FAQs Airlinguee English and Horseback Riding Camps Ireland.
First and foremost, all of the centres wish to ensure that all horse riders and students receive a positive and enriching experience where all horse riders can learn and speak English in a fun, friendly, educational environment in the great outdoors.
The aim of all our English and horseback riding camps in Ireland is to have fun, socialise, learn and improve skills in the disciplines of flatwork, show jumping, cross country, and trekking, and to reinforce the student’s English language skills in an international environment.
Although our English and Horseback Riding in Ireland language camps are suitable for all ages and all equestrian abilities, it is always advisable that the horse rider has had riding lessons before going to the summer camp in Ireland.
All horse riding schools, equestrian centres, and English language schools are of a high standard. The horseriding instructors and English teachers are qualified and hold over 30 years of experience.
If you opt for a summer English and Horseback Riding camp in Ireland at one of the equestrian centres, all international students will receive English classes at the equestrian centre. If you choose a horseriding camp at an English language school, riding lessons will take place at the local horseriding school.
The combination of full immersion in the English language in Ireland while horseriding is a genuinely enriching and stimulating experience for students and riders alike.
The general booking process for all Teenage Airlinguee Horseback Riding Camps Ireland is to first:
BOOKING ENROLMENT FEE PER PERSON: €65
All parents/participants are advised to safeguard the airport arrivals and departure times, invoices (if requested), and confirmation mail, which will include full details of the period of payments, deposit, and outstanding amount, (to be paid 2-4 weeks before arrivals).
All duplicate emails or invoices requested will incur a surcharge.
For the smooth running and organisation of enrollments, airport arrivals, departures and transfers or arrivals and departures to and from the centres themselves, please include the following information in the enrollment form:
It is the sole responsibility of parents/participants to include all the following information in /with the enrolment form:
Likewise, all participants/parents must inform the horseback riding schools or English language schools in Ireland personally in writing if there are any changes or modifications after receipt of enrolment form concerning:
Any modifications or additional information, subsequent to sending the enrollment form and receiving confirmation of booking, will incur a surcharge of €25.
Horse riders who reside at the equestrian centre during their stay will receive all their lessons and classes at the equestrian centres and will be supervised by the equestrian centre staff, English teachers and horse riding instructors.
In general, there are between two and nine beds per room, with a maximum number of 24 – 40 beds available per week.
Please note that as there is a limited number of 24 beds in the majority of the horse riding schools, students and riders may share rooms with the same nationalities.
Students and horse riders staying in school housing, or student residential accommodation will share rooms with other students of different nationalities, generally, between 2 and 6 students per room.
Qualified supervisors and coordinators will supervise all horse riders and students in each student’s house or residence.
All Airlinguee English and Horseback Riding Camps Ireland school housing and residences are located in the same neighbourhood or village, between 5 and 20 minutes away from the riding schools and English Language Schools.
All Airlinguee English and Horseback Riding Camps Ireland centres organise daily transfers if walking is not possible. All centres have a laundry room or will do laundry once a week.
If you are interested in a host family experience, the host family’s profile and full contact details will be sent to you, 1 month before arrivals (once full payment has been received). The student and parents are welcome to contact the host family, get to know them and clarify any questions before arriving in Ireland.
Students staying with host families usually spend time with the host family at breakfast and dinner, before bedtime and on Sundays. The rest of the time will be spent in english classes, riding lessons and participating in extra-curricula activities.
All host family accommodation is located nearby, in the same town, or the nearest town, within 5 to 20 minutes of the Equestrian Centres and English Language Schools.
The centres organise daily transfers, and in some centres, the parents of the host family will drop off and pick up students. In other cases, centres are within walking distance. You can clarify this once you are sent the host family profile.
Generally, Host Family Accommodation cannot be changed. If a change is requested, parents /participants must contact the English Language School, personally in writing.
All students will be met by the owner of the riding / English language school or an authourised staff member in the ARRIVALS HALL in Terminal 1 or Terminal 2 in Dublin airport. The horse riding school or English language school will be carrying a sign with the centres’ name on it.
Students are welcome to show their enrolment form to the authorised member of staff who will be waiting for them in the arrivals hall.
