FAQs: Airlinguee English and Horseback Riding Camps Ireland

FAQs Airlinguee English and Horseback Riding Camps Ireland

FAQs: Airlinguee English and Horseback Riding Camps

General Booking Process Airlinguee English and Horseback Riding Camps in Ireland.

The general booking process for all Teenage Airlinguee Horseback Riding Camps Ireland is to first:

BOOKING ENROLMENT FEE PER PERSON: €65

  1. Confirm name and dates of horseback riding camp.
  2. Pay booking fee of: 65€ per rider.
  3. Organise flights (flights are not included in pricing).
  4. Fill in and send the enrollment form to Horse Riding School or English Language School, including FLIGHT NUMBER AND TIME of Dublin airport arrival and departure.
  5. Pay deposit to horseback riding centre in Ireland to secure place.
  6. Confirm 1 e-mail only for correspondence at time of booking.

We ask all parents and horseback riders to save copies of initial enrollment mail, including price, deposit, outstanding payment, due date of outstanding payment, (4 weeks before trip), and airport arrival and departure confirmation mails.

All duplicates requested will incur a surcharge. 

 

Enrollment Forms FAQs Airlinguee English and Horseback Riding Camps Ireland.

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:

  1. Full contact details of parents and horse riders.
  2. Include flight numbers and time of arrival and departure.
  3. Please mark section if airport transfers are required. If transfer option is not included on booking form, it is taken for granted you will need the transfers.
  4. Please indicate if you are personally taking rider to centre and/or collecting from centre,
  5. Please chose accommodation option, (if given).
  6. Also, please state if any special diet is required. (Only camps that offer special diets).
  7. To secure place, send deposit to centre in Ireland along with enrollment form.
  8. Any other additional information.

Any modifications or additional information, subsequent to sending in the enrollment form and receiving confirmation of booking,  will incur a surcharge of €25. 

It is the sole responsibility of parents/participants to include all the following information in /with the enrollment form: 

  1. The airline’s minor disclaimer / liability form.
  2. Flight Numbers and time of arrival and departure.
  3. Parents / Participants name(s) and telephone number(s).
  4. Full contact details of “adult meet” in Dublin airport arrivals and departures hall.
  5. Transfers.
  6. Include full details of direct arrivals and departures to or from Equestrian Centres or English language schools. 

Arrivals, Transfers and Departures FAQs Airlinguee English and Horseback Riding Camps Ireland.

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. 

On arrival, it usually takes 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 authorised person who will meet  students in T1 or T2 arrivals area at Dublin Airport will be confirmed:

At time of booking: Programmes: P2, P6.
4 weeks before trip: Programmes: P1, P3.
1 week before trip: Programme: P4, P5.

For legal and security reasons, only students and representatives of the Horseback Riding Schools or English Language Schools are authorized to travel on the transfer buses, to and from centres.

All students return flight check- in will be assisted by the owner or a designated staff member.

Changes and modifications to enrollments, flight times, arrivals and departures, accommodation FAQs Teenage Airlinguee English and Horseback Riding Camps Ireland: 

Likewise, all participants/parents must inform the horseback riding schools or English language schools in Ireland, personally by email, if there are any changes or modifications after receipt of enrollment form to the selected horseback riding programmes in:

  1. Arrival and departures.
  2. “Airport  meets” in arrival or departure halls in Dublin airport.
  3. Airport transfers.
  4. Accommodation.

 

1. Covid 19 Update and Airlinguee English and Horseback Riding Camps Ireland and Equestrian Staycations.

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: 

  1. Government press release update and international travel to Ireland 2022 
  2. Dublín Airport & Covid 19 
  3. Citizens Information & Covid 19  
  4. Irish Department of Foreign Affairs & Covid 19 
  5.  Close Contact Advice Update 2022

2. Guidelines & recommendations to documentation requirements of minors (Under 18’s) traveling into Ireland.

Whether you are traveling in a group, on your own or with a guardian or tutor…Here are some tips and guidelines to help you organise your trip outlining the required documentation, which all minors (under 18), must carry on them when entering into Ireland.

