Activity: Outdoor Arena

Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Nuenna Farm Equestrian Centre

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.

Located in Co Kilkenny
Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Meadow Lane Riding school

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.

Located in Co Kilkenny
Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Mount Juliet Equestrian Centre

AIRE - Association of Irish Riding Establishments

In one of the finest sporting estates in Europe lies Mount Juliet Equestrian Centre . With 1500 acres of pure paradise the estate offers the equestrian enthusiast a truly unique experience.

Mount Juliet Equestrian Centre comprises of an American Barn with stabling for eighteen Horses and four ponies, two arenas, one 60m / 30m and the second 43m/24m both of which contain a high grade surface known as the ‘premier cushion track’, a quality footing for the horses as used in international arenas. It also houses a welcoming Reception area complete with toilets, shower facilities and changing area fully equipped with riding attire for all our guests.

The Estate offers sixteen miles of professionally planned bridal ways through unspoilt parkland and woodland along the banks of the river Nore . The estate is also home to a fantastic Cross-country schooling facility with a total of twenty challenging fences.

The Equestrian Centre provides horses and ponies to suit all levels and stables many Native breeds such as, the ‘Connemara’ and ‘Irish Draught’. The horses are well mannered and schooled for each discipline which in turn provide all guests with a truly enjoyable experience.

Tuition is provided for all levels in Dressage, show jumping and Cross-country for both adults and Children. The centre also offers the opportunity of bringing your own horse on a short-term livery basis to improve personal skills and development. The Centre prides itself on maintaining small groups for maximum benefits for its guests. Throughout the year we offer a range of exciting
Master classes designed to cater for different aspects of riding. Classes are run over three consecutive days and vary from ‘Confidence Building in Jumping’ to ‘Preparation for Hunting’ for the more advanced rider

The Centre is open to both hotel guests and members of the public. We pride ourselves in providing each Guest with a tailor made package to suit their individual needs and allows them to have a truly unique and memorable experience.

For more information visit: www.mountjuliet.ie/equestrian
 
Located in Co Kilkenny
Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Grennan Equestrian Centre

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.

 

Located in Co Kilkenny
Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Clonfert Equestrian Centre

Welcome to Clonfert Equestrian Centre, one of Ireland's premier Equestrian Establishments. Clonfert Equestrian has a long tradition in equine activities and caters for all levels of riding ability. We specialise in providing horse riding lessons in Kildare and also offer an excellent livery service with a well maintained and comfortable yard.
Whether you are looking for regular riding lessons in the Kildare / Dublin area, trekking in the Kildare Boglands or livery for your horse we offer a service that is second to none. We cater for both adult riders and children aged four and older in our unique stables just outside Maynooth in Co Kildare.
Our Instructors are BHS qualified and the yard is approved by both the Association of Irish Riding Establishments (AIRE) and the British Horse Society (BHS).
At Clonfert Equestrian Centre we have top class facilities and a friendly and safe atmosphere – whether you are learning to ride, keeping your horse on livery, or taking part in one of our camps.
Our facilities include:
• Outdoor all weather flood lit arena – 45m x 65m Silica Sand rubber and fibre. (Built by Equestrian Surfaces ltd)Outdoor all weather arena – 45m x 45m Silica sand with fibre
• Trekking and light hacking available.
• Show Jumping arena
• Lessons and instruction with BHS qualified instructors available for all levels and ages of rider.
• 80 Acres of lands divided into 30 paddocks.
• 46 stables 12 x 12 plenty of room even for the bigger horse. Rubber matting an extra option.
• Specialised tuition in dressage, showjumping and cross country riding available
• Competition training.
• Livery both Full and DIY.
• Young horses prepared for sale / breaking in / schooling
• Breeding Unit – homebred and professionally schooled horses for sale
• Car parking facilities to cater for up to 60 cars.
• Facilities manned 24/7
• Free Tea and coffee on site
• Free Internet Access
• Young childrens play area – our 'Foals Fairground'

Located in Co Kildare
Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Toberton Lodge

Toberton Lodge, a family run Riding School and Livery Yard, is located off the N7 in the picturesque village of Johnstown, near Naas in County Kildare. Approximately 45 minutes by motorway from Dublin Airport, we are located within easy reach of Punchestown, Naas and the Curragh racecourses.

We welcome beginners, improvers and advanced riders (from 7 years and upwards). Our award winning British Horse Society and Horse Sport Ireland accredited Instructors will provide you with professional and encouraging tuition in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Group class size is restricted to ensure optimum benefit and enjoyment. Private/specifically tailored tuition is also available.

