Junior English & Horse Riding
| Age 12-17 | Arrival Day Sunday | Accommodation Residential & Homestay |
| Course Dates: Summer: 9 June – 25 August 2024 |
Welcome to Donegal English Language Schools English & Horse Riding programme which offers 15 hours of English, 5 riding sessions, evening activities and a cultural programme each week to students from all over the world
Set in our Georgian building overlooking the Atlantic ocean. The English classes run for 3 hours every morning/afternoon depending on the level of the students. We use Project Based Learning with our junior students. The students work on a project that engages them in solving a real-world problem or answering a complex question while aimed at their level in English. They demonstrate their knowledge and skills by creating a public product or presentation for a real audience. As a result, students develop deep content knowledge as well as critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication skills. On average, there are 12 students per class with a maximum of 15.
Horse riding activities include beach and sand dune rides, lessons and jumping and is suitable for experienced riders (competent at canter)
Students ride around 1.5 hours per day with other time being spent on horse care.
While jumping and cross country are one of the riding activities provided. We do not offer training courses in jumping, dressage or eventing.
The horses provided are leisure horses & ponies, flexible and appropriate for activities offered.
Goals of a student’s riding week is to have fun on horseback, discover Ireland and improve English speaking.
Affiliate Riding Centre The Equestrian Centre
AIRE approved facilities include:
- Some of the best riding terrain in the whole of Ireland including, a 10 km beach and 1000 sq acres of rolling sand dunes on our doorstep, mountain, lake and forest trails all within a short distance of the yard
- Indoor and outdoor arenas
- Over 25 horses and ponies to suit everyone’s needs
- Cross country schooling course
- Friendly and professional staff
We provides premium accommodation through our Junior residential sites and a selection of Host Families. Further details here
Junior Social & Cultural Activities
Our evening activities include water sports, onsite discos, bowling, treasure hunts, cinema, art and music workshops, talent shows, silly olympics, outdoor sports, team building etc.
We also provide a cultural excursion along with an opportunity for the students to shop every Saturday. Some of the destinations include:
- Omagh Folk Park and Omagh Town
- Go Kart Racing and Derry City
- Slieve League and Donegal Town
- Parkes Castle and Sligo Town
- Lough Key National Park and Carrick on Shannon
- 30+ Years