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When

Saturday September 30, 2017 
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Friday October 7, 2017 

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Where

An Sibin Riding Lodge in Whitegate, Ireland 
 
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Contact

Teresa Wolf, Master Certified Retreat Coach
Soul Discovery on Horseback
770-843-9056
info@souldiscoveryonhorseback.com

Feel free to call with any questions or for more details.  Once you register, you will get a list of what to bring.  

Schedule:

Saturday, September 30

  • transfer (if booked) from Shannon airport to the An Sibin Riding Centre in County Clare
  • lunch snack in the riding centre
  • boat ride to Holy Island to visit the ruins of one of Irelands most important monastic settlements
  • traditional home cooked dinner by the open peat fire

Sunday, October 1

  • after breakfast drive to the famous horse fair in Ballinasloe - spend all day between hundreds of horses – just looking... 
  • lunch at the horse fair
  • drive back to An Sibin in the late afternoon for dinner 

Monday, October 2

  • 2 hour ride through the beautiful Irish countryside
  • back to the riding centre for tasty lunch
  • 1 hour ride on ancient Celtic trails
  • candle light dinner 

Tuesday, October 3

  • 2 hour ride across the magical landscape of peat and heather
  • after the lunch snack in the riding centre visit to the impressive Pallas Castle, one of the best preserved tower-houses and walled castle grounds of the 14th century 
  • drive back to An Sibin for dinner 

Wednesday, October 4

  • 1 + 1/2 hour ride through rural farmland
  • picnic lunch break along the trail route
  • 1 + 1/2 hour ride passing a 3000 year old Celtic Dolmen  
  • dinner in the comfy atmosphere of the riding centre 

Thursday, October 5

  • another fun day of riding and exploring for 2 1/2 hours in the beautiful countryside of Ireland.
  • dinner in the riding center.

Friday, October 6

  • full Irish breakfast
  • time to say “slan abhaile” to your Irish mounts
  • transfer (if booked) back to Shannon airport / rent a car 
  • stay at the beautiful Bunratty Castle Hotel
  • Options at your own expense:
  • Bunratty Castle Feast
  • Spa in the hotel
  • Shopping

Saturday, October 7

Fly home!

The itinerary might change due to weather conditions or circumstances beyond our control... 

 


 

 

Soul Discovery on Horseback Returns to Ireland 

This is Teresa's 4th trip to Ireland!  

That tells you a lot about the quality of the ride!  

Enjoy a combination of visiting the ancient Irish castles and monastic ruins with lovely guided horseback trail rides through Irish bogs, fields and local farmland.


For a real taste of Irish tradition you cannot beat a day on an Irish horse fair. It is like stepping back in time and it is as much as the celebration of the horse as it is part of the Irish culture. Witness the spit on the palm and the handshake that seals the deal!

On our first full day there, we will be going to the  famous Ballinasloe horse fair and the Connemara pony sales in the heart of the harsh, but beautiful Connemara mountains. Be prepared to go native as you wander between the horses, ponies, sheep and cattle in the daytime and relax in the ambiance of a castle hotel at night.

Each of the first 6 nights we will be staying at the beautifully restored 300 year old bed and breakfast, An Sibin.  Enjoy candle light dinners by a peat fire.  The food is mouth watering scrumptious, even if you are on a special diet.  The horses are well trained mounts, Irish Sport Horses, Gypsy Vanners, Gypsy Cobbs and Connemaras.  Saddles are English, though they have Western for those who request it.


On the final night, we will be transported to Shannon for a night of shopping, a castle feast and show or just relaxing in the spa!  The last night we will stay in Bunratty Castle Hotel before flying home the next day!

Bunratty Castle

   

Bunratty Castle Hotel

 

Pricing for this awesome opportunity:

  • Single room:  $2299 Early bird pricing by April 1, 2017 is $2099
  • Shared (2 per room):  $2199 Early bird pricing is $1999
  • Non-rider rate:  $999 Early bird pricing is $899

Add a massage to your week for only $70!  

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 *Gratuities not included.  

Upon registration, you will be forwarded a booking form.  

REFUND POLICY

At the time of booking, your reservation is held on a courtesy basis for one week, at

which time a $600 non-refundable deposit is due. Final Payments are due 45 days prior to departure.

From 45 days prior to departure until 8 days prior to departure, 50% of the trip cost is

nonrefundable. Within 7 days of departure the entire trip cost is nonfundable.  Trip insurance is highly recommended.