Activity: Educational Training Board
Childvision is an AIRE approved centre providing specialist Equine Assisted Occupational Therapy.
This unique service includes a full time occupational therapist working with a team of riding instructors to provide highly tailored therapeutic sessions to children and adults.
All our therapy clients are assessed by the OT and individual goals are set for each client.
We also see a small number of mainstream clients for lessons with our BSHII, and BSHAI Instructors.
We run a 48 week AIRE/ETB traineeship which offers training of the BHSAI schedule, as well as training in equine therapy.
Facilities include a specially designed sensory trail, extra wide mounting blocks, outdoor arena, café and pet farm on site.
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
Brennanstown Riding School is one of Ireland’s best known equestrian centres and is located just off Junction 7 of the N11 (Bray/Enniskerry exit) and approximately 30 minutes drive from Dublin.
The School is Association of Irish Riding Establishments and British Horse Society approved.
Open all year round and providing top class facilities, the Riding Centre offers qualified instruction for all standards (Adults and Children) from novice to competition riders, either in the large indoor school or outdoor sand arenas. All lessons are taken by qualified and experienced staff. We pride ourselves in providing a safe, fun and relaxed environment for all our clients to learn and progress in.
Cross Country Ride and Treks, ranging from one to two hours, are available and will take riders through the beautiful Hollybrook and Killruddery Estates, providing stunning views of Dublin Bay and the Wicklow countryside.
During the Summer and school holidays, 3-day camps for children are run on a regular basis. Here again the emphasis is on learning through fun with the objective of broadening the child’s experience and knowledge of ponies, thereby increasing their confidence. Each day’s programme will provide 2 hours riding and a progressive set of pony care lectures and practicals where the children will learn about looking after a pony.
The Riding Centre has a wide variety of horses and ponies ranging from quiet mounts for novice and nervous riders to those suitable for the more ambitious and experienced clients.
Brennanstown is an approved AIRE/CDETB and BHS Training Centre for student career courses and also a BHS Examination Centre up to Stage 1V and Intermediate Teaching level.
Anvil Lodge Riding School is set in the rural village of Ballindaggin, 7 miles from Enniscorthy and Bunclody. We are a small family run riding school established in 2005 and have grown steadily from word of mouth.
We offer the personal touch with lessons and hacking in the beautiful scenic countryside on local land and country lanes. These include beautiful views of mount Lenister and panoramic views of Sliabh Bhui and surrounding countryside. We have use of local gallops for the more energetic rider.
The riding school caters for all levels from beginners to advanced. Beginners start from age 6 upwards. Lessons provided for dressage, show jumping and cross country. We cater for groups or individuals all year round.
Lough Gara Riding Stables offer horse riding and other country pursuits in a tranquil, peaceful location on the shores of Lough Gara five miles from Boyle in County Sligo, Ireland. We offer Horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, archery, falconry, Air rifle Shooting ,Air Soft Shooting, We also have an Assault Course and a pets corner.
We offer activities to suit everyone from young children and teenagers to adults and we run tailor made events for corporate team building, school tours, family get togethers, birthday parties, pony clubs, riding clubs, scouts and girl guides and stag and hen parties.
The Center is run by husband and wife, Adrien and Jimmy Kneale. Adrien's passion is classical dressage and teaching people to ride in true harmony. Jimmy shoots for the Irish National Skeet team, he won a silver medal for Ireland in the world championships in 2009, is an experienced Falconer and a lover of all country sports and nature.
Lough Gara stables is fully approved by AIRE (Association of Irish Riding Establishments).
We offer horse riding lessons for all ages and experience levels. Our horses include well schooled dressage schoolmasters for the more advanced riders and quiet horses and ponies for novices.
Have a lesson in our roofed arena, Experience true harmony getting the feel of the dressage movements, go for a gallop in the meadows jumping our small natural jumps and ditches or simply hack by the lake taking in the scenery and watching the wildlife.
Broadmeadow Equestrian Centre is located in Meath just 3 miles from Asbourne, 6 miles from Swords and Dublin Airport and 9 miles from Dublin.
It is a modern purpose built centre, with excellent facilities.
Services include Livery.
Instruction from the beginner rider to competition showjumping level.
We welcome foreign students during the summer months providing accomodation and tuition in both riding and English language courses.
We run shows and produce and sell showjumpers both ponies and horses.
Stallion Station, Showjump Sales, Wedding Carriages
For all things equine, a visit to the Centre is a must
1 mile from Claremorris on N17 (Galway Road)
Visit our website www.hanleyshorses.com
We offer a number of holiday packages but the two most popular are our youth camps and adult camps.
We offer both residential and non residential riding holidays for guests throughout the year. There are a few options which may be of interest to you.
The first is adult camp. This is offered during our off season and you stay in the home of our managers Sue & Dan Foley and their family. All rooms are shared as are bathrooms and all accommodation, meals, and all riding are included in the prices. This available from September to May each year. There is around four hours riding each day. The first lesson of the day is at 10am and that is followed by an instructional cross country ride with a break for lunch at around 12.30 and back again at 2pm for another lesson, cross country ride or gentle hack. All meals are served in the family kitchen and there is a sitting room for your use in the evenings with satellite television and DVD player. There is a computer for guests use in the tea room in the equestrian centre with free internet access. Check in Saturday after 2pm and check out Saturday before 10am.
