Castle Leslie Estate ‘Drive Through’ Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea.

Here’s a novel idea about how to celebrate Mother’s Day!
The Castle Leslie Estate ‘Drive Through’ Mothers Day Afternoon Tea.  Mother’s Day is taking place this Sunday 22nd March but this year is going to be very different to those of the past. It’s difficult to shop for that perfect Mother’s Day gift but what’s going on in the world doesn’t mean we can’t show our mums how much we love them.

Arrive at the gates of Castle Leslie Estate between 1pm – 4pm this Sunday 22nd March, present your voucher and drive through to collect an exquisite Afternoon Tea to take home Read more

Six ways to improve your dressage scores this spring.

1. Have a lesson on a schoolmaster horse

One of the best ways to increase your comprehension of a particular movement, or improve your flatwork skills in general, is to book a lesson or training break at a BHS approved training centre on a schoolmaster horse. These horses are suitably experienced so that you can learn how it feels to perform a movement in the right way. Many wise schoolmasters will not respond as to your aids unless you have asked the question of them correctly!

2.Write for a dressage judge

If you write for a dressage judge, you will find it invaluable to Read more

Springtime at Castle Leslie Estate

Welcome to the spring issue of the Castle Leslie Estate newsletter.

There is a sense of renewal and new life all around us at Castle Leslie Estate as we progress through springtime.  Seeds sprout, flowers bloom, and the sun warms the earth.  While winter was a time to conserve energy and reduce activity, spring is a time of regeneration, new beginnings, and a renewal of spirit. We hope that you thoroughly enjoy your time with us as you explore our part of Ireland. To truly get the most out of your stay with us, we bring you a flavour of some of Read more

Chris Bogues, our Senior Instructor at Castle Leslie Equestrian Centre explains the benefits of horse riding simulators.

Riding simulators, or mechanical horses, can offer many benefits to improving one’s riding technique, and are ideal for any riders whose confidence needs developing.

Mechanical horses like ‘Prince’, our trusty mechanical steed at Castle Leslie Estate, are perfect schoolmasters; tuition on a simulator is intensive, which means riders can quickly progress. The instructor can concentrate on the rider’s core stability and posture, without worrying about what the horse is doing. Clients here at Castle Leslie Estate range from beginners to advanced dressage riders, who find that tuition on a mechanical horse is useful for improving their seat, balance and effectiveness. Prince is Read more

Fabulous Gift Ideas this Christmas

In the lead up to Christmas, we thought we’d give you some gift ideas which are available to purchase as a gift voucher for your someone special this Christmas.

There’s something for everyone from ‘The Ultimate Indulgent Day at The Victorian Treatment Rooms, Castle Leslie Estate books, Horse Riding at the Equestrian Centre, to Uncle Jack’s Afternoon Tea for Two, Fishing on Glaslough Lake, Dinner for Two in Snaffles Restaurant and a host of fabulous breaks on the Estate.

To view our array of Christmas gift ideas, please click here.

Winter Woes

Keeping up enthusiasm and progression for riding and training through the winter months can be tough! It’s cold, often wet, and if you’re fitting in your riding sessions before and after work, then it’s usually dark too. If you’ve only got half an hour or so to play with, then you need to utilise your time as best as you can, to ensure that your horse not only gets exercised, but that there’s some progression throughout the winter months. Without any progression, it can be hard to keep up the enthusiasm to go out there in the cold. By the time Read more

Touch Therapy at The Victorian Treatment Rooms

We are delighted to tell you that at our spa, The Victorian Treatment Rooms, we offer a thoughtful and innovative series of nurturing spa treatments, called Touch Therapy for anyone who has gone or is undergoing cancer treatment.

These unique spa treatments are offered by our highly qualified and knowledgeable therapists. We use a specialised skin care range which has been designed to soothe and benefit the skin which has been affected by chemotherapy and radiation.

The range of treatments on offer include:

The Chemo Comfort.  This treatment is suitable for clients going through chemotherapy suffering from side effects including dry skin, hand and Read more

Castle Leslie Estate Wins The Award For Ireland’s Favourite Place To Stay For The Third Year In A Row

CASTLE LESLIE ESTATE once again was a winner at the 2019 Gold Medal Awards held in association with Hotel & Catering Review magazine. We triumphed at the 31st Annual Gold Medal Awards, winning the hotly-contested Gold Medal People’s Choice Award for Ireland’s Favourite Place to Stay, for the third year in a row.

Run by leading hospitality industry magazine, Hotel & Catering Review, and judged by an independent jury of experienced hospitality practitioners, the Gold Medal Awards are widely regarded as the most prestigious and coveted awards in the business. A total of 31 category awards were presented at this year’s gala Read more

Our new head trainer,Emma Hobson offers her top tips for planning a horse riding break.

Our new head trainer, Emma Hobson offers her top tips for planning a riding break, and explains why you’ll love our exciting new riding and wellness holiday…

We recently welcomed a new head trainer and equestrian business manager to our Equestrian Centre – Emma Hobson BHSAI. Emma, a Dressage Ireland List Six Judge, Para-Dressage judge, working Mum and holder of three degrees of higher education, is excited to be joining the world-renowned team. Coming from horsey stock, with parents who were both riding instructors, Emma is known for her dressage prowess and has competed or ridden in almost every equestrian discipline. “Castle Read more

Castle Leslie Estate Opens New Multi Million Euro Extension

It was an afternoon of much anticipation as Castle Leslie Estate’s new extension to their 4 star award winning Lodge officially opened.

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys cut the ‘red’ ribbon to mark the exciting occasion.

Invited guests were treated to a tour of the new wing including the breath-taking 21 bedrooms, the beautiful original art work by well-known local artists Geraldine O’Reilly, Joan Mallon, Neil Greig and Eileen Ferguson and the buzzing new 40 seater conservatory.

Over €4 million was invested in the build project which took just 9 months to complete.

CEO Brian Baldwin said “It’s a wonderful story to Read more

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