Enjoy all the year round training at Spruce Lodge Training Facility’s Cross Country Playground which can be set out for your specific training needs - Advance booking essential
We offer the use of the Cross Country playground to the following:
• 2* level Eventing riders training their own horses or horses in their care
• Riders having instruction with freelance active accredited trainers/coaches who have their own coaching insurance
• Training run by organisations affiliated to Horse Sport Ireland
A COMMITMENT TO SAFETY & THE HUMANE TREATMENT OF HORSES
The design and construction of our training facility puts safety of riders as a priority. However safety can be compromised by a lack of awareness and education so we require those who use the facility to either be sufficiently experienced or be guided by an appropriately qualified coach. In addition the management reserve the right to refuse access to any who do not treat their horses humanely in all respects based on the current best practice of our national equestrian organisations.
ALL RIDERS MUST WEAR CURRENT BODY PROTECTION AND SAFETY HELMET
OTHER EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES
We offer modern equestrian and conference facilities allowing us to host courses, seminars, lectures and workshops.
The facilities include:
Indoor arena 65m x 23m with Equestrian Surfaces waxed cushion track with a Viewing Gallery, tiered seating and catering facilities. Toilets (wheelchair accessible)
Outdoor arena 9Om x 7Om with Equestrian Surfaces Fibre Footing waxed
International standard show jumps, Dressage arenas, 20 stables with storage areas
2 x Lorry/Horsebox parking areas with hook up connections
TRAINING / CONFERENCE FACILITIES
Lecture/conference building with AV and seating for 100 people.
Catering / Canteen facilities for both course and conference training
EQUISTEPS which is based at Spruce Lodge offers:
• Therapeutic riding lessons on a one-to-one basis
• Recreational riding for children and adults
• Equestrian vaulting for groups of up to 8
• Contact with ponies through grooming and leading activities
• All ages and abilities catered for.
If you would like more information please do not hesitate to contact Helen Keogh and Essie Mooney at: 089 412 6002. More details on www.sprucelodge.ie
Located under 45 mins South of Dublin off the M11 motorway, one hour from Dublin Airport
• Take the M50 Southbound joining the M11 to Wexford
• Take Exit 19 off the motorway then take 4th left which goes under the motorway. Signpost Redcross
• Go straight through next roundabout and take the first left
• Just under 1 mile on the right sign for Spruce Lodge
• Follow the driveway and park in the car park to the right
Directions from the South
• Take the M11 Northbound
• Take Exit 19 off the motorway and turn left at the roundabout signpost Redcross
• Take first left
• Follow the directions as above.
Ballylanigan Equestrian Education Centre nestled below Slievenamon in Co Tipperary (near to Mullinahone) is a family run Centre catering for riders with their own horse/pony. We believe in coaching in a very relaxed atmosphere. We offer coaching in dressage, jumping, cross country and side saddle.
We prepare candidates for BHS, Pony Club and Riding Club Exams/ Tests.
Competition preparation for Dressage, Eventing, Showing and Side saddle a speciality. There is an outdoor arena with sand/rubber surface which is carefully maintained. There is a small Cross Country course with water and banks.
We have a fully equipped lecture facility with projector and screen for Power Point Presentations. All wheelchair friendly with shower and toilet. Small kitchen for catering.
We host the Area IPS show each summer and produce horses for competition. All the facilities are available for personal coaching or for hire.
All coaching by Faith Ponsonby BHSI (Regd), BET RL, MA, H.Dip Ed.
DONNA'S LIVERY STABLES CENTRE OF EQUITATION
Owner/ Manager Donna Coady BHSII, & FETAC Level 6 Horsemanship.
Full AIRE approval.
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FULL LIVERY, HALF LIVERY, SALES PREP.,
BREAKERS & LESSONS.
RELAXED ATMOSPHERE AND STAFF!!
LESSONS FOR ALL LEVELS & AGES.
Training up to and including Stage 3, A.I. and Pony Club H,A &B tests. Consultancy and freelance Instruction available.
SMALL GROUPS, PRIVATE, SEMI-PRIVATE, AND LUNGE LESSONS.
IF YOU HAVE YOUR OWN HORSE/ PONY BRING HIM/HER WITH YOU!
REMEMBER WE ONLY TAKE A MAXIMUM OF 5 PER LESSON TO ENSURE ALL RIDERS GET ATTENTION.
WE THINK RIDING IS FUN, WE HOPE YOU WILL TOO.
WE RIDE IN ALMOST ALL WEATHERS,
IF YOU'RE GAME SO ARE WE!!