On arrival, it usually takes 50 minutes to 1 hour to go through passport control and collect your luggage at Dublin Airport. Please note the pick-up times, indicated by each centre, at the time of booking your flight. If students arrive before the indicated times, they will have to wait in the T1 or T2 arrivals area until the person arrives.
Details of the authourised person who will meet students in T1 or T2 arrivals area at Dublin Airport will be confirmed:
Please note, only students and authorised staff members of the Horseback Riding Schools or English Language Schools are authorised to travel on airport transfer buses to and from centres.
For airport car rental / hire or national bus timetables, please consult the following links:
All students’ return flight check-in will be assisted by the owner or a designated staff member.
Since March 6, 2022 no PCR tests or Covid passport is required on entering Ireland.
Please consult the following links for up to date information on traveling to Ireland for adult equestrian horseback riding staycations and junior horseback riding camps in Ireland and Covid 19 updates:
If parents or an adult are to accompany the horse rider to the Airlinguee Horseback Riding Camp Ireland, riding stables or English Language School, yo need to indicate the time of arrival / departure at time of booking.
All students and horse riders will be assisted with return flight check-ins.
If the minor is to return with unaccompanied airline assistance, the completed airline disclaimer form must be included together with the enrolment form.
In the case where parents arrange unaccompanied airline assistance after enrolment, parents must:
For all return flights, especially in high season, please allow for 3 hours of check-in, baggage and going through security.
Children not accompanied by a parent or guardian may be asked, on leaving certain territories, to show the following documentation at passport control on departure, (outbound airport), authorising them to travel:
Since we are unable to provide further information on the documentation required by minors travelling alone, parents must enquire with the relevant government administration in the country:
Once requested at the police station, national police, civil guard or mossos d’esquadra, the authorisation will be valid for between 30 and 90 days from the date of issue.
Additionally, if the minor is to pass through passport control when re-entering their country of residence, they may also be asked to present the authorisation, together with their ID card / PASSPORT.
Please note that it is the sole responsibility of parents and/or participants to make sure the minor carries all required documentation, which needs to be presented at passport control on an outbound flight.
For a general consensus on minors travelling within the EU, please consult the following link: Documents for minors travelling in the EU.
For all non-EU countries, please consult the relevant government authorities well in advance in your country.
In addition, we would recommend keeping copies of all documentation on their mobile phone.
If you have to go through passport control, when re-entering your country, you may also be asked to present the authorisation, together with your ID card/Passport.
As we cannot provide further information on minors travelling unaccompanied, parents must check with the relevant government administration or police authority in their country before travelling.
Firstly, whether you are travelling unaccompanied, with a guardian or in a group… Here are some useful tips and guidelines to help you organise your trip, outlining the necessary documentation that all minors (under the age of 18) must carry with them when entering Ireland:
Documentation to be presented by a minor at passport control on arrival into Ireland (traveling with tutor, guardian or unaccompanied). This form can also be presented to a staff member in Dublin airport arrival halls, on arrivals.
Please present the following documents (No’s. 1- 5) to a passport control agent in consecutive order upon arrival at Irish passport control:
As well as the written consent form, signed by the parent/legal guardian, which must be presented to a passport control agent in Ireland, stating that the minor is permitted to travel unaccompanied or with the accompanying guardian or tutor (Ireland passport control):
Most of all, feel free to consult the following link on unaccompanied minors travelling into Ireland, who is not your child / has a different surname, is travelling with a tutor, legal guardian or group leader with the Department of Justice in Ireland.
In addition, we would recommend keeping copies of all documentation on mobile phones.
It is the sole responsibility of parents to organise this documentation. Do please consult the Department of Justice in Ireland to check all updated information on minors travelling alone into Ireland.
It is important to note that in a situation where a child is travelling with one parent only, an immigration officer may seek evidence of consent from the child’s other parent. It is advisable to have the following documentation for presentation to an immigration officer to assist with such enquiries.
Evidence that you are a parent or guardian of the child, such as copies or originals of:
Most importantly, please frequently consult the following link on minors travelling into Ireland with one parent, travelling with a minor who is not your child / has a different surname, tutors, guardians or group leaders travelling with Minors with the Department of Justice in Ireland.
Parents need to organise the airline disclaimer for all unaccompanied minors and return flight check-ins for all unaccompanied minors and return flight check-ins directly with the airline company when booking flights. And subsequently, send the completed airline disclaimer form with the enrolment form when booking.
