Family holidays change a bit as kids get older. Not all teenagers are overcome with joy by the thought of 2 weeks touring with their parents. Truth be told not all parents are over the moon about it either. But there is a solution that will keep everyone happy.Read More
This is the big event of the year for Irish show jumpers and horse breeders, a hugely competitive event with classes for all types of horse from tiny ponies to thoroughbred stallions.
And it’s not just the horses who are in competition. It’s an event for the style conscious too, with hotly contested best-dressed events for both women and men.Read More
The biggest event in Northern Irelands equestrian calendar, with the cream of show jumpers as well a show horses and young stock in attendance.
There is plenty for the non-horsey set to enjoy too, with livestock competitions, a large trade show, a food pavilion with cookery demonstrations and lots of fun activities for kids.Read More
One of the richest races in the world, and at the centre of 3 days of great racing, this is the highlight of the annual racing calendar in Ireland.
But it isn’t all about horses. It’s also an occasion where fashion is very much to the fore with ladies wearing expensive outfits and extravagant hats attracting just as much attention as the thoroughbreds on the track.Read More
Connemara ponies are a favourite all over the world, and it’s not surprising, they are well-mannered, versatile and very beautiful.
There is little to beat riding them over their home territory, through the fabulous countryside around Errislannan Manor, which in addition to being a riding centre is a stud farm where many prize winning ponies have been bred.Read More
Horse riding on good quality well schooled horses and ponies across excellent natural fences. Warrington is particularly good for kids, with a very good selection of ponies for all abilities and regular camps, shows and other events.
It’s also a good place for groups of mixed ability to trek along the banks of the Nore – they have a knack for finding just the right mount for anybody.Read More
For many people Christmas is not Christmas without a day or two at Leopardstown races. It’s a very festive event, with families very much in evidence.
For those serious about the racing, rather than just the major social event that it is, the cream of Irish and British National Hunt horses will compete for serious prize money.Read More