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
Ballyjennings Stables is situated in the heart of Irelands Lake District in Ballinrobe Co. Mayo. We are a family run centre that focuses on making every Horse Riding experience an enjoyable one. Our Indoor Arena allows us to operate all year round so the weather is never a problem here. Our Horses and Ponies are suited to the Complete Beginner or those who would like to try a little more advanced work.
Camps are run throughout the school Holidays . These are available from children aged 7 upwards, no previous experience necesssary. Early booking is advised as due to their popularity they are usually fully booked.
We also have a Riding Club based in our centre and although it in its first year we are getting great success in all areas. It allows people with their own horses to compete and train in a fun environment.
Please contact us by phone on 087 9404689.
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
Mosstown stables is a family run business, located in Kenagh village. It is operated by the Harrison family, in a pleasant, friendly, and informative way. We are AIRE approved with qualified Instructors and coaches to cater for all levels of experience in equestrian disciplines.
Having an indoor, outdoor, walled garden and some cross country schooling fences, not to mention the fantastic and scenic trekking trails, we can assure you there is something for everyone, no matter what the weather.
Lessons are provided all year long, with camps running at Easter and Summer breaks. We also run Training shows once a month from crosspoles to 1m.
Mosstown Riding Club is also based here and we are a friendly and enthusiastic club. We also cater for livery(full or part), schooling, show jumping, and breaking.
We as a family pride ourselves on keeping a well run yard which provides instructions to all levels of riders and try to make everything enjoyable for the rider and horse.
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.
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.
Moorlands Equestrian Centre
Moorlands is a family run equestrian centre scenically located on the shores of Lough Allen and overlooked by the Arigna and Sliabh-an -Iarainn mountains. Owned by the Mc Manus family this centre has been A.I.R.E. approved since its opening in 1993.
Our experienced, qualified instructors together with our safe and enthusiastic horses and ponies allow us to cater for riders of all ages and abilities.
Professional lessons Scenic treks Exhilarating ride-outs Childrens pony camps
Special Olympics Pony parties Livery Schooling Breaking and training
Toilets and changing areas
Large car park
Drumcoura Equestrian Centre offers Western Horse Riding:
The Equestrian Centre has the largest indoor arena in the county and three outdoor arenas, stables for 30 horses, a horse walker, a round pen, trail and gallops.
Facilities at Drumcoura include a restaurant and bar, tennis court, row boats and fishing from our jetty and a range of self catering timber frame houses.
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
On the Kilkenny Road near the picturesque village of Freshford, this family run equestrian centre lies just seven miles from the historic city of Kilkenny. It has developed a fine reputation for the range of facilities on offer and a friendly learning atmosphere for both the beginner and the more advanced rider.
Excellent facilities include-
* 2 large arenas – one indoor & one outdoor
* Purpose built renowned cross country course, with a large variety of natural & man made obstacles, including water jumps into the Nuenna River.
* Livery is available for owners who wish to have their horse or pony stabled at the centre.
* Miles of scenic farm land for the more relaxed rider to enjoy.
* Facilities are AIRE approved.
Riding lessons are available from Monday to Saturday. All levels are catered for from beginners to more advanced riders.
Three day summer camps are held each year enjoying the full freedom of these great facilities and a relaxing country lifestyle, supervised by BHS qualified instructors.
Also based at the centre is the Nuenna Farm Riding Club and the North Kilkenny Pony Club, always ensuring there is a buzz of activity and plenty of like minded enthusiasts to share stories and swap advice and helpful hints.
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.
Creagh Equestrian Centre is a family run centre. It was established in 1994 by brother and sister, Damien and Fiona Carey. It is set in beautiful countryside only 4 miles from Ballinasloe town. Creagh Equestrian Centre provides a safe and fun environment for both kids and adults to learn to ride in. Facilities include a significant indoor arena with heated viewing area and 2 all-weather outdoor arenas. Riders of all ages and levels are welcome, hats are available on site. Instruction is given by Damien Carey BHSAI. Horses and ponies are very well trained. Livery and schooling is also available. SJI Jumping is run at various times during the year, check website for details. www.creaghequestriancentre.com
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.
Kilronan Equestrian Centre is a little piece of heaven nestled in the very beautiful setting of Cloghran, Co. Dublin. This centre of excellence offers its clients the highest standards of care and attention. Kilronan Equestrian Centre is an exciting hub of activity as it is a livery yard, a riding school and a successful competition yard.
A family run business, Kilronan has a friendly and inviting atmosphere where children and adults alike can learn all aspects of equestrian disciplines. Secure in the knowledge of the highly trained team of instructors, the safe and suitable horses will ensure an enjoyable experience.
We have a full timetable of lessons, catering for all ages at all levels, sure to suit your lifestyle. Pony camps run regularly throughout the year and cater from beginners to advanced riders. Summertime activities include trekking, derby lessons and beach rides on the beautiful Donabate Beach. We also offer exciting birthday party packages, including a riding lesson, pony games and a stable tour. Allow your children a birthday party they will never forget. Our VIP room will let them celebrate in style with all their friends.
Our facilities are second to none and allow our livery owners, competition horses and riding school clients the very best standard. Our facilities include a derby field complete with portable cross country fences, coffins, banks, ditches, sunken road, water complex, 4 horse walker, grass gallops, daily turnout all year round, flood lit 30mX50m sand arena, 60mX40m indoor arena, hacking, full set of show jumps and working hunter fences. We have regular clinics with international riders and trainers catering for all levels of competition. With the Dawson Family living on site, someone is on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Kilronan Livery yard is a community within itself, home of the Kilronan Riding Club, we encourage our livery owners in all aspects of their equestrian goals. With a tack room complete with a wood burning stove, coffee machine and kitchen facilities, you and your horse are sure to have all you need!
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.
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Experience Inishowen, at Cooley Equestrian Centre, the small but beautiful family run centre is nestled in the hills overlooking Lough Foyle.
The facilities for horse riding are both indoor and outdoor, being prepared for all weather types. Their experienced Instructor/planner can find what fits best for you or your group, with activities both on and off horseback available. Always look out on Facebook for their fun filled seasonal events.
Do you like to be different? Are memories, and moments important to you? Us Too.
Call Gillian at (00353) (0) 860633487 or if you don’t mind queries being answered late at night, message us on Facebook.
Deane's Equestrian is located in the South-West of Co. Donegal, between Donegal Town & Killybegs. We have offered horse riding on our farm for 14 years & with our indoor arena we provide horse riding all year round. We give qualified instuction in our lessons for all abilities, and also offer trekking & cross-country when the weather allows it. We also regularly host dressage & showjumping competitions.
Our all year round equestrian centre provides the following :
• Lessons - all abilities
• Indoor Arena (25m x 45m)
• Outdoor arenas ( 20m x 30m ) ( 30m x 40m )
• Showjumping Grounds
• Cross Country Course
• Pony Rides
• Livery/Schooling Service
Advance booking advisable
With Indoor Arena, 25m x 45m. Outdoor Arenas are 20m x 30m and 30m x 40m. and showjumping grounds
Lessons are available : Riding instructions for adults and children by friendly, effective qualified staff.
Along quiet country roads through the hills of Donegal, we cater for all levels of riding, farm hacks at your leisure, or fast treks.
Cross Country jumping on the farm. We advise this for more experienced riders. Back protectors are mandatory.
Short lead rein rides for the young and not so young
Training or school of young horses. Full or half livery available.
A memorable and exciting day out for school parties, groups, birthday parties, bus tours, families and individuals. It is equally popular with adults and children.
Tack & Gift Shop
All you need to kit yourself and your horse out! Great selection, we stock Horseware, Shire, Mackey, Toggi, Champion to name but a few.
For further information please contact:-
Deane's Equestrian Centre,
Tel/Fax: 353 74 97 37160
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
Lenamore is situated high in the hills of Donegal, overlooking the city of Derry. The facility is half way between the villages of Muff and Bridgend, approximately twenty miles from both Letterkenny and Carndonagh, ten miles from Movile and two miles from Derry. Our clientele varies from local towns to overseas tourists.
We are registered with the British Horse Society (BHS) and the Association of Irish Riding Establishments (AIRE).
