Taking the horse on hols...
Holidaying in Ireland with your horse might just be the job this year
If you are holidaying in Ireland later this year and don't fancy spending your time sightseeing by car, or sitting on a beach waiting for the sun to appear, why not bring your horse along to some of the best equestrian destinations this country has to offer and make the most of our weather, hail – rain or shine.
Let's face it, horse owners are unlikely to take a riding holiday in Ireland riding a stranger's horse, but if it's your own, the idea seems far more appealing.
As well as being something completely different for yourself, the change of scenery will certainly benefit your horse's mental health.
So, instead of leaving your horse at home this year, why not load up your horsebox and head for the wilds of Connemara, gorgeous woodland trails in Monaghan, or a cosy campfire in Wicklow.
We take a look at three great locations in Ireland – all offering completely different packages to suit all tastes.
Without doubt, this is one of the most beautiful locations in Ireland and a night's stay in the castle is an amazing treat.
There's also the option of staying in the nearby Lodge, the Village Cottages, or the self-catering Old Stable Mews deep in the woodland on this 1,000-acre estate.