Horse Back West is situated as far west as you can go in County Mayo. The stables are built behind an old farm cottage with famine potato ridges above and direct beach access below. A freedom is what is felt here!
Untouched countryside which is remaining a secret to most of the country, allows us to trek undisturbed across hills & beaches. The range and variety of routes and terrain provides ride outs for a number of days or an hour.
The horses have a natural life on the hills of Mayo and thrive off their outings.
All ages and abilities catered for, with the riders safety being our number one priority. Follow us on Instagram @horsebackwest for an insight into a day out with us.
For anybody looking to staycation in the area and ride over a number of days, we can put you in contact with whichever type of accommodation would best suit your family or group. The options range from Adventure Hotels with hot tubs, Hostel, B&B, Self Catering or Four Poster Bedroom Manor with remote setting.
Into The lost Valley for a tour and chance to wade in the water at the mouth of Killary Fjord.
Carrowniskey Beach, where the races happen each year! You must cross 3 other beaches to get there and the going is fast for thoe experienced.
Killadoon Hill, where the terrain is slow and evokes the riders attention. You also have time to take in the views of Clew Bay Islands and grasp the waters in which Pirate Queen Grainne Mhaille once commanded.
Gowlan Church gives for a short and very sweet trek with an optional canter up to the deserted old church. An optional decent into the church mixes up the terrain to enhance the riders experience.
Join us for a riding adventure of a lifetime!
Situated at the foot of Croagh Patrick, Croagh Patrick Stables also boasts Clew bay on it’s doorstep. Croagh Patrick Stables has some of the most spectacular scenic views in Ireland. The stables are situated in the village of Murrisk, 9km from Westport in Co. Mayo. Riders are spoiled for choice with options of a hack to the beach, lessons in the arena or schooling over our set of jumps in the arenas.
Croagh Patrick Stables are AIRE Approved with BHS qualified instructors. The riding school is open 10am until 7pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and 10am until 5pm on Saturdays. We offer horse riding lessons for children and adults, from beginners to advanced, private and group lessons.
We offer novice riders who are visiting the area a beach experience which includes a warm up in the arena and hack to Bertra strand and a walk/trot on the beach with plenty of photo opportunities. Trekking is seasonal and only offered to experienced riders. Children’s horse riding camps are run during all term holidays. The camps include a riding lesson and stable management class. There are novice and intermediate camps, where the children learn in a fun, safe, horse environment. We also hold birthday parties.
Croagh Patrick Stables has a purpose built indoor arena, outdoor sand arena and full set of jumps. The stables offer half board livery with full use of outdoor and indoor arena, access to the beach, year round grazing, all weather turn out, large stables, tack room and haylage each morning.
Croagh Patrick Stables are very proud of the high standard of horses and ponies we have in the riding school. We pride ourselves on the service we provide and the quality of lessons. The welfare of both horse and rider is paramount and we believe that safety and structure is the key to a good riding school. Whether you are looking for lessons on a regular basis or a holiday experience Croagh Patrick stables has so much to offer a horse enthusiast.
Rossbeigh Beach Riding would like to welcome you to an experience which will never be forgotten. Located on the world-renowned Ring of Kerry, the centre has established a reputation in recent years as “a trekker’s paradise”.
Thirty minutes from Killarney town, Rossbeigh Beach Riding Centre is situated within a stone’s throw of Rossbeigh Beach which is six miles long. Riding along on Rossbeigh Beach close to the water’s edge is an experience riders of all levels will never forget.
From trail riding through the spectacular scenery that surrounds Rossbeigh to a gentle ride along the beach, Trek along miles of country road surrounded by scenery which will take your breath away.
Country Cottage Stables is a private boutique AIRE (Association of Irish Riding Establishment) riding school, conveniently located close to Dublin, just off the N11 in Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow.
We specialise in providing private one on one and small group horse riding lessons from novice to advanced riders. Whether you are a seasoned rider or getting back in the saddle, we have the riding programme for you!
Our riding instructors are fully qualified and passionate about teaching and take pride in looking after our clients in a fun, safe, confidence giving environment.
We provide well-schooled horses for all levels of horse riding, matched to your individual needs.
