Mary Leonard's Riding School is a family run centre started in 2013. We are located 3 km from Newcastle West, Co Limerick on the R522
The Riding School is set on a traditional Irish farm with nice views of the Rooska and Ashford hills. We have a 20 acres of cross country and a further 50 acres of scenic farmland for Trekking.
We run lessons on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday in the afternoons and on Saturdays. We cater for both children and adults from the age of 6 years old. We offer group lessons and private lessons for beginners to advanced riders. We specialise in showjumping and cross country. We have 2 outdoor sand arenas, an indoor and a large cross country course.
All our students start in a one to one lesson so they can learn at their own pace and understand the technique and skills needed to take part in a group riding lesson. Our ponies and horses are well trained. A suitable pony will be carefully chosen for the student according to their riding ability.
All our Instructors have BHS qualifications and have years of experience teaching children. We actively compete showjumping, eventing and go hunting when we are not teaching. We produce young horses for ourselves and take horses on livery.
We offer Riding/ English Holidays for children and teenagers. The students are encouraged to learn English while enjoying their passion Horse Riding.
Welcome to Greenogue Equestrian. (GE). GE is a brand new equestrian centre and livery yard just off the Naas road at Rathcoole Co.Dublin.
We have 55 stables in an American style barn, indoor arena, large outdoor arena, all weather derby arena, washing facilities, solarium, secure tack room, secure horse box parking, individual turn out paddocks,
hacking track and cross country schooling area.
Clonboo Riding School ( established 1984) is 15 min drive form Galway City off the Headford/Castlebar Road.
The family run riding school offers lesson for all stages of riders, from 4 years upwards on our friendy and experienced ponies and horses in our indoor or outdoor schools. For those wanting to try something different, side saddle lessons are available. During July and August we run summer camps for children who want to either improve their riding or just try something different. Half hour lessons are available for children from 4 to 7 years of age.
Enjoy all the year round training at Spruce Lodge Training Facility’s Cross Country Playground which can be set out for your specific training needs - Advance booking essential
We offer the use of the Cross Country playground to the following:
• 2* level Eventing riders training their own horses or horses in their care
• Riders having instruction with freelance active accredited trainers/coaches who have their own coaching insurance
• Training run by organisations affiliated to Horse Sport Ireland
A COMMITMENT TO SAFETY & THE HUMANE TREATMENT OF HORSES
The design and construction of our training facility puts safety of riders as a priority. However safety can be compromised by a lack of awareness and education so we require those who use the facility to either be sufficiently experienced or be guided by an appropriately qualified coach. In addition the management reserve the right to refuse access to any who do not treat their horses humanely in all respects based on the current best practice of our national equestrian organisations.
ALL RIDERS MUST WEAR CURRENT BODY PROTECTION AND SAFETY HELMET
OTHER EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES
We offer modern equestrian and conference facilities allowing us to host courses, seminars, lectures and workshops.
The facilities include:
Indoor arena 65m x 23m with Equestrian Surfaces waxed cushion track with a Viewing Gallery, tiered seating and catering facilities. Toilets (wheelchair accessible)
Outdoor arena 9Om x 7Om with Equestrian Surfaces Fibre Footing waxed
International standard show jumps, Dressage arenas, 20 stables with storage areas
2 x Lorry/Horsebox parking areas with hook up connections
TRAINING / CONFERENCE FACILITIES
Lecture/conference building with AV and seating for 100 people.
Catering / Canteen facilities for both course and conference training
EQUISTEPS which is based at Spruce Lodge offers:
• Therapeutic riding lessons on a one-to-one basis
• Recreational riding for children and adults
• Equestrian vaulting for groups of up to 8
• Contact with ponies through grooming and leading activities
• All ages and abilities catered for.
