FAQs English and horse riding camps in Ireland:

English and horse riding camps in Ireland

FAQs English and horse riding camps in Ireland

Information and Advice Guide English and Horseback Riding Camps in Ireland:

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FAQs English and Horseback Riding Camps in Ireland:

Welcome to FAQs English and Horse Riding Camps in Ireland:

At Airlinguee we understand that you may have questions about English and Horseback Riding Camps in Ireland in the beautiful Irish countryside. We have compiled this FAQ page to provide you with all the information you need to plan an unforgettable educational horseback riding adventure in English. If you do not find the answer to your question, please do not hesitate to contact us for personalized assistance.

English and Horse Riding Camps in Ireland:

First and foremost, all centres want to ensure that all riders and students receive a positive experience, where all horse riders can learn new things in a positive, safe and fun educational environment in the midst of nature.

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 weekly 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 horse-riding 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.

Please note that if you require an individual student report, only English language schools provide a progress report of student assessments. All feedback and advice about the rider is given on the spot during the equestrian stay.

The combination of full immersion in the English language in Ireland whilst horse-riding is a genuinely enriching and stimulating experience for students and horse-riders alike.

General  Booking Process FAQs English and Horse Riding Camps in Ireland:

The general booking process, for all English and horse riding camps in Ireland, is, first of all:

  1. Provide full contact details of parents and horse rider and dates of English and Horseback Riding Camp in Ireland.
  2. Flight numbers including: FULL FLIGHT NUMBER and the TIME of airport ARRIVAL and DEPARTURE in the appropriate section in the enrolment form (Programme 4 ONLY:  upload flight tickets to the enrolment form). 
  3. Please indicate if airport transfers are required. If the transfer option is not included in the booking form, it is taken for granted you will need the transfers.
  4. Provide completed Airline Disclaimer/Indemnity Form if traveling with unaccompanied airline assistance on RETURN FLIGHT.
  5. For all return flight “airport meets” with parents in the designated airport check-in zone, the person’s name and telephone number who will be meeting the student and time. 
  6. Please indicate if you are personally taking the rider to the centre and/or collecting from the centre.
  7. Please choose the accommodation option (if given).
  8. Please also state if any special diet is required. (Only camps that offer special diets), or if the student is taking medication.
  9. If you require an invoice, please indicate this when you send the enrolment form and include billing details.
  10. Any other relevant information.
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All parents/participants are advised to keep invoices (if requested), booking confirmation email, including all payment details, deposit received, outstanding payment (2-4 weeks prior to arrival) and Dublin airport arrival and departure times.

A surcharge of 25€ will be charged for duplicate mailings or invoices.,

How to Complete the Registration Form English and Horse Riding Camps in Ireland.

For the smooth running and organization of registrations and arrivals and departures at the airport and transfers or arrivals and departures at the centers, the registration form must be included in the registration form:

  1. Rider’s full name, parent contact details and camp dates.
  2. Flight numbers and time of arrival and/or departure. (Program 4: attach the file to the section in the form).
  3. Check the box if transfers are required, to and/or from the airport. (If not indicated, transfers are taken for granted).
  4. AttachThe airline’s Disclaimer/Release of Liability Waiver completed if traveling with unaccompanied air assistance.
  5. The name and telephone number of the person to contact in the event of picking up the student in Ireland at the check-in area for the return flight.
  6. Please also indicate if you will be taking the participant to the riding school or English academy and/or picking up the student and the approximate time.
  7. Select the type of accommodation (if offered by the center).
  8. Indicates if a special diet is required, (Only if the center offers special diets).
  9. If an invoice is required from the center in Ireland, please indicate this when submitting the registration form and include the billing information.
  10. Any other additional information.
 

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

  1. The airline’s minor disclaimer/liability/indemnity form for return flight.
  2. Flight Numbers and time of arrival and departure.
  3. Parents / Participants’ name(s) and telephone number(s).
  4. Full contact details of parent or guardian for “airport meet” in Dublin airport arrivals or departure halls.
  5. Required Airport Transfers.
  6. If arriving directly to centre, please include arrival and departure times to or from Equestrian Centre or English language school. 

Changes and modifications to enrolment forms subsequent to bookings:

Likewise, all participants/parents must inform the horseback riding schools or English language schools in Ireland personally in writing if there are any significant changes or modifications after receipt of enrolment form, with respect to:

  1. Airport arrival and departures times.
  2. Direct arrivals to and and from centres.
  3. “Airport Meets” with parent or guardian in arrival or departure halls in Dublin airport.
  4. Airport transfers.
  5. Changes in Accommodation.

