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Castle Leslie Equestrian Extravaganza

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You can choose between 3 packages:
- Horse Sport Package: this package is for experienced English riders (Good intermediate and above) and includes daily riding of approx. 3 hours. This is a daily lesson package and includes flat work/dressage, cross-country jumping and show-jumping.
- Happy Hackers Package: like the name implies, this is a hacking (trail riding) package for low intermediate riders and above.
- Learn to Ride in 5 days Package: this package is designed for beginner to intermediate riders who wish to improve their riding skills. Each rider will receive a series of daily lessons culminating in a 2 hour hack (trail ride) around the estate.

On your first day, arrive early in the afternoon for an orientation ride and in time for dinner at 7.30p.m. (rooms are generally available from 6 p.m., although we will accommodate people arriving earlier if possible).
On the first morning, you will chat over breakfast with the instructor about your riding ability, aims etc. An initial assessment of riders takes place in the indoor or outdoor schooling area on the first riding day. 

Each day, morning rides start at 10:30 am & afternoon rides at 2:30 pm.

On your last day, you can enjoy a last ride in the morning before your departure.

The Equestrian Center is located around five new courtyards and tucked behind the Hunting Lodge.
It offers the following amenities:
- 1,000 acres of private estate
- 300 cross-country jumps 
- 21 miles of meandering bridleways 
- Mile-long all-weather gallop
- 56 stables
- Mechanical Horse
- 50×30 meter 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 Arena
- Sand Gallops
- SJI approved show jumps
- Horse walker
- Lorry & trailer parking
- BHS, SJI & AIRE Approved

The center provides a wide variety of programs to non-riders who can enjoy golf nearby or cycling in the surrounding countryside. Other activities that can be booked are the Spa, fishing, clay target shooting, hot air balloon ride, horse drawn carriage ride, boating, walking trails, games room, falconry, and archery. Please inquire for prices. There are numerous places of interest to visit within easy driving distance.
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Castle Leslie Equestrian Extravaganza
Tour Code: IT-IRSR04
6 days / 5 nights ~$1,885.00
Dates : Available all Year

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
A 2022 01/01 - 12/31 6d / 5n 6 day trip, BB Learn to Ride... 1 /8 Reserve
B 2022 01/01 - 12/31 6d / 5n 6 day trip, BB Horse Sport (... 1 /8 Reserve
C 2022 01/01 - 12/31 6d / 5n 6 day trip, BB Happy Hackers... 1 /8 Reserve
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Tack: English
Horses: Connemara and Irish Hunters
Pace: The pace is varies depending on the pa...
Walk, Trot, Canter, Jumps
Airport: Dublin /Belfast
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