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>>Contact us info@horseholidays.ie 00353719166152 (USA 011353 71 9166152)
FAQ
Freqently Asked Questions 2015



1. How to reach us

2. How do I book my Riding programme

3. How do I pay for my Riding programme

4. What is included in the Riding programme

5. What type of Insurance will I need

6. How fit do I need to be

7. Can I come alone

8. What you need to bring with you


9. Our Saddles and saddlebags

10. Recommendations

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1. How to reach us

We are situated on the North West Coast of Ireland.  Find below some helpful information and web sites.

Dublin Airport
www.aerlingus.com
www.britishairways.com
www.ryanair.com
www.flybe.com
www.cityjet.com

From Dublin, for a more leisurely trip, you can take onward travel to Sligo either via
Irish Rail  www.irishrail.ie
Bus Eireann www.buseireann.ie
Alternatively you can take a car hire and drive to us www.avis.ie

You can catch a bus direct from Dublin Airport to Sligo or Ballyshannon for timetables www.buseireann.ie    
We offer transfers from Sligo bus /train www.irishrail.ie  and Ballyshannon bus to the farm at a cost
of Euro 35.00 per person this is the return cost

Ireland West Airport (KNOCK) www.irelandwestairport.com
We offer a transfer to/from Ireland West Airport (KNOCK) to/from the farm  - costs  Euro 90.00 per person (this is the return cost.)

Belfast City and Belfast International Airports
www.belfastcityairport.com
www.bial.co.uk
There are flights from the UK to Derry airport www.cityofderryairport.com
Take the bus to Sligo from Belfast/Derry www.translink.co.uk or telephone Ulster bus office Enniskillen
00 44 028 663222633
for information.   You will either change buses at Derry or Enniskillen for Sligo.
www.ryanair.com fly from Derry to: Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool
London (Luton) and London (Stansted)
You can take a bus from Derry to Grange www.buseireann.ie

Shannon Airport
www.shannonairport.com  
Again you can take the bus to Sligo from Shannon www.buseireann.ie  or a hire car.

Galway Airport
www.galwayairport.com  and again you can take a bus to Sligo from Galway
www.buseireann.ie  or a hire car.

Fluginformation und Reiseversicherung
Contact: Sean Buckley,  Marina tours,   PO> Box 1663,  Rohrbacher StraBe 36, 69181 Leimen, Germany. 
Tel: 06224/76976   Fax: 06224/77966
www.marina-tours.de    
email: S.buckley@marina-tours.de
or www.ryanair.com Tel: 0190 811 773
or www.aerlingus.com  Tel: 01 8905 975900

Ferry Crossing:
Irish Ferries:      Ireland  00 353 818 300 400
                           UK       0818 300 400
                           Dublin – Holyhead
                           Rosslare – Pembroke
www.irishferries.com
email: info@irishferries.com

Stena Line          Ireland: 00 353 1 2047777
                           UK       00 44 8445 768 768
                           Dublin – Holyhead
                           Rosslare – Fishguard
                           Belfast – Carinryan
                           Belfast - Liverpool
www.stenaline.ie

Read also: Location Horse Holiday Farm


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2. How do I book my Riding programme

You can book your Riding Programme direct with ourselves by emailing us on info@horseholidays.ie
letting us have all your requirements, including dates, programme and riding ability.  Or by telephoning us direct on 00 353 71 9166152.

Arrivals for the programmes can only be Thursday Friday Saturday
with the exception of our Donegal Trail West arrivals for this programme
Thursday or Saturday only – All programmes have a 10.00 a.m. start.

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3. How do I pay for my Riding programme

To secure a reservation we need a 50% deposit at the time of booking.
This can be paid by way of a bank transfer as follows:

  1. Bank of Ireland,  Stephen Street, Sligo, Ireland

           Iban No IE86BOFI90544096481688
           Swift/bic no BOFIIE2D
           Account: Horse Holiday Farm

 
      2.  Sparkasse Darmstadt   
          Account  Tilman Anhold
          Iban No DE10 5085 0150 0011 0083 99
          Swift/bic HELADEF1DAS

It would be greatly appreciated when making your payments if you quote the programme, date of holiday and your name.  

The balance of your holiday should be paid at least 14 days before your arrival date     
Please note, we do not take credit card payments

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4. What is included in the Riding programme

Riding programmes are on a bed and breakfast basis only and the cost of your holiday will include:

Riding by Sea Programme:   Bed and breakfast, your horse, plus all equipment for your horse, rooms with shower wc ensuite at the farm or neighbouring guesthouse

Trail Rides: Bed and breakfast, your horse, plus all equipment for your horse saddlebags, transportation from last overnight back to the farm.

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5. What type of Insurance will I need

It is highly advisable to take out your own  Personal Accident Holiday Insurance.

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6. How fit do I need to be

As all our programmes are for the experienced rider you should be able to mount, dismount, trot, canter and gallop with ease and confidence.  It is important for you to be fit to maximise your enjoyment.

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7. Can I come alone

Yes, we get lots of our guests coming on their own for our Riding by Sea programme

However, there is a minimum of two persons recommended for the Trail Rides which are all self-led trails. Most of our guests come in their own groups for the trails and do not like to have anyone else join them.  It is strongly recommended that you do not do the trails alone. 
However, you can put your details on our Riders Meeting Page on our web site www.horse-holiday-farm.com and see can you come up with a companion to ride the trails with.

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8. What you need to bring with you.

For your comfort you will need a riding helmet, riding boots, breeches, gloves, a warm sweater and good quality raincoat (preferably waxed) ,ponchos are not suitable rainwear for riders, which we sincerely hope you will not need but better to be prepared.

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9. Our Saddles and saddlebags

Our saddles are general purpose saddles made especially to suit our business – they are extremely comfortable and are built on the old military style tree by a firm in France, now in Ireland by O’Callaghan Saddlery.

Trail guests are provided with saddlebags for their luggage, please pack your clothes in plastic bags as the saddlebags are not waterproof, below please find dimensions of the saddlebags
2 x Large Saddlebags     30 cm x 40cm x 15 cm    (at back of saddle)
2 x Small Saddlebags      20 cm x 30cm x15 cm    (at front of saddle)
The saddlebags will take up to approximately 15 kilos.

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10. Recommendations

Our minimum stay is 4 days.
We can be flexible and offer programmes longer than advertised.
If you wish to ride on your arrival day you should try to be here with us by 10.00 a.m.
Wednesday is a closed day at the stables
Arrival days are: Thursday, Friday, & Saturday only for most programmes
Arrival Days for Donegal Trail West are Thursday & Saturday only

To find out what will be on in Sligo during your stay please visit:
www.irelandnorthwest.ie

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Wishing everyone a good Holiday at the Horse Holiday Farm