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Marvelous Sights at Mount Juliet

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This time last year, a friend and I were keen for an adventure on horseback so we headed down to Mount Juliet Estate in Thomastown in Co. Kilkenny for a cross country ride out. I had been to Mount Juliet before for a side saddle hack organised by the side saddle association and I was keen to head back to try out the equestrian facilities astride.

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The Big Orange Train Rides Again and Other Stories

 

"Ah I don't know if I will jump much!"

“Ah I don’t know if I will jump much!”

So about a week and a half ago the orange train and I headed off on another side saddle adventure, one I had been looking forward to for weeks. Ciara O’Connell (this lady: http://sidesaddleciara.wordpress.com/) had organised for a group of us to travel back to Ballyduff House near Thomastown in Kilkenny to avail of lessons with side saddle instructor Jennifer Torrance before staying over and heading to Mount Juliet the following day to hack out.

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Things I Learned Riding Side Saddle at Ballyduff & Mount Juliet

Hacking at Mount Juliet

Hacking at Mount Juliet

Never take the p*ss out of a side saddle instructor online before she gives you a lesson. You will regret it!

 

If you don’t know much about wine its fair enough to judge and choose a bottle by name – who could say no to a glass of antares?

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