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Charles Owen Welcomes William and Pippa Funnell to Castle Leslie

Wednesday 5th March 2014

Charles Owen is honoured to bring the legendary couple, William and Pippa Funnell, to the incredible Castle Leslie for a wonderful weekend of education and experiences. 

“Combining the magical surrounding of Castle Leslie with the magic of Britain's most successful equestrian couple is an event not to be missed,” said Charles Owen Managing Director, Roy Burek. “Charles Owen is proud to be associated with such a momentous event.”

Castle Leslie will welcome the Funnells on 29 and 30 March for two days of lessons at one of the finest Equestrian facilities in Ireland. Both days will begin at 9:00 AM with one hour show jumping lessons with William. Following a 1:00 PM lunch break, Pippa will take charge of the afternoon with one hour eventing lessons continuing through 6:00 PM. Participants are welcome to sign up for a combination of lessons with both William and Pippa.

William Funnell is a world-renowned show jumper with over 20 years experience at the top of his sport. He has won over 20 International titles and has represented his country all over the world at the highest levels. William has represented Great Britain on 27 different occasions involving 2 European Championships and has won over 50 International competitions.

Pippa Funnell is firmly established as one of the world's leading three day event riders. Throughout a long career, Pippa has consistently been at the top of Three-day Eventing having cemented her place back in 2003 when she achieved a landmark record by winning the Rolex Grand Slam. As well as a healthy bonus from Rolex, Pippa earned herself a place in the history books as the first and only person to achieve this feat.

To make a booking, please contact the Castle Leslie Equestrian Centre directly on +353 (0)47 88 535 or email Complimentary car parking will be provided for all guests. Terms & Conditions apply. 

About Castle Leslie

As one of Europe’s finest equestrian playgrounds, Castle Leslie Estate offers memorable horse riding holiday experiences for riding enthusiasts of all levels. The Castle hotel in Ireland is located in County Monaghan and is only 80 minutes from Dublin airport and 60 minutes from Belfast airport. Nestled on 1,000 acres of undulating Irish countryside, dotted with ancient woodlands and glittering lakes, the Estate offers an idyllic setting for outdoor activity and adventure. It is the perfect place to discover the thrill of exploring the beautiful Irish countryside on horseback. Castle Leslie welcomes riders of all ability and age groups, as long as you’re over four! They offer expert tuition, gentle hacks and exhilarating cross-country rides.

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