Accommodation at the Equestrian Centres or English Language schools:

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 up to 6-9 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.

Residential Accommodation English and horse riding camps in Ireland:

Students and horse riders residing in school housing, or student residential accommodation will share rooms with other students of different nationalities, generally up to 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.

Host Family Accommodation Airlinguee English and Horse 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, once in Ireland, Host Family Accommodation cannot be changed. If a change is requested, parents /participants must contact the English Language School, personally in writing. 

Arrivals, Departures and Transfers from Dublin Airport English and Horse Riding Camps in Ireland:

All students will be met and collected by the owner or a designated staff member in the arrivals area of Terminal 1 or Terminal 2, Dublin Airport. All centres will carry a sign with the name of the riding school or English language school.

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 designated arrival and departure 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 person authorized to pick up students from the arrivals area at Dublin Airport will be confirmed:

  • At the time of booking: Programs P2, P6.
  • 4 weeks before the trip: Programs P1 and P3.
  • 1 week before the trip: Program P4 and P5
  1. Terminal 1 Dublin Airport: VIDEO of the ARRIVALS ZONE
  2. Terminal 2 Dublin Airport: VIDEO of the ARRIVALS AREA
  3. Dublin Airport MAP
 

For legal and safety reasons, only students and employees of the riding schools or English academies are allowed to travel in the transfer coaches to and from the centers.

Dublin Airport Car rental/hire and Nationwide Airport Buses: 

For airport car rental / hire or national bus timetables, please consult the following links: 

Covid 19 Airlinguee English and Horse Riding Camps Ireland: 

As of May 10, 2023, no PCR test or Covid passport is required to enter Ireland.

For all the latest information on travel to Ireland and equestrian stays for adults and riding camps for young riders in Ireland, please refer to the links below:

  1. Government Press Release and International Travel to Ireland 2023.
  2. Citizen information.
  3. Department of Foreign Affairs Ireland.
  4. Updated information on Close Contacts 2023

Direct Arrivals / Departures to and from Centres in Ireland:

For any arrival or departure at the Riding Stables or English Language Schools, it is necessary to indicate it with the reservation.

Arrivals or Departures to the Riding Stables or English Language Academies, without Dublin airport transfers:

  1. Flexible Schedules: Programs 1 and 4.
  2. Program 2: Arrivals from 12:00 noon / Departures in the morning.
  3. Program 5: Arrivals from 16h / Departures: 11h.
  4. Program 6: Arrivals from 1 pm / Departures: before 10 am.

 

If direct arrivals or departures from the centre cannot be included in the reservation, parents/participants must inform the centres in Ireland by e-mail of prior to the trip.

  1. Terminal 1:VIDEO OF THE ARRIVAL AREA
  2. Terminal 2: VIDEO OF THE ARRIVAL AREA
  3. T1 and T2: DUBLIN AIRPORT MAP

Unaccompanied Minors’ Return Flight Check-ins, FAQs Airlinguee English and Horse Riding Camps Ireland:

The centres will assist all students with return check-in at Dublin Airport.

If the student is to return with UM airline assistance, the completed airline disclaimer form should be included with the registration form.

Otherwise, if the UM airline assistance service is arranged after reservation, parents must:

  • Send the completed mandatory airline liability document so that it can be signed by the authorized staff member of the center in Ireland.
  • Also, keeping a copy in their mobile phone is also recommended.
  • All centres avail of printers where documents can be printed.

 

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

  1. Dublin Airport  Terminal 1 Check-in Departure area
  2.  Dublin Airport Terminal 2 Check-in Depature area

Arranging “Airport Meets” with parents or guardians on day of departure flight:

For any “airport meetings” with parents or guardians picking up the student for the return flight, please indicate the full name, contact phone number and time of the person authorized to pick up the student at the T1 or T2 check-in area on/along with the registration form.

A. Minor (under 18’s), TRAVELLING UNACCOMPANIED, Airport Departure Documents: 

Children who are not accompanied by their parents or guardians will be required, upon departure from certain territories, to show the following documentation at passport control on departure (departure airport), authorizing them to travel:

  1. MINOR’S AUTHORIZATION TO TRAVEL OUTSIDE THE NATIONAL TERRITORY OR EQUIVALENT, (for non-EU countries), which must be presented to passport control at the airport of the country of origin.

