Activity: Trekking Trail_Riding

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 a variety of equestrian holiday options.

We have Ireland's only registered Centered Riding®(Sally Swift) instructor - level 2 AIRE Approved.: Opening Times 9 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week, all year round Session Prices 30 Minute Ride for kids: €18.00 Hourly rate : €23.00 For Children and €30.00 for Adults

Directions along the Wild Atlantic Way:  On the N15, between Grange and Cliffoney village, 15 km north of Sligo , 10 km south of Bundoran. Approx. 40 minutes drive from Donegal Town.
Telephone: (071) 9166156 / (086) 1956615
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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

Birr Equestrian Centre

Birr Equestrian Centre has been catering for riders and horse enthusiasts for over thirty years under the direction of Noel Cosgrave and his team of dedicated instructors.

At Birr Equestrian Centre, we offer a wide range of equestrian activities.  Lessons are available for adults and children, with the option of intensive private lessons for the truly dedicated rider.
Hour long treks around Kingsborough Farm provide riders with the opportunity to leisurely amble through our working farm, or pick up the pace and try their hand at some of our natural and manmade obstacles on our cross-country course.
Half-day and full-day trekking on the Slieve Bloom Mountains exhibits the breathtaking scenery of the mountainous terrain to riders as they ride the trails at their preferred pace.
Week long pony camps run throughout July and August and during various school holidays.
Hunting can be arranged on our safe well schooled hunters, for both drag and fox.

Staff at Birr Equestrian Centre also offers assistance in sourcing local accommodation for those holidaying in the area.

Both grass and stable livery is available at competitive prices. Birr Equestrian Centre always has a nice stock of horses, ponies and cobs for sale also.

Birr Equestrian Centre regularly hosts club rallies and events for the Slieve Bloom Riding Club and Ormond/North Tipperary Pony Club.

For the non horsey visitor, Midland Battlefield Live - a laser gun shooting game, is located at Birr Equestrian Centre. This is a team orientated combat simulation game that is played in forest constructed battle fields. Midland Archery is also based at Birr Equestrian Centre.
Both of these activities are suitable for hen/stag and birthday parties (aged from 10 years upwards) and can be combined with horse riding to tailor make a package to suit any group.

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

Iceford Stables

Open all year round.
Horse Riding Lessons for children and adults, from beginners to advanced, private and group lessons. 
Hacking on the quiet tree lined country roads near Ballina and Inishcrone.
Children’s horse riding camps in all non term time, birthday parties, mums mornings, beach rides on the beautiful sandy beach in Inishcrone
New purpose built indoor arena Outdoor rubber surface arena Cross Country Course Part time livery with full use of outdoor and indoor arena along with cross country jumps, full use of show jumps also available.
Schooling for horses and ponies. BHS training catered for. Mini, Midi, Maxi shows.

Iceford stables is a family run stables that has been in operation for 5 years. The business has gone from strength to strength and has been AIRE approved in 2009, 2010 and 2011 and 2012, 2013.
Situated 3 Miles from Ballina in Co. Mayo on the Sligo Road and also 3 miles on the coast road. We are 3 miles from the picturesque holiday village of Inishcrone in Co. Sligo.

Iceford stables is the perfect choice for all your horse riding. We provide lessons from complete beginner to advanced riders (group and private lessons) we cater for all ages and abilities.
We also provide beach rides on Inishcrone beach., do you fancy a high Adrenalin, early morning canter across the golden sands of Inishcrone? suitable for experienced riders, this 2-hour ride is guaranteed to take your breath away!! This is an incredible experience that has proved very popular; we bring you to the stables the evening before to ride the horse/pony that you will take to the beach. Once you do this ride we can guarantee that it won’t be the last!!!!!.
For the less experienced riders we offer 1 hour treks on the quiet tree lined roads around the stables, this is a leisurely 1 hour walk out on horseback. We also offer part time livery and /or schooling of your horse/pony we will suit your specific needs.

