Horse Back West is situated as far west as you can go in County Mayo. The stables are built behind an old farm cottage with famine potato ridges above and direct beach access below. A freedom is what is felt here!
Untouched countryside which is remaining a secret to most of the country, allows us to trek undisturbed across hills & beaches. The range and variety of routes and terrain provides ride outs for a number of days or an hour.
The horses have a natural life on the hills of Mayo and thrive off their outings.
All ages and abilities catered for, with the riders safety being our number one priority. Follow us on Instagram @horsebackwest for an insight into a day out with us.
For anybody looking to staycation in the area and ride over a number of days, we can put you in contact with whichever type of accommodation would best suit your family or group. The options range from Adventure Hotels with hot tubs, Hostel, B&B, Self Catering or Four Poster Bedroom Manor with remote setting.
Into The lost Valley for a tour and chance to wade in the water at the mouth of Killary Fjord.
Carrowniskey Beach, where the races happen each year! You must cross 3 other beaches to get there and the going is fast for thoe experienced.
Killadoon Hill, where the terrain is slow and evokes the riders attention. You also have time to take in the views of Clew Bay Islands and grasp the waters in which Pirate Queen Grainne Mhaille once commanded.
Gowlan Church gives for a short and very sweet trek with an optional canter up to the deserted old church. An optional decent into the church mixes up the terrain to enhance the riders experience.
Join us for a riding adventure of a lifetime!
Situated at the foot of Croagh Patrick, Croagh Patrick Stables also boasts Clew bay on it’s doorstep. Croagh Patrick Stables has some of the most spectacular scenic views in Ireland. The stables are situated in the village of Murrisk, 9km from Westport in Co. Mayo. Riders are spoiled for choice with options of a hack to the beach, lessons in the arena or schooling over our set of jumps in the arenas.
Croagh Patrick Stables are AIRE Approved with BHS qualified instructors. The riding school is open 10am until 7pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and 10am until 5pm on Saturdays. We offer horse riding lessons for children and adults, from beginners to advanced, private and group lessons.
We offer novice riders who are visiting the area a beach experience which includes a warm up in the arena and hack to Bertra strand and a walk/trot on the beach with plenty of photo opportunities. Trekking is seasonal and only offered to experienced riders. Children’s horse riding camps are run during all term holidays. The camps include a riding lesson and stable management class. There are novice and intermediate camps, where the children learn in a fun, safe, horse environment. We also hold birthday parties.
Croagh Patrick Stables has a purpose built indoor arena, outdoor sand arena and full set of jumps. The stables offer half board livery with full use of outdoor and indoor arena, access to the beach, year round grazing, all weather turn out, large stables, tack room and haylage each morning.
Croagh Patrick Stables are very proud of the high standard of horses and ponies we have in the riding school. We pride ourselves on the service we provide and the quality of lessons. The welfare of both horse and rider is paramount and we believe that safety and structure is the key to a good riding school. Whether you are looking for lessons on a regular basis or a holiday experience Croagh Patrick stables has so much to offer a horse enthusiast.
Mooreside equestrian is a family run riding school and livery yard located just outside the Naul village. We provide a very friendly and inviting atmosphere for both adult and children to learn about horses and riding .
Our team of ponies are extremely safe and a pleasure to learn on . We have a timetable of Lessson to suit everyone’s need and provide pony camps and one-day fundays on midterm breaks and summer holidays we have 2 arenas a indoor and a outdoor, 4 horse walker, a sand and extremely quiet country roads.
We provide our livery clients the highest standard of care, with the kane family living on site. We also have family members as a farrier and dentist to look after your horse when needed . We will ensure you and your horses receive everything that you need!
Mary Leonard's Riding School is a family run centre 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.
Welcome to Greenogue Equestrian. (GE). GE is a brand new equestrian centre and livery yard just off the Naas road at Rathcoole Co.Dublin.
We have 55 stables in an American style barn, indoor arena, large outdoor arena, all weather derby arena, washing facilities, solarium, secure tack room, secure horse box parking, individual turn out paddocks, hacking track and cross country schooling area.
Clonboo Riding School ( established 1984) is 15 min drive form Galway City off the Headford/Castlebar Road.
The family run riding school offers lesson for all stages of riders, from 4 years upwards on our friendy and experienced ponies and horses in our indoor or outdoor schools. For those wanting to try something different, side saddle lessons are available. During July and August we run summer camps for children who want to either improve their riding or just try something different. Half hour lessons are available for children from 4 to 7 years of age.
