SPECIAL DEALS OFTEN AVAILABLE PLEASE CALL +353 (0) 87 257 0221

If you wish you can book through our agents, with whom you get extra hours riding each day, better horses and the benefit of the agents insurance.
Sweden: HorseXplore, Italy: Audrey Catherine Martin audreycatherinemartin@gmail.com, Ireland and England: Zara’s Planet

Horseback Riding Holidays in Galway Ireland

Please see also our prices page for single cross country horse hire fees.

SHORT BREAK:   2 days riding / 1 night stay 
 Available all year weather permitting.
 1 night accommodation. 2 days riding.

 Note – clients booking through agents are more likely to get better horses etc .

This programme is suitable for riders who can trot, canter and gallop confidently, experience in cross country jumping not necessary, training for those wishing to improve their cross country jumping will be provided for all levels, groups can be split up to cater for a beginner jumper or some that wants to trek and not jump.

  • Included: 1 night accommodation (see below for description)
  • 2 days horse riding: 6 hours riding 2 to 3 different horses per day, 1 optional show jumping lesson included in 6 hours riding can be arranged, Special training for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders cross country jumping.

Total Cost
€290.00 Self Catering accommodation at Flowerhill House—see accommodation at www.flowerhill.net
€340.00 Oak Lodge Bed & Breakfast see www.oaklodgeportumna.ie (Sharing) 8 minutes’ drive from Flowerhill. There are many nice restaurants within walking distance of Oak Lodge for evening meals.
Includes:
Transfer to and from Equestrian Centre each day
Pack lunch each day.
€12.00 Single Supplement will apply per day. (Oak Lodge Only)

 

 

Please see also our prices page for hourly or daily cross country horse hire fees.
  LONG WEEKEND:  3.5 days riding / stay 4 nights
  4 Nights’ accommodation, 3 ½ days riding
  Arrive Thursday afternoon Leave Monday morning after breakfast, OR midweek if requested
  NOTE – Clients booking through agents are  likely to get more riding and better horses / attention etc.

This programme is suitable for riders who can trot, canter and gallop co0nfidently, experience cross country jumping not necessary, training for those wishing to improve their cross country jumping will be provided, groups can be split up to cater for a beginner jumper or someone that wants to trek and not jump.

  • Included 4 nights’ accommodation
  • 10 –15 hours horse riding, including show jumping lesson and  riding 2  different horses per day.
  • Special training for beginners.

Arrive afternoon /evening -- light hack including some jumping (45 min)

  • Day 1 Cross country jumping and instruction x 2 (10.00a.m. and 1.30p.m.)
  • Day 2 Show jumping and cross country lesson (10.00a.m. and 1.30p.m.)
  • Day 3 Cross country jumping and instruction x 2 sessions. (10.00a.m. and 1.30p.m.)
  • Midday hack occasionally  included

Depart morning after.
Total Cost
 €485.00 staying in Self Catering at Flowerhill House, see Accommodation in  www.flowerhill.net
€595.00 staying in Oak Lodge Bed & Breakfast, see www.oaklodgeportumna.ie  (Sharing) 8 minutes’ drive from Flowerhill Equestrian Centre, there are many nice restaurants within walking distance of the Oak Lodge for evening meals.
Includes:
Transfer to and from Equestrian Centre each day
Pack lunch each day.
 €12.00 Single Supplement will apply per day. (Oak Lodge Only)

 

FULL WEEK HOLIDAY: 6 days riding / 7 nights stay
 Arrive any day
 7 Nights’ Accommodation. 6 days riding

 NOTE – clients booking through agents are likely to get more riding and better horses /attention etc

This programme is suitable for riders who can trot, canter and gallop confidently, must have some experience show jumping and have jumped cross country, training for those wishing to improve their cross country jumping will be provided, groups can be split up to cater for a beginner jumper or someone that wants to trek and not jump.
Riders are advised to be reasonably ‘horse riding fit’ for this week long "jumping confidence" programme.
6 days horse riding (20 to 24 hrs) 2  different horses per day  from a selection of 75 horses and ponies, special training for beginner cross country jumper for intermediate and advanced riders will be provided.
Horse riding includes:
Each day a ride at 10 am until 11.30, occasionally there is a midday hack included (on a different horse) until 12.30 – Break for lunch and ride again at 1.30pm until 3.00pm approx.
Each day consists of the following riding activities

  • Cross country jumping and training all levels.
  • Cross country pub ride (Saturday or Sundays)
  • Riding out with hounds during hound exercise
  • Show jumping lesson.
  • Midday hack occasionally included.