 

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:

  1. Government Administration, Spain
  2. National Police Minor’s Authorisation
  3. Catalan Police Minor’s Authorisation

 

Once requested at the Spanish 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. 

Additionally, we recommend that you keep copies of all documentation on your mobile phone.

If you have to go through passport control, when re-entering your country, you may also be asked to present the authorization, together with your identity card/passport.

As we are unable to provide further information on minors traveling unaccompanied, parents should check with the appropriate government administration in their country before traveling.

First of all, whether you are traveling in a group, alone or with a guardian or tutor… Here are some tips and guidelines to help you organize your trip, indicating the necessary documentation that all minors (under 18 years of age) must carry with them when entering Ireland:

B. Documentation Passport Control upon arrival in Ireland and Minors traveling ALONE, with a guardian, or ONE parent (ARRIVALS ONLY):

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. 

Documents to be presented by all minors (under 18’s), travelling unaccompanied to IRISH PASSPORT CONTROL (ARRIVALS ONLY):

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):

  1. IRISH PASSPORT CONTROL CONSENT TO TRAVEL FORM, which will be issued to you by us subsequent to booking. This consent form must be filled out and signed by a parent/guardian, authorising the minor to travel unaccompanied or travel with an accompanying guardian or tutor.  
  2. A copy of a parent/guardian’s ID/passport.
  3. Depending on the country, copy the family book / Birth Certificate / Adoption certificate.
  4. A copy of divorce decree or settlement if the parents are separated/divorced, or the child has a different name.
  5. A death certificate in the event of the death of a parent.

 

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. 

C. Irish Passport Control ARRIVALS and minors travelling with ONE PARENT English and Riding Camp Ireland:

It is important to note that if a child is traveling with a parent, the immigration officer may request proof of consent from the child’s other parent. It is advisable to have the following documentation to present to an immigration officer for assistance with such inquiries.

Proof that you are the child’s parent or guardian, such as copies or originals of:

  1. A birth or adoption certificate or guardianship documents showing your relationship to the child.
  2. A marriage/divorce certificate if you are the child’s parent but have a different last name than the child’s
  3. A death certificate in the case of a deceased parent.

 

Proof of consent from a parent or guardian of the child, such as;

  1. A signed letter from the child’s parents/guardians giving their consent to travel with you and providing their contact information.
  2. A copy of a document that identifies the parent/guardian, e.g., a copy of the photo page of a passport or driver’s license.
  3. Proof of the parents’/guardians’ relationship to the child, e.g., a copy of a birth or adoption certificate, or guardianship documents.

 

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. 

D. Minor travelling unaccompanied Return Flight and Airline Disclaimers: Horseback Riding and English Camp in Ireland:

 

Parents need to organise the airline disclaimer for all unaccompanied minors and return flight check-ins  directly with the airline company when booking your 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. 

Recommended copies to take on English and Horseback Riding Camps in Ireland trip:

  1. Copy of valid 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. Autorización de la medicación del menor.

1. What to bring to the English and Horse Riding camps in Ireland?

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

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 cannot lend riding gearPlease 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. Unique 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 bath towel.
  5. Clothes Washing rooms are available at all riding schools, student residences & host families / 1 day per week or when necessary.
  6. Disinfectant hand sanitiser 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 the weekly day trip.
  11. Copybook, pencil case, pencils, pens, colouring pencils, eraser etc. Please carry a pencil case in your hand luggage for Airlinguee group trip to Ireland.
  12. Pocket money (day trip and shopping for souvenirs), refreshments etc., at the airport).
  13. Spending money for the trip should be kept in a plastic file, marked with the 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 given out on students’ request. In other centres, the student will need to keep it with their personal belongings. The centres are not responsible for any damage or robbery of personal items.
  14. For transatlantic trips,  packing students’ horse riding gear and some essential clothing in the carry-on bag to avoid unforeseen events during 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 sports insurance and cancellation insurance.
  18. We would also highly advise packing a few days of clothing in hand or carry-on luggage. If the airline loses luggage, it may take up to 3 days to get to the horse riding centre or English language school. 

 

Laundry facilities are available in all riding schools, equestrian centres, student housing and residences where students will reside. Depending on the centre, either the group leaders or the students (Program 5) are in charge of the weekly laundry or when 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 and for students to bring comfortable clothing and casual footwear for day trips on Airlinguee’s English and horseback riding camps in Ireland.

We advise you to wear comfortable clothes and casual shoes during the trip and the stay of the English and horse riding camps in Ireland.