Derryham Stables is a Riding School based in the heart of Killinkere in County Cavan, based on 40 acres of farmland. The stables provides many services such as riding lessons, therapeutic coaching sessions, livery, pony camps and pony parties. The aim of the stables is to provide horseriding for people of all abilities in a relaxed, fun setting. Lessons are taught by fully qualified BHSAI instructors who hold current first aid, garda vetting & child protection certificates. Therapeutic coaching sessions are also taught by a qualified therapeutic riding coach.
• 19 stables in an american barn
• Secure tack room
• Olympic size outdoor sand arena 60 x 80 metre
• 20 x 60 metre outdoor sand arena
• Four large outdoor surfaced winter paddocks, which provide a natural herd environment for our horses with 24/7 turnout 365 days of the year
• 450 metre purpose built sand surfaced therapeutic sensory trail
• Miles of beautiful hacking on quiet countryside roads.
Lagore stables is a family owned equestrian centre located just a few minutes from Dunshaughlin village, Co.Meath. Situated on 40 acres of grassland, Lagore is the perfect place for you avail of all our facilities and services.
We are A.I.R.E approved and offer horse riding lesson for any age and skill level. We also offer livery packages, schooling, breaking and pre-training.
You can find more information on our website lagorestables.com or our Facebook page Lagore Stables.
Feeney's Riding Centre is a family run Riding and Trekking Centre, providing lessons and treks for all age groups of all levels, now in operation for twenty years. The horses and ponies we provide are well schooled, each pony/horse is chosen carefully and individually to suit different levels of expertise from beginners level to the very experienced. We are the closest Riding Centre to Galway city, only 4kms away and we can arrange transport for our riders.
Daily treks/riding lessons by Qualified Instructors.
Transport to and from the Centre.
English Tuition by qualified English teacher and accomodation:
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When trekking with us you will experience the natural serenity that Connemara and Galway has to offer. You will see the beautiful Atlantic Ocean from the hills while trekking , the world famous Aran Islands and the valleys of Connemara and yet we are only 4km from Galway city.
You can enjoy a relaxing trek through the natural landscape and avail of a pre trekking lesson form one of our qualified instructors if you wish.
We are open seven days all year.
The Paddocks Riding Centre is a truly fabulous equestrian facility located high in the Dublin Mountains, overlooking Dublin and Wicklow. We are a family run riding centre that has been operating for over 20 years. Our horses are lovlingly cared for at all times.
Children from three years of age are welcome. We have horses and ponies for everyone to suit all standards of adults and children. Why not get away from the busy city life and enjoy riding lessons, beach rides, or an exciting trek through the mountains while enjoying the amazing view and beautiful scenery.
Livery and half livery available for everyone. Birthday parties are a specialty. Visit our equipment shop stocked with top quality riding equipment at great prices.
Shrule Equestrian Centre is situated in the picturesque countryside of North Wexford between the coastal villages of Ballygarrett and Kilmuckridge.
It's this close proximity to the beach that makes Shrule Equestrian Centre a fun and exciting place for both adults and children to learn to ride, to improve their riding skills or simply enjoy what they can already do by exploring the beautiful coastline of Cahore's south beach.
Shrule is a relatively new riding school, open since 2011, accompanying the already established family run Pet Farm which is managed by James, a graduate of Kildalton College, Kilkenny (AdvancedHorsemanship)and an experienced instructor(BHSAI) with many years of teaching experience in various disciplines i.e Basic Riding, Dressage and Show jumping.
With the help of fully qualified staff, family members and young local riders who enjoy spending time in this relaxed but professional riding school, Shrule offers a wide range of services. This includes lessons for all levels in a 60 x 40 outdoor arena, livery/breaking and schooling in a yard with stable accommodation for up to 10 horses, a pony shed and grass livery during the summer months.
Pony camps (beginners and advanced) and Show Jumping leagues are popular additions during school holidays attended by locals and holiday makers to the area.
The Boskill Equestrian Centre and Homestay Family House is a comfortable and busy environment for students to learn English, ride horses and to enjoy genuine Irish culture first hand. Students stay in a beautiful family home and can have fun with plenty of activities close by like hiking, cycling, swimming, tennis & golf. The family take care of children from 11 years upwards and also cater for adults.
Boskill is renowned for it's creative learning envirnment and two of the family are experienced TEFL teachers and we also have a fully qualified primary school teacher on site. We understand that each student has their own particular study needs so the teachers will work with the student to develop a customised programme of study that suits the student's learning style. If you wish to focus on your vocabulary, pronunciation, conversation or maybe your writing skills we will work with you so that you get the most out of your stay.
The centre is in the middle of the beautiful Irish countryside yet is very close to Limerick city which in 2014 is the European City of Culture. Very close by is the magnificent Lough Gur, Glenstal Abbey, The Clare Glens & The Slieve Bloom Mountains for picturesque sightseeing. We always have plenty of bicycles at the house for cycling around the lovely Irish country roads.
