Horse Riding in Ireland
Known as ‘the land of the horse’, Ireland boasts some of the best riding breaks you could wish for. This summer, get away from it all with an exciting horse riding adventure. Browse our list of operators to choose from beach rides, post-to-post treks or cross-country routes that will challenge your skills, whatever the weather
Association of Irish Riding Clubs
Established in 1973, the Association of Irish Riding Clubs aims to encourage riding as a sport and recreation, to promote good fellowship among riders and to improve and maintain the standard of riding and horse-mastership in Ireland.
British Horse Society Ireland
The British Horse Society is the largest equestrian membership organisation in the UK. As a charity the BHS is concerned with the welfare of equines, professional qualifications for the equestrian industry, safer off road riding and recreational competitions such as cross-Country and BHS TREC.
BHSAI Traineeship with AIRE and Educational Training Board (FAS)
AIRE run a BHSAI Traineeship with Educational Training Boards around the country. New Courses commence twice a year. Students receive Riding & Horsemanship Training in Stages 1, 2, 3 and Preliminary Teaching Test as relevant to each candidate. Students who have already achieved part of the course may be considered for a place.
Horse Sport Ireland
Horse Sport Ireland is the Governing body for Equestrian Sport in Ireland and is responsible for devising and implementing strategies for the development and promotion of an internationally competitive Irish Sport Horse Industry (breeding, sport and leisure rides).
Irish Horse Welfare Trust, Co Wicklow
The Irish Horse Welfare Trust, Charity No. CHY14634 was established in 1999 and gained charitable status in 2002. IHWT is involved in they following work: Rescue, Rehabilitation & Re-homing of horses and ponies. Racehorse Re-training for Re-homing Programme. Tel: 0404 45720 email: