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Gillian Spencer, UK

Horse Riding

Horses have always played an important role in the literature and folklore of this Celtic Island.  From the legend of the great warrior Oisin who disappears beneath the waves astride a beautiful white steed, to the great Cuchulainn and his mighty chariot horses – there is a kind of magical legacy.  Known as ‘the land of the horse’, Ireland boasts some of the best riding you could wish for.

And Kinsale is no exception with various equestrian centres which cater for every known variation from the freedom of beach riding, field hacks and cross country rides, to indoor arena dressage and show jumping.  And for those wishing for international training, the world-class showjumping champion Robert Splaine’s Coolcorron Stud is only 10 minutes away where he is available for private lessons and clinics.