Drumcoura Equestrian Centre offers Western Horse Riding:
The Equestrian Centre has the largest indoor arena in the county and three outdoor arenas, stables for 30 horses, a horse walker, a round pen, trail and gallops.
Facilities at Drumcoura include a restaurant and bar, tennis court, row boats and fishing from our jetty and a range of self catering timber frame houses.
On the Kilkenny Road near the picturesque village of Freshford, this family run equestrian centre lies just seven miles from the historic city of Kilkenny. It has developed a fine reputation for the range of facilities on offer and a friendly learning atmosphere for both the beginner and the more advanced rider.
Excellent facilities include-
* 2 large arenas – one indoor & one outdoor
* Purpose built renowned cross country course, with a large variety of natural & man made obstacles, including water jumps into the Nuenna River.
* Livery is available for owners who wish to have their horse or pony stabled at the centre.
* Miles of scenic farm land for the more relaxed rider to enjoy.
* Facilities are AIRE approved.
Riding lessons are available from Monday to Saturday. All levels are catered for from beginners to more advanced riders.
Three day summer camps are held each year enjoying the full freedom of these great facilities and a relaxing country lifestyle, supervised by BHS qualified instructors.
Also based at the centre is the Nuenna Farm Riding Club and the North Kilkenny Pony Club, always ensuring there is a buzz of activity and plenty of like minded enthusiasts to share stories and swap advice and helpful hints.
Meadow Lane Riding School is situated in The Rower Co.Kilkenny.
Our riding school offers instructions for all ages from 6 years upwards in our large sand arena.
We try to make our lessons a positive experience for horse and rider. Every horse and rider is treated as individuals. We aim to get horse and rider to work in harmony.
We cater for complete beginners up to more advanced riders. Phone us on the numbers below if you would like to discuss your lesson with us.
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.
Welcome to Clonfert Equestrian Centre, one of Ireland's premier Equestrian Establishments. Clonfert Equestrian has a long tradition in equine activities and caters for all levels of riding ability. We specialise in providing horse riding lessons in Kildare and also offer an excellent livery service with a well maintained and comfortable yard.
Whether you are looking for regular riding lessons in the Kildare / Dublin area, trekking in the Kildare Boglands or livery for your horse we offer a service that is second to none. We cater for both adult riders and children aged four and older in our unique stables just outside Maynooth in Co Kildare.
Our Instructors are BHS qualified and the yard is approved by both the Association of Irish Riding Establishments (AIRE) and the British Horse Society (BHS).
At Clonfert Equestrian Centre we have top class facilities and a friendly and safe atmosphere – whether you are learning to ride, keeping your horse on livery, or taking part in one of our camps.
Our facilities include:
• Outdoor all weather flood lit arena – 45m x 65m Silica Sand rubber and fibre. (Built by Equestrian Surfaces ltd)Outdoor all weather arena – 45m x 45m Silica sand with fibre
• Trekking and light hacking available.
• Show Jumping arena
• Lessons and instruction with BHS qualified instructors available for all levels and ages of rider.
• 80 Acres of lands divided into 30 paddocks.
• 46 stables 12 x 12 plenty of room even for the bigger horse. Rubber matting an extra option.
• Specialised tuition in dressage, showjumping and cross country riding available
• Competition training.
• Livery both Full and DIY.
• Young horses prepared for sale / breaking in / schooling
• Breeding Unit – homebred and professionally schooled horses for sale
• Car parking facilities to cater for up to 60 cars.
• Facilities manned 24/7
• Free Tea and coffee on site
• Free Internet Access
• Young childrens play area – our 'Foals Fairground'
***WAITING LISTS APPLY FOR ALL OUR CLASSES***
WE DO NOT TAKE CHILDREN UNDER 7 YEARS OF AGE
Toberton Lodge, a family run Riding School, is located the Johnstown village, near Naas in County Kildare.
We welcome beginners, improvers, and advanced riders (from 7 years and upwards). Our British Horse Society and Horse Sport Ireland accredited Instructors will provide you with professional and encouraging tuition in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
AIRE approved 2021.
Castlewarden Pony and Country Club has been running for 22 years. We provide riding from basic to competition level and riding for fun or fitness. You can learn from super ponies and cobs with fully qualified instructors. Ride for the day Sat / Sun 10:00 - 5:00, ride twice a day, learn stable management and general care of owning your own horse or pony. We are also running Training hunts every Sunday meeting at 1:00 suitable for adults and children see Facebook for details call 014580104.
This centre is qualified to train students for Educational Training Board, see news item on opening page for further details.
For more information find us on Facebook and www.castlewardenponyandcountryclub.ie
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!
Little Oak Equestrian Centre is set on a 10 acre site in Downings North, Prosperous, Co. Kildare.
We are an AIRE approved centre that offers a host of services for you and your horse. We have livery to suit all budgets, riding lessons for all levels and pony camps to keep the kids entertained.
Little Oak Equestrian is a small family run riding school who specialise in individual and group lessons for adults and children of all levels.
Whether a seasoned rider or interested in a career with horses Little Oak Equestrian have BHSII and BHSAI instructors who cater for all levels. We welcome complete beginners, improvers and advanced riders.
Little Oak Equestrian Centres facilities
• 2 floodlit arenas - 60m x 40m & 40m x 20m
• 12x12 Stable with rubber matting in an American style Barn
• ETB Training Centre
• Individual BHS exam Training available
• Group Lessons
• Private Lessons
• Pony Camps
• Unregistered/Training Shows
Abbeyfield Farm Country Pursuits - Ireland's leader in Country Pursuits
Welcome to Abbeyfield Farm Country Pursuits, nestled in over 240 acres of picturesque Kildare countryside. Less than 40 minutes drive from Dublin city centre, our experienced and friendly staff will provide you with a safe and enjoyable afternoon of fun outdoor activities such as Horse Riding,Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery and Air Rifle Shooting. For the first timer, expert tuition is provided to allow you get the very best out of each pursuit. For the accomplished let us push your skills to the limit.