Wicklow Equestrian Centre is beautifully situated just 5 mins from Roundwood Village, on 55 acres of picturesque woodland.
The facilities are top class, with two recently built outdoor arenas ( 25mx 45m and 30mx60m), show-jumping and cross-country fences. All stabling is in indoor, bright and airy barns.
There are beautiful, safe forestry hacks around the property with access to the river. We have an experienced team of qualified BHS instructors with many years experience teaching all ages and levels of riders. We can take complete beginner up to competition standard in a fun and safe environment.
Career training is offered to people who wish to make a career in the equine industry, and preparation is given for FETAC and BHS exams.
Children are very welcome and we specialize in providing lovely kind experienced ponies for our clients. Children taught by us have gone on to compete very successfully at national level and international level. Pony camps are always on offer, and children can participate in shows and events from our centre.
We also source suitable animals for our customers and really try to match rider to horse. Horses and ponies sold by us have gone on to win in all diciplines.
We will also assist riders with schooling programmes for their horses and themselves.
We breed sport horses and young stock is always available from sires such as Guidam, Limmerick, Heartbreaker etc
Livery is always available, also schooling and sales preparation on request.
For further information, phone 087 7403331
Brennanstown Riding School is one of Ireland’s best known equestrian centres and is located just off Junction 7 of the N11 (Bray/Enniskerry exit) and approximately 30 minutes drive from Dublin.
The School is Association of Irish Riding Establishments and British Horse Society approved.
Open all year round and providing top class facilities, the Riding Centre offers qualified instruction for all standards (Adults and Children) from novice to competition riders, either in the large indoor school or outdoor sand arenas. All lessons are taken by qualified and experienced staff. We pride ourselves in providing a safe, fun and relaxed environment for all our clients to learn and progress in.
Cross Country Ride and Treks, ranging from one to two hours, are available and will take riders through the beautiful Hollybrook and Killruddery Estates, providing stunning views of Dublin Bay and the Wicklow countryside.
During the Summer and school holidays, 3-day camps for children are run on a regular basis. Here again the emphasis is on learning through fun with the objective of broadening the child’s experience and knowledge of ponies, thereby increasing their confidence. Each day’s programme will provide 2 hours riding and a progressive set of pony care lectures and practicals where the children will learn about looking after a pony.
The Riding Centre has a wide variety of horses and ponies ranging from quiet mounts for novice and nervous riders to those suitable for the more ambitious and experienced clients.
Brennanstown is an approved AIRE/CDETB and BHS Training Centre for student career courses and also a BHS Examination Centre up to Stage 1V and Intermediate Teaching level.
We offer a number of holiday packages but the two most popular are our youth camps and adult camps.
We offer both residential and non residential riding holidays for guests throughout the year. There are a few options which may be of interest to you.
The first is adult camp. This is offered during our off season and you stay in the home of our managers Sue & Dan Foley and their family. All rooms are shared as are bathrooms and all accommodation, meals, and all riding are included in the prices. This available from September to May each year. There is around four hours riding each day. The first lesson of the day is at 10am and that is followed by an instructional cross country ride with a break for lunch at around 12.30 and back again at 2pm for another lesson, cross country ride or gentle hack. All meals are served in the family kitchen and there is a sitting room for your use in the evenings with satellite television and DVD player. There is a computer for guests use in the tea room in the equestrian centre with free internet access. Check in Saturday after 2pm and check out Saturday before 10am.
The other option is to rent our self catering unit which sleeps 6/8 (Saturday to Saturday) and riding is additional. This unit has a full kitchen, laundry, central heating, open fire, cable television and DVD player, one double room ensuite and two further bedrooms with bunk beds and a family bathroom. All rooms look out on our livery yard and the apartment is part of the original house and was built in around 1800, so it has a lovely atmosphere.
Alternatively you could stay locally in one of the many luxury hotels or guesthouses and just come and ride with us.
For the non riding visitors we have two splendid golf courses within five minutes drive as well as both fresh water (lake and river) and sea fishing as well as great walking and historical buildings to occupy their time while you enjoy your time in the saddle.
For those of you who would like a little of both worlds we can arrange for a local catering firm to cook and deliver in your meals from simple pasta dishes to a four course dinner.
