When newbie riders are told they need to work on horsemanship, they have a tendency to look for jobs on boats filled with men and horses. Grab the reins and take command with today’s Groupon: €99 for a five week horsemanship course at Eclipse Ireland.
Holding on to the ropes and reins of a huge range of countryside pursuits, this inspirited establishment is home to a host of horses, ponies, and exciting activities. The 12 stables are accompanied by an outdoor all-weather arena and plenty of private trails, while training courses help visitors take full advantage of the activities available. Against the backdrop of rolling Irish landscapes, archery and mountain biking number among the attractions, as well kayaking and fishing on a private lake, and soul-satisfying spa facilities.
This course will gallop towards the fulfilment of equestrian ambitions as pupils saddle up for riding lessons and trekking opportunities. The course offers an impressively encompassing education in horsemanship, with topics including how to care for and handle horses, as well as themes of horse psychology and stable management. All abilities and ages are welcome, and each two hour session takes place every Saturday over the course of five fulfilling weeks.
Eclipse Ireland has received a great deal of very positive reviews, and TripAdvisors rate the lodge a full 5/5 stars. Earning special mention in visitor write-ups are the informative and personable staff, quality of facilities, and the fun and engaging activities. The centre currently has over 600 Likes on Facebook.
The centre is run by a very dynamic team who interact well with guests. The centre was ideal for us as we had three boys aged 7 to 13 who had different interests. We were able to cater for everyone. The location is between Sneem and Kenmare with easy access to good restaurants and sightseeing when desired.
– Cliona, Booking, Aug 2011
You step into a homely and magical atomsphere [sic] for learning, deep relaxation and adventure. You'll leave feeling refreshed and inspired.
– Fheargheall, TripAdvisor, Feb 2010