Welcome to Red Rock Equestrian Homestay Holidays in Ireland

We take pride in providing excellent Equestrian and English Language Immersion homestay holidays to all our guests, ensuring they reach their full potential and have the experience of a lifetime. Our homestay holidays will help our students to practice and improve their horse riding skills and increase their knowledge of the English language, in a fun and friendly family atmosphere.

At Red Rock Equestrian students are welcomed into the heart of the family and are treated as family members throughout their stay, and parents can be assured at all times of their childrens’ well-being. Our student intake is small, thus providing a personal and individual approach to each student, ensuring every student feels special and cared for. We provide a safe and friendly environment for your child, helping them to settle into their new surroundings with ease, and encourage them to practice and improve their English speaking skills.

Guests can choose between an equestrian focused homestay, with the aim of improving their horse riding skills and stable management knowledge, or an activity based homestay holiday where students are brought on day trips and cultural outings and the days are filled with different activities all designed to improve their English. There is also the option of a combined homestay holiday, with equal time spent horse riding and participating in organised activities. Contact us for more information on individual designed homestays.

English Language Immersion Activity Homestay Holidays

Our English Language Immersion Activity Homestay Holidays are full of fun and action, and the perfect way for students to improve their English language speaking skills. The best way to learn the English language is to spend time completely immersed in a stimulating and relaxing environment, listening and participating in conversation. Students are welcomed into a lively and friendly family home, where there is constant interaction with our own confident children. There are activities and excursions planned every day with lots of opportunities to learn and practice English. See here for the list of activities and outings offered.

Equestrian Homestay Holidays in Ireland

Equestrian Homestay Holidays: The ideal way to improve your horse riding skills, from beach rides to jumping, situated in an idyllic location beside the sea. A programme is put together for each student according to their riding ability, individual choices, and length of stay. We aim to provide a fun environment with formal English tuition given if requested and plenty of treks to explore the surrounding coastal landscape on horseback, with deserted sandy beaches and quiet country lanes.

Depending on individual horse riding abilities we can teach basic show jumping in the fields, or how to gallop safely across the beach. Our horses are quiet, friendly and dependable. Stable management sessions are included as part of the programme and cover all aspects of horse husbandry. This helps students to become more knowledgeable in their horse care and become more confident around horses and ponies, and at the same time improve their English language skills. Contact us now for more details.


At the stables

Our location:

We live on the outskirts of Dunmore East, County Waterford, a hugely popular picturesque fishing villages, famous for its idyllic beauty and scenery. There are traditional Irish music sessions held in the village every week, and lively and eye catching festivals during the year. Our home is built over the cliffs with stunning views of the sea, and is only a five minute walk from a quiet beach. We are 15km from Waterford city which is steeped in Irish culture and history, and has many places of interest and beauty to visit and a lively atmosphere throughout the year.

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Our different Equestrian and English Language Immersion home stay holidays will help you to achieve your horse riding potential, improve your knowledge of the English language, discover and share our Irish culture, and learn new skills from river boating to arts and crafts, all whilst making new friends and having fun.

happy kids on horses


We like to provide a warm welcome to our guests who live with us in our home, where they are invited to participate in normal family life. This way it can be a total language immersion homestay and students will get the full benefit of their stay. Meals are always eaten together in the two large family kitchens, where there is always lively and entertaining conversation and discussions.

There are two double bedrooms, one triple bedroom and one single bedroom which are allocated on a first come, first served basis.


Our Prices:

One week homestay including horse riding / activities / cultural outings : €500 per person sharing

Long term school academic year enrollment available at a discounted price, please contact us for more details

Formal English lessons with external teacher: €35 per hour
Collection and return to Dublin or Cork airport: €180

A non refundable 20% reservation deposit is required at the time of booking.

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