Recruitment Open Day

We are delighted to be hosting a Recruitment Open Day at The Lodge at Castle Leslie Estate on Tuesday 9th July 2019 from 4pm – 8pm, for individuals looking for new opportunities within the hospitality industry.

Currently, we have a number of full time and part time roles available and are inviting suitable candidates to attend.

On the day we will interview for the following positions:

  1. Food and Beverage Assistants
  2. Bar Personnel
  3. Chefs of all levels
  4. Kitchen Porters
  5. Receptionist
  6. Accommodation Assistants
  7. Riding Instructors
  8. Spa Therapist

Please bring along your current CV or complete an application form on the day.

For further details, please contact, Sinead Read more

Getting the horse moving ‘off your leg’, for better reactions.

Eventing enthusiasts know that one of the key foundations of riding is to have your horse ‘in front of your leg’. This doesn’t mean going fast, it means going forward! And the way to have your horse going forward and in front of your leg is to have him super responsive to your leg aids.

“The other leg aids become a little hazy…”

I am sure we’ve all been there at some point; getting lulled into the habit of kicking at each stride to keep the forward momentum, and getting to the point where you don’t even realise you’re doing it, and the Read more

Summertime and the living is easy

Whether your idea of a holiday is a romantic retreat, a relaxing break or an action-packed adventure, there is something for everyone at Castle Leslie Estate. We’ve some amazing special offers for both couples, families and friends to enjoy this summer.

Our Advanced Purchase B&B Offer at The Lodge starts from just €150 per room. This offer includes overnight accommodation and a hearty full Irish breakfast over the Summer Months and save €10 a night with advance purchase.  This offer is available on selected midweek dates from May – August 2019.  It’s Advance Purchase and Non Refundable. We also have our Summer Read more

Come to Castle Leslie Estate for some last minute training, ahead of the season!

It’s almost the start of the eventing season, so just time to squeeze in some last minute training!

If you want to hone your jumping, cross country or dressage, then the Four Day Horse Sport course here at the magnificent Castle Leslie Estate is ideal. This course has been specifically tailored for the more experienced rider looking to improve their existing riding skills. This package incorporates a mix of show jumping, cross country, dressage and estate rides within the beautiful grounds of the Castle Leslie Estate. This is a four day programme, where you will be riding every day Read more

Exclusive Wedding Open Evening

We are delighted to be hosting an Exclusive Wedding Open Evening on Thursday 7th March from 5-8pm.

This is a wonderful opportunity for those considering Castle Leslie Estate as their wedding venue to view The Castle, the Pavilion Marquee and a selection of bedrooms.

Our events team will be on hand to answer any questions that you have on the night.

To attend, all you need to do is register by emailing events@castleleslie.com or telephone us at 047 88100

Staying safe this winter

Staying safe this winter, by our head trainer Jenny Richardson BHSAI

Winter-time can mean increased risk factors for horsey accidents – slippery surfaces, darker days, frisky, fresh horses, windy weather and equine dietary changes, for example – so what can we do to reduce the risks, and ensure we enjoy our horses during the colder season?

Here, I share some tips to stay safe in the saddle this winter.

  • Develop balance – this can help you sit a ‘spook’. Two main elements aid equilibrium; good core balance, and whole-body balance, the latter gained through co-ordinated muscle strength. Ask your instructor to help develop Read more

Castle Leslie Estate donate to the SVP Christmas ‘Giving Tree’ Appeal

This year staff members of Castle Leslie Estate participated in the annual Society of the St. Vincent de Paul Annual Christmas ‘Giving Tree’ Appeal.  They donated over 100 unwrapped presents for all age groups to this very worthy cause.  All  presents will be going to families in much need in the local North Monaghan area.

Castle Leslie Estate CEO, Brian Baldwin commented:

“Our staff our committed, hard-working individuals who always strive to give back.  I would like to commend them for coming together to support this very worthwhile appeal”.

About the Society of St. Vincent de Paul

The goal of the Society for Read more

Castle Leslie Estate Staff Raise Funds for Focus Ireland

On Monday 15th October, some of the staff at Castle Leslie Estate took part in Focus Ireland’s ‘Shine a Light Night’.  Shine a Light Night is a truly touching event where people come together for one night every year to raise vital funds and to stand in solidarity with people experiencing homelessness in Ireland today.  Family homelessness has reached historic proportions with 2,777 children currently living in emergency accommodation in Ireland, often unable to get to school, rarely getting a home cooked meal and sinking into darkness.

The staff rolled out their sleeping bags and slept rough for the night raising a Read more

Introducing counter canter.

Castle Leslie Estate presents: Introducing counter canter, By our Head Trainer, Jenny Richardson BHSAI

If you have aspirations to ride flying changes, I’d like to show you an exercise. It builds up to this movement by helping develop balance. It utilises using quick-fire changes of bend and counter canter.

Step one

Ride a small, half circle in the F/A corner (the top left corner) of the manege on the right rein in trot. You will be on the right rein, with left bend. Turn just before A and bend the horse to the left, as if you were turning towards ‘E’. Instead, Read more

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