Afternoon shopping trip to tack shop can be arranged, Taxi/Mini Bus at the client expense.
€875  to include full riding programme price and staying in basic SELF CATERING  in Flowerhill house  see accommodation on www.flowerhill.net
€1125 to include full riding programme including staying in Oak lodge Bed & Breakfast Portumna (8 min from Flowerhill)  (sharing),   (www.oaklodgeportumna.ie). €12.00 Single Supplement will apply per day, there are many nice restaurants within walking distance of Oak Lodge for evening meals.

 

HUNTING AND CROSS COUNTRY BREAK: 2 cross countries on day 1 followed by two days hunting
 Including 4 nights B and B in Oak lodge guest house
. Cross country –Daily or weekly hunting programmes available from 10th October to 1st March, (approx.)
 NOTE clients booking through agents are likely to get more riding and better horses / attention etc.

 Example
 Day 1 Cross country jumping x 2 sessions in Flowerhill (pre hunt)
Day 2 Hunting with East Galway or North Tipperary (Flowerhill horses)
Day 3 (Sunday) hunting with Co Roscommon hounds (Not Flowerhill horses, outside horses organised by us)
Any or all different hunting days/programmes can be arranged at a client’s request
Price -- €650 includes all horse hire and accommodation   +  (cap fee normally  €100 per day) payable at the  hunt meet direct to hunt club secretary. (Occasional deals available)

 

TEENAGERS INTENSIVE RIDING CAMP: 6 days riding / 7 nights sta
Teenager programme 12 – 16 year olds
7 Nights’ full board Accommodation, 6 Days Riding.

NOTE –Clients booking through agents are likely to get more riding and better horses / attention etc.

This programme is educational and fun, it is suitable for riders who can trot, canter and gallop confidently, experience cross country jumping not necessary, training for those wishing to improve their cross country jumping will be provided for all levels, you are expected to help tack and groom etc.  extra fun activities can be organise in evenings EG visit  the local Karting centre, “bare back pony swimming” in our little lake or visit Portumna castle and grounds.
Included
7 nights full board accommodation (sharing on site)
 6 days riding  (riding 2 times per day  10 am to 11.45 am and 1.30 pm to 3 pm (extra midday riding occasionally  included) – 18 to 20 hours horse riding, including show jumping lesson
Special training for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders cross country jumping, (50 – 80  jumps per day)
This programme is full of fun activities and training for riders

  • Arrive afternoon /evening – light hack out.
  • Each day includes a variety of
  • Cross country jumping and instruction x 2 sessions (10.00a.m. and 1.30p.m.)
  • Show jumping and cross country lesson (10.00a.m. and 1.30p.m.)
  • Hounds (exercise) on horseback.
  • Afternoon shopping trip can be organised midweek.

Full board accommodation (sharing) in Flowerhill house.
Total cost
€790 to inc full board and riding programme  (English lessons + €216 for 10 hours).
One adult caretaker/leader or instructor, free of charge with group of 7 teenagers or more.
Transport to and from Dublin airport can be organised at an added extra. Email  info@flowerhill.net

 

 

Bring your horse on holidays:

Why not bring your horse or pony on holiday to Flowerhill Equestrian centre, avail of 250 acres of beautiful grounds, over 150 jumping elements ranging in size from 80 centimetres to our one star course. School your horse, or join in with our guests on the cross country rides, training will be available should you request it. Accommodation can be provided for both horse and rider. prices are available on request.

Description of accommodation:

Oak Lodge: Bed and Breakfast approx. 8 minutes drive from Flowerhill House see www.oaklodgeportumna.ie situated in the town of Portumna, owned and managed by Mary Lynch. Mary has been providing accommodation for our clients for over ten years, our guests find the accommodations spotlessly clean, and the majority of the rooms are en-suite, one minute walk from the centre of Portumna where there are a selection of pubs and restaurants.

Evening meals are not provided with our programmes, guests can choose from Chinese, Italian, fast food restaurants or Irish Pub food, see www.portumna.net