Do start to organise all the paperwork for minors traveling into Ireland well in advance.

In addition, we would highly recommend keeping a copy of all documentation in your mobile phone.

Firstly, the following documents will be required when booking a Teenage Equestrian Horse Riding Camp:

  1. Teenage Equestrian Horse-Riding Camp in Ireland Registration Form:
  2. “Teenage / Junior Airlinguee Camp Registration Form must be signed by a parent, (traveling with an Airlinguee tutor).

And / Or

  1. The “Equestrian Horseback Riding School” Camp Registration Form must be signed by a parent or guardian.

 

 

3. Documents required by minors (under 18), travelling unaccompanied, with a tutor or guardian to an Airlinguee English and  Horseback Riding Camps Ireland, in consecutive order: 

It is the sole responsibility for parents and/or  participants to have all required documentation to present at passport controls in order, beforehand.
There may be long delays at passport controls if you do not have these documents at hand!!! Thank you!

The following documents need to be presented by the accompanying guardian, tutor or group leader at the airport of departure (outbound flight), before checking in. In the case of minors, travelling unaccompanied into Ireland, the following documentation must be presented to a passport control agent at “ARRIVALS” in Ireland:

 

3.1 Irish Passport Control / Proof of Enrollment form for Airport Arrivals Area and Minors traveling into Ireland FAQs Airlinguee English and Horseback Riding Camps 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 from, 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):

  1. IRISH PASSPORT CONTROL CONSENT TO TRAVEL FORM, SENT AFTER CONFIRMATION OF BOOKING, to be filled out & signed by a parent  / guardian, authorizing the minor to travel unaccompanied or travel with an accompanying guardian or tutor, which will be issued to you by us or centre.  This documentation must include:
  • The full name of the contact person, full address and contact details (phone number), dates & length of stay where the child / minor will be residing in Ireland, including Identification or Passport  number,  full name and Identification or Passport,  contact phone number of the parent & contact details.
  • The name and address of the equestrian centre or English Language school in Ireland, including name of staff member, who will be waiting in the arrival hall at Dublin airport, and contact details of centre, during their stay in Ireland. 
  1. A copy of a parent/guardian’s ID/passport.
  2. Depending on country: Copy of family book / Birth Certificate / Adoption certificate.
  3. A copy of divorce decree or settlement if the parents are separated / divorced or the child has a different name.
  4. A death certificate in the event of death of a parent.

Most of all, please frequently consult the following link on minors traveling unaccompanied into Ireland, 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. 

3.2 Irish Passport Control and Minors travelling with ONE PARENT only English and  Horseback Riding Camps 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:

  • A birth or adoption certificate, or guardianship papers showing your relationship with the child

  • A marriage/divorce certificate if you are the child’s parent but have a different surname to the child

  • A death certificate in the case of a deceased parent.

 
Evidence of consent from a parent or guardian of the child, such as:
  • A signed letter from the child’s parent(s)/guardian giving consent for travel with you and providing his/her contact details

  • A copy of a document identifying the parent/guardian, for example a copy of the picture page of a passport or driving licence

  • Evidence of the parent/guardian relationship with the child, for example a copy of a birth or adoption certificate, or guardianship papers.

 
 

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. 

3.3 Documentation to be presented at Passport Control in Country of Origin and Minors travelling unaccompanied: 

 

Documents to be presented at passport control at airport in country of origin:

1. Original police authorisation of minor to travel abroad, signed and stamped by a police official and accompanying authorization. (Passport Control Country of Origin)

This document will need to be presented at passport control, in your country of origen, along with I.D or Passport. 

On emission of this official document from the police authorities, please check length of validity as some countries only allow for a period of up 30 or 90 days.

For minors traveling from your country into IrelandI, it is the sole responsibility of parents to consult all updated information on unaccompanied minor’s documentation required, with your local police authorities or & airline. 

 

4. Airport Transfers to and from Equestrian Centres and Language Schools English and Horseback Riding Camps Ireland

All airport transfers to and from the equestrian centres and language schools are organised by the individual establishments at designated times. Please note the designated AIRPORT TRANSFER TIMES and RETURN FLIGHT TIMES when booking your FLIGHTS. 

