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Details & Itinerary
Dublin Horse Show & Cross Country Clinic
  
You are invited to join us for The Royal Dublin Horse Show, now in its 129th year!

The Show is one of the world's top international equestrian events, and is the finest display of competitive international show jumping in Ireland!  The excitement begins on Friday, when we view the national show jumping finals. The Kerrygold Puissance is on Saturday, and The Kerrygold International Grand Prix, on Sunday.

Aidan O'Connell

Then Sunday evening we will move on from our private hotel in Dublin, to our special accommodation in the Wicklow Mountains, for a fabulous four day jumping clinic with our internationally renowned trainer, Aidan O'Connell.

Riding is available for all levels. Activities for non-riders will be arranged on an individual basis.

We at Jump Ireland are fully committed to making sure that this tour is the best of its kind. We design our "tours" on a custom basis, so you can have the best of both worlds: The confidence of knowing that every detail has been personally crafted to meet your needs, and the freedom to make changes to your itinerary along the way. All accommodations are prescreened and of a very high standard, and all restaurants have been carefully chosen for their unique atmosphere, and outstanding quality!

Tour price includes:

9 nights first class accommodation
Full Irish breakfasts and dinners at some of Irelands best restaurants (Lunch where detailed in itinerary)
Tickets for 3 days preferred seating at The Royal Dublin Horse Show
All ground transportation with private drivers
Comprehensive Travel Insurance with Travel Guard
4 day clinic with international rider and trainer, Aidan O'Connell
Dining at some of the best restaurants in Ireland!
Sight seeing - Antiquing - Exploring ancient ruins
Activities arranged for non-riders
Personalized itinerary, and much, much more!

Airfare not included.

Please contact us for current price lists.
   

Day 1 - Thursday

We will meet your flight upon arrival at the Dublin airport and drive you to our private hotel in the heart of Dublin.  There will be time to relax or explore Dublin at your leisure.

There will be time to unwind and relax, or explore Dublin at your leisure before we meet for an informal dinner.

For those not interested in the horse show, Trinity College and The Book of Kells, The National Museum of Ireland and The National Gallery, Grafton St. and St. Stephen's Green are all within walking distance of our hotel.

A car will be available for trips further afield.

Day 2 - Friday

A fabulous breakfast is served each morning by our hosts, James and Finola Curry. Then it's only a short walk to the RDS show grounds from our hotel. The indoors exhibition hall is a great place to shop! They have a wide variety of interesting arts & crafts, as well as tack, and the latest in equestrian sports fashion. The horse show is from 9:00am to 6:30pm daily.

Judging of Connemara Ponies, Show Hunter Ponies
RDS Breeders' championship (final), Half bred Yearlings
American Hunters, performance Champions, Small Hunters
The Kerrygold Nations Cup (Aga Khan Trophy) *
The Kerrygold Pairs Relay*
National Championships

Day 3 - Saturday

Breakfast at our hotel

Pony Jumping Championships
The Kerrygold Mini Grand Prix*
Parade of Champions
The Kerrygold Puissance*
National Championships
The Kerrygold Chase

A special dinner will be arranged at one of Dublin's many fine restaurants.

Day 4 - Sunday

Breakfast at our hotel

Working Hunter Ponies
National Judging Championships
The Kerrygold Speed Championship*
The Kerrygold International Grand Prix*
All Ireland Horse Shoe Pitching Championship
Parade of Dublin City Horse Drawn Vehicles
Kerrygold Chase

* International competition

This Program is subject to alteration

Sunday evening we will move to our accommodation in Co. Wicklow. Two beautifully restored two bedroom cottages on grounds of an early 19th Century manor house. The Manor lies between the Wicklow Mountains and the Blessington Lakes, and Dublin is only 16 miles away.

The cottages, set on 40 acres of woodland with a meandering river and two trout lakes, have fully equipped kitchens and each have a twin and a double bedroom, 2 bathrooms and central heating.

There is also a romantic one bedroom gate lodge with a small walled garden with barbecue, and a covered heated swimming pool.

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Day 5 - Monday

Jumping clinic with Aidan O'Connell:

Each day will consist of a morning and afternoon session. Our training sessions will be tailored around each rider's individual needs.  Lunch will be provided each day for our riding guests.

For non-riders:

Touring Co. Wicklow can be arranged at your leisure. Co. Wicklow is one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland, with many attractions for a wide variety of interests.

Powerscourt House & Gardens
Mt. Usher Gardens
Irish National Stud
We will meet each evening for dinner.
  
Day 6 - Tuesday
   
Riding with Aidan
Day touring

Day 7 - Wednesday

Riding with Aidan
Touring

Day 8 - Thursday

Non-riding day.

Day 9 - Friday

We will ride Punchestown's cross country course, home of many international events, and the world famous racecourse.
Farewell dinner

Day 10 - Saturday

Early morning departure for Dublin airport.

We are fully committed to assuring you that this tour is the best of its kind. And every detail has been personally crafted to meet your needs. All accommodations are of a very high standard, but please let us know if you have any allergies to down, cats, dogs, etc... and we will make special arrangements for you.

Space is limited to eight people, so call now to ensure your place.

Please note: Itinerary may be subject to change without notice due to weather and any other unforeseen circumstances. Please also see Terms & Conditions.

Jump Ireland is not responsible for booking flights from the US to  Ireland.

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