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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.

Failte Ireland (Overseas Visitors)

Failte Ireland (Overseas Visitors).

British Horse Society

Irish Horse Gateway

Connecting the World to the Irish Horse.

Eventing Ireland

3 Day Eventing Results, Dates of Events. Entry Forms, Training Dates and News Updates.

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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Show Jumping Ireland

Showjumping Ireland is the governing body of showjumping in Ireland, formulating the rules and codes of practice under which all affiliated competitions are held.

Irish Pony Club

The Irish Pony Club endeavours to promote and encourage horsemanship and loyalty in a safe and fun atmosphere, for all its members and volunteers.

Dressage Ireland

Promoting dressage on the island of Ireland.

International Group for Qualifications (IGEQ)

To improve horse welfare by developing, promoting and maintaining equestrian qualification standards.

Punchestown Race Course

The National Centre for Equestrian and Field Sports and the home of Irish National Hunt Racing.

The Curragh Race Course

Home of all five Classic Races.

The Racing Academy & Centre of Education (RACE)

The official Training body of the Irish Turf Club.

Riding for the Disabled Association (RDAI)

Disabled riding classes for children and adults all around the country.