Castle Leslie Equestrian Center

  • Trip Duration
  • 6
  • 5
  • Riding Time
  • 5
    days riding
  • 3
    hrs per day riding
  • Group Size
  • 1 - 24
    Guests per group

Castle Leslie Equestrian Center

Ride Overview

The private Castle Leslie Estate covers 1,000 secluded acres of undulating Irish countryside, dotted with ancient woodlands and glittering lakes; the perfect location for a horse-riding holiday. The estate sits just behind the  lodge.

There are 300 cross-country jumps including natural obstacles such as rivers, ditches, fallen tree trunks, hedges, stone walls, drops and banks in many shapes and sizes. You can also explore the estate on 21 miles of bridleways.


You stay in the large gothic-style lodge, which is now the Estate’s 4-Star Hotel.

Meals & Drink

All meals are provided onsite.

Ride & Horse Details

  • Overview:
    The horses range from the “babysitter” for the more novice rider to typical Irish Hunters, which provide more of a challenge to the experienced rider. There are approximately 30 horses and ponies at the center. You will be riding a variety of horses during your stay. The tack is English.
  • Horse Breeds:
    Irish Hunter, Connemara
  • Trip Pace:
    To suit riders (see program options)
  • Tack:
  • Weight limit:
    210 lbs

Activities for Non - Riders

While riders are on horseback, there are no separate activities planned for non-riders, who can enjoy the accommodations and region independently. Options include:
The Victorian Spa at the hunting lodge: This is Ireland’s first truly organic Victorian Spa where you can spend the whole day indulging in a comprehensive range of treatments and therapies. It’s also the perfect place to ease your weary muscles after a day spent riding. You can book any treatment directly at the spa, which is located in the hunting lodge - this is at your own expense.

Other activities available on the Estate:
- in the village of Glaslough and in the local area, there are lots of exceptional walks from short jaunts to long leisurely strolls

In the local area:
- shopping in Monaghan town just 10 minutes away or in Armagh City, just 25 minutes away
- Golf – there are four 18 hole Golf courses within an hours drive of the estate:

Rossmore Golf Club: 15-20 minutes away; phone +353 (0) 47 71222
Nuremore Golf Club: 45 minutes away, phone +353 (0) 42 9661438
Greenore Golf Club: 50 minutes away, phone +353 (0) 42 9373678
Slieve Russell Hotel: 60 minutes away, phone +353 (0) 49 26444

Meeting Point

Mid-afternoon, at Castle Leslie Estate in Glaslough.

With first-hand knowledge of the exciting tours we offer, the ride consultants at Equitours look forward to answering any questions you might have about this ride. We want to help make sure that you select the trip of your dreams. Please call or email and get ready to pack your bags for a wonderful adventure!

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