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 30 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
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.
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
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.