Wesley Ryan founded Boskill Equestrian Centre in 2009. a family run business. Wesley and his brother Dale are in a training programme for the BHSAI, they produce quality young horses. They are always on hand to insure you have a valuable and pleasant experience at Boskill Caherconlish. with forty quality horses and ponies especially chosen to suit the riding programmes which bring out the best in any rider. Lessons are available for all ages from 4years old. Boskill Equestrian provides schooling/ liveries/ trekking/ outdoor arena for hire/ clipping/ breaking/ midterm and summer camps.
Other facilities available in the surrounding area include:- 2 handball alleys, 2 sports fields (GAA and Soccer) tennis court, beautiful scenery for walking and history walks. Places to visit - Limerick City for shopping, cinema, swimming pools, karting etc.)
Treks: We have a tiny tots/ beginners trek where parents can lead the pony if they wish or if not our staff will take over:
We have a 4-5 hour trek for the more experienced riders - this includes beautiful scenery, great day out and an experience of a life time.
To view some amazing photos of our camps, treks etc. follow us on: twitter & facebook @ caherconlish equestrian centre
Oakwood stables is a family run yard located in the beautiful Redcross County Wicklow. At Oakwood Stables we provide children's riding lessons, pony camps, competition training and riding holidays to both Irish and International students.
Our wonderful facilities include a large all weather sand arena, cross country course and the fully residential Oakwood Lodge. Our fabulous location while only 1 hour from Dublin and ten minutes from Wicklow town, offers the perfect opportunity for relaxing forest hacking.
For more information please visit www.irishponies.ie or www.facebook.com/oakwoodstableswicklow
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.
Childvision is an AIRE approved centre providing specialist Equine Assisted Occupational Therapy.
This unique service includes a full time occupational therapist working with a team of riding instructors to provide highly tailored therapeutic sessions to children and adults.
All our therapy clients are assessed by the OT and individual goals are set for each client.
We also see a small number of mainstream clients for lessons with our BSHII, and BSHAI Instructors.
We run a 48 week AIRE/ETB traineeship which offers training of the BHSAI schedule, as well as training in equine therapy.
Facilities include a specially designed sensory trail, extra wide mounting blocks, outdoor arena, café and pet farm on site.
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!!
Ballyteague Stables has a large outdoor floodlit arena, lunge ring, walker and 85 acers of grazing (30 separate paddocks)
There are 30 Stables in our barn which measure 14' by 14'. Lecture room and coffee room. Xc track with 30 varied fences with 1 mile of river leading in to 50 acers of forest and canal rides.
Instruction from nervous beginner to competitive showjumping. Family run centre with knowledgeable staff and friendly clients.
Broomfield Equestrian Centre is a family run Centre with lots of individual attention to clients, beautiful scenery in the heart of Irish countryside.
One of Ireland's longest established horse riding schools & livery yards, Killegar offers riding lessons, guided treks, pony camp and livery services. Our first class facilities take full advantage of our prime countryside location on the outskirts of Dublin, just outside the popular tourist village of Enniskerry
Festina Lente Equestrian Centre offers equine centred activities to people of all ages, backgrounds, learning abilities and interests. Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced rider Festina Lente Equestrian Centre has something for everybody! We are located just off Junction 5 of the N11 (Bray/Shankill exit) and are approximately a 25 minutes drive from Dublin.
Festina Lente Equestrian Centre provides an inclusive environment which fosters each person’s learning and well-being in a supportive, nurturing and fun manner. From as young as two years of age, children, teenagers and adults can enjoy learning experiences through a variety of our Equestrian Centre lessons, camps & clinics.
Our Equestrian Centre has developed a strong reputation for excellence in high level coaching and a place to have fun as well as inclusion of children and persons with special needs through therapeutic riding and learning programmes and provides an integrated working and learning environment to hundreds of people every year!
Our excellent facilities include a very large all-weather floodlit indoor arena, a large outdoor arena, outdoor paddocks and sensory trails. Excellent Horse Welfare also plays a key role in Festina Lente Equestrian Centre.
In addition to the more traditional equestrian activities we also provide a variety of other programmes to facilitate, educate and encourage children and adults with special needs.
We also offer two different QQI accredited courses, our Therapeutic Riding Coaching Programme and our Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator Training Programme, to anyone interested in upskilling their equestrian knowledge and range of activities they currently offer their clients.
More details on our website http://festinalente.ie
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.
|Bel Air is a family run manor house hotel and equestrian centre, just south of Dublin.
