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Thursday, 07 April 2011 00:00

Child Vision

Childvision is an AIRE approved centre providing specialist Equine Assisted Occupational Therapy.

This unique service includes a full time occupational therapist working with a team of riding instructors to provide highly tailored therapeutic sessions to children and adults.
All our therapy clients are assessed by the OT and individual goals are set for each client.

We also see a small number of mainstream clients for lessons with our BSHII, and BSHAI Instructors.
We run a 48 week AIRE/ETB traineeship which offers training of the BHSAI schedule, as well as training in equine therapy.

Facilities include a specially designed sensory trail, extra wide mounting blocks, outdoor arena, café and pet farm on site.

 

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

Festina Lente Equestrian Centre

Festina Lente Equestrian Centre offers equine centred activities to people of all ages, backgrounds, learning abilities and interests. Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced rider Festina Lente Equestrian Centre has something for everybody! We are located just off Junction 5 of the N11 (Bray/Shankill exit) and are approximately a 25 minutes drive from Dublin.

Festina Lente Equestrian Centre provides an inclusive environment which fosters each person’s learning and well-being in a supportive, nurturing and fun manner. From as young as two years of age, children, teenagers and adults can enjoy learning experiences through a variety of our Equestrian Centre lessons, camps & clinics.

Our Equestrian Centre has developed a strong reputation for excellence in high level coaching and a place to have fun as well as inclusion of children and persons with special needs through therapeutic riding and learning programmes and provides an integrated working and learning environment to hundreds of people every year!

Our excellent facilities include a very large all-weather floodlit indoor arena, a large outdoor arena, outdoor paddocks and sensory trails. Excellent Horse Welfare also plays a key role in Festina Lente Equestrian Centre.

In addition to the more traditional equestrian activities we also provide a variety of other programmes to facilitate, educate and encourage children and adults with special needs.

We also offer two different QQI accredited courses, our Therapeutic Riding Coaching Programme and our Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator Training Programme, to anyone interested in upskilling their equestrian knowledge and range of activities they currently offer their clients.

More details on our website http://festinalente.ie

 

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

Brennanstown Riding School

Brennanstown Riding School is one of Ireland’s best known equestrian centres and is located just off Junction 7 of the N11 (Bray/Enniskerry exit) and approximately 30 minutes drive from Dublin.
The School is Association of Irish Riding Establishments and British Horse Society approved.
Open all year round and providing top class facilities, the Riding Centre offers qualified instruction for all standards (Adults and Children) from novice to competition riders, either in the large indoor school or outdoor sand arenas. All lessons are taken by qualified and experienced staff. We pride ourselves in providing a safe, fun and relaxed environment for all our clients to learn and progress in.
Cross Country Ride and Treks, ranging from one to two hours, are available and will take riders through the beautiful Hollybrook and Killruddery Estates, providing stunning views of Dublin Bay and the Wicklow countryside.
During the Summer and school holidays, 3-day camps for children are run on a regular basis. Here again the emphasis is on learning through fun with the objective of broadening the child’s experience and knowledge of ponies, thereby increasing their confidence. Each day’s programme will provide 2 hours riding and a progressive set of pony care lectures and practicals where the children will learn about looking after a pony.
The Riding Centre has a wide variety of horses and ponies ranging from quiet mounts for novice and nervous riders to those suitable for the more ambitious and experienced clients.
Brennanstown is an approved AIRE/CDETB and BHS Training Centre for student career courses and also a BHS Examination Centre up to Stage 1V and Intermediate Teaching level.

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

Kilotteran Equitation Centre

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.

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

Broadmeadow Equestrian Centre

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.

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

Clonshire Equestrian Centre

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.

http://twitter.com/Clonshire

http://www.bebo.com/c/home/index.html

 

 

Located in Co Limerick
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

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

Hitchmough's Riding School

"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"

 

 

Located in Co Cork