The other option is to rent our self catering unit which sleeps 6/8 (Saturday to Saturday) and riding is additional. This unit has a full kitchen, laundry, central heating, open fire, cable television and DVD player, one double room ensuite and two further bedrooms with bunk beds and a family bathroom. All rooms look out on our livery yard and the apartment is part of the original house and was built in around 1800, so it has a lovely atmosphere.
Alternatively you could stay locally in one of the many luxury hotels or guesthouses and just come and ride with us.
For the non riding visitors we have two splendid golf courses within five minutes drive as well as both fresh water (lake and river) and sea fishing as well as great walking and historical buildings to occupy their time while you enjoy your time in the saddle.
For those of you who would like a little of both worlds we can arrange for a local catering firm to cook and deliver in your meals from simple pasta dishes to a four course dinner.
Our most popular holiday is the summer youth riding and language camp and this runs through all the school holidays (and in midterm and Easter breaks as well). We have guests from 8 to 18 of all nationalities and they live again in the Foley family home with Sue, Dan and their three daughters. As this is on site at the stables, there is no need for guests to leave the estate. This makes it a very safe holiday. Guests are collected from the airport by one of our staff (usually Sue or Dan themselves) and are checked in and taken through to departures on their return flight. All meals are taken in the family kitchen and there is a den for their use in the evenings with cable television and there is free internet access and a computer for their use in the tea room at the equestrian centre. Our English teacher gives lessons in the afternoons once riding has finished.
English can be for one or two hours each day (Monday to Friday)
We can tailor programs to suit clients requirements and cater for all levels from the beginner to the rider who is out on the competition circuit. All of our instructors are experienced and our senior instructors are highly qualified and keep up to date with new practices. Sue & Dan Foley, the centres managers are out one day eventing when time allows.
Clonshire is the centre used by the University of Limerick for the practical and ridden sections of their equine science degree program and the centre has been approved by both the BHS and AIRE. With our large indoor arena and two outdoor arenas as well as our 120 acre parkland cross country course, and access to pleasant short hacks, there is plenty of variety.
Clonshire has also been added to the BHS list of training centres and will be on the list of centres running BHS examinations later in the year - hopefully for the Autumn/Winter.
Please take a look at our web site to get a better idea of what we are about.
Kildalton College is situated in the village of Piltown, Co. Kilkenny in the picturesque Suir valley. It is located on the main Waterford to Limerick road, approximately 8km from Carrick-on-Suir and 20k from Waterford city. Kildalton is the largest agricultural college in the country. It is a leading provider of training in Equine Studies, Machinery, Agriculture and Horticulture. Students attending Kildalton College get the opportunity to learn in a practical supportive environment. Our practical experience programme provides valuable work experience as part of your overall training.
Kildalton College offers Q.Q.I. Level 5 and Level 6 courses in Horsemanship Equitation and Stud Management. Application forms and course details are available from Kildalton College.
As Kildalton College is a BHS approved training and exam centre, it is not unusual for Level 6 Horsemanship students to leave with their BHSAI including Occupational First Aid and Child Protection certificates.
Students on the Stud Management course learn all key breaking skills. Their course is also very practical and includes work placement on studs such as Ballylinch. Vinesgrove and Carriganog Stud.
Facilities here include an indoor school : 25m x 50m with seating for 200
: 2 Outdoor arenas - 25m x 60m + 35m x 60m
: Cross country - through woodland and pasture.
: Lecture rooms
Our aim at Kildalton is to produce skilled Graduates who can make a career in the equestrian world.
For more information please contact : Kildalton College Tel. no. 051 – 644400
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.
Grennan Equestrian Centre offer course leading to the British Horse Society Coach in Complete Horsemanship Assessments and QQI Level 5 and Level 6 Awards Certificate in Horsemanship Sept 2019
Grennan Equestrian Centre has facilitated and mentored equine students in their pursuit of professional qualifications and business career goals for the past forty years. Full time courses run from September to June each year and lead to the British Horse Society Coach in Complete Horsemanship Assessments, QQI Level 5 Award in Horsemanship and Level 6 Awards Certificate in in Horsemanship.(trained young farmers (Green Cert )
The course is designed to meet the demands of a wide and expanding equine industry. Students can and have progressed directly to employment both at home and abroad and progress to a vast range of areas in the equine industry.
Students are also offered an opportunity to gain practical experience which fulfils the requirements of the industry in a friendly and supportive environment. There is excellent staff to student ratio and places are restricted to ensure individual attention.
Castlewarden Pony and Country Club has been running for 22 years. We provide riding from basic to competition level and riding for fun or fitness. You can learn from super ponies and cobs with fully qualified instructors. Ride for the day Sat / Sun 10:00 - 5:00, ride twice a day, learn stable management and general care of owning your own horse or pony. We are also running Training hunts every Sunday meeting at 1:00 suitable for adults and children see Facebook for details call 014580104.
