Equestrian & Yoga Retreat
Imagine galloping through a lush field in the Irish countryside, enjoying home-cooked healthy meals, and practicing yoga as the sun sets... sound like a dream? After bringing this magical experience to life in May and September 2018, we are excited to offer it again in May 2019! All riding levels are welcome.
Riding & Fitness:
Each day we will have 1-2 group rides on picturesque grounds. Depending on your individual experience and goals, your rides will vary between trail rides in the woods, cross country jumping lessons on the fields, and ring work. You'll have your own horse for the week so you can start a bond and grow confidence as you take your riding to the next level!
We will balance riding with three restorative yoga sessions led by a local instructor to stretch and strengthen our riding muscles and entire body. Plus, Stacy (Ketanga's founder) will be leading optional strength & conditioning classes on the stunning grounds, for anyone looking to pick up the intensity!
To add to the excitement of our riding adventures each day, we will also go on two excursions to get to experience more of the beautiful country. One day, we'll hike Devil's Bit, a nearby mountain, for incredible views and fresh country air, and another day we'll visit the town of Kilkenny for free time to explore the castle, shops and neighborhood. Plus, one night we will visit Jim of the Mills pub for a traditional Irish music session - a unique experience you must see to believe!
In between rides and activities, there will be plenty of time to relax in the house, walk around the stables, or take a ride into town. There are quiet areas for reading a book or taking a nap, and there's always the option to have a glass of wine (or Guinness) with your new friends!
Highlights / What's included:
The Crossogue Equestrian Center
The Crossogue Equestrian Center is located in Thurles, Ireland, about an hour outside of Dublin. The estate is run by Mark Molloy, one of six children who grew up on the property, and his parents still live there and make homemade (award winning) preserves that we will enjoy with breakfast earch morning!
A guest house for 25 years, Crossogue is a member of the Green Hospitality program, striving to work in harmony with nature through implementing energy saving, recycling, and renewable energy policies.
The same care is in place for the horses which live outside year round and only come in to be ridden. The excellent instructors make sure to pair the right horses with appropriate riders and ensure proper care is given to everyone. The environment at Crossogue is one of comfort, relaxation, and fun, and it makes for one of the best experiences a horse lover can have!
Day 1 - Arrivals:
Day 6 - Departures: