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.
At Solohead Equestrian Centre we cater for all levels in a fun safe environment.
Showjumping dressage and x country lessons in group and private lessons.
Pony camps for all levels running through the year.
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Set in 150 hectares of picturesque and panoramic farmland in the heart of Ireland’s horse country we offer a unique riding experience.
Crossogue House offers a warm welcome, comfortable surroundings and excellent home-cooked meals.
We offer specialised cross-country tuition for individuals and small groups over our extensive purpose-built cross-country course.
• Beginners to advanced level
• Weekend breaks – week long breaks
• Adult cross-country clinics
• Unaccompanied teenage Easter, summer & Halloween camps.
Approved by AIRE, BHS & Failte Ireland
For more information visit: www.crossogue-equestrian.ie
Located in the unspoiled North Tipperary uplands, Tipperary Mountain Trekking Centre is an easy drive on the new M7 and M8 from the big cities. Our one and two hour off-road treks are through scenic mountain pastures filled with wildflowers and containing archaeological features from prehistoric times onwards, as well as a local legend or two. Our five and seven hour treks include a visit to a gourmet pub where both you and the horses will be fed and watered. Bring cameras because the views are spectacular on all our treks!
We give riding lessons for adults and children, focusing on building confidence and balance in the saddle and having fun. We have long-term and overnight livery facilities for horses. We train youngsters and problem horses and hold an ‘Outstanding Horsemanship' award from Irish Natural Horsemanship.
We provide residential horsemanship courses and riding holidays for novice and experienced riders using our on-site luxury farmhouse accommodation. We also hold children's pony camps with residential and non residential places throughout the year
Nestled between Knocknarea mountain and Union Forest, 3 km from Sligo city (pop.25,000), on the Atlantic coast of Ireland sits Carrowmore, site of one of the oldest collections of Megalithic tombs and burial chambers, some dating to 3500 B.C. This area is said to be the first site settled by man in Ireland.
This beautiful corner of Ireland is not only home to prehistoric tombs but also to Ireland's foremost equestrian facility ,Sligo Riding Centre. It’s success and popularity among guests and local riders alike is due to it’s excellent facilities, sympathic instructors, safe and well trained horses, friendly staff, but mainly to it’s beautiful and diverse riding terrain.
From the endless Atlantic beaches for galloping to the mountains and pine forests for gentle hacking, this truly is the horseman's paradise.
Island View Riding Stables offer a range of riding holidays in a beautifully scenic setting in Grange, County Sligo. The horse riding holiday farm is nestled between Benbulben Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean.
The stables offer residential holidays for individuals, families and small groups.
It’s all about the client and their chosen horse. After getting to know your horse in the outdoor arena, you can trek across sandy beaches and rugged moorlands. All riding is guided and tailored to your ability.
Island View Riding Stables offer bespoke riding holidays for experienced riders to explore the tidal islands off the Sligo coastline. Guests will ride along vast unspoilt beaches, ancient bog lands and sheer rocky cliffs. Together with an experienced guide, splash through the crashing Atlantic Ocean and make your way to the stable's privately owned island.
The Atlantic Trailweek is a six night full-on equestrian adventure for advanced riders only. You ride between 4 and 6 hours and explore a different facet of magnificent Sligo scenery every day. Lunch will be in a pub, a café or a picnic out of your saddle bags in the great outdoors.
The Mix and Match week is a 6-night stay with 15 hours riding in total. It leaves time for sightseeing and to explore other activities and scenic places in the area. Suitable for all levels of riders. Beginners can brush up on their skills in a lesson or take a leisurely stroll in the countryside surrounding the stables, advanced riders can go for a fresh canter.
Equestrian escapes start from a two night short break with 5 or 8 hours horse riding over the 2 night stay. The 5 hour package is suitable for more novice riders. Happy home bred horses are ready to take riders on a memorable equestrian escape.
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.
Facebook page : www.facebook.com/islandviewridingstables
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
Standing on 10 acres of land in the heart of Meath and with access to a further 150 acres, Kells Equestrian Centre accommodates competitive and pleasure riding with indoor and outdoor facilities.
We are at the centre of hunting territory, close to five first rate packs and their associated Pony Clubs. For a more leisurely ride there are hacks along quiet country roads in this heritage-rich area.
Kells Equestrian Centre is owned and operated by Rita and Marita Dunne, both having an extensive equestrian knowledge and background.
All-weather arena, indoor arena, qualified instructors. Riding Instruction by BHSAI, Livery, Special Olympics, RDA.
Indoor Arena : Size 160 X 82 feet with a wood chip surface.
Outdoor Arena: Size 135 X 180 feet with a silica sand surface. Both arenas have lighting, full set of show jumping fences and PA system.
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.
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 .
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
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.
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.
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.