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Parents Guide

Dear Parents,
At Coolmine Equestrian, your child is our primary concern. We have, over the years, designed the one of the best multi sports and equestrian pony camp available in Ireland. We combine structured educational sessions with the fun and games synonymous with summer camps and provide the most relaxing atmosphere for equestrian holidays. At Coolmine Equestrian we aim to positively enhance every visitors equestrian education.

We pride ourselves on our child friendly, professional staff who are trained to ensure the needs of all our campers and holidaymakers are met. The emphasis on all our camps and holidays is on taking part. Our daily programme is designed to ensure excitement, fun and variety in each day. We are proud of our camps and holidays, they have been tried and tested and we know that our programme will offer you a very worthwhile experience.

Registration and organisation

Registration will take place on the first morning of the camp or holiday. Each child will be allocated a group for the week in camps.
Being in the right group is very important to children. It is very important to us too! Children are grouped according to their age, level and abilty. This is by far the most practical method when organising a range of leisure and equestrian activities. Children often ask to be placed with their brother/sister/friend. There is no problem with this, provided they are roughly the same age and ability level. As some activities on our programme are physically challenging, it is not appropriate to have children of various ages in the one group. Please do not worry as this system is tried and tested and works well.

Following registration, group rolls will be taken; our Camp Manager will welcome the children, introduce our staff and brief them on the week’s activities. It is our aim that activities will commence no later than 10:30am.


Should your child not have a friend going to camp, do not worry, as our staff will introduce your child to new friends during our start the day icebreaker activities.


There will be plenty of breaks each day. As the children may be more active than usual it is essential that they are taking enough fuel on board. Day camps will need to bring a packed lunch and 3-4 non fizzy drinks. Residential campers will have full lunches provided for them with drinks and fruit available for all campers.
Breaks, downtime and meal times are fully supervised by our staff.


In hot weather: day campers parents should ensure your child has plenty of drinks, a sun hat and apply sun protection cream. There is usually plenty of this available at the centre.
In inclement weather: ensure your child wears appropriate rain wear to camp.

Footwear and Clothing

Please ensure that your child has suitable equestrian clothing including johdpurs and boots, skull cap with up-to-date safety standard and some runners for the activity sections and day trips.

Notice Board

Our summer camp notice board is located inside the main entrance. This is updated daily and all the information regarding activities, what your child needs etc will be available there.

Lost Property

Each evening any lost property will be displayed in the hall. Please ensure that all your child’s belongings are labelled.

Collecting your child

Camp ends between 3.30 and 5.30 p.m depending on the level of selected camp. In the interest of safety, the instructors will lead the all groups to the collection point each evening, (younger children are allowed leave the collection point with their older brothers and sisters ). The rest of the campers - must be collected in the front entrance lobby within one hour of their camp ending. Should something arise whereby a parent will be late please notify us as soon as possible so the neccessary arrangements can be made.

***Campers are automatically enrolled for a full day of camp 9:30 / 10.30 am to 3:30 / 5.30pm. However if you wish, you may collect your child earlier by prior arrangement with the camp manager.***

Photographs and Video

Photographs and videos may be taken at the camp for promotional reasons, no one child will be the main focus of this footage but visitors occasionally may be seen.


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What people say

footer image"What an excellent experience with just fantastic staff beautiful location magnificent view and perfect horses. Top notch.."

"My daughter had a fabulous week there in April,a really professional and well run establishment,we will certainly be back."

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