If you would like more information please do not hesitate to contact Helen Keogh and Essie Mooney at: 089 412 6002. More details on www.sprucelodge.ie
Located under 45 mins South of Dublin off the M11 motorway, one hour from Dublin Airport
• Take the M50 Southbound joining the M11 to Wexford
• Take Exit 19 off the motorway then take 4th left which goes under the motorway. Signpost Redcross
• Go straight through next roundabout and take the first left
• Just under 1 mile on the right sign for Spruce Lodge
• Follow the driveway and park in the car park to the right
Directions from the South
• Take the M11 Northbound
• Take Exit 19 off the motorway and turn left at the roundabout signpost Redcross
• Take first left
• Follow the directions as above.
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
Broomfield Equestrian Centre is a family run Centre with lots of individual attention to clients, beautiful scenery in the heart of Irish countryside.
One of Ireland's longest established horse riding schools & livery yards, Killegar offers riding lessons, guided treks, pony camp and livery services. Our first class facilities take full advantage of our prime countryside location on the outskirts of Dublin, just outside the popular tourist village of Enniskerry
Festina Lente Equestrian Centre offers equine centred activities to people of all ages, backgrounds, learning abilities and interests. Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced rider Festina Lente Equestrian Centre has something for everybody! We are located just off Junction 5 of the N11 (Bray/Shankill exit) and are approximately a 25 minutes drive from Dublin.
Festina Lente Equestrian Centre provides an inclusive environment which fosters each person’s learning and well-being in a supportive, nurturing and fun manner. From as young as two years of age, children, teenagers and adults can enjoy learning experiences through a variety of our Equestrian Centre lessons, camps & clinics.
Our Equestrian Centre has developed a strong reputation for excellence in high level coaching and a place to have fun as well as inclusion of children and persons with special needs through therapeutic riding and learning programmes and provides an integrated working and learning environment to hundreds of people every year!
Our excellent facilities include a very large all-weather floodlit indoor arena, a large outdoor arena, outdoor paddocks and sensory trails. Excellent Horse Welfare also plays a key role in Festina Lente Equestrian Centre.
In addition to the more traditional equestrian activities we also provide a variety of other programmes to facilitate, educate and encourage children and adults with special needs.
We also offer two different QQI accredited courses, our Therapeutic Riding Coaching Programme and our Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator Training Programme, to anyone interested in upskilling their equestrian knowledge and range of activities they currently offer their clients.
More details on our website http://festinalente.ie
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.
The Old Farm Equestrian Centre is owned and run by Gerard Kavanagh, a qualified and registered Instructor with the British Horse Society.
Just three miles from the village of Ashford, in County Wicklow, the Old Farm is a 50 acre farm nestled in the Wicklow Mountains with direct access into state forestry for trekking and hacking.
Gerard gives both private and group lessons in Dressage and show jumping and the centre has a lovely range of quality horses and ponies, ranging from 118 cm to 188 cm.
Gerard teaches on a daily basis at the Old Farm and his pupils range in age from six to sixty six years. He is a very popular Instructor and Dressage Judge at the Wicklow & Bray Pony Clubs and the Riding Club events and competitions.
The purpose built Equestrian Centre and livery yard comprises of the following:
Sat Nav co-ordinates N53deg00’55”W6deg10’07”
All enquiries directly to Gerard Kavanagh: Mobile 087 2626855
Shelmalier Riding Stables is set in 3000 acres of forestry on Forth Mountain only 7 km from Wexford town. In existence for over 40 years,it is Wexford’s longest established Riding Centre. Friendly, skilled, qualified staff welcome riders of all levels. Our experienced horses and ponies are well trained and all have superb temperaments.
We encourage each rider to progress at their own pace in a relaxed friendly environment and to enjoy their time with our horses and ponies.
We offer lessons in indoor and outdoor arenas, horse care tuition and pony camps. Our regular riders can also participate in our internal shows and enjoy scenic hacks with wonderful views of the Wexford coast and Blackstair Mountains.
Booking is essential. Minimum age is 7 years
Kingsford Equestrian Centre is a family run equestrian centre situated only 5 minutes from Wexford town.
We are at the heart of Forth Mountain, an area of forestry and open heathland stretching for thousands of acres with stunning panoramic views of the east coast and the scenic Blackstairs Mountains. Whether you are just a beginner or an advanced rider we can offer you a highly enjoyable and memorable experience.
