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Mullingar Equestrian Centre is situated close to Mullingar town and just an hour's drive from Dublin city. The family runs centre caters for weekly riding lessons, hacks, training shows, etc. We welcome all levels of riders to partake in our equestrian activities and to enjoy our excellent facilities & quality horses.
Show jumping is our specialty and at Mullingar we make it feel so easy! Beginners quickly become confident, novices make rapid progress and intermediates & open riders learn the finer points.

Residential Equestrian Holidays for young riders (From 10+):
Each summer we run residential English language & horse riding holidays from mid June. Guests generally opt for a two-week programmed which includes 30 hours riding & English, evening activities and fully supervised on site accommodation.
Holiday packages are also available for families & adult groups. Weekly residential & daily pony camps take place during the summer months & other school breaks. Further information on holiday packages on our web site or contact us directly on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Equestrian Events: In conjunction with our riding school & residential holidays our outdoor facilities are in full flow each week as we cater for all types of national show jumping, riding club, pony club & local events. The highlight of our show calendar is the Mullingar International Horse Show which takes place on the first weekend of June each year.

Facilities: Indoor arena, 3 outdoor sand arenas, 3 outdoor grass arenas, stabling for up to 300 horses, hard core parking, coffee shop/ indoor heated viewing gallery & onsite accommodation.

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Published in Co Westmeath
Athlone Equestrian Centre was established in October 2006 by Claire Gaffey to provide the best equestrian facilities available in the midlands. Ideally situated in a quiet country setting yet only three miles from Athlone town, Athlone Equestrian Centre prides itself in providing a safe and funlearning experience to both adults and kids.

Whether you’re a seasoned campaigner or simply want to relax on horseback and enjoy a quiet forest trek, Athlone Equestrian Centre will meet your requirements.

We offer individual, group and corporate bookings to suit everyone from the beginner to the advanced.

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Published in Co Westmeath

Established in 1965, Kilotteran Equitation Centre  is Waterford’s longest established equestrian centre.

The centre is ideally situated just 6 kilometers from Waterford City on the idyllic banks of the Suir River.

Renowned for its excellence in tuition, Kilotteran prides itself on qualified and experienced staff, safe and suitable horses and state of the art facilities.

Published in Co Waterford

Set in 150 hectares of picturesque and panoramic farmland in the heart of Ireland’s horse country we offer a unique riding experience.
Crossogue House offers a warm welcome, comfortable surroundings and excellent home-cooked meals.
We offer specialised cross-country tuition for individuals and small groups over our extensive purpose-built cross-country course.

• Beginners to advanced level
• Weekend breaks – week long breaks
• Adult cross-country clinics
• Unaccompanied teenage Easter, summer & Halloween camps.

Approved by AIRE, BHS & Failte Ireland

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Published in Co Tipperary

Tipperary Mountain Trekking Centre, Rusheen, Borrisoleigh, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
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Phone: 087 410 6868
Contact: Clare Leon

Located in the unspoiled North Tipperary uplands, Tipperary Mountain Trekking Centre is an easy drive on the new M7 and M8 from the big cities. Our one and two hour off-road treks are through scenic mountain pastures filled with wildflowers and containing archaeological features from prehistoric times onwards, as well as a local legend or two. Our five and seven hour treks include a visit to a gourmet pub where both you and the horses will be fed and watered. Bring cameras because the views are spectacular on all our treks!

We give riding lessons for adults and children, focusing on building confidence and balance in the saddle and having fun. We have long-term and overnight livery facilities for horses. We train youngsters and problem horses and hold an ‘Outstanding Horsemanship' award from Irish Natural Horsemanship.

We provide residential horsemanship courses and riding holidays for novice and experienced riders using our on-site luxury farmhouse accommodation. We hold children's pony camps with residential and non residential places. We are approved by Fáilte Ireland, AIRE, Sawdays' ‘Special Places to Stay in Ireland' and ‘Responsible Travel'.

Published in Co Tipperary

" Woodlands Equestrian Centre, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo has been in business since 1997, catering for small groups or private tuition in dressage and showjumping from basic to advanced level. An AIRE approved establishment with a highly qualified trainer, owner Simone Hession BHSAI and HSI coach, a competition rider herself, Simone show jumped since pony age and as a dressage rider has represented Ireland, rider of the 'Beezies' competition horses, competing from preliminary to Prix St George/Inter 1 at National level and abroad. Simone has been trained by International coachs such as Conrad Schumacher and Ferdi Eilberg. She has also trained in the UK and Germany. Woodlands Equestrian Centre offer children and adult riders of all levels correct and safe tuition on well trained schoolmaster horses/ponies. Training is available for the beginner rider learning a new skill or hobby, to riders wishing to develop their existing skills further. Including hacking on the mountain, through farmland and country roads to training successful dressage and showjumping competition riders on their own horses, in order to improve horse and rider combinations and their competition results. Woodlands includes a competition and livery yard. Facilities boast an indoor arena and two outdoor arenas. The centre holds regular training and Dressage Ireland shows, training clinics and demos. Also based at the same location is 'Beezies Stud' breeding and producing performance Connemara ponies.

Published in Co Sligo

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.