Excellent hacking/trekking facilities are also available with access to beautiful forest and mountain trails as well as estate riding in the magnificent Kilruddery Estate.
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Feeney's Riding Centre is a family run Riding and Trekking Centre, providing lessons and treks for all age groups of all levels, now in operation for twenty years. The horses and ponies we provide are well schooled, each pony/horse is chosen carefully and individually to suit different levels of expertise from beginners level to the very experienced. We are the closest Riding Centre to Galway city, only 4kms away and we can arrange transport for our riders.
Daily treks/riding lessons by Qualified Instructors.
Transport to and from the Centre.
English Tuition by qualified English teacher and accomodation:
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When trekking with us you will experience the natural serenity that Connemara and Galway has to offer. You will see the beautiful Atlantic Ocean from the hills while trekking , the world famous Aran Islands and the valleys of Connemara and yet we are only 4km from Galway city.
You can enjoy a relaxing trek through the natural landscape and avail of a pre trekking lesson form one of our qualified instructors if you wish.
We are open seven days all year.
The Paddocks Riding Centre is a truly fabulous equestrian facility located high in the Dublin Mountains, overlooking Dublin and Wicklow. We are a family run riding centre that has been operating for over 20 years. Our horses are lovlingly cared for at all times.
Children from three years of age are welcome. We have horses and ponies for everyone to suit all standards of adults and children. Why not get away from the busy city life and enjoy riding lessons, beach rides, or an exciting trek through the mountains while enjoying the amazing view and beautiful scenery.
Livery and half livery available for everyone. Birthday parties are a specialty. Visit our equipment shop stocked with top quality riding equipment at great prices.
Shrule Equestrian Centre is situated in the picturesque countryside of North Wexford between the coastal villages of Ballygarrett and Kilmuckridge.
It's this close proximity to the beach that makes Shrule Equestrian Centre a fun and exciting place for both adults and children to learn to ride, to improve their riding skills or simply enjoy what they can already do by exploring the beautiful coastline of Cahore's south beach.
Shrule is a relatively new riding school, open since 2011, accompanying the already established family run Pet Farm which is managed by James, a graduate of Kildalton College, Kilkenny (AdvancedHorsemanship)and an experienced instructor(BHSAI) with many years of teaching experience in various disciplines i.e Basic Riding, Dressage and Show jumping.
With the help of fully qualified staff, family members and young local riders who enjoy spending time in this relaxed but professional riding school, Shrule offers a wide range of services. This includes lessons for all levels in a 60 x 40 outdoor arena, livery/breaking and schooling in a yard with stable accommodation for up to 10 horses, a pony shed and grass livery during the summer months.
Pony camps (beginners and advanced) and Show Jumping leagues are popular additions during school holidays attended by locals and holiday makers to the area.
Wicklow Equestrian Centre is beautifully situated just 5 mins from Roundwood Village, on 55 acres of picturesque woodland.
The facilities are top class, with two recently built outdoor arenas ( 25mx 45m and 30mx60m), show-jumping and cross-country fences. All stabling is in indoor, bright and airy barns.
There are beautiful, safe forestry hacks around the property with access to the river. We have an experienced team of qualified BHS instructors with many years experience teaching all ages and levels of riders. We can take complete beginner up to competition standard in a fun and safe environment.
Career training is offered to people who wish to make a career in the equine industry, and preparation is given for FETAC and BHS exams.
Children are very welcome and we specialize in providing lovely kind experienced ponies for our clients. Children taught by us have gone on to compete very successfully at national level and international level. Pony camps are always on offer, and children can participate in shows and events from our centre.
We also source suitable animals for our customers and really try to match rider to horse. Horses and ponies sold by us have gone on to win in all diciplines.
We will also assist riders with schooling programmes for their horses and themselves.
We breed sport horses and young stock is always available from sires such as Guidam, Limmerick, Heartbreaker etc
Livery is always available, also schooling and sales preparation on request.
For further information, phone 087 7403331
Maltfield Stud Equestrian Centre is nestled jn the Wicklow mountains among picturesque countryside yet only 30 mins from Dublin and 10 mins from Wicklow town.
It offers both adults and children of all standards and ability excellent tuition from both BHSAI and BHSII instructors.
Maltfield Stud provides a friendly welcoming environment to all who visit and is only 10 mins drive to the beach which its livery owners and horses regularly enjoy.
The riding school offers lessons, forest treks, beach rides, private coaching and group lessons. Preparation for BHS examinations stages 1 and 2, are also available.
Pony camps run all year during the school holidays and early booking is recommended to secure a place.
Livery options available include all year grass livery, full stable livery and assisted stable livery.
Check out our website www.maltfield.com and our Facebook page for all the latest events being run from Trek Ireland competitions to carousel dressage exhibitions.
Riding on a beautiful sandy beach....make your dream come true! Suitable for all the family, beginners or experienced riders, young or old. Groups are welcome and can avail of discount rates.
Trekking options range from a 30 minute lead rein trek for young children or a 1 hour beach ride right up to a full day trail ride. We offer a special island ride to our private island for experienced riders. Lessons either private or in small groups.
On a visit here you will meet a variety of pets, free range chickens and Rossi the miniature Stallion. We offer aselection of equestrian holiday options, including a short break with Hotel or B & B accommodation and a weeklong selfcatering holiday right beside the stables.
We have Ireland's only registered Centered Riding®(Sally Swift) instructor - level 2
Opening Times 9 am to 6 pm, all year round.
Session Prices: Hourly rate is €25.00 for Children and €35.00 for Adults
Directions: Situated along the Wild Atlantic Way, on the N15, between Grange and Cliffoney village, 15 km north of Sligo, 10 km south of Bundoran.
Telephone: (071) 9166156 / (086) 1956615
Birr Equestrian Centre has been catering for riders and horse enthusiasts for over thirty years under the direction of Noel Cosgrave and his team of dedicated instructors.
At Birr Equestrian Centre, we offer a wide range of equestrian activities. Lessons are available for adults and children, with the option of intensive private lessons for the truly dedicated rider.
Hour long treks around Kingsborough Farm provide riders with the opportunity to leisurely amble through our working farm, or pick up the pace and try their hand at some of our natural and manmade obstacles on our cross-country course.
Half-day and full-day trekking on the Slieve Bloom Mountains exhibits the breathtaking scenery of the mountainous terrain to riders as they ride the trails at their preferred pace.
Week long pony camps run throughout July and August and during various school holidays.
Hunting can be arranged on our safe well schooled hunters, for both drag and fox.
Staff at Birr Equestrian Centre also offers assistance in sourcing local accommodation for those holidaying in the area.
Both grass and stable livery is available at competitive prices. Birr Equestrian Centre always has a nice stock of horses, ponies and cobs for sale also.
Birr Equestrian Centre regularly hosts club rallies and events for the Slieve Bloom Riding Club and Ormond/North Tipperary Pony Club.
For the non horsey visitor, Midland Battlefield Live - a laser gun shooting game, is located at Birr Equestrian Centre. This is a team orientated combat simulation game that is played in forest constructed battle fields. Midland Archery is also based at Birr Equestrian Centre.
Both of these activities are suitable for hen/stag and birthday parties (aged from 10 years upwards) and can be combined with horse riding to tailor make a package to suit any group.
Open all year round.
Horse Riding Lessons for children and adults, from beginners to advanced, private and group lessons.
Hacking on the quiet tree lined country roads near Ballina and Inishcrone.
Children’s horse riding camps in all non term time, birthday parties, mums mornings, beach rides on the beautiful sandy beach in Inishcrone
New purpose built indoor arena Outdoor rubber surface arena Cross Country Course Part time livery with full use of outdoor and indoor arena along with cross country jumps, full use of show jumps also available.
Schooling for horses and ponies. BHS training catered for. Mini, Midi, Maxi shows.
Iceford stables is a family run stables that has been in operation for 5 years. The business has gone from strength to strength and has been AIRE approved in 2009, 2010 and 2011 and 2012, 2013.
Situated 3 Miles from Ballina in Co. Mayo on the Sligo Road and also 3 miles on the coast road. We are 3 miles from the picturesque holiday village of Inishcrone in Co. Sligo.
