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Horsemanship Seminars, Clinics and Resources

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Previous Horsemanship Clinics

My first journey to Ireland was about 7 years ago. I go annually and have presented at a number of places including Castle Leslie, Drumcoura Lake resort and Equestrian Center and others. My latest trip was August 2011, where I presented at the Game and Country Fair at Birr Castle and Demesne, as well as offering private and group sessions at Cochise Stud.

My coordinator in Ireland is Derek O'Byrne-White. Please contact him for details on my upcoming programs on the Emerald Isle. Better yet, check his Facebook Group for the latest news!

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...Thanks for a marvelous day Franklin, In sharing your horsemanship and philosophy you have given a wonderful introduction to western riding to our friends and supporters. An outstanding performance!!

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Ireland, July '10:

Franklin Levinson at Bunnageddy Equestrian Center County Roscommon. The event was part of a Horse Sport Ireland and Failte Ireland promotion for Western Riding in Ireland. The Paint Mare Franklin as riding is (Mandy) is from Cochise Stud County Offaly.

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Regional Resources

I have encountered a number of unique individuals and organizations during my travels to Ireland. Below are a few websites you may find helpful and enjoyable. The links below will take you away from this website, so be sure to book mark this page so you can visit us again.

The Franklin Levinson Appreciation Group Irel.
This is an open Facebook group. Anyone can join and invite others to join. Managed by Franklin, and Franklin's program coordinator in Ireland, Derek O'Byrne-White of Cochise Stud.

Cochise Stud & Saddlery
Frequent host of Franklin's clinics in Ireland, Cochise Stud has horses for sale including Appaloosas, Paso Finos, Paint Horses and Quarter Horses. They also offer riding lessons and Treks. Located in Moystown Demesne,Shannon Harbour, Birr.

Equestrian Style Magazine
The only FREE international Equine magazine.

Ireland - Land of the Horse
Local Blog covering Equestrian events in Ireland.

The Great Game Fairs of Ireland

Castle Leslie
As one of Europe’s finest equestrian playgrounds, the Castle Leslie Estate comprises 21 miles of meandering bridleway for riding enthusiasts of all levels. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced rider looking for the thrill of fast-paced exhilarating cross-country rides, Castle Leslie Estate is the place for you. With over 300 jumps for more experienced riders, first timers can try the virtual horse before tackling the real thing.

Drumcoura Lake Resort and Equestrian Centre
In addition to the wide range of activities and resort amenities, Drumcourt features an Equestrian Centre with the largest covered arena in the County, two outdoor arenas and lovely horse riding trails.

Coolmine Equestrian Centre
Coolmine Equestrian Centre is an AIRE approved riding establishment, set in 80 acres at Saggart, County Dublin. Our aim is to provide high standards of equestrian services in a friendly environment. Riders who simply wish to ride for fun and relaxation are as important to us as those determined to improve and compete at high levels.

Duchess Diaries
The Trials and Tribulations of an Irish Sport Horse (Personal Blog). The Grand Duchess is an Irish Sport Horse living in the lap of luxury in Co. Meath, Ireland. This site documents her trials and tribulations along with her lady in waiting, Avril (The Help). The site has been created to inform, educate and reassure other horse owners.