For Programmes 2 and 6, the name and details of the person who will be authorised to pick up the minor in the airport arrivals area will be confirmed with the booking. For Programmes 1, 3 and 4, the name of the person will be confirmed 4 weeks prior to travel and for Programme 6, 1 week prior to travel.

Please note the specific airport pick-up and transfer times when booking flights.

If airport arrivals do not coincide with the designated transfer times, students will have to wait in the arrivals area. If flights times are outside transfer times, a private transfer can be arranged,  at an additional cost.

5. Arrivals / Departures to and from Equestrian Centres or English Language Schools, accompanied by parents: 

If parents are to accompany the horse rider to an Airlinguee Horseback Riding Camp Ireland, Riding Stables or English Language School, you only need to indicate this on the enrollment form or send in writing at a later date.

All Accompanied Arrivals times to – Programme 6 (Young Riders): from 5pm only.

All other Arrival Times: flexible.

6. Minors’ Return Flights and Documentation,  travelling unaccompanied FAQs Airlinguee English and Horseback Riding Camps Ireland:

For all unaccompanied minors and return flight check-ins, parents should clarify what documentation the airline requires for return flight check-ins of minors, directly with the airline company, when booking flights.

Subsequently, riders must take this document with them on their trip to Ireland and or send the document to the centre. If a signature is needed, the documentation can be signed by the centres’ representative.  

Assistance will be given by the owners of the riding schools or representatives to check in all students on return flights. 

For all return flights, especially in high season, please allow for 3 hours check-in, baggage and going through airport security. 

7. Recommended photocopies to be kept in suitcases during Airlinguee English and Horseback Riding Camps Ireland:

  1. Copy of National Identity card or Passport.
  2. Copy of national health card.
  3. Copy of vaccines.
  4. Copy of European Health Card (TSE).
  5. Copy of the travel assistance and accident insurance abroad.
  6. Authorisation of any medication of minor.

8. What to bring to Teenage Airlinguee English and Horseback Riding Camps Ireland:

In addition to the above documentation, the following items will be necessary:

  1. National Passport or ID of the student (current).
  2. Horse riding gear: certified horse riding hat or helmet, back protector, 2-3 pairs of jodhpurs or breeches (white pair – competition day: optional), riding / jodhpur boots, half-chaps and riding gloves. For health & safety reasons, riding schools are unable to lend riding gear. Please refer to sections 5 & 6 below for more information on AIRE and BHS Horse Riding Federation Regulations & Certified Horse Riding Hats,  Helmets and Back Protectors in Ireland.
  3. Warm clothing, comfortable spring/summer clothing. T-shirts (long and short sleeves), jerseys and sweaters, fleece, tracksuit, waterproof jacket, raincoat etc. Underwear, trousers, comfortable shoes, slippers, flip-flops for showering, trainers/sneakers, two pairs of pyjamas, umbrella, (swimsuit: “Horseback Riding and English Camp Ireland, English and Equestrian Horse Riding Camp and“Intensive Equestrian Camp” , (Programmes 2, 4, 5, 6).
  4. A toiletry bag, toothbrush and toothpaste. Deodorant. Lip cream.  Suncream. Tissues. Special mesh bag for washing machines to store and wash dirty laundry (marked with your name), OPTIONAL.  A bath towel is provided in all equestrian centres, student residences and host family accommodation. Since 2020, we would recommend taking your own bath towel.
  5. Clothes Washing rooms are available at all riding schools and student residences & host families / 1 day per week or when necessary.
  6. Disinfectant hand sanitizer and sanitary face masks are also advisable. Please check each country’s,  airline and airport regulations before flying. 
  7. Specific electrical plugs for Ireland featuring three rectangular pins.
  8. Mobile chargers and electric toothbrushes.
  9. Travel water bottle flask (empty).
  10. Satchel for day trip.
  11. Pencil case, pencils, pens, colouring pencils, eraser etc. Please carry pencil case in hand luggage for Airlinguee group trip to Ireland.
  12. Pocket money (day trip and shopping for souvenirs), refreshments etc. at airport).
  13. Spending money for the trip should be kept in a plastic file, marked with name and total amount written on the cover. In some centres, files along with your passports will be taken and locked in the safe upon arrival at the equestrian centre and will be given out on request of students. In other centres the student will need to keep it with their personal belongings. The centres are not responsible for any damage or robbery to personal items.
  14. For transatlantic trips,  packing student’s horse riding gear and some basic clothing in the carry-on bag to avoid any unforeseen events during on the incoming flight to Ireland is advisable.
  15. Currency Ireland: EURO / Northern Ireland: English pound.
  16. European Health Insurance Card TSE (European citizens).
  17. All European and Non European citizens are advised to take out private health and sport insurance and cancellation insurance.