Parents will need to send all disclaimer forms, organised after enrollment, directly to the centre in Ireland. For any airline disclaimer form organised after enrollment, parents must send the documents directly to the centre in Ireland.
All return flight check-in assistance will be given to students by the owners of the riding schools or authorised staff members.
For all return flights, especially in high season, please allow for 3 hours of check-in, baggage and going through airport security.
In addition to the above documentation, the following items will be necessary:
All riding schools, student housing, residences and host families where the students are staying have laundry facilities or washing machines. The group leaders, Host Family, or the students (Student Houses / Programme 5) take care of the weekly laundry or whenever necessary.
We would also advise young students to bring their clothes and luggage marked with their name and a contact number in case of lost luggage during their horse riding stay abroad. We also recommend all students bring comfortable clothing and casual footwear for the day trip on Airlinguee’s English and horseback riding camps in Ireland.
From 2023, the following protective headgear for the safety of horse riders must meet one of the following AIRE / BHS Federations’ Standards in Ireland:
Nevertheless, horse riding helmets or hats marked with the EUROPEAN CERTIFICATE STANDARDS, such as the following, are approved:
Thus, for safety measures, due to the age of the hats made to these standards, and insurance policies, PAS 015 1998 or SNELL E2001, EN1384 or BSEN1384 protective headwear are no longer accepted.
All protective headwear must visibly bear its own label/tag. Cut-off labels/tags will not be accepted.
If you are still unsure, please check with an approved equestrian service provider in your area or an online equestrian provider.
Please click here for more detailed information on the British Horse Riding Society’s 2023 Approved Horse Riding Hat or Helmet regulations.
If you require more information on your riding hat standard, please contact the BHS Safety Team at email@example.com.
PLEASE PERSONALLY ARRANGE FOR ALL CO2 GAS CARTRIDGES OF AIRBAG BACK PROTECTORS TO BE SENT DIRECTLY TO THE CENTRE IN IRELAND, AND INCLUDE NAME OF RIDER. AIRLINES DO NOT ALLOW GAS CARTRIDGES TO BE TAKEN ON FLIGHTS.
Likewise, back protectors must carry the BETA certificate: level 3 2009 or the European Standard: EN 13158:2009. The European Standards for Back Protectors EN13158: 2009 including the CE certificate and are also approved by the PPE Directive 89/686/EEC.
Wearing a Back Protector during all horse riding lessons, show jumping training, horse riding competitions, trail riding, hacks and any horseback riding activity is highly recommended.
Please note riding schools are unable to lend riding gear or equipment. It is the sole responsibility of each rider to bring their own riding gear, or of the parents (in the case of minors) and to ensure that each individuals’ riding equipment conforms to AIRE/BHS accepted riding gear standards in Ireland.
As a rule, all equestrian and horseback riding camps in Ireland include full board accommodation in the equestrian centres, horse riding schools, language schools, and host families: breakfast, light lunch, dinner (main meal of the day), drinks, and refreshments, so each participant will have all their basic needs covered.
All meals will be prepared by a professional cook or by the host family.
All the same, young students and horse riders are advised to take spending money, nothing too excessive (€50 – €150), for those expenses not covered by the organization, such as:
Parents may also be advised to pack sandwiches etc. for the day of arrival flight and trip to centres on arrival day in Ireland.
Almost all airlines can generally cater for a maximum allowance of 20 kg of luggage per person. Firstly, to ensure that luggage does not exceed the maximum weight of 20kg/25kg (check-in) and 10 kg for carry-on ba, weighing of luggage before arrival at the airport is advised. Parents are also kindly requested to check that there are no liquids or sharp objects in the carry-on bag before checking in.
In addition, parents are requested to check that there are no sharp objects or liquids in their children’s carry-on baggage.
As there are a very limited number of places on these Airlinguee horseback riding camps Ireland and equestrian staycations, particularly during the high season, making the reservation before the end of January of year of travel or earlier is advisable so you can organise and book flights in advance.
In general, there usually are two payment installments: a deposit of between 20% – 33%, at the time of booking the horse riding camp or horseback riding adult staycation and the outstanding amount to be paid: 2-4 weeks prior to equestrian riding camp commencement.
