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Clonshire Equestrian Centre

Set in 120 acres of private parkland, the Clonshire Equestrian Centre provides excellent facilities for beginners to advanced riders. Come and enjoy the magic of this historic estate on excellent Irish sport horses, individual itineraries can be provided in Dressage, Showjump and full cross country course including banks and Irish ditches.

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Set in 120 acres of private parkland, the Clonshire Equestrian Centre provides excellent facilities for beginners to advanced riders. Come and enjoy the magic of this historic estate on excellent Irish sport horses, individual itineraries can be provided in Dressage, Showjump and full cross country course including banks and Irish ditches.

Why not try polo in our new full size arena? A perfect base for touring the mid west, Clonshire is a superb centre for fine equestration at the heart of Limerick country. Shannon Airport is only 40 minutes away. Accommodation is available at the luxurious 4 star Dunraven Arms Hotel. 3-5 day progressive riding programmes are available as well as a pony club for kids.

A self contained apartment is available in our Restored Hunters Yard. Unaccompanied Children’s Holiday programme is available in the home of the managers, a horse heaven for horse mad kids! Structured Riding programmes for the competitive Rider, as well as lots of fun and games ‘A Riders Dream’ are provided.

We offer a number of holiday packages but the two most popular are our youth camps and adult camps. Both are offered as residential and non residential riding holidays for guests throughout the year.

Adult Camp:
xc_adults_img_0469.jpgThis is offered during the off season and you stay in the home of our managers Sue & Dan Foley and their family. All rooms are shared as are bathrooms and all accommodation, meals, and all riding are included in the prices. It’s available from September to May each year. There is around four hours riding each day.
The other option is to rent our self catering unit which sleeps 6/8 (Saturday to Saturday) and riding is additional. This unit has a full kitchen, laundry, central heating, open fire, cable television and DVD player, one double room ensuite and two further bedrooms with bunk beds and a family bathroom.
Alternatively you could stay locally in one of the many luxury hotels or guesthouses and just come and ride with us.

xc_teensimg_0131.jpgYouth Camp:
The most popular holiday is the summer youth riding and language camp and this runs through all the school holidays (and in midterm and Easter breaks as well). Guests are collected from the airport by one of our staff and are checked in and taken through to departures on their return flight. All meals are taken in the family kitchen and there is a den for their use in the evenings with cable television and there is free internet access and a computer for their use in the tea room at the equestrian centre. An English teacher gives lessons in the afternoons once riding has finished.
 

More Packages

Three day riding package:
Arrive and check in to the beautiful Dunraven Arms Hotel in the village of Adare. After having breakfast the next morning head out to Clonshire for your first ride. This is an arena lesson and is normally taken by our manager Sue Foley. This is followed by and instructional cross country ride over our 120 acres cross country course. There is a break for lunch at around 12.30pm and its back again at 2pm for the afternoons ride, finishing for the day at around 3.30pm.
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Included in this package are 3 nights with dinner, bed and breakfast and three days riding for €660.00 per person sharing.

Also available as five day riding package with 5 nights, dinner, bed and breakfast and five days riding for €1100.00 per person sharing


Hunting Program:
Hunting in Limerick is from the first weekend in November to the middle of February.
Arrive to the Dunraven Arms Hotel on Sunday evening and ride in Clonshire on Monday and Tuesday, getting used to the way of going of the Irish sport horse and practicing out on the cross country course to perfect your “hunt seat” then it’s out with the Limerick County Foxhounds on the Wednesday. Thursday is left for relaxing and a visit to the Kennels is suggested.
Friday you are back in the saddle in Clonshire working on any points you feel you need to before going back out on the hunting field on the Saturday.

The cost of a day’s hunting is €400 and this covers your visitor’s fee and horse hire.

Package Price: 7 nights, dinner, bed and breakfast, three days riding in Clonshire and 2 days hunting for €1980.00 cost per person sharing.

Barn Package:
Stay in the self catering apartment on site here at Clonshire. Six people in shared rooms accommodation from Saturday to Saturday and riding from Sunday to Friday for €950.00, the group leader stays and rides for free.

A typical day runs as follows:
10am Arena lesson combining flatwork and jumping and this is usually taken by our manager Sue Foley and on your first day this is also an assessment lesson.
11am Cross country instructional ride over our 120 acre parkland cross country course.
12.30 Break for lunch
2pm Afternoon lesson – this can be a gentle hack or more dressage or jumping tuition

This leaves you time to go and see some of the sights around the area – it is possible to get to the cliffs of Moher and Killarney from Adare once you have finished riding for the day.

There are two very good grocery stores in the village of Adare as well as numerous pubs and restaurants with traditional music at least one night a week.

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