Summer Special Stages

Intermediate & Advanced Riders

This course is for the more advanced rider with a view to enhancing competition performance.


This course is for the more advanced rider with a view to enhancing competition performance, ideally suited to competitive children, juniors under 18 and young riders under 21. 

The riders will be offered the opportunity of training at Oakwood Stables and for those specialising in Showjumping, a chance to gain valuable competition experience at top show venues. For riders who wish to specialise in cross country riding, we can offer training at Oakwood Stables and specialist training grounds in the Wicklow area.

All aspects of competition training for the rider and pony/horse will be covered, including fitness, preparation, and warm up, course walks, strategy, jump-off technique, goal setting and confidence building. We will also study course plans and rules / regulations for various competitions. Individual itinerary designed to suit each rider, to include an action packed week of training and competition, video diary and student progress report.

A minimum stay of two weeks would be beneficial and an individual programme will be designed to nurture and explore talent and maximise potential. There are some dates available that could include travelling to a bigger show to train and compete over a few days, how exciting?

Itineraries are subject to small changes seasonally.

Our Programs

Staycation Pony Camp
Staycation Pony Camp - New in 2021

This year at Oakwood Stables we would be delighted to welcome riders of all levels to join us for a staycation at our AIRE approved riding centre.

Learn To Ride
Riding lessons in a fun and safe environment

Our learn to ride programmes are suitable for individuals of all ages that are interested in learning how to ride.

Weekly Riding Lessons
Children and Junior Riders

Lessons can be booked privately or as part of a group. Group lessons are maximum of 4 to ensure individual attention.

Summer Riding Week
Children and Young Riders

At Oakwood Stables we welcome you to our AIRE approved riding centre. During your stay we will work on improving your skills, general pony care and stable management. Our riding centre is located south of Dublin in what is described as the 'Garden of Ireland'.