2. Certified and Approved Horse Riding Hat Standards and Regulations Airlinguee English and Horse Riding Camps Ireland:

It is the responsibility of the parents or participants, (of legal age), to ensure that their equipment meets the requirements of the AIRE and/or BHS federation rules for horse riding in Ireland.

N.B. The CE Mark on its own is not acceptable.

From 2023, the following protective headgear for the safety of horse riders must meet one of the following AIRE / BHS Federations’ Standards in Ireland:

Horse riding hats and helmets that bear the following standards, are accepted:

EUROPEAN STANDARD:

  • PAS 015 2011 and
  • SNELL 2016: * with “BSI Kitemark” or “Inspec IC” certification.
  • VG1 01.040 (2014-12): with “BSI Kitemark” or “Inspec IC” certification.

AMERICAN STANDARD:

  • American ASTM F1163 (2004a or 04a onwards).
    American Snell 2016

AUSTRALIAN and NEW ZEALAND STANDARD:

  • AS/NZS 3838 (2006 onwards)

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 consult the British Horse Riding Society’s  Approved Horse Riding Hat or Helmet regulations for more information.  

If you require more information on your riding hat or riding gear standards, please get in touch with your local federation or you may enquire with BHS Safety Team at safety@bhs.org.uk.

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

Similarly, body protectors and back protectors should bear the BETA certificate: level 3 2009 or the European Standard: EN 13158:2009 (or equivalent: ASTM F1937, ASTM F2681, or Satra M38). The European Standards for Back Protectors (EN13158:2009), including the CE certificate, are also endorsed by the PPE Directive 89/686/EEC.

Wearing a Body Protector or Back Protector during all horse riding lessons, show jumping training, horse riding competitions, trail riding, hacks and any horseback riding activity is highly recommendable. 

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.

ADVANCED RIDERS: PLEASE NOTE, AIRLINES DO NOT PERMIT THE TRANSPORTATION OF GAS CARTRIDGES TO BE TAKEN ON FLIGHTS.  IF THE RIDER WEARS AN AIRBAG PROTECTOR, PLEASE PERSONALLY ARRANGE FOR ALL CO2 GAS CARTRIDGES TO BE SENT DIRECTLY TO THE EQUESTRIAN CENTRE/ENGLISH SCHOOL IN IRELAND AND INDICATE THE RIDER’S NAME.

4. What is included in the English and horse riding camp 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.

Needless to say, 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:

  1. Weekly Day trips: Purchase of water, soft drinks, lunch or small souvenirs.
  2. Airport arrivals and departures: Drinks, food, etc. 

 

Parents are also advised to prepare a packed lunch for the flight or trip to the centre on the day of arrival in Ireland.

5. Baggage requirements & FAQs Airlinguee English and Horseback Riding Camps 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 hand-luggage, 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.

6. When should I book my place on the Airlinguee English and Horseback Riding Camps Ireland?:

Due to the limited number of student places on our Airlinguee horseback riding camps in Ireland and equestrian staycations, especially during the peak season, we recommend booking your place well before January and for some equestrian camps even earlier. This way, you can ensure your place for the following year and make advanced flight bookings.

7. English and Horseback Riding Camps Ireland terms of payment:

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.

Unfortunately, transfer payment reminders cannot be sent, please take note of the 2-4-week final payment period when booking. Thank you!

8. Do I need a cancellation, accident or illness insurance?:

Yes, all horse riders participating in our English and Horseback Riding Camps must take out their own private insurance to cover all expenses that may arise due to:

Flight cancellations or delays, loss of luggage, personal effects and money, transfers, etc, personal belongings and money transfers, a parent traveling to Ireland to collect the student (if a minor), accommodation including food, accidents, cancellations due to ailments and illnesses during their stay in Ireland, horse riding, show jumping, cross country, horse riding hacks and Covid in your country of origin.

The following external travel insurance companies offer comprehensive coverage, which includes adventure sports for novice and amateur horse riders in foreign countries:

  1. Iris Global: Travel insurance for sports and adventure travel abroad
  2. Contact: Travel Insurance for Sports and Adventure Travel Abroad Inquiries

 

  1. Mapfre: Adventure sports travel insurance abroad
  2. Contact: Mapfre Adventure Sports Insurance

 

However, it is important to note that we cannot assume responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of the information provided, nor can we accept liability for any claims arising from unforeseen circumstances such as illness, loss of luggage, accidents, or any other unexpected events that may occur during the rider’s stay in Ireland. We strongly advise all participants to take appropriate precautions and consider securing adequate travel insurance to safeguard against any unexpected situations that may arise.”

