AIRE - Association of Irish Riding Establishments




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.


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

Published in Co Cork

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 7 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;

Please phone Mary for our very reasonable prices.

Published in Co Cork

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.

Published in Co Cork

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.

Published in Co Cork

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.

Published in Co Clare

Castlefergus Riding Stables
is owned and managed by Aida and Morgan O'Brien since 1992 and is a friendly and professionally run Equestrain Centre.  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 in the heart of the historic Co.Clare,  Morgan 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
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Published in Co Clare

We are suituated on the West Clare peninsula.  We are 4km from Kilrush, 7km from Kilkee, 4k, from Doonbeg and 10km from Miltown-Malbay.
We provide one to one tuition or group lessons (max 6) so you get a lot of individual attention even in our group lessons as we say here in West Clare Equestrian " its all about quality not quantity."

There are beautiful scenic Treks down through bog roads.  They vary in time according to your riding ability.

We also provide livery (full and half board).  We specialise in showjumping as we compete ourselves at national level and produce young well bred horses to continue on to a high level at home and abroad.  We also cater for sales prep, three year old lunging horses and preparing hunters for the hunting season.

 Hope to hear from you soon, contact Martin or Lisa on the below number.

Published in Co Clare

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.

Published in Co Clare

Come and enjoy our riding holidays in Ireland:

The An Sibin Riding Centre in the West of Ireland is nestled in the rolling hills of rural County Clare. Miles of quiet lanes and paths overlooking panoramic views of the River Shannon are perfect for a relaxed horse-riding holiday in the picturesque landscape. We offer our Residential Riding Holiday with guided hacks from our tastefully restored 300 year old traditional farmhouse with ensuite accommodation and great home cooked food.
And we run our guided 6-day post to post Galway Clare Burren Trail Ride, where you can discover Ireland’s beautiful nature and colourful history from horseback.

Starting at the Shannon River your horse will carry you through scenic rural Ireland with a wide variety of landscapes from bog, forest, rivers, lakes and the famous Burren National Park; finishing near the Cliffs of Moher, overlooking the Aran Islands in the Atlantic Ocean.
French, German and Spanish spoken!

For more information visit:

Published in Co Clare

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.

Published in Co Clare

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.



Published in Co Cavan
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