Youth Horseback Riding Camp in Ireland

As the saying goes, there is nothing so good for the inside of a young person as the outside of a horse. That is why we have developed the Young Peoples Camp in Ireland; to give young people from all over the world the opportunity to spend time in a rural setting with a lovely Irish family. And of course, there will be many horses.

The program includes seven nights accommodation in a typical Irish house with the Foley family on the grounds of the Clonshire Equestrian Centre, located in one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland. It includes six days of riding on either a horse or pony, instruction, horsemanship training and transfers to and from Shannon airport.

The setting is the magnificent Clonshire Equestrian Centre, recently featured in Practical Horseman magazine, with its large indoor arena, large outdoor arena and polo field, a large cross country course and miles of countryside in which to trail ride. Clonshire is set on rolling hills with many mature trees and the vibrant green grass that seems to exist only in Ireland.

The center is just outside of the village of Adare in Country Limerick. Adare is well known as "Ireland's prettiest village" and is frequently a photographic subject in coffee table books of Ireland. The thatched roofs of the cottages and the welcoming gardens are a photographer's dream.

Sue and Dan Foley are the hosts. Both are instructors and managers of Clonshire Equestrian Centre. Both have competed at the national level and are expert riders and instructors. Their three beautiful, polite children complete this lovely family.

Young people are busy all day with horse care, lessons, demonstrations, trail rides and competitions, and the opportunity to show jump, jump cross country and work on the flat is included every day. Visits to the nearby village, movies, bowling, skating and horse shows are always fun and well supervised. This is a popular camp so reserve early. References available.

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