Horse Riding & English Language Holidays
This is the ideal opportunity for the horse loving teenager / young rider to improve their riding, knowledge and care of horses in a friendly homely environment. English language practice is also an important part of the programme. Guests ride each morning and follow a progressive programme of flatwork and jumping, as well as leisure riding, games and cross country. English language classes take part in the afternoon.
Both show jumping and cross country are our specialities, and at Mullingar we make it feel so easy! Beginners quickly become confident, novices make rapid progress, and intermediates and open riders learn the finer points.
We recommend you come for at least a fortnight, preferably longer. We run unaffiliated weekly metre shows at the equestrian centre (normally on Fridays) in which our guests generally participate as part of their holiday programme. Guests may also register with Show Jumping Ireland while here on holiday and take part in an official Shows.
Option 1 | English Language Tuition and Horseriding
(15 hours English and 15 hours horse riding/week)
Three hours of English each afternoon, Monday to Friday. Our English programme includes 1 hour formal English, followed by one hour conversational English and one hour of games through English. Students will be encouraged to choose the modules/topics for discussion e.g. stable management, sports, Irish culture and food etc. The English lessons are taught by a university trained teacher with a qualification in English language instruction (TEFL) with many years experience.
Mullingar Equestrian Center offers excellent facilities, horses and instruction to enable the rider to learn to ride with style and confidence. Instruction is pupil centred, and designed to progress the rider on from his/her present level. Following assessment students are offered a programme of lessons and pleasure riding .
Two week courses for 2014 will start on the following dates -
Students arrive on a Sunday and depart on Saturday
Holiday 1 | June 22 to July 5
Holiday 2 | July 6 to July 19
Holiday 3 | July 20 to August 2
Holiday 4 | August 3 to August 16
Price €1720 (2 weeks)
One week option €890, three weeks €2350
10% discount when two or more students book and travel together
Airport transfers €200 Dublin airport return.
Option 2 | Intensive Riding Courses
These courses are aimed at the more advanced rider who have their own horses and are already competing in show jumping competitions Starting dates for intensive weekly courses
June 8 | June 15
Price €1125 for 6 days
Airport transfers €200 Dublin airport return.
Generally our guests like to chill out before their evening meal after which our staff will organise some of the following activities. Supervised evening activities include tennis, basketball, table tennis, videos & barbecues. Other off site options are cinema, swimming (local indoor pool), pitch and putt & horse racing. There is also a Jacuzzi and Sauna to relax tired muscles after your fun filled day!
Assessments and Certificates
At the end of the week there is an assessment, followed by a prizegiving and presentation of certificates. Each student will receive a Certificate of Achievement in accordance with their performance during the week.
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Please check with your airline before booking as to whether your child can travel alone or must be accompanied by an adult.
Aer Lingus - Children under 12 are not permitted to travel alone on Aer Lingus flights. Those aged 12 to 15 can do so, but their parent or guardian must sign a Form of Indemnity.
Ryanair does not permit children under 16 to travel unaccompanied.
What you should bring for your stay at Mullingar Equestrian Centre
• Riding Boots - short or long boots or shoes with a raised heel (runners are not permitted)
• Riding Helmet - to current standards or you can borrow one from the centre
• Body Protector - for Show-jumping and crosscountry
• Riding gloves and whip optional
• Jodhpurs / breeches
• T-shirts / longsleeve tops
• Warm jumpers
• Rain Jackets - essential in Ireland!
• Swimsuit for the Jacuzzi or the local pool
• Tennis shoes/Runners for tennis and sports
• Evening clothes - tracksuit/jeans etc
• Toiletries - Shampoo, Toothbrush etc.
• E11 health card (available free from your local health centre)
• Pocket Money for Sunday excursion to Dublin
There is a washer and dryer in the centre, so only pack enough clothes to last you the duration of your stay.
Towels and bedlinen are provided.