Our facilities include a large floodlit, all-weather flatwork, dressage and show jumping manège, a derby track and x-country fences. Hacking is available around scenic and tranquil country lanes. We offer a full livery service where horses and ponies enjoy the highest standards of care and attention.

Showjumping, X-Jump, Dressage, TREC and Showing Clinics, together with Pony Camps, are run on a regular basis. Our x-country and derby fences are available for schooling.

We open Tuesday to Sunday inclusive, all year round except 25 December. Closed Monday. We do not accept credit cards.

If you would like further information, please contact us at 045 871863, 087 9816463 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Located in Co Kildare
Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Castlewarden Pony & Country Club

Castlewarden Pony and Country Club has been running for 22 years.  We provide riding from basic to competition level and riding for fun or fitness. You can learn from super ponies and cobs with fully qualified instructors.  Ride for the day Sat / Sun 10:00 - 5:00,  ride twice a day,  learn stable management and general care of owning your own horse or pony.  We are also running Training hunts every Sunday meeting at 1:00  suitable for adults and children see Facebook for details call 014580104.

This centre is qualified to train students for Educational Training Board, see news item on opening page for further details.

For more information find us on Facebook and www.castlewardenponyandcountryclub.ie

 

Located in Co Kildare
Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Blackberry Stables

Blackberry Stables is located just 3 miles outside the town of Maynooth Co. Kildare, down a quiet cul-de-sac. We are within easy access of Kilcock, Leixlip, Celbridge and Dunboyne and we are only 40 mins from Dublin city centre.
Blackberry Stables is a small family run riding school specialising in individual and small (max 5) lessons. We cater for children from 3 years old and beginner adults to national eventing standard, the emphasis is on the quality of instruction. Our lessons cover all disciplines - flatwork / dressage, jumping and cross-country. We pride ourselves on making our lessons an enjoyable and safe riding experience.
The Types of lessons we offer are:

  • - Group lessons (max 5 people)
  • - One to one private lessons
  • - Full and half day Pony Camps
  • - Adult exclusive Pony Camps
  • - Happy Hacks

Here at Blackberry Stables we include all elements of riding in our teaching from Tacking up to Grooming. Therefore we have a saying here, when you come to Blackberry Stables you don't just have a pony ride you learn how to horse ride.
Other equestrian services we provide include: Breaking, Schooling, DIY and full livery
Our facilities include our new 50m x 40m all weather floodlit arena (built summer 2010). 20 acres of parkland provide the thrills of riding cross-country or a quiet nature trek down to the river. We also have access to woods nearby that can provide clients with natural jumps or a pleasant peaceful potter in nature.
All our instructors are qualified and have many years experience in eventing , dressage and show jumping.
So if are looking for a fun safe place to ride give us a call, email or Facebook. We look forward to seeing you!
Happy riding!!

Located in Co Kildare
Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Dunbyrne Equestrian

Dunbyrne Equestrian Centre has a small friendly riding school set over 50 acres at the foot of the Hill of Allen, 10 minutes from Naas, Newbridge and Kildare Town.
AIRE Approved our professional and friendly staff teach lessons to beginners and advanced riders, from children as young as 5 years up to and including adults.   Lessons are taught by fully qualified experienced Instructors who are garda vetted and trained in First Aid and Child Protection.

Dunbyrne Equestrian Centre also offers a top class Livery Yard with the following facilities & services:
– 2 Floodlit Arenas with showjumps: 50m x 70m arena & 20m x 40m arena
– Large airy stables with generous bedding, fresh clean water from automatic drinkers
– Purpose built wash- bay
– Heated Tea-room, Rug-room and Tack-room with Washing Machine
– All weather 4.5 furlong sand gallop for hacking or fitness work
– Wooded hacking trail with optional cross country jumps (ideal for bringing your dog for a walk also!)
– Competition Training

 

Located in Co Kildare
Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Little Oak Equestrian Centre

Little Oak Equestrian Centre is set on a 10 acre site in Downings North, Prosperous, Co. Kildare.
We are an AIRE approved centre that offers a host of services for you and your horse. We have livery to suit all budgets, riding lessons for all levels and pony camps to keep the kids entertained.
Little Oak Equestrian is a small family run riding school who specialise in individual and group lessons for adults and children of all levels.
Whether a seasoned rider or interested in a career with horses Little Oak Equestrian have BHSII and BHSAI instructors who cater for all levels. We welcome complete beginners, improvers and advanced riders.

