About Us

AIRE (Pronounced ‘ARA’) is the Association of Irish Riding Establishments, the body that regulates standards at riding schools and equestrian centres in Ireland.

The association was established in 1974 and has approximately 220 members who own/operate riding establishments all over Ireland. The roles and functions of AIRE include promoting the sport of amateur horse riding, representing, developing and encouraging the observance of the highest standards of quality and service in the management and operation of horse riding establishments and the provision of services and facilities ancillary or incidental thereto.

On behalf of our members, AIRE liases, consults and cooperates with bodies and individuals that have similar or associated interests. In addition, we promote the study, practice and knowledge of principles and methods relating to amateur equitation matters generally and employ teachers and instructors. AIRE provides for and arranges the holding of shows, exhibitions, conferences and public meetings and supports the sport of horse-riding with awards, prizes, endowments and grants.

Inspections

In order to implement its mandate on maintaining the highest standards of quality and service, AIRE retains a panel of Inspectors, who inspect and advise our members annually. The object of the inspection is to assess each establishment and as necessary make recommendations with the view to maintaining and raising these standards relating to the welfare of the horse and the safety of the rider.

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All AIRE members are inspected annually under the following criteria:

  1. HORSES and PONIES
  2. RECORDS
  3. SADDLERY
  4. GRAZING
  5. STABLING
  6. FACILITIES Outdoor enclosed arena Indoor Arena
  7. EQUIPMENT Show Jumps Cross Country Fences Yard Equipment (Wheelbarrows, Stable Utensils, Machinery)
  8. FIRE PREVENTION
  9. ACCOMMODATION (If provided for Students and Staff)
  10. GENERAL