Published in Co Sligo

Trail Riding

Trail Riding Holidays (Vacations)
Discover West Donegal from the Saddle

A One-week trail for Horse Riding Enthusiasts

In order to participate in our Trail riders must be fit and able to trot, canter and gallop at ease, You must also be capable of taking good care of your horse: feed, groom and tack up.
On all programmes children must be over 12 years of age and good riders and also must be capable of spending long hours in the saddle.

The Donegal Trail is an unguided trail ride.
You can ride the Donegal Trail only with a minimum of two  riders.
The unguided Trails are suited to a minimum of 2 persons - but, if you really would like to ride a Trail and you don't have a riding companion we have the possibility to help you find one on our Meeting Page on the Internet.

Emerald Isle - Land of colourful rainbows. In the North West corner of Ireland: Donegal, the wildest and most romantic of all Irish counties. Its austere melancholy is unforgettable! Setting off from the Horse Holiday Farm, riders will discover this region and all its beauty.

Look at the pattern of grey stone walls around the green meadows, pass by dark blue lakes, ride through boggy hills and valleys and across chocolate brown marshland. Ride along rugged coastline, rocky cliffs and on miles of sandy beaches stretching towards the horizon. Unforgettable highlight: the crashing gallop across the white sands.

Donegal West and Donegal South… …
are two of our most beautiful trails to discover the North West of Ireland in a week - from the saddle, of course.
The choice is yours:

Donegal West

Our trails lead you over low hills, through remote mountain areas and across vast bog lands. They are exciting and relaxing in all kinds of weather, in rain, wind or sunshine. Anything can happen; the Irish weather is full of surprises.

Contact to the local people in Ireland is easy; the people are open and very friendly. Irish people love horses very much and they like to listen to the stories their visitors tell them. You will enjoy their hospitality.

You will ride through rugged and remote areas where you won't meet anybody, take a deep breath: you will hardly find cleaner, fresher air anywhere. You will certainly experience total freedom.

Here is what you should bring along: curiosity, a sense of discovery, a good bit of riding experience, suitable clothing for all kinds of weather and, last but not least, some feeling of adventure.

Your little group will be on your own during the week, without a guide, sometimes riding together with a few other guests. But you will reach each station without any problem using our maps and well signposted trails. There are six overnight stops - farms and country houses. You will meet friendly and helpful hosts in all of them.

We provide you with strong and experienced horses, which are used to carry you safely through all kinds of open country. Our Irish Hunters are known for easy handling and safe riding - and they love a lively gallop on the beach.

Our horses graze on green pastures and are friendly and reliable towards their riders. At the moment we have almost one hundred horses in our stables. We don't offer riding by the hour but only take bookings for weekly trails and you will find that "your" horse becomes your friend during that time.

Our equipment such as bridles, saddles, blankets and cleaning tools are practical and well looked after. The same goes for saddlebags to carry your clothing from station to station and maps with trail descriptions and marked trails. We look forward to meeting you!

Trail Riding Holidays (Vacations) • The Donegal Trails
• Trail Riding in Donegal South or Donegal West • Self led trail rides
• Horseback Riding Holidays • A one-week trail ride for Horse Riding Enthusiasts
• Donegal is the wildest and most romantic of all Irish counties.
• Equestrian Vacations in Donegal / Ireland

Opening Dates for 2011 Season: 28 April, 2011 - beginning October, 2011 (High season July 9 - August 20)
Our arrival days are: Thursday, Friday or Saturday (10:00 a.m.)
For Donegal Trail West only Thursday or Saturday (10:00 a.m.)


Tilman and Colette Anhold
Horse Holiday Farm Ltd.
County Sligo

Telephone : (071) 9166152
Fax : (071) 9166400

From Europe and the UK:
Telephone : 00 353 71 9166152
Fax : 00 353 71 9166400

From the USA:
Telephone : 011 353 71 9166152
Fax : 011 353 71 9166400

Email :
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The Horse Holiday Farm is Bord Fáilte (Irish Tourist Board) approved and
a member of A.I.R.E., the Association of Irish Riding Establishments

Published in Co Sligo

Markree Riding Stables was established in 1999 , an approved equestrian centre with The Association of Irish Riding Establishments.

Small friendly, family run equestrian centre, situated in North West of Ireland.

Catering for children, minimum age 4yrs upwards to adults . We have a good selection of ponies, cobs and horses to cater for the total beginner up to the advanced rider 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, cross country and hacking on the Markree Castle Estate.

Clients are also informed about up coming events, Show Jumping, Camps, Ride & Road Safety training clinics,  British Horse Society training, day trips away,  fun rides, children's hunts and are encouraged to take part where appropriate.

Whats on Offer at Markree Riding Stables?



Forestry Hacks.

Summer Pony Camps.

Horse Riding Parties.

Kindergarten 4-6 yrs

Little riders 5-7yrs

Kids Horse Riding Courses.

Teens & Adult Fitness Horse Riding Courses.

AIRE exam training.

BHS Road & Ride Safety Training & exams.

School tours

Show jumping competitions.

Unaccompanied Tweens & Teens Horse Riding holiday

Adult. & Family Trail Rides

Published in Co Sligo

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.
For a gentle equestrian experience rent our horse drawn carriage complete with coachman. It seats up to 8 adults. On a visit here you will meet a variety of pets, free range chickens and Rossi the miniature Stallion.

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: €12.00 Hourly rate : €18.00 For Children and €25.00 for Adults Directions 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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Published in Co Sligo
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