Iceford stables is the perfect choice for all your horse riding. We provide lessons from complete beginner to advanced riders (group and private lessons) we cater for all ages and abilities.
We also provide beach rides on Inishcrone beach., do you fancy a high Adrenalin, early morning canter across the golden sands of Inishcrone? suitable for experienced riders, this 2-hour ride is guaranteed to take your breath away!! This is an incredible experience that has proved very popular; we bring you to the stables the evening before to ride the horse/pony that you will take to the beach. Once you do this ride we can guarantee that it won’t be the last!!!!!.
For the less experienced riders we offer 1 hour treks on the quiet tree lined roads around the stables, this is a leisurely 1 hour walk out on horseback. We also offer part time livery and /or schooling of your horse/pony we will suit your specific needs.
We provide BHS training, AIRE syllabus exams are also ran on a regular basis. Our strengths lie in the high standard of horses and ponies and the quality of instruction. As we believe that safety is the key to a good riding school all of our ponies are schooled to the highest standard before they enter the lessons.
Our instructors are qualified to BHS stage 4 standard and also hold AIRE and FEI certificates they all hold current child protection, first aid and road safety certificates. Whether its fishing, walking, golf, or horse riding Ballina and Inishcrone has it all, there are a variety of hotels in both towns and we are 10 mins from both .
Carrowholly Stables is situated 3 miles from Westport town in the beautiful west coast of Ireland and is the perfect choice for all your horse riding.
We offer pony camps, group parties, beach and trail rides for all levels of riders from the beginner to the more accomplished enthusiast.
We also offer weekly lessons which are given by a BHS level 3 Accredited Professional Coach.
Located just one mile from Westport, near Clew Bay on the Wild Atlantic Way, this long established family run equestrian center offers horseriding instruction, pony trekking, pony camps, beach and day rides, trail rides and Western Riding.
All activities are overseen by a qualified and experienced instructor. The emphasis is on fun and learning in a safe environment with everyone progressing at their own pace. The owners have vast experience within the equine industry and continually upgrade the facilities so that whatever the weather, riding is still possible.
Facilities include an indoor arena, outdoor menage and a gallop track, all with a sand and rubber surface. There is also a full set of show jumps. They are able to cater for school groups, birthday parties and those with special needs. Hard hats are provided and comfortable clothing and boots with a heel recommended.
Experienced riders can avail of ''The Clew Bay Trail Ride". Small groups of riders meander through new and ever-changing landscapes of villages, breathtaking sandy beaches, sea and off-shore islands, country lanes, mountain tracks and local heritage sites, stopping for a picnic along the way. ''All trails are personally guided by Padraic Foy, a Qualified Instructor and an accomplished horseman whose family have been involved with horses in the locality for generations. Visit : www.clewbayhorseriding.com
This combined with the spectacular Clew Bay region on the Wild Atlantic Way, quality Irish horses and excellent accommodation ensures this is a holiday you will cherish forever''. Visit : www.clewbaytrailride.com
go!trekking! at Westport Woods Hotel & Spa has the best possible combination of great trekking, excellent accommodation and plenty to do while you're not riding and for partners.
The hotel is located on the outskirts of the award winning heritage town of Westport, between the mountains and the sea. Just perfect. Our three night special break includes two treks - on the beach, splashing through the Atlantic ocean and on the Skelp, around the foothills of Croagh Patrick and woodland tracks.
Our horses aren't typical trekking stock, they're sport horse and cob types, some homebred, and all full of character. One of our most popular activities is beach riding. It's a dream of so many horse riders to canter through shallow waves on a sandy beach and we're happy to be able to make that dream come true. We're lucky to have many beaches to choose from, some at the foot of Croagh Patrick, others (for longer treks) further out into Clew Bay.
Of course the most unique feature of our equestrian holidays is the combination of quality riding with excellent hotel accommodation, complete with leisure centre, swimming pool and spa.
Adventure activities in our grounds are another option for our guests. We are also close to the lovely town of Westport and the picturesque Quay area. This makes equestrian holidays at the Westport Woods ideal for riders and partners alike. Plenty to do for everyone.