Mullingar Equestrian Centre is situated close to Mullingar town and just an hour's drive from Dublin city. The family runs centre caters for weekly riding lessons, hacks, training shows, etc. We welcome all levels of riders to partake in our equestrian activities and to enjoy our excellent facilities & quality horses.
Residential Equestrian Holidays for young riders (From 10+):
Equestrian Events: In conjunction with our riding school & residential holidays our outdoor facilities are in full flow each week as we cater for all types of national show jumping, riding club, pony club & local events. The highlight of our show calendar is the Mullingar International Horse Show which takes place on the first weekend of June each year.
Facilities: Indoor arena, 3 outdoor sand arenas, 3 outdoor grass arenas, stabling for up to 300 horses, hard core parking, coffee shop/ indoor heated viewing gallery & onsite accommodation.
List under Indoor School, Outdoor Arena, Livery, X Country.
Ballinamona Equestrian Centre is the South East’s premier Equestrian facility.
Located on the Old Tramore Road in Waterford in the South East of Ireland, it is just 2 hours drive from Dublin and 90 mins from Cork. Nestled in a stunning landscape of mature woodland and rolling parkland, Ballinamona provides a unique and stunning location with excellent facilities.
Horse Walker, Indoor Lunging Area, Large Hardcore Car / Lorry Parking Area
Coffee Shop, Meeting Rooms, Toilets & Changing Facilities
Electrical Outlets, Public Address and Timing Systems in all Arenas.
Established in 1965, Kilotteran Equitation Centre is Waterford’s longest established equestrian centre.
The centre is ideally situated just 6 kilometers from Waterford City on the idyllic banks of the Suir River.
Renowned for its excellence in tuition, Kilotteran prides itself on qualified and experienced staff, safe and suitable horses and state of the art facilities.
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.
Annaharvey Farm has been home to the Deverell Family for 5 generations & is a busy and exciting place to visit. We offer training in jumping. flat work & X country riding, and welcome visitors on both a residential & non residential basis. Accommodation is in the old restored grain barn which is very comfortable & cosy and visitors quickly make themselves at home, wandering in & out of the kitchen for tea or coffee and one of Lynda's homemade cookies!
The riding instruction is excellent with BHS qualified instructors who are good at their job & know how to get the rider to go that little bit extra to improve their skills without making them feel uncomfortable - we are also very keen to maintain the element of fun which is so important when riders are on holiday.
The facilities comprise an indoor and outdoor arena, lunging ring, gallops, xcountry course from novice to advanced level, & general hacking /trekking around the 400 acre farm.
New for this year are the Sunday morning rides 10.30-12.00 Happy Hacking 12.00 -1.30 Xcountry Ride and we are also running an Event Training Weekend for adults (see web site for details) also a "Training for Eventing" summer camp for young people along with the regular Children's Summer Camps
Livery is also available on a "Full livery" basis with clients having use of all the facilities when available and we have horses suitable for leasing for those who don't want the long term committment of buying their own.
Regular Equestrian events are held in Annaharvey from Hunter Trials, IHTS events, Pony Club Events, Connemara shows, and an indoor league in spring & autumn.
The Xcountry course is available for schooling.
For the non horsey visitor there are painting weekends, cookery classes, super walks around the farm & nearby Slieve Bloom Mts. golf, fishing & cycling.
The Tack Shop at Annaharvey will supply all your equestrian requirements from whips to hats, boots, saddles, bridles, and of course Annaharvey Farm tee shitrs, polo shitrs, sweat shirts etc. & we have a personalised embroidery service available.
Annaharvey Farm is approx 1/50 hrs from Dublin or Galway & is very easily accessed now by the opening of the new motorway to Galway (M4/6) and Tullamore is a busy market town with lots of good pubs & restaurants - it is also famous for our lovely whiskey - Tullamore Dew!
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.