We provide BHS training, AIRE syllabus exams are also ran on a regular basis. Our strengths lie in the high standard of horses and ponies and the quality of instruction. As we believe that safety is the key to a good riding school all of our ponies are schooled to the highest standard before they enter the lessons.
Our instructors are qualified to BHS stage 4 standard and also hold AIRE and FEI certificates they all hold current child protection, first aid and road safety certificates. Whether its fishing, walking, golf, or horse riding Ballina and Inishcrone has it all, there are a variety of hotels in both towns and we are 10 mins from both .

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

Ashford Outdoors Ltd

 

Imagine getting on your horse and riding straight into a 3000 acre forest, steeped in history and heritage. The Ashford Castle Estate once home to the Guinness family and millionaires playground in the 19th Century, plays host to underground rivers, caves, castles, towers, abbeys and ringforts, as well as some of Irelands oldest species of wild life, red squirrels and pine martins.

At Ashford Equestrian Centre (located beside Irelands island village, Cong on the Mayo/Galway border, 45 minute drive from Galway City and Westport) we aim to give you a local insight to the history and natural features that abound. Whether you are a cautious beginner, or a veteran of the saddle and fancy a fast canter with breath taking lakeshore scenery, we can cater for you.

We have bred Connemara ponies and Irish draughts for over 25 years in this family business and they feature heavily in our stables. Half and full day trail rides are available as well as lessons in our outdoor and indoor arena. We can provide bike hire, archery and clay pigeon shooting on site.

There is a wide variety of accommodation stretching from hostels to a 5 star hotel within walking distance.

 

Located in Co Mayo
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

Ballyjennings Stables

 

 

 

 

Ballyjennings Stables is situated in the heart of Irelands Lake District in Ballinrobe Co. Mayo. We are a family run centre that focuses on making every Horse Riding experience an enjoyable one. Our Indoor Arena allows us to operate all year round so the weather is never a problem here. Our Horses and Ponies are suited to the Complete Beginner or those who would like to try a little more advanced work.

 

Camps are run throughout the school Holidays . These are available from children aged 7 upwards, no previous experience necesssary. Early booking is advised as due to their popularity they are usually fully booked.

 

We also have a Riding Club based in our centre and although it in its first year we are getting great success in all areas. It allows people with their own horses to compete and train in a fun environment.

 

Please contact us by phone on 087 9404689.

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

go! trekking! Equestrian Holidays

go!trekking! at Westport Woods Hotel & Spa has the best possible combination of great trekking, excellent accommodation and plenty to do while you're not riding and for partners.
The hotel is located on the outskirts of the award winning heritage town of Westport, between the mountains and the sea. Just perfect. Our three night special break includes two treks - on the beach, splashing through the Atlantic ocean and on the Skelp, around the foothills of Croagh Patrick and woodland tracks.

Our horses aren't typical trekking stock, they're sport horse and cob types, some homebred, and all full of character. One of our most popular activities is beach riding. It's a dream of so many horse riders to canter through shallow waves on a sandy beach and we're happy to be able to make that dream come true. We're lucky to have many beaches to choose from, some at the foot of Croagh Patrick, others (for longer treks) further out into Clew Bay.
Of course the most unique feature of our equestrian holidays is the combination of quality riding with excellent hotel accommodation, complete with leisure centre, swimming pool and spa.

Adventure activities in our grounds are another option for our guests. We are also close to the lovely town of Westport and the picturesque Quay area. This makes equestrian holidays at the Westport Woods ideal for riders and partners alike. Plenty to do for everyone.

The hotel welcomes guests with a roaring log fire and is a great base for riders and non-riders alike. An award winning leisure centre, spa with outdoor hot tub and all day food in the equestrian-themed Bench Cafe Bar all combine for a winning formula. The Westport Woods is proud to be Ireland's greenest hotel.

3 night equestrian break: 3 nights bed and breakfast, 2 evening meals, 2 hour Skelp trek (mountain riding), 2 hours beach riding, full body massage. Only €399pps from January to June.
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Phone 098 25711098 25811 to book.