Little Oak Equestrian Centres facilities
• 2 floodlit arenas - 60m x 40m & 40m x 20m
• 12x12 Stable with rubber matting in an American style Barn
• ETB Training Centre
• Individual BHS exam Training available
• Group Lessons
• Private Lessons
• Pony Camps
• RDAI
• Unregistered/Training Shows

Located in Co Kildare
Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Abbeyfield Farm

Abbeyfield Farm Country Pursuits -  Ireland's leader in Country Pursuits

Welcome to Abbeyfield Farm Country Pursuits, nestled in over 240 acres of picturesque Kildare countryside. Less than 40 minutes drive from Dublin city centre, our experienced and friendly staff will provide you with a safe and enjoyable afternoon of fun outdoor activities such as Horse Riding,Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery and Air Rifle Shooting. For the first timer, expert tuition is provided to allow you get the very best out of each pursuit. For the accomplished let us push your skills to the limit.

Horses & Livery at Abbeyfield Farm

Facilities include:

•           70m x 40m all- weather flood lit arena

•           240 acres of treks

•           12 furlong all weather gallop

•           60+ cross country fences all weather including technical fences

•           Quiet country routes with no traffic interference

•           Hunting 4 days a week ( Hunts include North Kildare Farmers, Kildare Foxhounds, South County Dublin Hunt & Ward Union Staghounds)

•           Secure tack & feed room

•           Coaching and Schooling available

•           Wash bay, clipping and plaiting

•           Equine physio & chiropractor service available

•           Pre- arranged transport to hunts

•           Feed & Hay twice a day

•           High spec stables

•           American Style Barn

•           Horse Lease available

•           Farrier attends yard twice weekly

We have 56 stables in total with automatic drinkers & built in food troughs. Horses are turned out on a daily basis year round. As we are a family run business there is always someone on site. We have pony lessons on a Saturday morning and afternoon which cater for all levels. We also hold a number of pony camps throughout the year.

Located in Co Kildare
Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Long's Horse Riding

Located in Co Kerry
Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Rossbeigh Beach Riding Centre

Rossbeigh Beach Riding would like to welcome you to an experience which will never be forgotten.  Located on the world-renowned Ring of Kerry, the Centre has established a reputation in recent years as “a trekker’s paradise”.

Thirty minutes from Killarney town, Rossbeigh Beach Riding Centre is situated within a stone’s throw of Rossbeigh Beach which is six miles long.  Riding along on Rossbeigh Beach close to the water’s edge is an experience riders of all levels will never forget.

From trail riding through the spectacular scenery that surrounds Rossbeigh to a gentle ride along the beach, Trek along miles of country road surrounded by scenery which will take your breath away.

To avoid disappointment please call 48 hours prior to arrival. Call Us Today! +353(0)87-237-9110 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Located in Co Kerry
Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Dingle Horse Riding

Welcome to Dingle Horse Riding. Set on the dramatic and beautiful west coast of Ireland, we specialise in two hour, half and full day rides and week long riding holidays for experienced riders, taking in all the beauty and exhiliration of the mountains and beaches the Dingle Peninsula has to offer.

We also offer one hour mountain rides for novice/beginner riders. We have a range of fit, responsive and well-cared for horses from 14.2hh to 17hh, mostly Irish sporthorses, but also draught, cob, appaloosa and a clydesdale. We are able to cater for riders over 12 years old, and under 15st/210lb/95kg.
Please visit our website www.dinglehorseriding.com for more information, and www.dinglehorseriding/blogspot.com for photos, or to leave comments if you have ridden with us in the past.

Located in Co Kerry
Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Eagle Rock Equestrian Centre

EAGLE ROCK EQUESTRIAN CENTRE is situated in Caherdaniel on the beautiful ring of Kerry (N70).
This picturesque little village stands on the shores of Derrynane Bay and is a haven for holiday makers.

Eagle Rock an A.I.R.E. approved and facilitates rides for all standards.
Tuition available from our qualified instructors.
We can provide you with horses and ponies to suit all levels, whether you are starting from the basics or whether you wish to try something more adventurous.
For those with basic ridding experience there are beach and mountain treks in breathtaking surroundings. Treks consist of one hour, one and half hour, and two hour, though beach and mountains.

Located in Co Kerry
Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

River Valley Stables

Located in Co Kerry
Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Tralee Equestrian Centre

Welcome to Kerry's Premier Equestrian Venue Situated on the foothills of the Slieve Mish Mountains overlooking Tralee town, Tralee Equestrian Centre is the place for all things equestrian in Kerry.
Run by a team of professionals with unrivalled experience in the industry, we offer services ranging from Horse & Pony Riding lessons to livery, to trekking and to Horse and Pony Sales.