The Equestrian Centre at Castle Leslie Estate combines the authentic charm of a country estate with all the amenities of one of Ireland's best horse-riding locations. With an 30 x 50 metre indoor arena, outdoor Ménage, 56 stables, 21 miles of meandering bridleways, all weather gallop, exhilarating cross country course, SJI approved show-jumps, indoor cross country jumps, and Prince our mechancial horse. So whether, you are a beginner or an experienced rider, Castle Leslie is the place for you.
Comprising of 5 courtyards the Equestrian Centre at Castle Leslie has boot room, tack rooms, rug rooms, a reception office, guest refreshment room, showers and guest lavatories. indoor arena, waxed dust-free surface for optimum footing and heated seating for up to 200 people, viewing gallery with cafeteria, outdoor Ménage and a horse walker.
At Castle Leslie Estate we have up to 28 horses to choose from of all shapes and sizes; handsome hunters, capable cobs, ladies Hacks and friendly ponies. Coaching is available in Dressage, Showjumping, Cross Country and side saddle. BHS training is available. We offer a complete range of unique and tailor made riding Holiday experiences. Visiting horses are very welcome and we offer both short and long-term livery.
Our qualified instructors are on hand to take you hacking along the 21 miles of bridleways or Jump cross country over our many rustic fences from logs and ditches to steeple chase gallops and water complexes or stay dry in the indoor arena. Try Side-saddle or even the horse simulator. If that sounds all too energetic enjoy the 1,000 acres of parkland with a relaxed carriage drive. So whether you're looking for an energetic, action packed break or a reviving, relaxing get-away, we have it all.
Full of character and personality, Castle Leslie Estate offers a variety of accommodation from the magnificent Castle, the charming Lodge and our superb self catering Old Stable Mews and Village Cottages
The Moy; more than a riding school, an experience!!
For more information visit: www.moyridingcentre.ie
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 - Full, part or DIY
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.
Imagine getting on your horse and riding straight into a 3000 acre forest, steeped in history and heritage. The Ashford Castle Estate once home to the Guinness family and millionaires playground in the 19th Century, plays host to underground rivers, caves, castles, towers, abbeys and ringforts, as well as some of Irelands oldest species of wild life, red squirrels and pine martins.
At Ashford Equestrian Centre (located beside Irelands island village, Cong on the Mayo/Galway border, 45 minute drive from Galway City and Westport) we aim to give you a local insight to the history and natural features that abound. Whether you are a cautious beginner, or a veteran of the saddle and fancy a fast canter with breath taking lakeshore scenery, we can cater for you.
We have bred Connemara ponies and Irish draughts for over 25 years in this family business and they feature heavily in our stables. Half and full day trail rides are available as well as lessons in our outdoor and indoor arena. We can provide bike hire, archery and clay pigeon shooting on site.
There is a wide variety of accommodation stretching from hostels to a 5 star hotel within walking distance.
We would like to welcome you to Barnacarroll Equestrian Centre which is a New Equestrian Centre and family run, situated just 5 minutes off the N17 between Knock and Claremorris, Co. Mayo.
We cater for all levels of experience from the beginner to the advanced rider, with horses and ponies to suit all levels of experience.
There are two outdoor arenas and one 180f tX 200ft indoor arena, capable of holding an International Show with a full course of jumps. The indoor arena can be rented throughout the week.
We offer breaking, schooling, preparation for sales and competitions and general handling of all horses and ponies in our new livery yard. During the school holidays we run 'Pony Camp' for children from ages 6-16 years of all levels of ability.
We hold training shows most weekends, with the intention of starting a 'Winter League' in the New Year. Our 'Riding Club' will be established in the New Year also. We are open all year round, providing both group and private lessons. The minimum age we cater for is 6 years and we also cater for Disabled Riding. As we are situated in a very quiet area we provide trekking throughout the countryside, by a Deer Farm, with the view of 'Crough Patrick' and on quiet country lanes.
On site there is a cottage with 4 star Bord Failte approval which is available for renting all year round.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT JOAN AT 087 8395233