This centre is qualified to train students for Educational Training Board, see news item on opening page for further details.
For more information find us on Facebook and www.castlewardenponyandcountryclub.ie
Blackberry Stables is located just 3 miles outside the town of Maynooth Co. Kildare, down a quiet cul-de-sac. We are within easy access of Kilcock, Leixlip, Celbridge and Dunboyne and we are only 40 mins from Dublin city centre.
Blackberry Stables is a small family run riding school specialising in individual and small (max 5) lessons. We cater for children from 3 years old and beginner adults to national eventing standard, the emphasis is on the quality of instruction. Our lessons cover all disciplines - flatwork / dressage, jumping and cross-country. We pride ourselves on making our lessons an enjoyable and safe riding experience.
The Types of lessons we offer are:
- - Group lessons (max 5 people)
- - One to one private lessons
- - Full and half day Pony Camps
- - Adult exclusive Pony Camps
- - Happy Hacks
Here at Blackberry Stables we include all elements of riding in our teaching from Tacking up to Grooming. Therefore we have a saying here, when you come to Blackberry Stables you don't just have a pony ride you learn how to horse ride.
Other equestrian services we provide include: Breaking, Schooling, DIY and full livery
Our facilities include our new 50m x 40m all weather floodlit arena (built summer 2010). 20 acres of parkland provide the thrills of riding cross-country or a quiet nature trek down to the river. We also have access to woods nearby that can provide clients with natural jumps or a pleasant peaceful potter in nature.
All our instructors are qualified and have many years experience in eventing , dressage and show jumping.
So if are looking for a fun safe place to ride give us a call, email or Facebook. We look forward to seeing you!
Little Oak Equestrian Centre is set on a 10 acre site in Downings North, Prosperous, Co. Kildare.
We are an AIRE approved centre that offers a host of services for you and your horse. We have livery to suit all budgets, riding lessons for all levels and pony camps to keep the kids entertained.
Little Oak Equestrian is a small family run riding school who specialise in individual and group lessons for adults and children of all levels.
Whether a seasoned rider or interested in a career with horses Little Oak Equestrian have BHSII and BHSAI instructors who cater for all levels. We welcome complete beginners, improvers and advanced riders.
Little Oak Equestrian Centres facilities
• 2 floodlit arenas - 60m x 40m & 40m x 20m
• 12x12 Stable with rubber matting in an American style Barn
• ETB Training Centre
• Individual BHS exam Training available
• Group Lessons
• Private Lessons
• Pony Camps
• Unregistered/Training Shows
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.
Cherry Orchard Equine Centre is an AIRE & BHS approved community based horse riding centre located in Cherry Orchard, Dublin 10.
We offer the following:
• Group and private lessons for both children and adults.
• Weekly sessions for adults and children with additional needs.
• BHS working student programme
• Leaders programme
Facilities include 70 x 30 indoor arena, 60 x 30 floodlit outdoor arena, sensory riding trail, cross country training area and fully equipped yard classroom.
Fettercairn Youth Horse Project is a community based horse riding project situated beside the Red Luas line in Tallaght .
We run public and private lessons, camps, Equine Assisted Learning and BHS training.
We have 20 stables in an American style barn with an Olympic sized arena which is available for hire.
Our main aims are
To provide an opportunity for young people to develop skills in animal welfare, stable management and horse riding
To develop opportunities for social, personal, educational and vocational development among young people from the surrounding areas
To facilitate research in the area of Equine Assisted Learning
Situated on the Dublin/Kildare border, Calliaghstown Equestrian Centre enjoys stunning views of the Dublin mountains and the lush Kildare country side. This makes us an ideal location for trekking with various forests, country roads and lanes. Our top class facilities include a 50m x 25m indoor arena; an all weather floodlit outdoor 70m x 35m arena, and 25 acres of X-country fences to suit all levels. We cater for both the beginner and the experienced rider with horses to suit all levels. Our instructors are trained to help you achieve your goals, in a fun and safe environment.
Calliaghstown is a Failte Ireland, AIRE and BHS approved riding centre and livery yard. We offer FAS training and training towards BHS exams. We also cater for school tours, birthday parties and offer international youth camps and pony camps during school breaks for the young enthusiasts.
We offer tailor made livery to suit you and your horse with coaching, schooling & breaking available on request. We take pride in the care we offer to the horses and clients in our centre, with experienced staff on hand to offer help and advice. The centre is the home base for Calliaghstown Riding Club, one of the most active clubs in the West Leinster Region of the Association of Irish Riding Clubs.
Regular competitions and shows are held at the centre and are open to all. Pay us a visit and experience the warm and friendly atmosphere that is unique to Calliaghstown and you might even be offered a cup of tea or coffee and a slice of cake.
Location: Calliaghstown is situated just a 4 km from Rathcoole village, exit 4 on the N7, and only a 30 minutes from Dublin city centre and 35 minutes from Dublin airport.