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A Typical Day at the Key Institute

8.30 :  Students are transported from host families by the Key Institute bus and brought to our facility.

9.30-12.30:  English tuition  Lunch at Key Institute

14.00-17.00:  Equitation: show jumping, cross country, beach rides or mountain trail

17.00:  Students transported to host family.

19.30: Students are collected by Key Institute and brought to an evening activity, such as surfing/ cinema/ disco

22.00: Students are transported back to their host family.

Equitation & Language Course

Ideal for students aged from 11 to 18 years old, the Key Institute Equitation and Language programme caters for all levels of riding abilities and all standards of English. Students are required to do a riding and english assessment on Day 1 and are placed in a group of the same ability. We have three levels of language classes and three levels of equitation. 

The Equitation Course runs six days per week and three hours per day. The riding is a mix of lessons ( indoor & outdoor), competitions, cross country jumping, outdoor riding to forests, mountains and riding on atlantic beaches. Riders will under supervison and guidance prepare their horses for riding i.e grooming, brushing and putting on saddle and bridle.

Intensive Jumping & Language Course

This programme is available for good riders, who have a high standard of equestrian ability. Their lessons will be in small groups, on high level horses, under the personal direction of Declan McGarry. Riders will have indoor/ outdoor lessons in jumping and there will also be cross country jumping and some outdoor riding in the country side and beaches.

Language Course

The language course is approved by the Irish governments education department. The language classes run 5 days per week, Monday to Friday , 3 hours per day. The course contains lessons in grammar, vocabulary, listening and writing skills and conversatiin skills. All of the teachers have T.E.F.L qualifications i.e qualified to teach english as a foreign language.

Whats Included?

Prices 2016


  • 1 Week €1,140
  • 2 Weeks €2190
  • 3 Weeks €3265
  • 4 Weeks €4310
  • SPECIAL OFFER! 18/6-2/7 or 13/8 - 27/8 or 20/8 - 3/9 €1,990
  • SPECIAL OFFER! 13/8 - 3/9 €2965


  • 1 Week €1,465
  • 2 Weeks € 2840
  • 3 Weeks € 4,275