Ireland is one of the leading equine countries in the world and the home to horse breeding and many fantastic horse riding tours.
Castle Leslie Estate County Monaghan is set on 1,000 acres of magnificent scenery including woodlands, lakes and rivers offers memorable horse riding holiday experiences for riding enthusiasts of all levels and boasts up to 300 cross-country jumps.
Roscommon Equestrian Centre
Ideally located in Kilrooskey near Lough Ree on the River Shannon in County Rosscommon, the Kelly family have run Roscommon Equestrian Centre since 2003. It has everything visitors could need for a truly enjoyable riding experience.
A unique and special holiday is to be found at Crossogue Equestrian Centre, Ballycahill, in the heart of County Tipperary where the Molloy family have been involved with horses for five generations.
Dingle Horse Riding is a family-run business. With stables just a mile outside of Dingle town, it is one of the most popular destinations for horse riding holidays in Ireland, offering inclusive, residential, and post-to-post equestrian adventures.
Killarney Riding Stables is located 2km from the heart of Killarney in County Kerry. They offer hacking and trekking into Killarney’s National Park for one-three hour or longer two-five day trails.
Drummindoo Stud & Equitation Centre
Located just one mile from Westport, near Clew Bay on the Wild Atlantic Way, this long established, family run equestrian centre offers horse riding instruction, pony trekking, pony camps, beach and day rides, trail rides and Western riding.
Galway Equestrian Centre is a family run equestrian centre set in the beautiful countryside of Athenry, County Galway. They have been training riders and horses for many years locally, nationally and internationally.
Dunfanaghy Stables is based at Arnold’s Hotel, Dunfanaghy, Donegal. The terrain in the area is ideal for riding through magnificent unspoiled scenery. Riders can explore the beauty of beaches, bogs, mountains and the surrounding countryside.
Carrowholly Stables is situated three miles from Westport town, County Mayo. They offer guided scenic and coastal treks with stunning views of Clew Bay. They cater for individuals and groups. Training and tuition can be provided for beginners.
Ashford Equestrian Centre is located on the Ashford Castle Estate, next to the island village of Cong on the County Galway/Mayo border. It caters for beginners and families, as well as experienced riders amid breath taking lakeshore scenery.
Coolmine Equestrian Centre, situated in Saggart, County Dublin on the foot hills of the Dublin Mountains, has the benefit of being close to the city yet situated in the countryside. Trekking takes place on their 80 acre farm and through local forest.
The Irish National Stud where there are daily guided tours of the stud and a self-guide leaflet is available for the Japanese Gardens, Saint Fiachra’s Garden and The Horse Museum and all are available in 15 languages. Ireland such great champions as Arkle, Nijinsky, Golden Fleece and Shergar.