Monday, May 10, 2010

A bitless riding vacation

With a week away until my big trip to Ireland I am posting somee information on the Slieve Aughty center, the place I am going. For those of you wishing to take a "bitless" horseback vacation this is the place to go.

Bitless Riding Holidays for Adults & Families

At the Slieve Aughty Centre, thought and care have gone into creating a relaxing, peaceful place to re-energize your mind, body, and soul. For over 25 years, we have provided memorable horseback riding experiences for people of all ages, exploring over 2000 acres of forest and providing quality instruction in the sand arena and on the cross country course.
Immerse yourself in tranquility and beauty as you pass under the shelter of tall trees, through gentle flowing streams, and over scenic country roads, each day exploring a different area. In the evening, relax in our cozy accommodation with a fresh Guinness, and satisfy your appetite with savory home-cooked meals made with fresh, organic ingredients from our garden.

A week long riding holiday includes:

· 3meals a day
· Accommodation in our 4 star guest house or local B&B
· 6 days of horseback riding (18 hours total)
· Optional English language lessons at an additional cost
· Option for one or more dressage, showjumping, or cross country lesson
· A full day of riding with a picnic lunch
· Access to other activities such as walking, cycling, golfing, clinic’s
and more

From small ponies to large hunter-type horses, we have over 35 well-trained, experienced equines waiting to introduce you to the wonders of the Irish countryside. Most of our horses are ridden in the Nutural Bitless Bridle. Riders are assigned to a horse or pony by our knowledgeable staff to create a safe, relaxing ride for you. Guests prepare their own horses each day to gain experience caring for and developing a relationship with them. The programme is designed to expose riders to different types of horses and ponies at an appropriate level of challenge.

Pricelist 2010
All Prices are in euros

Riding Holidays:

Adult and Family Riding Holiday (Full board including 15-18 Riding Hours per week)
Adults: 885,- extra day: 126,-
Students (until 25 Yrs): 750,- extra day 107,-
Children (under 18 Yrs): 650,- extra day: 93,-

If you’d like to book a shorter stay with us, that’s possible! just contact us directly for all your needs and questions and we’ll customize a perfect stay and price to suit you.

For more information, please contact Slieve Aughty Centre, Kylebrack West, Loughrea, Co. Galway, +353 (0) 90-9745246, email:,

Note: For those of you who want a vacation at a reduced price please check out their Working holiday deal.


Laughing Orca Ranch said...

You. Are. Going. To. Have. The. Time. Of. Your. Life!!!!!!


Cathy Clementz said...

You have no idea how I envy you!! I would love to see Ireland! Can't wait to read about your adventures!

allhorsestuff said...

Oh My glorious STARS!!! What a are going to a dream!(living the dream!)
Great Sydney!!!
I am very interested in the bit less you have are the best for turning people onto well made and researched equine products...
I in fact, am going to step up my Easy Walker appt to sooner now...kept loosing boots all weekend.and they cost the same as the walker so- I am so doing it!
Now I will research(with your help) the Natural bit less...have the Cooks..but not that satisfied.

Thanks( that SUPPORT BRA was mean't for you!) again my dear..
And YOU have a fabulous safe and enlightening journey abroad!

picture me drooling in Oregon now!

gtyyup said...

That's going to be the most awesome vacation! Looking forward to pics and stories!

Dreaming said...

Ahhhh, dreamy! What a fabulous trip. I know you are going to have a great time. I can't wait to see pictures!

Fantastyk Voyager said...

You better enjoy yourself!!!!!!

Jame said...

Drink it all up, this sounds amazing! Make sure the camera batteries are charged every night, I hope you enjoy every second!

Grey Horse Matters said...

Sounds like this is going to be one great vacation. Ireland is one of the best places to ride. I can't wait til you get back and tell us all about your adventures.

juliette said...

Happiness! What a wonderful holiday you are going to have. I can't wait to read all the stories and see the photos! Enjoy!

Shirley said...

Sounds like a dream vacation! Have a safe trip, and take lots of photos for us!

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