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 for three hours. Included in the course is a four night stay on the breathtaking Castle Leslie Estate with breakfast and a two course meal in Conor’s Bar each evening. Conor’s Bar is the social hub of the estate; it’s the ideal place to relax, cosy up in front of the fire and enjoy traditional country home cooking after a day’s riding.

1,000 acres of Irish countryside

Castle Leslie Estate is one of Europe’s finest equestrian playgrounds, offering truly memorable horse riding holiday experiences for riding enthusiasts of all levels. It is located in County Monaghan, nestled in 1,000 acres of undulating Irish countryside, dotted with ancient woodlands and glittering lakes; the estate offers an idyllic setting for outdoor activities and adventure. It is the perfect place to discover the thrill of exploring the beautiful Irish countryside on horseback. We welcome riders of all abilities and age groups, as long as you’re over four years old! We offer expert tuition, gentle hacks and exhilarating cross-country rides.

Now’s the ideal time to make a plan for the coming season – here’s or top tips for the season, from Jenny Richardson BHSAI, our Head Trainer:

  • Think about your goals for a horse for the season – e.g. what fences should you be practicing, will you stay at the same level, does your horse need to improve in a specific discipline?
  • Are you aiming for a specific event – how will you get there – what steps do you need to achieve? Can you write a flow-chart showing the progression to succeeding?
  • Have you included fun activities like pleasure rides, training clinics and beach rides? These are all great training elements in themselves.
  • Consider a training break if you need some intensive practice. We’d love to see you at Castle Leslie Estate!
  • Think about how the horse reacted to ground conditions and any seasonal challenges last year – these may need to be taken into account.
  • If the event ballots, do you have a second choice event you can attend, or a ‘fun’ day or training activity?
  • Remember to have fun – it’s all about securing personal bests, and enjoying the journey!Click on our Four Day Horse Sport package for info.