Horses & Livery at Abbeyfield Farm
• 70m x 40m all- weather flood lit arena
• 240 acres of treks
• 12 furlong all weather gallop
• 60+ cross country fences all weather including technical fences
• Quiet country routes with no traffic interference
• Hunting 4 days a week ( Hunts include North Kildare Farmers, Kildare Foxhounds, South County Dublin Hunt & Ward Union Staghounds)
• Secure tack & feed room
• Coaching and Schooling available
• Wash bay, clipping and plaiting
• Equine physio & chiropractor service available
• Pre- arranged transport to hunts
• Feed & Hay twice a day
• High spec stables
• American Style Barn
• Horse Lease available
• Farrier attends yard twice weekly
We have 56 stables in total with automatic drinkers & built in food troughs. Horses are turned out on a daily basis year round. As we are a family run business there is always someone on site. We have pony lessons on a Saturday morning and afternoon which cater for all levels. We also hold a number of pony camps throughout the year.
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.
Creagh Equestrian Centre is a family run centre. It was established in 1994 by brother and sister, Damien and Fiona Carey. It is set in beautiful countryside only 4 miles from Ballinasloe town. Creagh Equestrian Centre provides a safe and fun environment for both kids and adults to learn to ride in. Facilities include a significant indoor arena with heated viewing area and 2 all-weather outdoor arenas. Riders of all ages and levels are welcome, hats are available on site. Instruction is given by Damien Carey BHSAI. Horses and ponies are very well trained. Livery and schooling is also available. SJI Jumping is run at various times during the year, check website for details. www.creaghequestriancentre.com
Moycullen Riding Centre is situated just a few miles from Galway city, in the magnificent surroudings of the Connemara countryside, making it an ideal trekking venue.
The centre specialises in Trekking and caters for all levels, from beginners to experienced riders.
Please see what we offer below:
Directions to the centre: Take the N59 from Galway city (it is the Moycullen/Clifden road) for approx 6 miles, take a left for Barna, (SIGN FOR MOYCULLEN RIDING CENTRE ON RIGHT HAND SIDE) go one mile up and take right turn at sign, we are at the top of the hill on right hand side. Moycullen Riding Centre is a family run business.
Contact us now on 087 2043944
Dymphna's Equestrian Centre is situated in idyllic North County Dublin setting located within 5 minutes from Swords, 10 minutes from Ashbourne, 10 minutes from Dublin Airport and 25 minutes from Dublin City Centre. We are an AIRE approved centre.
We provide top class qualified tuition for all riding levels from the nervous beginner to the experienced rider and cater for both children and adults. We also run pony camps for children throughout the year , show jumping and cross country competitions and leagues. We are a BHS exam training centre.
We also provide a livery service for both horses and ponies. Livery includes use of all facilities, secure tack room, locker room, horse box parking, two covered livery yards, turn out, mucking out/ bedding, organic hay and GM free hard feed.
We provide any additional services such as clipping, worming, schooling, and farrier upon request. Livery owners taking a lesson group lesson on their own horse will be entitled to another free lesson on their own horse within the same week.
Facilities: Our facilities include two outdoor floodlit arenas, full set of show jumps, a lunge ring, cross country course , annual shows/leagues, quiet roads for hacking, close to local shows, qualified staff on the yard at all times and owner/manager living on site.
Holiday cottage for rent.
3 bedroom cottage available for rent week/weekend , weekly, monthly with or without equestrian package.
"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.
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.
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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.
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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
Lenamore is situated high in the hills of Donegal, overlooking the city of Derry. The facility is half way between the villages of Muff and Bridgend, approximately twenty miles from both Letterkenny and Carndonagh, ten miles from Movile and two miles from Derry. Our clientele varies from local towns to overseas tourists.
We are registered with the British Horse Society (BHS) and the Association of Irish Riding Establishments (AIRE).
We offer a wide range of services to our clients of all abilities:
Riding Lessons are available seven days a week and cater for all levels of experience.
Horse riding for the disabled individuals to develop confidence in themselves by helping to improve their mobility and to create a sense of equality with those who are able bodied as they can participate on an equal basis.
Hacking out in our picturesque countryside for many hours, or venture further on day treks to local beauty spots such as Grianan of Aileach Stone Fort.
Nursery Riding Lessons are an ideal way to introduce your children to horses.
Birthday Parties allow you to bring as many friends to have fun playing games on horseback where afterwards you have access to our club room.
Own a Pony for a Week provides the children with the chance to learn everything involved in owing a pony.
Breeding, Breaking and Schooling of horses and ponies is a specialty at Lenamore.
Show Jumping in our international size sand arena as well as our grass show-jumping paddock with full range of show-jumps.
One Day Events are held during the spring and summer months.
Hunting Trials / Cross-Country course has a number of varied and interesting fences and has fences to suit all standards and abilities.
Livery Contracts to suit all needs such as Full Livery, Riding School Livery and Grass Livery.
Accommodation allows you to enjoy the views out over the rolling hills and countryside as you watch our horses and foals grazing, or watch the city lights as night falls after a long summers evening.
Our Yard Facilities include:
For more information on how we can accommodate you, please contact Geraldine Graham
(BHS Intermediate Instructor) on
Tel: 00353 74 9384022
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.
Heated viewing area with cafe.
Summer Camps for children.
Progressive A.I.R.E test centre.
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 5 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;
Phone Mary for our very reasonable prices.
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.
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.