared freshly each day. Home-cooked meals using local produce, including from their own vegetable gardens, are a highlight of a stay here. All dietary needs can be accommodated as long you notify us in advance.

Some drinks are included (tea, coffee, water, juice etc) but alcoholic drinks are not included and so you should bring your own.

 

Activities

There are a number of alternative activities available for when you aren't riding, including tennis, badminton, table tennis, games and walks on the farm.

Some evenings films are shown.

You may wish to take an excursion to a nearby place of interest and see a little of Ireland during your visit too.

You may be able to combine your holiday with some horse racing in Ireland as well.

 

Further Details

Languages: English

Health requirements: General good health

Age limit: 4 years or older

Tuition: Yes

Included: Accommodation, meals, some drinks, riding (2 lessons per day)

Not included: Flights, transfers from Dublin airport, alcoholic drinks (bring your own), travel insurance

 

Travel Information

You may wish to hire a car and drive yourself from Dublin airport to the equestrian centre, so you have more flexibility during your stay, but if you prefer not to then there are two options:

There is an excellent train service from Heuston station in Dublin to the train station in Thurles and your hosts will happily collect you from the train station. The train journey takes just over one hour and the station in Dublin is easily accessible by bus or taxi from Dublin airport.

Alternatively, private transfers can be arranged at extra cost (currently 390 euro per vehicle, return).

Airport: Dublin

 

Programmes


4 Day Training Package



This four day/three night package offers 6 lessons (c. 2 each day). All abilities of rider can be accommodated for you could go for a gentle ride and relax in the countryside, or make use of the gallops or diverse range of cross country fences. You will always start your holiday in the arena so you can get to know the horses and your instructor can assess your ability and discuss your aims and wishes. With expert instructors and well-trained horses you should quickly develop the confidence to tackle some well-made obstacles.

Day One:

Depending on your arrival time at Crossogue, there may be time for an afternoon lesson before dinner (which is served at 7.30pm).

Day Two and Three:

Breakfast is usually at 9am and the first rides are usually at 10am. You ride for c. 1.5 hours and this will either be in the arena or out on the cross country course. Lunch is at 1.30pm and a second lesson is planned for the afternoon. There is time to relax before dinner.

Day Four:

A final morning lesson and lunch before departing for the train station. If you did not arrive in time for an afternoon lesson on Day One then you can also have a lesson this afternoon before departing.



Minimum group size: 1
Maximum group size: 5
Ability description: All abilities can be catered for. If you wish to jump cross country then some previous jumping experience is recommended.
Type of ride: Instruction
Total riding time: 6 lessons are included (c. 1.5 hrs each)
Departure dates: 2017: Available to suit during 7th April - 10th June and 26th August - 18th November.

2018: Available to suit during 6th April - 9th June and 25th August - 19th November.
 
Pricing: 2017:

£633 per person

2018:

£660 per person





7 Day Training Package



All abilities of rider can be accommodated for you could go for a gentle ride and relax in the countryside, or make use of the gallops or a diverse range of cross country fences. You will always start your holiday in the area so you can get to know the horses and your instructor can assess your ability and discuss your aims and wishes.

With expert instructors and well-trained horses, you should quickly develop the confidence to tackle some well-made obstacles.

Example 6-night itinerary:

Day One:

Depending on your arrival time at Crossogue, there may be time for an afternoon lesson before dinner (which is served at 7.30pm).

Days Two to Six:

Breakfast is usually at 9 am and the first rides are usually at 10 am. You ride for c. 1.5 hours and this will either be in the arena or out on the cross country course. Lunch is at 1.30pm and a second lesson is planned for the afternoon. There is time to relax before dinner.

Day Seven:

A final morning lesson and lunch before departing for the train station. If you did not arrive in time for an afternoon lesson on Day One then you can also have a lesson this afternoon before departing.



Minimum group size: 1
Maximum group size: 5
Ability description: All abilities can be catered for. If you wish to jump cross country then some previous jumping experience is recommended.
Type of ride: Instruction
Total riding time: 2 lessons per day (c. 1.5 hours each)
Departure dates: 2017: Available to suit during 7th April - 10th June and 26th August - 18th November.

2018: Available to suit during 6th April - 9th June and 25th August - 19th November.
 
Pricing: 2017:

£1123 per person (6 nights)

2018:

4 nights, 8 rides: £858
5 nights, 10 rides: £1029
6 nights, 12 rides: £1182
7 nights, 14 rides: £1334

Prices are per person and include all meals, accommodation and riding.