The hotel welcomes guests with a roaring log fire and is a great base for riders and non-riders alike. An award winning leisure centre, spa with outdoor hot tub and all day food in the equestrian-themed Bench Cafe Bar all combine for a winning formula. The Westport Woods is proud to be Ireland's greenest hotel.
3 night equestrian break: 3 nights bed and breakfast, 2 evening meals, 2 hour Skelp trek (mountain riding), 2 hours beach riding, full body massage. Only €399pps from January to June.
Phone 098 25711098 /25811 to book.
Clarina Equestrian Centre is an A.I.R.E. approved establishment based in the beautiful countryside of Clarina, Co. Limerick. This family run centre has earned a reputation of excellence from its beginnings in 1979 to the present day.
The centre is conveniently located just 10 minutes drive from Limerick city centre and 25 minutes drive from Shannon airport, miss the city traffic and take the tunnel, we are located just 5 minutes from the Shannon tunnel on the Limerick side. Clarina is a great place to learn to ride, in a relaxed, friendly and safe family run centre with expert tuition from qualified A.I.R.E. approved instructors with years of experience. All ages and levels of experience are catered for in both indoor and outdoor facilities.
Trekking is offered in the beautiful Limerick countryside visiting historical sites such as Carrigogunnel Castle ruins,with its breath taking views of the Shannon Estuary. Beach rides for the more advanced rider are also arranged.
Fitzgerald's Equestrian Centre & Farmhouse Accommodation is an approved AIRE Equestrian Tourism Centre in West Limerick.
We offer a variety of riding packages. We have a beautiful trail and cross country course suitable for both the beginner and more advanced rider.
Take in the paranomic views of the surrounding hills and the town of Abbeyfeale during your ride. We are also ideally suited as a base for touring Kerry, Limerick and Clare.
During the summer we offer Pony Camp, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Again this is suitable for all levels of riding, there is something to suit everyone. We also have a lovely indoor arena for the days when the Irish weather is misbehaving!
During the winter months we also offer Drag Hunting Packages. Working Holidays, Riding/English Language Holidays and Riding Holidays are all available at our centre.
Birthday Parties for children are also catered for here at Fitzgeralds, where we provide the cake, drinks, sweets and horse riding for groups.
Meadow Lane Riding School is situated in The Rower Co.Kilkenny.
Our riding school offers instructions for all ages from 6 years upwards in our large sand arena.
We try to make our lessons a positive experience for horse and rider. Every horse and rider is treated as individuals. We aim to get horse and rider to work in harmony.
We cater for complete beginners up to more advanced riders. Phone us on the numbers below if you would like to discuss your lesson with us.
Welcome to Dingle Horse Riding. Set on the dramatic and beautiful west coast of Ireland, we specialise in two hour, half and full day rides and week long riding holidays for experienced riders, taking in all the beauty and exhiliration of the mountains and beaches the Dingle Peninsula has to offer.
We also offer one hour mountain rides for novice/beginner riders. We have a range of fit, responsive and well-cared for horses from 14.2hh to 17hh, mostly Irish sporthorses, but also draught, cob, appaloosa and a clydesdale. We are able to cater for riders over 12 years old, and under 15st/210lb/95kg.
Please visit our website www.dinglehorseriding.com for more information, and www.dinglehorseriding/blogspot.com for photos, or to leave comments if you have ridden with us in the past.
At Killarney Riding Stables we offer 1 hour, 2 hour and 3 hour trail rides.
All our groups go into the National Park in Killarney, which can boast being, the largest and oldest National Park in Ireland. We ride through the Knockreer Demense, North of Lough Lein, (the largest of the three lakes in Killarney) and take in views of Ross Island, along with panoramic views of Innisfallen Island and the McGillycuddy Reeks Mountain Range. The Kenmare Estate and the majestic mountains surrounding Killarney will all be appreciated.
All rides are supervised by guides with special care taken of nervous or beginner riders. We cater for all levels of riding experience (walk, trot and canter depending on each individual's ability), and riders are grouped according to ability.
