Activity: Equestrian Tourism

Tuesday, 04 December 2018 15:58

Newcastle West Riding Centre

Newcastle West Riding Centre is a family run centre which was started in 2013.  We are located 3 km from Newcastle West, Co Limerick on the R522

The Riding School is set on a traditional Irish farm with nice views of the Rooska and Ashford hills.  We have a 20 acres of cross country and a further 50 acres of scenic farmland for Trekking.

We run lessons on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday in the afternoons and on Saturdays. We cater for both children and adults from the age of 8 years old.  We offer group lessons and private lessons for beginners to advanced riders.  We specialise in showjumping and cross country.  We have 2 outdoor sand arenas, an indoor and a large cross country course.
All our students start in a one to one lesson so they can learn at their own pace and understand the technique and skills needed to take part in a group riding lesson.  Our ponies and horses are well trained.  A suitable pony will be carefully chosen for the student according to their riding ability.
All our Instructors have BHS qualifications and have years of experience teaching children.  We actively compete showjumping, eventing and go hunting when we are not teaching.  We produce young horses for ourselves and take horses on livery.

We offer Riding/ English Holidays for children and teenagers.  The students are encouraged to learn English while enjoying their passion Horse Riding.

Located in Co Limerick
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 00:00

Country Cottage Stables

Country Cottage Stables is a private boutique AIRE (Association of Irish Riding Establishment) riding school, conveniently located close to Dublin, just off the N11 in Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow.
We specialise in providing private one on one and small group horse riding lessons from novice to advanced riders. Whether you are a seasoned rider or getting back in the saddle, we have the riding programme for you!

Our riding instructors are fully qualified and passionate about teaching and take pride in looking after our clients in a fun, safe, confidence giving environment.
We provide well-schooled horses for all levels of horse riding, matched to your individual needs.
Excellent hacking/trekking facilities are also available with access to beautiful forest and mountain trails as well as estate riding in the magnificent Kilruddery Estate.

Check out our short video on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6z6aXAnOvv8

 

 

 

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

Crossogue Equestrian

EXPERIENCE the FREEDOM, DISCOVER the PASSION

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

For more information visit: www.crossogue-equestrian.ie
Located in Co Tipperary
Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Tipperary Mountain Trekking Centre

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 also hold children's pony camps with residential and non residential places throughout the year

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tipperary-Mountain-Trekking-Centre/124428658182

Instagram: #tipperarymountain

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

Ireland on Horseback

Nestled between Knocknarea mountain and Union Forest, 3 km from Sligo city (pop.25,000), on the Atlantic coast of Ireland sits Carrowmore, site of one of the oldest collections of Megalithic tombs and burial chambers, some dating to 3500 B.C.   This area is said to be the first site settled by man in Ireland.  

This beautiful corner of Ireland is not only home to prehistoric tombs but also to Ireland's foremost equestrian facility ,Sligo Riding Centre.  It’s success and popularity among guests and local riders alike is due to it’s excellent facilities, sympathic instructors, safe and well trained horses, friendly staff, but mainly to it’s beautiful and diverse riding terrain.

From the endless Atlantic beaches for galloping to the mountains and pine forests for gentle hacking, this truly is the horseman's paradise.

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 aselection of equestrian holiday options, including a short break with Hotel or B & B accommodation and a weeklong selfcatering holiday right beside the stables.

We have Ireland's only registered Centered Riding®(Sally Swift) instructor - level 2
AIRE Approved.
Opening Times 9 am to 6 pm, all year round.
Session Prices: Hourly rate is €25.00 for Children and €35.00 for Adults

Directions: Situated along the Wild Atlantic Way, on the N15, between Grange and Cliffoney village, 15 km north of Sligo, 10 km south of Bundoran.
Eircode: F91N4T1
Telephone: (071) 9166156 / (086) 1956615
Facebook page : www.facebook.com/islandviewridingstables Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

Moy Riding Centre

The Moy; more than a riding school, an experience!!
You've heard about us...now read more!!

We are an enthusiastic family run Riding School, whose main aims are fun, safety and education. We run a childrens open day every Saturday from 9am - 5pm. All our staff have BHS qualifications and occupational first aid. Come and enjoy our friendly atmosphere where the ponies and children take over!! Every Sunday, hail rain or snow we run a show-jumping competition with BBQ, tea, coffee and home baked nibbles. This summer we will run a number of pony camps where the children will work towards the National AIRE exams.

Moy Riding Club affiliated to AIRC was founded in January 2008. At present we have 40 members all over the age of 17years. We hold numerous competitions, training days and social events. We compete countrywide at AIRC opperated events. We have also hosted a Le Trec day which was very successful. We give adult lessons Monday - Friday under the direct supervision of our chief instructer Michael Fox. Grace Fox is also available for any schooling of troublesome ponies and excels in private childrens lessons. All in all we endeavour to cover all aspects of recreational equestrian activities.

Please call in any time and you will be guaranteed a warm welcome and time to discuss any requirments you may have. . . if we cannot help you ourselves we will direct you to any number of AIRE approved establishments.


For more information visit: www.moyridingcentre.ie
Located in Co Meath
Monday, 22 February 2010 00:00

Clonshire Equestrian Centre

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.

http://twitter.com/Clonshire

http://www.bebo.com/c/home/index.html

 

 

Located in Co Limerick
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

Donegal Equestrian Centre

Situated 1 mile from the centre of Bundoran in the beautiful North West coast of Ireland is the perfect choice for all your horse riding .
We have direct access to Tullan Strand where you can ride for miles along the beach and sand dunes. We offer instruction in riding, pony camps, school holiday activity days, beach & trail rides suitable for all levels of rider.
The centre has a wide range of horses and ponies from 11hh - 17hh to suit all abilities.

Younger riders have the opportunity to join our Young Riders Club with lots of regular riding, lectures, progressive tests and shows to take part in.

If you wish to improve your riding we have an indoor and outdoor arena where you can take lessons with our resident BHSAI. Packages can be tailor made to suit your requirements. Discounts available for group and regular bookings.

Trail Riding holidays from 1 – 7 days. Visit us on the web at www.donegalequestriancentre.com for full details Lots of photos and news on our facebook page www.facebook.com/donegalequestriancentre.com Or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DonegalEC Watch videos at www.youtube.com/user/DonegalEquestrian/feature=mhum

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

An Sibin Riding Centre

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: www.irishhorseriding.com

Located in Co Clare
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