We are probably best known for our cross country ride-outs, and we specialise in building rider confidence on the cross country course. Other riding is available too: flatwork, showjumping, crosscountry jumping and hacking out through fields and forest.
Our horses are happy and willing, and well chosen for the riding we provide. However, we are not well geared to facilitate beginners or children under thirteen years.
Bel Air is a 200 acre working farm and we use our own land for riding and cross country jumping. We have a sand arena for showjumping and flatwork lessons, and access to thousands of acres of state forest.
A friendly atmosphere means both horses and riders can enjoy themselves fully.
We cater for small groups and can make up a special program for you. And the area has a lot to offer also friends and family members who don't want to ride.
Bel Air is the home of the Bel Air Riding Club. We are approved by A.I.R.E. and we are members of A.I.R.C. and E.H.I. Bel Air is the oldest established equestrian centre in Ireland and the UK. Bel Air now runs BHS Riding & Road Safety Exams, call Maggie Law on 087 2949495 for new dates of same.
You find more details on our website www.belairhotelequestrian.com
We look forward to hearing from you
Maggi and Noni Law
For more information visit: www.belairhotelequestrian.com
Maltfield Stud Equestrian Centre is nestled jn the Wicklow mountains among picturesque countryside yet only 30 mins from Dublin and 10 mins from Wicklow town.
It offers both adults and children of all standards and ability excellent tuition from both BHSAI and BHSII instructors.
Maltfield Stud provides a friendly welcoming environment to all who visit and is only 10 mins drive to the beach which its livery owners and horses regularly enjoy.
The riding school offers lessons, forest treks, beach rides, private coaching and group lessons. Preparation for BHS examinations stages 1 and 2, are also available.
Pony camps run all year during the school holidays and early booking is recommended to secure a place.
Livery options available include all year grass livery, full stable livery and assisted stable livery.
Check out our website www.maltfield.com and our Facebook page for all the latest events being run from Trek Ireland competitions to carousel dressage exhibitions.
The Old Farm Equestrian Centre is owned and run by Gerard Kavanagh, a qualified and registered Instructor with the British Horse Society.
Just three miles from the village of Ashford, in County Wicklow, the Old Farm is a 50 acre farm nestled in the Wicklow Mountains with direct access into state forestry for trekking and hacking.
Gerard gives both private and group lessons in Dressage and show jumping and the centre has a lovely range of quality horses and ponies, ranging from 118 cm to 188 cm.
Gerard teaches on a daily basis at the Old Farm and his pupils range in age from six to sixty six years. He is a very popular Instructor and Dressage Judge at the Wicklow & Bray Pony Clubs and the Riding Club events and competitions.
The purpose built Equestrian Centre and livery yard comprises of the following:
Sat Nav co-ordinates N53deg00’55”W6deg10’07”
All enquiries directly to Gerard Kavanagh: Mobile 087 2626855
Anvil Lodge Riding School is set in the rural village of Ballindaggin, 7 miles from Enniscorthy and Bunclody. We are a small family run riding school established in 2005 and have grown steadily from word of mouth.
We offer the personal touch with lessons and hacking in the beautiful scenic countryside on local land and country lanes. These include beautiful views of mount Lenister and panoramic views of Sliabh Bhui and surrounding countryside. We have use of local gallops for the more energetic rider.
The riding school caters for all levels from beginners to advanced. Beginners start from age 6 upwards. Lessons provided for dressage, show jumping and cross country. We cater for groups or individuals all year round.
Shelmalier Riding Stables is set in 3000 acres of forestry on Forth Mountain only 7 km from Wexford town. In existence for over 40 years,it is Wexford’s longest established Riding Centre. Friendly, skilled, qualified staff welcome riders of all levels. Our experienced horses and ponies are well trained and all have superb temperaments.
We encourage each rider to progress at their own pace in a relaxed friendly environment and to enjoy their time with our horses and ponies.
We offer lessons in indoor and outdoor arenas, horse care tuition and pony camps. Our regular riders can also participate in our internal shows and enjoy scenic hacks with wonderful views of the Wexford coast and Blackstair Mountains.
Booking is essential. Minimum age is 7 years
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.
Residential Equestrian Holidays for young riders (From 10+):
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.
List under Indoor School, Outdoor Arena, Livery, X Country.
Horse and Pony Riding Lessons, scenic hacking on the magical shores of Lough Ennell.
Ladestown House, a family run Riding School offering Horse and Pony Trekking, 7 days a week in one of the most beautiful traditional settings in Ireland.
Ladestown House stands on a site that has been occupied for at least 2500 years, evolving into a serene terrace garden, and within its well perserved fine stone courtyards, parterre and Maze.
Call below numbers to discuss your visit to our Riding School.
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.