Our most popular holiday is the summer youth riding and language camp and this runs through all the school holidays (and in midterm and Easter breaks as well). We have guests from 8 to 18 of all nationalities and they live again in the Foley family home with Sue, Dan and their three daughters. As this is on site at the stables, there is no need for guests to leave the estate. This makes it a very safe holiday. Guests are collected from the airport by one of our staff (usually Sue or Dan themselves) and are checked in and taken through to departures on their return flight. All meals are taken in the family kitchen and there is a den for their use in the evenings with cable television and there is free internet access and a computer for their use in the tea room at the equestrian centre. Our English teacher gives lessons in the afternoons once riding has finished.
English can be for one or two hours each day (Monday to Friday)
We can tailor programs to suit clients requirements and cater for all levels from the beginner to the rider who is out on the competition circuit. All of our instructors are experienced and our senior instructors are highly qualified and keep up to date with new practices. Sue & Dan Foley, the centres managers are out one day eventing when time allows.
Clonshire is the centre used by the University of Limerick for the practical and ridden sections of their equine science degree program and the centre has been approved by both the BHS and AIRE. With our large indoor arena and two outdoor arenas as well as our 120 acre parkland cross country course, and access to pleasant short hacks, there is plenty of variety.
Clonshire has also been added to the BHS list of training centres and will be on the list of centres running BHS examinations later in the year - hopefully for the Autumn/Winter.
Please take a look at our web site to get a better idea of what we are about.
Kildalton College is situated in the village of Piltown, Co. Kilkenny in the picturesque Suir valley. It is located on the main Waterford to Limerick road, approximately 8km from Carrick-on-Suir and 20k from Waterford city. Kildalton is the largest agricultural college in the country. It is a leading provider of training in Equine Studies, Machinery, Agriculture and Horticulture. Students attending Kildalton College get the opportunity to learn in a practical supportive environment. Our practical experience programme provides valuable work experience as part of your overall training.
Kildalton College offers Q.Q.I. Level 5 and Level 6 courses in Horsemanship Equitation and Stud Management. Application forms and course details are available from Kildalton College.
As Kildalton College is a BHS approved training and exam centre, it is not unusual for Level 6 Horsemanship students to leave with their BHSAI including Occupational First Aid and Child Protection certificates.
Students on the Stud Management course learn all key breaking skills. Their course is also very practical and includes work placement on studs such as Ballylinch. Vinesgrove and Carriganog Stud.
Facilities here include an indoor school : 25m x 50m with seating for 200
: 2 Outdoor arenas - 25m x 60m + 35m x 60m
: Cross country - through woodland and pasture.
: Lecture rooms
Our aim at Kildalton is to produce skilled Graduates who can make a career in the equestrian world.
For more information please contact : Kildalton College Tel. no. 051 – 644400
Grennan Equestrian Centre offer course leading to the British Horse Society Coach in Complete Horsemanship Assessments and QQI Level 5 and Level 6 Awards Certificate in Horsemanship Sept 2019
Grennan Equestrian Centre has facilitated and mentored equine students in their pursuit of professional qualifications and business career goals for the past forty years. Full time courses run from September to June each year and lead to the British Horse Society Coach in Complete Horsemanship Assessments, QQI Level 5 Award in Horsemanship and Level 6 Awards Certificate in in Horsemanship.(trained young farmers (Green Cert )
The course is designed to meet the demands of a wide and expanding equine industry. Students can and have progressed directly to employment both at home and abroad and progress to a vast range of areas in the equine industry.
Students are also offered an opportunity to gain practical experience which fulfils the requirements of the industry in a friendly and supportive environment. There is excellent staff to student ratio and places are restricted to ensure individual attention.
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:
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!
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
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.
"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.
6mins from Ashbourne.
10mins from Naul.
20mins from Swords.
15mins from Balbriggan.
10mins from Ratoath.
15mins off the M50 Finglas exit.
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
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!
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.
Have an equestrian experience
Experience Inishowen, at Cooley Equestrian Centre, the small but beautiful family run centre is nestled in the hills overlooking Lough Foyle.
The facilities for horse riding are both indoor and outdoor, being prepared for all weather types. Their experienced Instructor/planner can find what fits best for you or your group, with activities both on and off horseback available. Always look out on Facebook for their fun filled seasonal events.
Do you like to be different? Are memories, and moments important to you? Us Too.
Call Gillian at (00353) (0) 860633487 or if you don’t mind queries being answered late at night, message us on Facebook.
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
• Cross Country Course
• Pony Rides
• Livery/Schooling Service
Advance booking advisable
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.
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 jumping on the farm. We advise this for more experienced riders. Back protectors are mandatory.
Short lead rein rides for the young and not so young
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:-
Deane's Equestrian Centre,
Tel/Fax: 353 74 97 37160
"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"