We are proudly the only Equestrian centre in the county approved by the Association of Irish Riding Establishments (AIRE) and the British Horse Society (BHS) therefore guaranteeing you a professional service from the most modern establishment in the county. We are also the only BHS examination centre located in the southwest of Ireland.

Located in Co Kerry
Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Creagh Equestrian Centre

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

Located in Co Galway
Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Moycullen Riding Centre

Moycullen Riding Centre is situated just a few miles from Galway city, in the magnificent surroudings of the Connemara countryside, making it an ideal trekking venue.

The centre specialises in Trekking and caters for all levels, from beginners to experienced riders.

We offer:

  • Horse and Ponies to suit all Ages and Standards.
  • Beautiful Scenic Bogroad Trekking 
  • Group and privite lessons given 
  • Pony camps 
  • AIRE Approved
  • Qualified Instructors

Please see what we offer below:

  • We aim to match the horse with the riders experience and requirements.
  • Our guides alway accompany the treks.
  • We are open all year around.
  • We cater for children.
  • We provide pre-trekking lessons.
  • Safety for all is very important to us.

Directions to the centre: Take the N59 from Galway city (it is the Moycullen/Clifden road) for approx 6 miles, take a left for Barna, (SIGN FOR MOYCULLEN RIDING CENTRE ON RIGHT HAND SIDE) go one mile up and take right turn at sign, we are at the top of the hill on right hand side. Moycullen Riding Centre is a family run business.
Contact us now on 087 2043944
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Located in Co Galway
Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Tuam Riding Centre

Friendly, safe Riding Centre in the west of Ireland, five minutes by car from Tuam town.  Caters for riders of all levels.  Horses provided but clients may bring their own if preferred. 

Pony Camps take place all year around during school holidays.  Arena hire and livery available, birthday parties for children.  Ring Evelyn on 086 8291238 for further information.

Located in Co Galway
Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Slieve Aughty Riding Centre

Welcome to Slieve Aughty Centre in the west of Ireland.  We are a family owned and operated equestrian and activity centre offering riding holidays, hourly treks, riding lessons, cross country training, English Language instruction, party and conference facilities, organic food, cycling and walking trails and more.  Approximately 50 km east of Galway City and adjacent to more than 50 miles of forest and quiet country lanes, immerse yourself in the tranquillity and beauty of Ireland’s landscape. We cater for the novice and advanced rider; and with over 30 horses and ponies, you are sure to find one that suits.

Adjacent to more than 50 miles of forest trails and endless country lanes, Slieve Aughty Riding Centre offers some of the best trail riding in all of Ireland. Explore new landscapes every day on a week long trail holiday, or book a trek by the hour and spend a relaxing afternoon on a quiet, safe horse or pony. Find out why the Irish horse is so special as our experienced mounts easily navigate steep inclines, boggy fields, rocky paths, river crossings, tangles of vegetation and more. Bring the camera to capture the incredible scenery.

For more advanced riders, get out of the arena and challenge yourself on our cross country course!  Covering over 20 acres, the cross country course presents a variety of obstacles, including water jumps, ditches, walls, drops and combinations, all over varied terrain.   Bring your own horse or hire an experienced Irish hunter and enjoy!  If riding lessons are desired, our qualified instructors can guide you in the large all-weather sand arena or on the cross country course. After your ride sip a hot tea or cool pint in our cosy restaurant, where we serve up organic food from our own garden. For your comfort, toilet, locker and changing facilities are available for all guests.

An eco-friendly centre, Slieve Aughty makes every effort to minimise our impact on the environment, from biodegradable cleaning agents to chemical free pasture management.

Established in 1986, Slieve Aughty Centre is AIRE (Association of Irish Riding Establishments) and Bord Failte, and BHS approved.

For more information, contact us! We love to hear from you and look forward to helping you create your next family adventure.

Located in Co Galway
Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Parkmore Stables

Located in Co Galway
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Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Sallows Wood Stables

Located in Co Dublin
Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Dymphna's Equestrian Centre

Dymphna's Equestrian Centre is situated in idyllic North County Dublin setting located within 5 minutes from Swords, 10 minutes from Ashbourne, 10 minutes from Dublin Airport and 25 minutes from Dublin City Centre.  We are an AIRE approved centre.

We provide top class qualified tuition for all riding levels from the nervous beginner to the experienced rider and cater for both children and adults.  We also run pony camps for children throughout the year , show jumping and cross country competitions and leagues.  We are a BHS exam training centre.

We also provide a livery service for both horses and ponies.  Livery includes use of all facilities, secure tack room, locker room, horse box parking, two covered livery yards, turn out, mucking out/ bedding, organic hay and GM free hard feed.

