Activity: Riding Instruction

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

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

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

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

Lenamore Stables

Location

Lenamore is situated high in the hills of Donegal, overlooking the city of Derry. The facility is half way between the villages of Muff and Bridgend, approximately twenty miles from both Letterkenny and Carndonagh, ten miles from Movile and two miles from Derry. Our clientele varies from local towns to overseas tourists.

We are registered with the British Horse Society (BHS) and the Association of Irish Riding Establishments (AIRE).

 

Services

We offer a wide range of services to our clients of all abilities:

Riding Lessons are available seven days a week and cater for all levels of experience.

Horse riding for the disabled individuals to develop confidence in themselves by helping to improve their mobility and to create a sense of equality with those who are able bodied as they can participate on an equal basis.

Hacking out in our picturesque countryside for many hours, or venture further on day treks to local beauty spots such as Grianan of Aileach Stone Fort.

Nursery Riding Lessons are an ideal way to introduce your children to horses.

Birthday Parties allow you to bring as many friends to have fun playing games on horseback where afterwards you have access to our club room.

Own a Pony for a Week provides the children with the chance to learn everything involved in owing a pony.

Breeding, Breaking and Schooling of horses and ponies is a specialty at Lenamore.

Show Jumping in our international size sand arena as well as our grass show-jumping paddock with full range of show-jumps.

One Day Events are held during the spring and summer months.

Hunting Trials / Cross-Country course has a number of varied and interesting fences and has fences to suit all standards and abilities.

Livery Contracts to suit all needs such as Full Livery, Riding School Livery and Grass Livery.

Accommodation allows you to enjoy the views out over the rolling hills and countryside as you watch our horses and foals grazing, or watch the city lights as night falls after a long summers evening.

 

Facilities

Our Yard Facilities include:

  • 35 stables and 18 stalls
  • 15x30 meter indoor school
  • 35x100 meter flood lit international sized sand menage
  • Cross country course with 30 obstacles
  • Show jumping course
  • Accommodation for up to 16 people
  • Class room/clubroom
  • New tack room
  • Livery locker room

 

Contact

For more information on how we can accommodate you, please contact Geraldine Graham
(BHS Intermediate Instructor) on

Tel: 00353 74 9384022

Mob: 00447968180782

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Website: www.lenamorestables.com

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

Tulligmore Equestrian Centre

We are a family run centre located near Cork Airport and Kinsale. We provide safe and suitable horses and ponies for all clients. Beginners and advanced riders catered for. Summer camps during July and August for children. Trekking along quite country roads and farmland pathways.

Facilities:

Large outdoor floodlit arena.
Indoor lunging arena.
Livery yard.
Summer Camps for children.
Progressive A.I.R.E test centre.

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

Castlemore Riding School

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

Follyfoot Riding Farm

Follyfoot Riding Farm is located 6 miles north of the beautiful Kinsale town.   We offer hourly and half hourly lessons in our outdoor arena for all levels. Our trekking is varied through the 100 acre tillage farm and we have a nice selection of steady traditional hairy Irish cobs.

We recommend booking in advance in order to avoid disappointment.  Please note children must be 5 years or older to ride.   Hats and boots supplied, also a selected range of back protectors for children.

Open all year round for lessons;              Trekking is confined to summer months;                  

Pony camps Easter and summer;             Closed Sundays and Mondays;

Phone Mary for our very reasonable prices.

