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Details & Itinerary
Lough Cutra Castle Cross Country Clinic &  Dublin Horse Show
  

Jump Ireland has designed a trip for the true equestrian in mind!

You will be part of a small select group invited to join us for one of the world's top equestrian events: The The Royal Dublin Horse Show August 2002. You will join our friends, horse owners and competitors behind the scenes; a privilege reserved for a special few. With over a hundred years of history and tradition, the Royal Dublin Horseshow is the social event of the year.

Aidan O'Connell

Dublin is also full of fine restaurants as well as wonderful shops. And there will be plenty of time to explore this interesting city. We will include side trips to some of Ireland's most important ancient sights, and will have a chance to visit some of Irelands most beautiful countryside.

For the first portion of our tour, we will stay on the grounds of a private castle in Co. Galway. Lough Cutra Castle is a private home and not open to the general public. The 1,200 acres of grounds host a fantastic cross country course built by the legendary course designer and Olympic rider; Tommy Brennan. Brennan was given free reign to design a course for the owner, an avid horsewoman, and he boasts it's his best course to date! We agree.

Our clinics are organized to allow for enough time to see some sights as well as train. We also will have use of the lake itself, the largest privately owned lake in Europe. Pike fishing and boating can be arranged.

Our "Tour" begins Friday August 2nd and includes:

  6 nights luxury accommodation.
  Continental breakfasts
Two evening meals
Kitchen available
All ground transportation
Exclusive use of Lough Cutra Castle grounds, PRIVATE cross-country 
   course and lake.
4 day customized clinic with Aidan O'Connell
Sight seeing, shopping, pubs and nightlife (including driver)

We meet up with Aidan O'Connell on Saturday Aug. 3rd through Aug. 6th      (4days):

We have arranged a wonderful dinner with a chance to discuss our training with Aidan. To pick his brain, so to speak, as he will kindly give his time for us to ask questions. We  spend quite a lot of time with Aidan on theory, as well as the practical and physical aspects of riding.

*In Praise of Aidan O'Connell - here's what some folks have to say about Aiden...

The Dublin Horse Show Friday, August 9th:

We will depart Co. Galway early AM Friday August 9th, and drive to Dublin.
Where we are booked into The Georgian Hotel centrally located on Lower
Baggott Street near St. Stephen's Green in the heart of the city.

The Agha Kahan is 3:00 PM Friday.
Departure is Saturday morning but for those who wish to stay, arrangements
can be made for an additional night at our hotel in Dublin.

Dublin trip includes:

1 night accommodation (Hotel in Dublin)
All ground transportation
Airport drop off
Tickets to Dublin Show on Friday.
Morning and evening meals in Dublin.
Dinner Friday night.
Hunt Ball 

For further information or to book your tour, please E-mail us at:
jumpireland@eircom.net
Or ring us in Ireland at:
011 353 87 65 44 198

Kind Regards,

Kristin Conley

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*In praise of Aidan O'Connell

I had the greatest time at this clinic!! Mr. O'Connell set up the exerciseswell to allow for a comfortable progression from easy to difficult. We did our first drop fence ever -- it was fun & only a little scary the first time (This was a fence I'd opted out of on a hunter pace earlier this fall). Mr. O'Connell's clinic was deceptively simple -- he got to the root of the questions & conveyed the rider's answers in very understandable language. He made sure to discuss how riding cross-country was different from riding in
the ring, which was particularly helpful to someone like me that has mostly ridden in the ring. Aidan really stressed safety and safe-minded riding. As a self-employed mother of 2, I especially appreciated this aspect
of the clinic.

Please convey my thanks & appreciation to Mr. O'Connell.

Joanne Siciliano-Jones, Ph.D.

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I can't say enough in praise of Aidan O'Connell and his teaching skills! I would recommend that anyone wanting to improve their skill and technique Cross-country will gain a better understanding and new confidence in a safe and fun environment . . . .

Everything you said about his clinics is true! I especially admired his attention to safety. He teaches how to cross ditches, banks and jump downhill, using techniques that give you the optimum percentage of safety. And he made it all fun!

Barbara Drogo
Harford Hounds

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.

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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Please call us in California at: (650) 380 8072
Or in Ireland at: 011 353 87 64 02 092