We provide any additional services such as clipping, worming, schooling, and farrier upon request. Livery owners taking a lesson group lesson on their own horse will be entitled to another free lesson on their own horse within the same week.

Facilities: Our facilities include two outdoor floodlit arenas, full set of show jumps, a lunge ring, cross country course , annual shows/leagues, quiet roads for hacking, close to local shows, qualified staff on the yard at all times and owner/manager living on site.

Holiday cottage for rent.
3 bedroom cottage available for rent week/weekend , weekly, monthly with or without equestrian package.

Located in Co Dublin
Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Cherry Orchard Equine Centre

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.

 

Located in Co Dublin
Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Kellystown Riding School

Situated in the foothills of the Dublin mountains Kellystown Riding School offers horse riding at its very best with spectacular views of Dublin Bay and Dun Laoghaire Harbour.
Owned and operated by Olive Kelly BHSAI the school offers lessons for all levels of rider and scenic forest treks. Children's pony camps are a speciality and are organised throughout the year. Children's birthday parties are catered for throughout the year.

Located in Co Dublin
Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Oldtown Riding Stables


"Always dreamt of riding into the sunset?"

So if you are 3 or 103 or anywhere in-between this is the place for you.

We are a family run riding stables, with a long established reputation for excellent results. Situated in a naturally beautiful rural part of North County Dublin we cater for all levels of riding abilities from hacking on quiet lanes and farmland enjoying the natural beauty of the area to competition training with our range of BHSAI instructors. Those with special needs are especially welcome at the establishment; we are associated with Special Olympics Ireland and the Riding for Disabled Association.

We also offer pony camps through out the school holidays which are run on a weekly basis. These are a great way for the children to spend their school holidays learning and improving their equestrian skills.

Livery is also available at the establishment. A high standard of care is available for your horse/ pony, with Cheval riding club only ½ mile from the yard this allows even the most novice owner enjoy a little bit of competition.

Location
6mins from Ashbourne.
10mins from Naul.
20mins from Swords.
15mins from Balbriggan.
10mins from Ratoath.
15mins off the M50 Finglas exit.

Located in Co Dublin
Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Carrickmines Equestrian Centre

Located in Co Dublin
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Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Fettercairn Youth Horse Project

Fettercairn Youth Horse Project is a community based horse riding project situated beside the Red Luas line in Tallaght .

We run public and private lessons, camps, Equine Assisted Learning and BHS training.

We have 20 stables in an American style barn with an Olympic sized arena which is available for hire.

Our main aims are
 To provide an opportunity for young people to develop skills in animal welfare, stable management and horse riding
 To develop opportunities for social, personal, educational and vocational development among young people from the surrounding areas
 To facilitate research in the area of Equine Assisted Learning

Located in Co Dublin
Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Kilronan Equestrian Centre

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!

Located in Co Dublin
Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Calliaghstown Equestrian Centre

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.

Located in Co Dublin
Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Greenacres Equestrian Centre

Located in Co Donegal
Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Dunfanaghy Stables Ltd

Welcome to Dunfanaghy Stables!
We are located on the wild rugged coastline of Donegal in the north west of Ireland. We have access to beautiful Atlantic beaches where you can ride for miles without interruption.

We have Connemara ponies and Irish hunters which are sure footed when crossing the mountain paths. We have a varied selection of horses to suit people with all levels of horseriding ability.

If you would like to improve your riding during your time with us, you can get lessons with our BHSAI to give you helpful and practical advice.

Please contact us for anymore information on any of our variety of packages we offer, from half an hour on a horse to week long trails there is plenty of choice for the whole family.

Visit our website and then come and visit us!
www.dunfanaghystables.com
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Phone: 074 9100980 074 9100980
Mobile: 0868280552

Located in Co Donegal
Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Cooley Equestrian Centre

Have an equestrian experience
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.

Located in Co Donegal
Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Deane's Equestrian Centre

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

• Trekking

• Cross Country Course

• Pony Rides

• Livery/Schooling Service

Advance booking advisable

EQUESTRIAN CENTRE

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.
TREKKING
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
Cross Country jumping on the farm. We advise this for more experienced riders. Back protectors are mandatory.
PONY RIDES
Short lead rein rides for the young and not so young
LIVERY SERVICE
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:-

Alax Deane,
Deane's Equestrian Centre,
Darney,
Bruckless,
Co. Donegal.
Tel/Fax: 353 74 97 37160

Located in Co Donegal
Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Donegal Equestrian Centre

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

Located in Co Donegal
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