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Festina Lente

The charity that supports people to achieve their personal best in the natural world of horses, horticulture and community

It was with much regret that the planned Santa visit event due to start on Thursday 2nd December and run until Sunday 19th December has been cancelled.

With the continuing rise in Covid cases and the notifications for people to minimise their social contacts together with a duty of care towards both Festina Lente to its staff and customers – it seems that holding the event would not ultimately have been in the interests of peoples well-being.

I appreciate the disappointment that this has caused for so many families and indeed the staff who had invested considerably in preparing for this event. It was not an easy decision to make.

Full refunds have been arranged for all those who kindly supported this event

Thank you for your understanding

Jill Carey

It was with much regret that the planned Santa visit event due to start on Thursday 2nd December and run until Sunday 19th December has been cancelled.

With the continuing rise in Covid cases and the notifications for people to minimise their social contacts together with a duty of care towards both Festina Lente to its staff and customers – it seems that holding the event would not ultimately have been in the interests of peoples well-being.

I appreciate the disappointment that this has caused for so many families and indeed the staff who had invested considerably in preparing for this event. It was not an easy decision to make.

Full refunds have been arranged for all those who kindly supported this event

Thank you for your understanding

Jill Carey

Festina Lente

The charity that supports people to achieve their personal best in the natural world of horses, horticulture and community

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Our Mission

Festina Lente provides a unique range of equestrian, horticultural, training, employment services and recreational events. Our mission is to empower people to achieve their personal best in the natural world of horses, horticulture and community. All of our activities place a strong emphasis on social inclusion, choice and personal development.

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For Equestrian Learning Centre bookings or queries, please contact Nicola at bookings@festinalente.ie; for QQI course bookings or queries, please contact  qqi.admin@festinalente.ie.

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Our charity welcomes the support that you can offer. You can donate your time as a volunteer, a product or service that the organisation uses, or make a financial donation to support the running of our services.

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At the heart of the work of the Festina Lente, Equestrian Centre is the relationship between humans and horses and how they benefit people in so many ways. Festina Lente’s approach to working with horses, such that their welfare is paramount, is an ongoing and evolving journey. Equine Welfare, excellent mental, emotional and physical health and well-being of our equine is vital to everyone at Festina Lente.

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