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 it may be necessary.

Important:

We would also advise young students bring their clothes and luggage marked with their name and a contact number in the event 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 horse riding camps in Ireland.

9. Accommodation in the Equestrian Centres Airlinguee English and Horseback Riding Camps Ireland:

Spending the entire stay in the equestrian centres or horseback riding stables is a genuine, unique and unforgettable experience for the young riders. In general, there are between two and seven beds per room, with a maximum number of 24 beds available in the riding schools, per week. Please note that, as there is a limited number of beds, students and horse riders may share rooms with the same nationalities.

10. Accommodation in Student Housing or Residencial Accommodation Airlinguee English and Horseback Riding Camps Ireland:

Students and horse riders staying in school housing or student residencial accommodation will share rooms with other students of different nationalities, between 2 and 6 students per room, depending on the camp chosen.

All horse riders and students will be supervised by qualified monitors and coordinators in each school house and 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 academies.

All Airlinguee English and Horseback Riding Camps Ireland centres organise daily transfers if walking is not possible. All centres have a laundry or will do laundry once a week.

11. Host Family Accommodation Airlinguee English and Horseback Riding Camps Ireland:

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 parents request a change, the parents must contact the Horse Riding School or English Language School, personally. 

12. 2022 Certified and Approved Horse Riding Hats Standards and Regulations Airlinguee English and Horseback Riding Camps Ireland:

Since 2016, the following protective headgear for the safety of horse riders must meet one of the following AIRE / BHS Federations’ European Standards in Ireland:

Thus, for safety practices and insurance policies, EN1384 or BSEN1384 protective headwear are no longer accepted.

Nevertheless, horse riding helmets or hats marked with the EUROPEAN CERTIFICATE STANDARDS, such as the following, are approved:

  • British ALL PAS 015 (1998 or 2011) – provided they are BSI kitemarked
  • European VG1 01.040 (2014-12) – provided they are BSI kitemarked
  • American SEI ASTM F1163 (2004a or 04a onwards)
  • SNELL E2001
  • Australian & New Zealand – AS/NZS 3838 2003 onwards

All protective headwear must visibly bear its own label / tag. Cut off labels / tags will not be accepted.

Please click here for more detailed information on the British Horse Riding Society’s 2022 Approved Horse Riding Hat or Helmet regulations.  

If you require more information on your riding hat standard, please contact the BHS Safety Team at safety@bhs.org.uk.

13. AIRE and BHS Federations’ Certified Horse Riding Back / Body Protectors Airlinguee English and Horseback Riding Camps Ireland Standards:

Likewise, back protectors must carry the BETA certificate: level 3 2009 or the European Standard: EN 13158:2009The 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.

14. What is included and not included in our Airlinguee English and Horseback Riding Camps Ireland for teenagers and children:

As a rule, all equestrian and horseback riding camps include full board accommodation, so each participant will have their basic needs covered, although only half board may be included in some and will be required to buy lunch vouchers in the schools canteen. It is also recommended that young students and horse riders take a small amount of spending money (nothing too excessive), for those expenses not covered by the organization such as:

  1. Cultural day trip / trip day , tickets to museums or the Irish national stud (please check programs).
  2. Day trip: souvenirs, water, refreshments or sweets.
  3. Drinks, snacks etc at airports.