We offer a wide range of services to our clients of all abilities:
Riding Lessons are available seven days a week and cater for all levels of experience.
Horse riding for the disabled individuals to develop confidence in themselves by helping to improve their mobility and to create a sense of equality with those who are able bodied as they can participate on an equal basis.
Hacking out in our picturesque countryside for many hours, or venture further on day treks to local beauty spots such as Grianan of Aileach Stone Fort.
Nursery Riding Lessons are an ideal way to introduce your children to horses.
Birthday Parties allow you to bring as many friends to have fun playing games on horseback where afterwards you have access to our club room.
Own a Pony for a Week provides the children with the chance to learn everything involved in owing a pony.
Breeding, Breaking and Schooling of horses and ponies is a specialty at Lenamore.
Show Jumping in our international size sand arena as well as our grass show-jumping paddock with full range of show-jumps.
One Day Events are held during the spring and summer months.
Hunting Trials / Cross-Country course has a number of varied and interesting fences and has fences to suit all standards and abilities.
Livery Contracts to suit all needs such as Full Livery, Riding School Livery and Grass Livery.
Accommodation allows you to enjoy the views out over the rolling hills and countryside as you watch our horses and foals grazing, or watch the city lights as night falls after a long summers evening.
Our Yard Facilities include:
For more information on how we can accommodate you, please contact Geraldine Graham
(BHS Intermediate Instructor) on
Tel: 00353 74 9384022
"Hitchmough's Riding School is a leading equestrian centre in County Cork.
Hitchmough's is a highly regarded riding school. Facilities, horses and procedures are regularly checked for AIRE approval to ensure that the highest level of service and standards are continually met.
The equestrian centre is located in the beautiful Owenabue Valley with a panoramic view over Cork Harbour and it is an idyllic setting for all your equestrian needs with friendly, helpful, knowledgeable staff.
Top standard tuition is offered by the most qualified staff in the region, with quality horses in a safe environment. Both private and group lessons are available to cater for all abilities.
Hitchmough's Riding School specialises in a wide selection of training from show jumping and dressage to eventing and racing. All levels of rider are welcome, from beginners to competition riders, disabled riders, and career students.
A competition livery yard is also incorporated into the Hitchmough's Riding School operation. Billy Twomey, son of owner Jill Twomey, began his career here. Billy Twomey is currently the highest ranked Irish show jumper having reached 3rd in the Rolex World Rankings in 2011"
Clonlara Equestrian Centre is situated in the countryside of East Clare, 5 miles from Limerick city. It is a family run riding school with a competition yard sitting on 120 acres, has top class facilities for all disciplines.
The centre hosts an international indoor arena, two outdoor arenas and a cross country course. Lessons in all disciplines are offered - showjumping, dressage, cross country or trekking for the leisure rider through the farm. Lessons are available in a group or as a private session. Clonlara runs pony camps during school breaks for both advanced and beginner riders. We host shows in Showjumping, Dressage and Crossjump at various times through the year. We have an active riding club and provide livery, with private paddocks and access to all facilities for livery owners. We have a therapeutic room with a mechanical horse and welcome children of special abilities.
Clonlara Equestrian Centre will offer a warm welcome to all their clients.
Castlefergus Riding Stables is owned and run by the O Brien family since 1992. We offer a service of excellence to our clients and visitors from abroad - whether a complete novice rider or a advanced rider all ages and abilities, you will have the chance to enjoy some beautiful scenery over our 100 acre farm and woodland in the heart of the historic Co.Clare. Castlefergus Stables offers many different trail rides, from 1 to 2 hours duration. Enjoy riding past a 15th century medival castle and ringforts dating back to the Broonze age. You will ride along the river banks of the River Rine and in the fields with the sheep and their baby lambs. All trail rides are guided by one of the O Brien family members. You can enjoy hearing the History of the farm and surrounding area by the guide. Morgan O Brien is a qualified riding instructor I.C.E.S & B.H.S.A.I.
This is an A.I.R.E Aproved Centre.
We offer full livery for ponies and horses whereby all are turned out into fields or into our winter excercise pad and into the fields in summer. We have a purpose built American barn with stables for hire. Special needs or diets for the horses can be arranged.
