Riding with English LanguageChildren and Young Riders
Riding with English Language Studies
At Oakwood Stables we welcome you to our AIRE approved riding centre. During your stay we will work on improving your equestrian and english language skills in a fun and friendly atmosphere.
Collected at Dublin Airport by an Oakwood Stables staff member and transferred to Co. Wicklow where you will be welcomed and helped to settle in.
Depending on time of arrival you may slot into the daily timetable, have some lunch or an evening meal and have a chat with Amanda and family to plan for the coming week.
Monday to Friday timetable
- 08.30 Breakfast
- 09.30 English language / riding classes rotated according to students level
- 13.00 Lunch
- 13.45 Stable management, riders will be taught how to prepare their own pony, check and clean equipment, develop a sense of responsibility and respect for their own safety, and for the comfort and well being of their equine companion
- 14.00 English language / riding classes rotated according to students level
- 17.00 Return to stable, groom, hay and water, clean tack and put away all equipment
- 17.30 Rest and recuperation, a chance to shower and change before evening meal
- 18.00 Home cooked meal to be enjoyed all together in the kitchen
On the first morning our English teacher will grade students and assign their workbooks and timetables. Along with our formal language tuition students will learn so much from just being here with us conversing and living through English it’s actually great fun!
Daily Riding Class
Students participating in the Riding with English Language course will rotate english / riding classes between morning and afternoon. Timetables will be confirmed after assessment so that students are grouped appropriately by age and standard. riding classes will be approximately 3 hours daily including grooming, tacking, and equine aftercare. The daily riding program will include instruction on the flat, an introduction to Showjumping and cross country, all depending on riders experience and confidence. For the younger or less experienced riders we will have an introduction to all disciplines over the week. We will also teach students all aspects of horse care and knowledge through supervised practical stable management.
Evenings & Weekends
A choice of things to do in the evenings, depending on the weather, sports, games, barbecues, music, song and dance always plenty to do. On Friday’s we will have some fun competitions and prize giving. Avail of a full day tour to one of many scenic locations or enjoy a local shopping trip or perhaps visit a local horse/pony show.
Situated in the very garden of Ireland, we welcome students to stay in our farmhouse. If you love all things equine, good food, atmosphere and the great outdoors I am sure you will have a fantastic time. Twin bedrooms with en suite or adjoining bathrooms, meals will be enjoyed in our country kitchen, and relaxation in the family room. Alternatively, if we are fully booked we can arrange for students to stay with a carefully selected neighbouring host family.
Itineraries are subject to small changes seasonally.
More information and application form.
Oakwood Stables Booking Form (166 KB)
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