Summer Riding WeekChildren and Young Riders
Summer Riding Week
At Oakwood Stables we welcome you to our AIRE approved riding centre. During these long summer days we will work on improving your flatwork, showjumping and cross-country in a fun and friendly atmosphere.
Collected at Dublin Airport by an Oakwood 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 Prepare to ride, each session begins with a tack/equipment safety check
- 09.30 On day 1, each rider will be assessed and matched with a suitable pony/horse
- 10.30 Morning ride
- 12.00 Return to stable, care for ponies, groom, hay and water
- 12.30 Lunch
- 13.30 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.
- 14.30 Afternoon ride
- 16.00 Return to stable, groom, hay and water, clean tack and put away all equipment
- 17.00 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
Morning and Afternoon
Rides will be approximately 1 ½ hours duration, and will include instruction on the flat, an introduction to showjumping and cross country, depending on riders experience and confidence. For younger or less experienced riders we will have an introduction to all disciplines over the week, a hack in the nearby forestry and of course some pony club games.
English classes can be added to any of our courses and are provided by our fully qualified private teacher at Oakwood Stables or in association with our local language school. Prices on request.
Evenings & Weekends
A choice of things to do in the evenings, depending on the weather, sports, games, a walk on the beach, tennis or mini golf in Redcross village, 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 or guest lodge. 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. If you love all things equine, good food, atmosphere and the great outdoors we are sure you will have a fantastic time.
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Itineraries are subject to small changes seasonally.
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