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

Bridestown Towers Equestrian Centre

Bridestown Towers Equestrian Centre

Situated in the beautiful Bride Valley in North Cork, Bridestown Towers Equestrian Centre is a modern equestrian facility in the surrounds of a magnificent 18th century Georgian Estate. The equestrian centre at Bridestown was founded in 2003 when Gemma and her brother Philip returned from training and work commitments in the UK and Germany. A handful of stables and even fewer horses and ponies were all that was needed to start there budding enterprise. Over the years adding bit by bit, Bridestown Towers Equestrian Centre (BTEC) has developed into a wonderful sports facility. Now with over 30 stables, indoor and outdoor arenas, horse walker, trekking paths and circa 40 acres of prime grassland, BTEC is above par as far as riding and training establishments are concerned.
Approximately 20 minutes from Cork city, Bridestown Towers EC offers top class riding instruction to adults and children of all skill levels. We specialise mainly in show jumping training, flat work & dressage. Group lessons are run on a per term basis for both half hour and hour lessons. Private lessons are also available, mainly on an own horse/own pony basis.
Summer Camps are offered during most of the school holidays for children aged six and up, and an adult camp is usually held once a year depending on demand.
Our livery facilities are excellent and are kept to a very high standard [details on request]. Clients with horses on livery have the use of a horse walker, indoor and outdoor arenas, as well as small hacks around the secluded farm land.
The centre is approved by the association of Irish riding establishments (A.I.R.E.) and with fully qualified instructors, lessons are available for all levels of riding experience.
If you're looking for horse riding in Cork, Bridestown Towers Equestrian Centre is the only place to be.

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

Fermoy Equestrian Centre

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

Valley View Equestrian Centre

Small friendly, busy, family run equestrian centre, sited in North Cork in the heart of Duhallow hunting country.  Catering mostly for children, minimum age 8yrs.  We have a good selections of ponies to cater for the total beginner up to the child who wants to hunt or compete. All children are encouraged to take AIRE exams, which marks their level of competence in both riding and stable management.  The regular clients get a mix of lessons in the arena and also riding through the farm.

Clients can also see the details of up coming events, showjumping, hunter trials, fun rides, childrens hunts etc.  Ponies are available for hire for these.  Pony camps are run during July and August.

Horses and ponies are taken for breaking and schooling and sales preparation.
Ponies and horses are also available for sale. Horses for hire for Duhallow and some other local hunts.

Valley View Equestrian Centre has now got a face book page, with lots of details of upcoming events in the area and hundreds of photos of pupils/ our horses and ponies  and local hunts/ fun rides etc.

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

Clonlara Equestrian Centre

Clonlara Equestrian Centre is situated in the countryside of East Clare, 5 miles from Limerick city.  It is a family run riding school with a competition yard sitting on 120 acres, has top class facilities for all disciplines.

The centre hosts an international indoor arena, two outdoor arenas and a cross country course.    Lessons in all disciplines are offered - showjumping, dressage, cross country or trekking for the leisure rider through the farm.  Lessons are available in a group or as a private session.  Clonlara runs pony camps during school breaks for both advanced and beginner riders.  We host shows in Showjumping, Dressage and Crossjump at various times through the year.  We have an active riding club and provide livery, with private paddocks and access to all facilities for livery owners.  We have a therapeutic room with a mechanical horse and welcome children of special abilities.  

Clonlara Equestrian Centre will offer a warm welcome to all their clients.

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

Castlefergus Riding Stables

Castlefergus Riding Stables is owned and run by the O Brien family since 1992. We offer a service of excellence to our clients and visitors from abroad - whether a complete novice rider or a advanced rider all ages and abilities, you will have the chance to enjoy some beautiful scenery over our 100 acre farm and woodland in the heart of the historic Co.Clare. Castlefergus Stables offers many different trail rides, from 1 to 2 hours duration.  Enjoy riding past a 15th century medival castle and ringforts dating back to the Broonze age.  You will ride along the river banks of the River Rine and in the fields with the sheep and their baby lambs. All trail rides are guided by one of the O Brien family members.  You can enjoy hearing the History of the farm and surrounding area by the guide. Morgan O Brien is a qualified riding instructor I.C.E.S & B.H.S.A.I.

This is an A.I.R.E Aproved Centre.
We offer full livery for ponies and horses whereby all are turned out into fields or into our winter excercise pad and into the fields in summer.  We have a purpose built American barn with stables for hire. Special needs or diets for the horses can be arranged.

Facilities include:-
Indoor areana with jumps both coloured and working hunter fences. Outdoor areana with a rubber surface.
Acess to riding through woodlands, meadows and by the river Rine over our 100 acre scenic farm.

Contact; Aida Enright O'Brien - 0872798313 or 0879731145
International Telephone (+353) 65 6825914

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

Clare Equestrian Centre

Horse Riding Tuition is by Marie Burke and her team of tutors.


Marie has competed with distinction on the National and International showjumping circuits. This experience, coupled with her tuition ability and track record ensures Clare Equestrian remain one of the top facilities in the country:


Lessons are available on request, either for individuals or for groups
• Regular Lessons for adults are held every Tuesday at 6pm - 9pm and Wednesday evening from 6pm to 9pm.
• Regular Lessons for Children are held every Friday evening from 4pm to 8pm and from 10am to 6pm on Saturday
• We coach people from beginner to advanced level
Horse Management Classes for Adults are run throughout the year
• We ensure that the correct horse is matched with each rider based on experience and ability
• Safety is of paramount importance to us. We are keen that people also have fun and enjoy the overall experience
Our Pony Camps for children are proving very popular. These are held at Easter, Summer and during the October school break.
Kids need to bring a packed lunch and suitable clothing. Please call or email for more details.
Showjumping Clinics- For the more ambitious and experienced rider.
Over a 3-5 day period, Intensive Morning Classes and Afternoon training gives our students an excellent advancement in skill and competitiveness
All horses used are competition standard.  Clare Equestrian is located on 70 Acres of unspoiled countryside, making it an ideal trekking venue. We offer:
• Trekking for individuals, couples, families and groups of up to 30 people
• Our treks can be varied from relaxing & easy to very challenging depending on the skill and requirements of the riders.
• Mixed capability groups can be catered for using multiple guides.
• We aim to match the horse with the riders experience and riding requirements.
• Jumping is optional on all our treks
Our guides always accompany the treks.  We are open for trekking all year round, We cater for children.
We provide pre-trekking lessons.  The safety of our riders is important to us
Clare Equestrian Centre offers riders an excellent choice of cross country rides:
• Over 30 Fences (optional).
• Natural Water Challenges.
• Banks & Stone Walls.
We will tailor the cross country circuit to meet the riders' skill and requirement for adventure.

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

Banner Equestrian

Welcome to Banner Equestrian.
We are a family run equestrian venue set in 100 acres of rolling countryside and secluded wooded areas in the Burren Region of County Clare, Ireland.  Our facilities include an impressive indoor riding school, spacious outdoor showjumping and practice arenas, cleverly designed and carefully constructed cross country course with simple fences for beginners and challenging obstacles to suit even the most advanced and adventurous horse and rider combinations.

Instruction is given by owners Noel BHSII and Simone BHSAI. German tuition possible.
Alternatively we offer quiet, relaxing treks through the 100 acres of farmland, down winding country lanes and through our woodland which is densely populated with Ireland's best known wildlife providing ample opportunity to de-stress in the heart of the peaceful countryside and to really feel at one with nature.

Banner Equestrian offers a fully equipped, modern apartment in the riding school complex .  It is very comfortable and sleeps up to 10 people.  It includes a sittingroom, kitchen/dining, bath/shower room, 2 shower/toilet, utility with washing machine and dryer.  Bookings for one or two weeks.

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

Ross House Equestrian Holidays

Our facilites: B+B for guests into "the countryside", Horseriding or Fishing. (B+B for horses can also be arranged)
SJI affiliated shows. Friday night Mini/midi/maxi shows. Occassional clinics, dressage shows. Working Hunter shows. (JumpX or two phase events to be added soon)
Top class indoor 70mX 40m, wax surface + full set of FEI grade SJ
2X all weather outdoor arenas. 20x40 and 50X80
XC schooling arena, part grass/part all weather.
AIRE approved Riding School. BHS instructor. Plus FEI competition coach on-site.
Livery, competition training, Hacking, pony camps, re-schooling of horses/breaking.

 

 

Located in Co Cavan
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