Equestrian Holidays at Castle Leslie

| August 3, 2012

castleleslie_castleCastle Leslie Estate located in County Monaghan, Ireland is only 80 minutes from Dublin airport and 60 minutes from Belfast. 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 that want the convenience of hotel living combined with private self catering.

The Estate offers an idyllic setting for outdoor activity 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:

castlelesliegallops* Over 300 cross country jumps including water complex
*1,000 acre private estate
* 100 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
* Virtual horse for beginners
* 50×30 meter indoor arena with indoor cross-country fences
* Tiered seating for 200 plus private dining/viewing room


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 you.

castleleslie‘Hotel for Horses’
As a BHS-approved ‘Hotel for Horses’ we’ve created a very special overnight package for both you and your horse! Join us for overnight bed and full Irish breakfast with full overnight livery for your horse and enjoy a complimentary ride on the Estate as part of any organized group ride.
Price €210 per room.
‘You and Your Horse’
Enjoy a two-night stay in a four-bedroom Village House with a hearty full Irish breakfast, a gourmet lunch including – Soup, Sandwich and Tea or Coffee, full overnight Livery for your horse and enjoy a complimentary ride on the Estate as part of any organized group ride.
Please note this package is based on a minimum of a two-night stay and a minimum of four guests per house.
Price €310 per person sharing.
‘Horse Sport’ – 3 or 5 days
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 3 or a 5 day programme, 3 hours riding per day, 3 or 5 nights bed & breakfast and a 2 course meal each night in Conor’s Bar. Activity will be part of a group session.
Price €648 per person sharing

Giddy Up Girls!
Getaway with your girlfriends for a fun filled 2 days at Castle Leslie Estate. Stay overnight in a luxurious 4 or 5 bedroom Village House. On arrival take a peek inside your fridge, home treats such as a welcome breakfast basket including yogurt, juice, milk, sliced bread and butter, three 6 packs of premier beer, three bottles of wine, three pizzas & three tubs of ice cream. And that’s not all … proceed to the living room, where all the ingredients for the perfect Girls Night In awaits you! An open fire and a box of treats to include – chocolate, popcorn, snacks and a variety of legendary chic flicks such as – Dirty Dancing, Pretty Woman, PS I Love You or Sex in the City. On the second day, enjoy a 1 hour gentle hack/horseback ride around the estate with a delicious 2 course lunch in Conor’s bar accompanied by a perfectly chilled glass of bubbly. Finally, relax on an evening of your choice with a 4 course dinner in the 2 AA Rosette award winning Snaffles Restaurant at The Lodge.

Price: €235 per person sharing

All riding must be booked prior to arrival
Above packages valid from July-Oct 2012 except ‘Giddy Up Girls’ which is valid until Dec 2012.
All packages are subject to availability.

Castle Leslie Estate, Glaslough, Co. Monaghan
Tel: +353 (0) 47 88100 Email: info@castleleslie.com Web: www.castleleslie.com

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