Individual transfer payment reminders cannot be sent, please take note of the 2-4-week final payment period when booking. Thank you!
Yes, all amateur horse riders need to take out travel insurance which covers horse riding, show jumping, flights, loss of baggage, items or money, airport transfers, accommodation including food, a parent travelling to Ireland to collect the student (if a minor), cancellation, accident, Covid and illness insurance.
The following external travel assistance insurance covers all of the above, in addition to adventure sports and amateur horse riders who ride and jump in foreign countries:
However, parents and participants need to contact them personally to receive further information.
However, we are not liable for any information provided or claims due to illness, loss, accident, or airline.
In such circumstances, a staff member will supervise the student if they need to stay in bed and recover.
Each centre will also provide a contact telephone number that parents can call.
All equestrian centres, horseback riding schools and English Language Schools are approved and certified horse riding establishments and hold third-party insurance, in addition to a valid First Aid Certification, which meets the requirements of FAR (First Aid Responder) or BHS Equine Specific.
In the event of any sickness or illness during the horseback riding camps in Ireland, riders should see a doctor (either online, in their country of origin, organised by parents or participants) or see a doctor in Ireland (parents must notify the centre in Ireland in writing), and ask for an official doctor’s note.
The emergency services would be called in the event of a serious accident. In accordance with their contingency protocol and plan, an ambulance would be called, and the student would be taken to the nearest medical centre or hospital.
The cancellation policy will vary according to each centre. Please read the cancelation policy carefully before booking and signing the equestrian centre or language school’s registration form.
Click here to find out more about each equestrian centre’s, horse riding school and English language school cancelation policy.
Some airlines do offer unaccompanied assistance for minors travelling to Ireland: This service is booked directly with airline when purchasing your flights:
All centres in Ireland will assist students and horse riders with return flight check-ins. Please note that the airline disclaimer of responsibility for minors if not already include with enrollment form, at time of booking, needs to be sent directly to the centres in Ireland as they are in charge of all airport check-ins.
In the event that the student is taking medication for allergies or any other symptoms during the trip and as some medicine in the country of residence do not come under the same name in Ireland, we recommend you buy the medication in the country of residence and bring it with you. In the event of taking prescription medication, parents must inform establishment on booking and fill out a specific form detailing all medical records affecting the student.
Horse Riding and English language camps may be subject to changes in the timetable of activities and lessons depending on the number of students and the weather.
If there is a public holiday in Ireland, other leisure activities will be organised for that day.
In the event of a student or rider leaves an item of importance at the equestrian centre, horse riding school, English language school/accommodation, or airport coach transfers, students or parents should contact the centres in Ireland directly by e-mail to enquire and arrange accordingly.
We can organise an English and Horseback Riding Camp in Ireland group trip during October of the previous year for groups of riders travelling from Barcelona (minimum number of 10 horseriders). These trip dates are closed and generally tend to be during the last two weeks of July.
To be able to organise the horse riding trip for a group, we would need to receive a booking for a minimum of 10 horse riders.
Most importantly, all the centres wish to ensure that all horse riders and students who attend our English and Horseback Riding Camps Ireland receive a positive experience where all horse riders can learn new things in a safe, fun, positive educational environment.
All centres believe that it is essential that instructors, teachers, students, coaches, administrators, and parents should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others.
To ensure the smooth running of programmes and camps, each student must comply with the regulations and rules of good student and rider behaviour, respecting the teaching and auxiliary staff of the centres and Airlinguee members at all times. If the student does not respect the rules of equestrian centres, school residences, English schools and their employees: horse riding instructors, English teachers, or group leaders, disrupts or alters the dynamics of student groups and classes due to misconduct during their trip to Ireland, Airlinguee, the equestrian centre or academy and its employees have the right to expel the student from the course or programme. In such cases, parents or guardians will bear all costs and organization of the student’s return to their country of origin.
Mobile phones are not allowed during classes, mealtimes or group activities. Each centre allocates a specific time for daily family chats. (from 5 pm-6 pm/after eight pm). In case of emergency, please contact the centres’ management outside these times.
You are welcome to join our monthly online informative session where we will be happy to answer any queries you may have.
FAQs Airlinguee English and Horseback Riding Camps Ireland.
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