15. Baggage requirements & FAQs Airlinguee English and Horseback Riding Camps Ireland:

Almost all airlines can normally 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 prior to arrival at 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.

We would also highly advise to talk 2 days clothing in hand luggage. In the unforeseen event of airline loosing luggage, it may take up to 3 days to get to the horse riding centre. 

Group trips to Ireland and teenage equestrian horse riding camps:

For the smooth running of the teenage equestrian trip & groups, please arrive at the airport two and a half hours before flights.

In addition, parents are requested to check that there are no sharp objects or liquids in their children’s carry-on baggage.

16. When should I book my place on the Airlinguee English and Horseback Riding Camps Ireland or Equestrian Staycations?:

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.

17. Teenage Airlinguee English and Horseback Riding Camps and Adult Equestrian Staycations and terms of payment:

There are normally two payment installments: a deposit of between 20% – 33%,  at time of booking the horse riding camp or horseback riding adult staycation and the outstanding amount to be paid within 4  weeks prior to equestrian riding camp commencement.

Individual reminders cannot be sent, please take note of the 4 week prior payment before arrivals. Thank you!

18.  Do I need cancellation, accident or illness insurance for our Airlinguee English and Horseback Riding Camps Ireland?

Yes, you need to take out travel insurance which covers horse riding, flights, loss of baggage and 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 travel assistance insurance covers all of the above, in addition to,  adventure sports and amateur horse riders, who ride and jump in foreign countries:

  1. Information:  Sport and Adventure Travel Insurance Abroad
  2. E-mail: Sport and Adventure Travel Insurance Abroad Enquiries 

All equestrian centres, horseback riding schools and English Language Schools are approved and certified 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 country of origin, organised by parents or participants), or see a doctor in Ireland, and ask for an official doctor’s note. In the event of a serious accident, the emergency services would be called, and in accordance with their contingency protocol and plan, an ambulance would be called and the student taken to the nearest hospital.

 

19. What if I have to cancel the Airlinguee English and Horseback Riding Camps Ireland reservation after payment?:

The cancellation policy varies according to each equestrian centre. Please read the cancelation policy carefully prior to booking and signing the equestrian centre or language school’s registration form.

Click here for a general census on cancellation policies.

20. Airline Assistance and Minors travelling unaccompanied on Airlinguee English and Horseback Riding Camps Ireland:

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 needs to be sent directly to the centres in Ireland as they are in charge of all airport check-ins. 

  1. Video of Departure Zone Dublín Airport Terminal 1: Departure Zone Dublin Airport T1 
  2. Video of Departure Zone Dublín Airport Terminal 2: Departure Zone Dublin Airport T2 

21. Student and Horse Rider’s Medication during Airlinguee Horseback Riding Camps Ireland equestrian camps:

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.

22. Equestrian Camp timetables, public holidays, standards and junior student programs FAQs Airlinguee English and Horseback Riding Camps Ireland:  

Camps may be subject to changes in timetables of activities and classes depending on the weather and the number of students enrolled.

If a public holiday in Ireland falls on a working day, supervised leisure activities will be put in place for that particular day.

Finally, to ensure the proper running of all Airlinguee horseback riding camps Ireland programmes and camps, each student is obliged to 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.

In the event that the student does not respect the rules of equestrian centres, residences, English schools and their employees: horse riding teachers, English teachers, group leaders, disrupts or alters the dynamics of student groups and classes due to misconduct during the 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 events, all costs and organization of the student’s return to their country of origin will be borne by the parents or guardian.

In general,  the use of mobile phones is not allowed during classes, mealtimes or group  activities. Each centre allocates a specific time for daily family chats etc (after 7-8pm). In case of emergency, please contact the centres’ management outside these times.

23. Informative Sessions, FAQs Airlinguee English and Horseback Riding Camps Ireland:  

From November onwards, you are welcome to join our monthly online informative session where we will be happy to answer any queries you may have.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read this! Our aim is for all horse riders to have a wonderful time learning English on horseback in Ireland!!!!

FAQs: Airlinguee English and Horseback Riding Camps Ireland