All equestrian centres, riding schools and English language schools are approved and have third party insurance and a valid First Aid certificate that meets the requirements of FAR (First Aid Responder) or BHS Equine Specific.

9. What if a student turns ill or needs to see a doctor in Ireland?:

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 if they require one. 

Each centre will provide a contact telephone number and will have a team member to supervise the student if he/she needs to stay in bed.

Nonetheless, it’s advisable that if parents want the Irish centre to arrange a doctor’s visit, they should inform the centre in writing and, if needed, request a medical note for the condition or illness.

Additionally, you can consider scheduling an online medical consultation in your home country as another viable option.

In the event of a severe accident or illness, emergency services would be called and, under the established emergency services contingency plan, an ambulance would be dispatched and the student would be transported to the nearest medical centre or hospital.

10. What if I have to cancel the English and Horseback Riding Camps in Ireland?:

The cancellation policy varies according to each centre. Please read the cancellation policy carefully before booking and sign the registration form of the equestrian centre or language school.

For detailed information on the cancellation policies for each equestrian centre, horse riding school, and English language school, kindly click on this link.

11.Airline Assistance and Minors travelling unaccompanied:

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 included with the enrollment form, at the time of booking,  needs to be sent directly to the centres in Ireland, as they are in charge of all airport check-ins. 

  1. View Terminal 1 Dublin Airport Departures’ Zone
  2. View Terminal 2 Dublin Airport Departures’ Zone 

12. What medication can be taken to English horse riding camps in Ireland?:

In the event that the student needs to take subscription medication during their stay in Ireland, and given that some medication available in the country of residence has a different name abroad, it is advisable to purchase the medication in the country of residence and take it with you. In such circumstances, parents must inform the centre at the time of booking, detailing any medical condition affecting the student. 

13. Timetables and Public Holidays, FAQs English and Horse Riding camps in Ireland: 

Timetables for English & Horseback Riding Camps in Ireland are susceptible to alterations in activity and lesson times due to levels, competencies, variations in the number of students and the weather conditions.

If a public holiday falls on one of the days, other leisure activities may be organised for that day.

14. Abandoned or lost objects in the centers during the riding camp in Ireland:

If a student or horse rider leaves an item of importance at the equestrian centre, riding school, English school, or coach transfers, students or parents should contact the centre in Ireland directly by email for information and arrange accordingly.

15. English and Horse Riding Camps in Ireland Group Trips:

Group trips for horse riders can be arranged (requiring a minimum of 10 participants from Barcelona) for the Riding and English camp in Ireland during the preceding October. The specific dates for these trips are fixed and typically fall in the last two weeks of July. The organization of the group excursion is contingent upon the number of travellers participating.

16. Code of Conduct English and Horse Riding Camps in Ireland:

All centres prioritise providing a positive and safe learning environment for all participants in our English and Horseback Riding Camps in Ireland, emphasizing respect and consideration for the well-being of instructors, teachers, students, coaches, administrators, and parents at all times. To ensure the smooth operation of our programs, students are expected to adhere to rules of good behavior and respect for staff.

Failure to do so or disruptions due to misconduct may result in expulsion from the course or program, with parents or guardians bearing the costs of the student’s return to their home country.

Furthermore, the use of mobile phones is prohibited during classes, meal times, and group activities. Specific time windows are allocated for family communication, and emergency contact can be made through the centre’s management. Students can generally receive family calls between 5 pm-6 pm or after 8 pm (Irish time).

For any urgent calls outside these times, please contact the horse riding school  / English school directly in Ireland.

17. Photos and videos during the English and Horse Riding Camp in Ireland:

Photos or videos of students in English classes, horse riding lessons and excursions may be taken, which may be used in printed brochures, on websites and on social media. Please inform us in writing and the centre in Ireland or your teacher if you do not wish photos to be taken. Photos used online will be deleted upon request.

18. Information Sessions and FAQs English and horse riding camps in Ireland:

You are cordially invited to join our monthly online information session, where we’ll be more than happy to address any questions or concerns you may have

Thank you for taking the time to read all of the information regarding our English and horse riding camps in Ireland!
Our wish is that all parents are fully informed so that riders have fun learning English on horseback in Ireland!

FAQs English and Horse Riding Camps in Ireland.

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