Indoor areana with jumps both coloured and working hunter fences. Outdoor areana with a rubber surface.
Acess to riding through woodlands, meadows and by the river Rine over our 100 acre scenic farm.
Contact; Aida Enright O'Brien - 0872798313 or 0879731145
International Telephone (+353) 65 6825914
Horse Riding Tuition is by Marie Burke and her team of tutors.
Marie has competed with distinction on the National and International showjumping circuits. This experience, coupled with her tuition ability and track record ensures Clare Equestrian remain one of the top facilities in the country:
Lessons are available on request, either for individuals or for groups
• Regular Lessons for adults are held every Tuesday at 6pm - 9pm and Wednesday evening from 6pm to 9pm.
• Regular Lessons for Children are held every Friday evening from 4pm to 8pm and from 10am to 6pm on Saturday
• We coach people from beginner to advanced level
Horse Management Classes for Adults are run throughout the year
• We ensure that the correct horse is matched with each rider based on experience and ability
• Safety is of paramount importance to us. We are keen that people also have fun and enjoy the overall experience
Our Pony Camps for children are proving very popular. These are held at Easter, Summer and during the October school break.
Kids need to bring a packed lunch and suitable clothing. Please call or email for more details.
Showjumping Clinics- For the more ambitious and experienced rider.
Over a 3-5 day period, Intensive Morning Classes and Afternoon training gives our students an excellent advancement in skill and competitiveness
All horses used are competition standard. Clare Equestrian is located on 70 Acres of unspoiled countryside, making it an ideal trekking venue. We offer:
• Trekking for individuals, couples, families and groups of up to 30 people
• Our treks can be varied from relaxing & easy to very challenging depending on the skill and requirements of the riders.
• Mixed capability groups can be catered for using multiple guides.
• We aim to match the horse with the riders experience and riding requirements.
• Jumping is optional on all our treks
Our guides always accompany the treks. We are open for trekking all year round, We cater for children.
We provide pre-trekking lessons. The safety of our riders is important to us
Clare Equestrian Centre offers riders an excellent choice of cross country rides:
• Over 30 Fences (optional).
• Natural Water Challenges.
• Banks & Stone Walls.
We will tailor the cross country circuit to meet the riders' skill and requirement for adventure.
Welcome to Banner Equestrian Centre. We are a family run equestrian venue set in the Burren Region of County Clare, Ireland. Our facilities include an Indoor Arena, two spacious Outdoor Show Jumping Arenas as well as a large practice Arena all constructed using the unique Fibre Fusion Surface by Equestrian Surfaces Ireland. Regularly there are official Show Jumping Ireland events held at the Centre. There are always many promising horses/ponies competing at the events which often are for sale.
Banner Equestrian Centre won National SJI Centre of the Year Award in 2013, 2018, 2019 and 2021.
Lessons for clients with their own horses/ponies can be booked and are held daily. Instruction is given by owners Noel, BHSAI, HSI Register of Coaches, SJI National Course Builder and Safety Steward, Simone BHSAI, HSI Register of Coaches, Therapeutic Coach, SJI Senior National Judge, SJI National Course Builder and Safety Steward.
It is also possible to rent any Arena for your own training. Ring us to book your appointment in your chosen Arena.
Contact us if you are interested in joining our livery yard.
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Banner Equestrian offers a fully equipped, modern apartment in the riding school complex . It is very comfortable and sleeps up to 10 people. It includes a sittingroom, kitchen/dining, bath/shower room, 2 shower/toilet, utility with washing machine and dryer. Bookings for one or two weeks.
Our facilites: B+B for guests into "the countryside", Horseriding or Fishing. (B+B for horses can also be arranged)
SJI affiliated shows. Friday night Mini/midi/maxi shows. Occassional clinics, dressage shows. Working Hunter shows. (JumpX or two phase events to be added soon)
Top class indoor 70mX 40m, wax surface + full set of FEI grade SJ
2X all weather outdoor arenas. 20x40 and 50X80
XC schooling arena, part grass/part all weather.
AIRE approved Riding School. BHS instructor. Plus FEI competition coach on-site.
Livery, competition training, Hacking, pony camps, re-schooling of horses/breaking.