Welcome to Kerry's Premier Equestrian Venue Situated on the foothills of the Slieve Mish Mountains overlooking Tralee town, Tralee Equestrian Centre is the place for all things equestrian in Kerry.
Run by a team of professionals with unrivalled experience in the industry, we offer services ranging from Horse & Pony Riding lessons to livery, to trekking and to Horse and Pony Sales.
We are proudly the only Equestrian centre in the county approved by the Association of Irish Riding Establishments (AIRE) and the British Horse Society (BHS) therefore guaranteeing you a professional service from the most modern establishment in the county. We are also the only BHS examination centre located in the southwest of Ireland.
Moycullen Riding Centre is situated just a few miles from Galway city, in the magnificent surroudings of the Connemara countryside, making it an ideal trekking venue.
The centre specialises in Trekking and caters for all levels, from beginners to experienced riders.
Please see what we offer below:
Directions to the centre: Take the N59 from Galway city (it is the Moycullen/Clifden road) for approx 6 miles, take a left for Barna, (SIGN FOR MOYCULLEN RIDING CENTRE ON RIGHT HAND SIDE) go one mile up and take right turn at sign, we are at the top of the hill on right hand side. Moycullen Riding Centre is a family run business.
Contact us now on 087 2043944
Situated in one of the most scenic coastal spots in Connemara, right next to the Atlantic Ocean and the Connemara Championship Golf Links in Ballyconneely.
All treks go along beautiful sandy beaches and follow the spectacular coastline. We cater for all levels of riding and most of our animals are Connemara ponies. Safety hats & boots provided free of charge.
We have largel horses and can cater for tall people.
French, Dutch & German spoken.
Dymphna's Equestrian Centre is situated in idyllic North County Dublin setting located within 5 minutes from Swords, 10 minutes from Ashbourne, 10 minutes from Dublin Airport and 25 minutes from Dublin City Centre. We are an AIRE approved centre.
We provide top class qualified tuition for all riding levels from the nervous beginner to the experienced rider and cater for both children and adults. We also run pony camps for children throughout the year , show jumping and cross country competitions and leagues. We are a BHS exam training centre.
We also provide a livery service for both horses and ponies. Livery includes use of all facilities, secure tack room, locker room, horse box parking, two covered livery yards, turn out, mucking out/ bedding, organic hay and GM free hard feed.
We provide any additional services such as clipping, worming, schooling, and farrier upon request. Livery owners taking a lesson group lesson on their own horse will be entitled to another free lesson on their own horse within the same week.
Facilities: Our facilities include two outdoor floodlit arenas, full set of show jumps, a lunge ring, cross country course , annual shows/leagues, quiet roads for hacking, close to local shows, qualified staff on the yard at all times and owner/manager living on site.
Holiday cottage for rent.
3 bedroom cottage available for rent week/weekend , weekly, monthly with or without equestrian package.
Situated in the foothills of the Dublin mountains Kellystown Riding School offers horse riding at its very best with spectacular views of Dublin Bay and Dun Laoghaire Harbour.
Owned and operated by Olive Kelly BHSAI the school offers lessons for all levels of rider and scenic forest treks. Children's pony camps are a speciality and are organised throughout the year. Children's birthday parties are catered for throughout the year.
Situated 1 mile from the centre of Bundoran in the beautiful North West coast of Ireland is the perfect choice for all your horse riding .
We have direct access to Tullan Strand where you can ride for miles along the beach and sand dunes. We offer instruction in riding, pony camps, school holiday activity days, beach & trail rides suitable for all levels of rider.
The centre has a wide range of horses and ponies from 11hh - 17hh to suit all abilities.
Younger riders have the opportunity to join our Young Riders Club with lots of regular riding, lectures, progressive tests and shows to take part in.
If you wish to improve your riding we have an indoor and outdoor arena where you can take lessons with our resident BHSAI. Packages can be tailor made to suit your requirements. Discounts available for group and regular bookings.
Trail Riding holidays from 1 – 7 days. Visit us on the web at www.donegalequestriancentre.com for full details Lots of photos and news on our facebook page www.facebook.com/donegalequestriancentre.com Or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DonegalEC Watch videos at www.youtube.com/user/DonegalEquestrian/feature=mhum