Pony camps are an excellent way to develop riding skills and progress, are great for building confidence on and around the ponies, and a fantastic way to make lots of 'like-minded' friends in a safe, fun and controlled environment. These exclusive camps offer the opportunity for a select number of students to train with top equestrian coaches, explore the country side on horse-back and vacation in Ireland. Coolmine Equestrian has a rich history of horsemanship as well as a fantastic international reputation for providing youth horse sport camps. Ireland is known worldwide as Horse Country after all!
Through a variety of riding experiences children improve their riding, gain confidence and make friends for life. Campers share this experience with other like-minded teenagers from all over the world attending our residential summer camp. Many children return year after year to reconnect with previous campers and their favourite ponies.
We run pony camps during all school holidays.
The various pony camps below are suitable for children and teenagers aged between 6 and 18 years old.
We have three main options:
Intensive Eventing Summer Camp
9.30 am to 5 pm
This camp is for riders with experience that want to perfect their equestrian skills in Dressage, Show Jumping, Cross country and Eventing. The children will get involved with all aspects of pony care, including mucking out, grooming, feeding, plaiting, bathing, tacking & rugging up, as well as riding for 3 hours each day. Riding may include flat work, jumping, cross country, trail rides, and preparation for a competition at the end of the week.
This course is for experienced riders only. Campers will need to be able to walk, trot and canter comfortably and have some experience jumping
Junior Camp for Tiny Tots
9.30 am to 1 pm
Children from 6 to 10 are welcome to this camp. This camp is suitable for the complete beginner horse rider. Pony play sessions include learning all about horses and ponies in a fun friendly atmosphere.
Find out more about our residential summer camps:
Children should arrive with:
A packed lunch or money for the cafe
Plenty of drinks
A Suitable riding hat (or borrow from us)
A pair of suitable riding boots (or borrow from us)
Body protectors for jumping or if you would like them to wear them for hacking or flatwork
Jodphurs or long comfortable trousers
Appropriate clothing for the weather including rain jacket etc.
Long hair tied back with no grips or clips
No jewellery or piercings
All children must be signed in and out by a parent or guardian on record in the reception, and registration forms must be completed before the start of the pony camp.