Summer Camps Intermediate and Senior 2021

Intermediate and Senior riders. This is for riders who are able to walk trot and canter independently. Riders must be off the lead.

JULY:

*Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th 10am to 1pm – Full

*Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st 10am to 1pm – Full

*Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th 10am to 1pm – Full

AUGUST

*Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th 10am to 1pm – Full

*Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th 10am to 1pm – Full

*Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th 10am to 1pm – Full

Cost of camp for the 2 days is €50 per child. We will require a non refundable deposit on each camp €20 per child. This will be accepted from now until the 30th of june. It is very important that deposits are put down to secure places. There will be a maximum number of 12 in each camp so that we can ensure all camp riders and staff are in a safe environment whilst covid remains an issue.

Camp will run for 3 hours, fun filled with riding lessons,  grooming and tacking up, stable management, and fun and games. Please bring correct footwear for horse riding and all riding equipment. For those that own their own grooming kits please bring them to camp. 

Pony Parties

Looking for a great idea for your horse enthusiast child? Look no further than a Lios Lara Pony Party! In the event of a birthday, all you have to do is provide the cake and some goodies – let us do the rest. We offer 3 fun filled hours of pony incorporated fun and games – 1 hour riding lesson, brushing and grooming and decorating the pony. Minimum of 4 children and maximum of 6 (this excludes the birthday child, they are free!) €150 for 3 hours.

Pony parties are not just for kids; we also cater for teenage / adult parties to include trekking etc. Activities can be altered depending on group. To discuss a horsey birthday treat or a random any time gift for yourself or someone you love – just get in touch.

Livery

Lios Lara Riding Stables offers a 5* livery service for its clients.

Here at Lios Lara Riding Stables we aim to provide the best possible care for your horse. We offer full livery at competitive prices, with packages tailored to meet both the individual client and their horse’s needs; this may include your horse being exercised or ridden by our team, or availing of our excellent tuition services.

Full livery includes:

  • Daily turnout
  • Grooming down after turnout
  • Rug changing when necessary
  • Hay feeding 4 times a day
  • Daily mucking out and bedding down
  • Feeding of the hard food.

As a responsible and well run yard, Lios Lara informs you when your horse needs shoeing, or teeth and back done. Our farrier comes to the yard regularly – fortnightly.

Availing of livery at Lios Lara yard gives you access to a:

  • Large outdoor flood light arena
  • Turnout pen
  • Turnout paddocks
  • Horse Walker
  • Quite lanes for hacking out
  • Easy access to Beara bridle paths

With on-site parking for horse boxes and cars, the yard is open to our liveries 7 days a week. Operating as a close knit family unit, here at the yard we always encourage everyone to ask our help or advice at anytime. Living on-site offers an added sense of security.

Currently full for the winter season, we aim to have more livery availability come spring. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like more information about livery with differing packages and pricing.

Our Yard

We recently built a new yard of stables especially for our livery owners, in order for them to spend as much time as they want with their horse onsite without the disturbance of the riding school next door. This yard includes:

  • large alleyway for horses to access their stable
  • secure and private tack room
  • Private feed room
  • Private bathroom
  • Small kitchen appliances to boil water
  • Rug and bridle holders outside each stable.

Each stables consists of:

  • 12×12 area
  • Fully rubber matted
  • Tie up ring
  • Automatic water drinkers
  • Hay and hard food manager.

Other services

Breaking, training and schooling of the young horse can be done here at Lios Lara. Although a young woman, owner Annie has spent her life around horses and trained under the watchful eye of Pony Club instructor Christina, Senior Instructor at Lios Lara today. Annie has plenty knowledge in the training of young horses. Many of the horses and ponies at the school were in fact trained and schooled by Annie, some even bred by her.

For those moving onto the step of buying their own pony, Lios Lara would gladly help you in this process. One of Annie’s passions is to nab a good horse, school it and improve it for her clients! Many horses have been sought for former members of the riding school through Annie, who has a great eye for horses.

If you are interested in our training and schooling services, OR if you would like us to source your perfect horse – please contact us,

Gallery

Here are some of the many photos we have taken over the years.

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Area

Lios Lara Riding Stables, located at Tir na Hilan, near Castletownbere, is tucked into the sides of the Slieve Miskish Mountains which sculpt the beautiful Beara Peninsula. We are situated at the starting point of the Beara Bridle Way and on the route of the famous Beara Way.

On route to Lios Lara, you will pass Derreenasagart stone circle which beholds one of Ireland’s most impressive views onto the harbour’s mouth at Berehaven as well as Tir na Hilan raised ring fort.

 

You will also enjoy stunning views onto one of Europe’s deepest harbours, Ard na Kinna lighthouse, Dunboy and its Puxley’s mansion.

After your visit to our stables why not ramble through Castletownbere where you can enjoy quality West Cork food in our quaint cafés, restaurants and bars; local seafood and chocolate brownies a must! Beara is home to many art galleries and craft shops; browse to your heart’s content and choose a special item to remind you of your visit to Beara.

Castletownbere is an international fishing port and you are likely to hear Spanish, Portuguese and a host of other languages being spoken in bars and shops mingling alongside the soft West Cork brogue of the locals.

Castletownbere Festival of the Sea occurs during the first week in August. The regatta takes place on the Bank Holiday, and there are many events held during the week, including live music in the town square each evening.

The Beara Arts Festival also takes place each August where art exhibitions, drawing, writing and music workshops, and performances take place.

Some local attractions:

  • Ferry over to Bere Island; steeped in military history the island was home to four Martello towers and a Signal tower as part of a chain of British coastal defence.
  • Play golf at the 9 hole Golf Club, Castletownbere.
  • Fish on land and on sea, or take sightseeing boat trips of the harbour.
  • Rib it out to the famous nautical landmark, the Bull Rock, from Garnish.
  • Swim in one of Beara’s many safe inlets or the beach at Ballydonegan, gorgeous Allihies.
  • Ride over water to Dursey Island on Ireland’s ONLY cable car, and only European cable car that goes over sea water. Visit Dursey Island, popular with bird watchers and nature enthusiasts.
  • Without disturbing the peace of the Buddhist monks who run the DZOGCHEN BEARA RETREAT CENTRE, have a look at the breathtaking views from their cliff top meditation room.
  • Kayak with seals in Adrigole.
  • Learn local history with Beara Baoi Tours.
    Ask at Lios Lara for more detailed information.