Pony Camps

Non Residential Pony Camps are run throughout the school holidays.
They are the ideal way to introduce children to horses and ponies and provide further training for the experienced child rider.
Children learn through fun and hands on experience under supervision.
All children are divided into groups according to ability.

All staff have child protection qualifications and have been Garda vetted.

Camp Activities

A typical Pony camp day includes:-
Horse sense and safety
2 hours riding – 1 lesson and
1 riding activity e.g. ride out, gymkhana games
Grooming, Tack and Sadderly
Feeding and Nutrition
General all round horse and pony care
Plus lots of fun and games.

All rides are graded to ability so camps are suitable for all abilities of rider.

Times & Prices

Camp Days start at 10am and finish at 4pm.
Please bring packed lunch.
Half days run from 10am – 12.30pm.

Full day Camps are open to children 7 years and over.
Younger children are welcome to join in half day camps.

It is expected that children are dressed for outdoors
Prices:- 1 day = €50, 3 days = €135
5 days =€225, Half day – €30

Easter Camps

Easter Holiday camps will be running from Monday 26th March 2018 until Saturday 7th April 2018. The day starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm, please bring packed lunch.

The week will be progressive with children working towards AIRE certificates in riding and horse care. There will be a Christmas themed funday/show on Friday.


For all bookings made and paid for by 13 March prices are:-

1 Day = €40 (€50 after 13 March)
3 Days = €105 (€135 after 13 March)
5 Days = €175 (€225 after 13Dec)

To book please complete the booking form on this page.

Full day camps are open to children ages 7 and older.
Younger children can join in half day camp which runs from 10am – 12.30pm.

Half day camp prices
1 half day = €30
3 half days = €80
5 half days = €135

To book for half day camps please email bookings@donegalequestriancentre.com

Camp Booking Form


Junior English and Horse Riding Camp

Donegal English Language School welcomes you to the English and Riding Camp based in Bundoran, County Donegal on the Wild Atlantic Way.  The camp is suitable for individuals traveling alone, with friends or groups. We welcome students from over 14 countries and would love to welcome you.

Ages:  11 – 17 year old

We also run separate weeks every summer for students who are 8-11 years of age.  For more information, please contact us.


Students must have riding experience

Riding School

The Equestrian Centre is AIRE approved. The 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
-Cross country schooling course
-Over 45 horses and ponies to suit everyone’s needs
-Friendly and professional staff

Equestrian Activities

The horse activities at our AIRE approved riding centre include:

Beach rides on our 10km stretch of beach, treks through our rolling sand dunes, lessons, flatwork, jumping, pony games, cross country for the novice upwards, pony games and stable management


– Clients ride around 1.5 – 2 hours per day with other time being spent on horse care.

– Students are offered instruction in riding and outdoor activities.

– 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.


Sunday only.  Groups may be accepted on other days, please contact us for further details

Fees for English & Riding


From Dublin are €70 each way and transfer times are between 10:30am – 6.00pm. Arrival times are between 10-5.30pm.  Departure times are between 11am – 6 pm.

From Knock are €50 each way for two or more and €95 each way for individuals

Group transfers can be organised from Dublin, Belfast and Knock airports. Prices vary depending on group size so please contact us for a quote.

Pony Camp

We also offer a pony camp programme where the English classes in the morning are replaced by additional riding classes.  Please contact us for further information.

What is included?

  • 15 hours of tuition per week
  • A tailor made English language programme to suit you
  • Full board in residential or host family accommodation
  • An actioned packed activity programme
  • An evening activity programme and cultural excursion each week
  • Local transfers to school and activities. No bus or train tickets needed
  • A teachers report & certificate of attendance & achievement
  • Free WIFI
  • Free DELS bag