Horse Riding on your Summer Staycation

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09/04/2021

Horse Riding

Whether it’s a leisurely jaunting-car ride, a gallop on the sands or through the countryside, or a trip to the races you’ll find it in Ireland.

No trip to Killarney is complete is complete without a jaunting car ride whether its to Muckross House & Gardens or to view the wonders of the Gap of Dunloe, it is an experience not to be missed. 

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For the more active why not go pony-trekking? What a better way to take in the sites then to amble your way along the sandy beaches and Dunes or through forests and woodland. 

Looking to go horse riding on your staycation? We have chosen 6 great places to get you started, from Donegal to Kilkenny and many more in between. 

Donegal 

Dunfanaghy Stables

Staying in Donegal on your staycation, be sure to check out Dunfanaghy Stables, located close to the start of the Wild Atlantic Way. You can take in the sights at Muckish Mountain and Sheephaven Bay, or take a leisurely trail along one of the many beaches.

Featured Hotel: Silver Tassie Hotel & Spa

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Kildare 

Abbeyfield Farm

Abbeyfield Farm is located in Co. Kildare and caters for all levels of riders, choose from leisurely strolls or for the more experienced riders, a fast-paced run on a cross-country course. There is also plenty to do with other great outdoor activities on site. 

Featured Property: Westgrove Hotel and Leisure Centre

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Galway 

Flowerhill Equestrian

Located in Ballinasloe, Co Galway.  Enjoy horse riding on a cross country course with over 100 fences catering for both beginner and advanced riders. 

Tuam Riding Centre

Tuam Riding Centre is located five minutes by car from Tuam town.  Caters for riders of all levels.  Horses provided but clients may bring their own if preferred.

Moycullen Riding Centre

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.

Featured Properties: The Ardilaun Hotel, Ard Ri House Hotel & Clifden Station House Hotel

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Tipperary 

Crossogue Equestrian

Located in Co.Tipperary Crossogue Equestrian welcome all standards of riders (including first time riders) on their trail rides, which can be booked on any day between April and November.

Featured Property: Hotel Minella & Leisure Centre 

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Kilkenny 

Mount Juliet Equestrian Centre

The estate boasts 16 miles of bridleways and caters for all levels. Whether you’re an experienced rider or you’re a complete beginner looking to experience an affinity with these magnificent animals for the first time, the Mount Juliet equestrian centre is the ideal location in Co. Kilkenny

Featured Property: Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel 

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Carlow 

Carrigbeg Riding Stables

Carrigbeg Riding Stables offer Riding lessons for children and adults from beginners to competition level. Features indoor and outdoor arena and cross-country course. Cross country jumping for experienced riders. 

Featured Property: Talbot Hotel Carlow 

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Cork 

Follyfoot Riding Farm

Follyfoot Riding Farm is located 6 miles north of the beautiful Kinsale town.  Trekking is varied through the 100-acre tillage farm with a nice selection of steady traditional hairy Irish cobs.

Castlewhite Riding Centre

Castlewhite Riding Centre is located in Waterfall County Cork. It provides one hour trekking sessions in calm and silent scenic settings.

Coachford Equestrian Centre

Coachford Equestrian Centre offers lessons each day for beginners, offlead, advanced offlead, novice, hack and private half hour and hour lessons. 

Ballywilliam Riding Centre

Ballywilliam Riding Centre is a family-run horse riding centre in Cobh, Co. Cork catering to visitors of all abilities and experience.

Featured Properties: Celtic Ross Hotel, Actons Hotel Kinsale, Trident Hotel Kinsale, Oriel House Hotel & Midleton Park Hotel

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Mayo

Carrowholly Stables

Carrowholly Stables are located in Westport. Enjoy magnificent views of Clew Bay and its enchanting islands on one of our Beach Rides. 

Ballyjennings Stables

Ballyjennings Stables is situated in the heart of Irelands Lake District in Ballinrobe Co. Mayo. We are a family run centre that focuses on making every Horse Riding experience an enjoyable one. 

Featured Properties: Twin Trees Hotel, Wyatt Hotel, Breaffy House Resort 

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Wexford 

Anvil Lodge

Anvil Lodge Riding School is set in the rural village of Ballindaggin Co. Wexford just 7 miles from Enniscorthy and Bunclody. 

Featured Properties: Talbot Hotel Wexford & Talbot Suites at Stonebridge

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Kerry 

Dingle Horse Riding

Welcome to Dingle Horse Riding. Set on the dramatic and beautiful west coast of Ireland, offering two hour, half and full day rides. 

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. 

Featured Properties: Kenmare Bay Hotel, Killarney Riverside Hotel & Dingle Skellig Hotel

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Waterford 

Ballinamona Equestrian Centre

Ballinamona Equestrian Centre is located on the Old Tramore Road in Waterford. Nestled in a stunning landscape of mature woodland and rolling parkland, Ballinamona provides a unique and stunning location with excellent facilities.

Featured Property: Dooleys Hotel Waterford

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Wicklow 

Country Cottage Stables

Country Cottage Stables 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, they have the riding programme for you!

Featured Property: Arklow Bay Hotel 

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Clare 

An Sibin Riding Centre

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. 

Featured Property: Falls Hotel & Spa

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Dublin 

Kellystown Riding School

Kellystown Riding School is situated in the foothills of the Dublin mountains. Kellystown Riding School offers horse riding at its very best with spectacular views of Dublin Bay and Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

Featured Property: Talbot Hotel Stillorgan

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Monaghan 

Mullaghmore Equestrian Centre

Mullaghmore Equestrian Centre offers both a state-of-the-art purpose-built indoor arena and natural outdoor arena giving the best of both worlds, regardless of the weather.

Featured Property: Nuremore Hotel & Country Club

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