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

Claremorris Saddlery & Equestrian Centre

AIRE APPROVED - 30 Yrs Established
CLAREMORRIS EQUESTRIAN CENTRE
Co. Mayo - 094 93 71684/087-2533993
All levels of Horse Riding, Saddlery Shop,
Stallion Station, Showjump Sales, Wedding Carriages
For all things equine, a visit to the Centre is a must

1 mile from Claremorris on N17 (Galway Road)
Visit our website www.hanleyshorses.com
Located in Co Mayo
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

Drumcoura Equestrian Centre

Drumcoura Equestrian Centre offers Western Horse Riding:


The Equestrian Centre has the largest indoor arena in the county and three outdoor arenas, stables for 30 horses, a horse walker, a round pen, trail and gallops.

Facilities at Drumcoura include a  restaurant and bar, tennis court, row boats and fishing from our jetty and a range of self catering timber frame houses.

Located in Co Leitrim
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

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

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

Barretstown

Barretstown offers free, specially designed camps and programmes for children and their families living with a serious illness – supported behind the scenes by 24 hour on site medical and nursing care.
All of the children and families come to Barretstown free of charge.  Everything, including accommodation, food and medical assistance are provided at no cost to the family.
Barretstown is supported by donations and the fundraising efforts of corporate supporters, individuals and community groups. 
Barretstown is recognised as a centre of excellence in childhood cancer care and other serious illnesses. Children are referred to Barretstown based on their medical needs. Since we first opened our gates in 1994 we have brought the magic of Barretstown to over 30,000 campers.

Horse riding at Barretstown
At Barretstown children not only get the chance to ride gentle Connemara ponies and horses, but also learn to groom them, saddle them up and most importantly get to know them.  Horse riding at Barretstown is an extremely important activity and loved by the families’ that come to camp.

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

Muckross Horse Riding Centre

Muckross Horse Riding Centre is a family run business and an approved member of the Association of Irish Riding Establishments (A.I.R.E.). The Centre is situated at Killarney National Park on the N71 (Muckross/Kenmare/Skibbereen) road, just 4.5km from Killarney town. GPS Co-ordinates are : 52.0229224 -9.491916 (52°01'22.5"N 9°29'30.9"W)

We offer riders the opportunity to experience the beauty of the National Park from horseback on our 1 or 2-hour private guided trail rides. Riders will venture through the park and pine forests and experience stunning lake and mountain views. Sightings of wildlife such as herds of red deer can be expected. The 2-hour trail reaches up into the foothold of the mountains passing hunting lodges etc where the views are even more breathtakingly beautiful. Shorter or longer trail rides can also be arranged.

Walk, Trot or Canter. We take everything at YOUR pace!

At Muckross Horse Riding Centre we provide horses and ponies for people of all ages.  Whether you are just a beginner or an advanced rider we can offer you a highly enjoyable experience.  Our horses and ponies are extremely quiet and well mannered. We match an appropriate horse to every rider for a memorable riding experience. Instruction is given by experienced staff with safety being a priority.

Nervous novice riders will be accompanied by guides on foot at no extra charge.  If you just want a relaxing armchair ride to take in the scenery that is fine by us.  If you get to feel brave, we could try a little trot. Experienced riders are accompanied by a guide on horseback who will lead the riders through many of the treks and trails in the National Park and these riders can expect to do some trotting and cantering on the flatter terrain.

No pre-booking is essential. We always have horses ready to go. Just turn up!
Helmets and boots are provided at no extra cost.

 

Located in Co Kerry
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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

Killarney Riding Stables

At Killarney Riding Stables we offer 1 hour, 2 hour and 3 hour trail rides.
All our groups go into the National Park in Killarney, which can boast being, the largest and oldest National Park in Ireland.  We ride through the Knockreer Demense, North of Lough Lein, (the largest of the three lakes in Killarney) and take in views of Ross Island, along with panoramic views of Innisfallen Island  and the McGillycuddy Reeks Mountain Range.  The Kenmare Estate and the majestic mountains surrounding Killarney will all be appreciated.

All rides are supervised by guides with special care taken of nervous or beginner riders.  We cater for all levels of riding experience (walk, trot and canter depending on each individual's ability), and riders are grouped according to ability.

 

 

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
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Located in Co Galway
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