Activity: Riding Instruction

Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Solohead Equestrian Centre

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.

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

Lough Gara Stables

Lough Gara Riding Stables offer horse riding and other country pursuits in a tranquil, peaceful location on the shores of Lough Gara five miles from Boyle in County Sligo, Ireland. We offer Horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, archery, falconry, Air rifle Shooting ,Air Soft Shooting, We also have an Assault Course and a pets corner.
We offer activities to suit everyone from young children and teenagers to adults and we run tailor made events for corporate team building, school tours, family get togethers, birthday parties, pony clubs, riding clubs, scouts and girl guides and stag and hen parties.
The Center is run by husband and wife, Adrien and Jimmy Kneale. Adrien's passion is classical dressage and teaching people to ride in true harmony. Jimmy shoots for the Irish National Skeet team, he won a silver medal for Ireland in the world championships in 2009, is an experienced Falconer and a lover of all country sports and nature.
Lough Gara stables is fully approved by AIRE (Association of Irish Riding Establishments).
We offer horse riding lessons for all ages and experience levels. Our horses include well schooled dressage schoolmasters for the more advanced riders and quiet horses and ponies for novices.
Have a lesson in our roofed arena, Experience true harmony getting the feel of the dressage movements, go for a gallop in the meadows jumping our small natural jumps and ditches or simply hack by the lake taking in the scenery and watching the wildlife.

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

Island View Riding Stables

Riding on a beautiful sandy beach....make your dream come true! Suitable for all the family, beginners or experienced riders, young or old. Groups are welcome and can avail of discount rates.

 Trekking options range from a 30 minute lead rein trek for young children or a 1 hour beach ride right up to a full day trail ride.   We offer a special island ride to our private island for experienced riders.  Lessons either private or in small groups.
On a visit here you will meet a variety of pets, free range chickens and Rossi the miniature Stallion.  We offer aselection of equestrian holiday options, including a short break with Hotel or B & B accommodation and a weeklong selfcatering holiday right beside the stables.

We have Ireland's only registered Centered Riding®(Sally Swift) instructor - level 2
AIRE Approved.
Opening Times 9 am to 6 pm, all year round.
Session Prices: Hourly rate is €25.00 for Children and €35.00 for Adults

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.
Eircode: F91N4T1
Telephone: (071) 9166156 / (086) 1956615
Facebook page : www.facebook.com/islandviewridingstables Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: www.islandviewridingstables.com:

German: www.reiteninirland.de

French www.irlande-a-cheval.fr

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

Annaharvey Farm

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!

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

Castle Leslie Equestrian Centre

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

 

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

Moy Riding Centre

The Moy; more than a riding school, an experience!!
You've heard about us...now read more!!

We are an enthusiastic family run Riding School, whose main aims are fun, safety and education. We run a childrens open day every Saturday from 9am - 5pm. All our staff have BHS qualifications and occupational first aid. Come and enjoy our friendly atmosphere where the ponies and children take over!! Every Sunday, hail rain or snow we run a show-jumping competition with BBQ, tea, coffee and home baked nibbles. This summer we will run a number of pony camps where the children will work towards the National AIRE exams.

Moy Riding Club affiliated to AIRC was founded in January 2008. At present we have 40 members all over the age of 17years. We hold numerous competitions, training days and social events. We compete countrywide at AIRC opperated events. We have also hosted a Le Trec day which was very successful. We give adult lessons Monday - Friday under the direct supervision of our chief instructer Michael Fox. Grace Fox is also available for any schooling of troublesome ponies and excels in private childrens lessons. All in all we endeavour to cover all aspects of recreational equestrian activities.

Please call in any time and you will be guaranteed a warm welcome and time to discuss any requirments you may have. . . if we cannot help you ourselves we will direct you to any number of AIRE approved establishments.


For more information visit: www.moyridingcentre.ie

 

Located in Co Meath
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

Barnacarroll Equestrian Centre

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 in Co Mayo
Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Carrowholly Stables

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 in Co Mayo
Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Drummindoo Stud and Equitation Centre

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

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

Mosstown Stables

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.

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

Clarina Equestrian Centre

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.

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

Fitzgerald's Equestrian Centre

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.

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

Hillcrest Equestrian Centre

AIRE - Association of Irish Riding Establishments Hillcrest School of Equestrian Activites offers a large variety of activites,including hacking, trecking, lessons to all standards in showjumping, dressage and a challenging cross country with over one hundred man-made and natural fences. Hillcrest offers:

Young People's Unaccompanied Residential Pony Camp.
Residential ages (10-18) non residential (6-18).
Enjoy lessons, stable managment, trecking, trail rides and cross country. Get your adrenalin pumping or meander with rides river and an exhilarating mock hunt. (optional english language tuition avaliable)

Hunting Packages.
Tailored pre hunting tuition followed by a days hunting with various packs.

Ballyhoura/Glen of Aherlow mini trail.
This trail takes you through one of ireland's most spectacular and scenic areas with beautiful and breathtaking scenery.

For more information visit: www.hillcrestequestriancentre.ie

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

Moorlands Equestrian Centre

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.

Activities:
Professional lessons        Scenic treks          Exhilarating ride-outs            Childrens pony camps
Special Olympics               Pony parties           Livery            Schooling          Breaking and training

Facilities
Reception
Indoor arena
Outdoor arena
26 stables
Toilets and changing areas
Large car park

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

Teagasc Kildalton College

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
: www.teagasc.ie

Located in Co Kilkenny
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

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

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
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