Martinstown Lodge Equestrian Centre
This yard is an old Dairy farm which has been modernised, while still retaining its old world charm. It is a children’s paradise, with gentle animals, dogs, cats and hens. We run unaccompanied camps and activity days which include all aspects of stable management and riding lessons in our 500 x 35 metre arena.
Tattersalls Bloodstock Auctioneers
In 1766 Richard Tattersall founded the world’s first bloodstock auction house. Today Tattersalls is an international firm offering 8,000 horses each year at 17 sales at Newmarket in Britain and at Fairyhouse in Ireland.
Today Tattersalls Ireland is world renowned for selling top class National Hunt Horses in which it continues to lead the field. There are six auctions that take place throughout the year in the Ratoath venue; the February National Hunt Sale, the select Derby National Hunt Sale in June, the August National Hunt Sale, the September Yearling Sale, the massive November National Hunt Sale followed by the November Breeders Flat Sale.
Situated only 11 miles North-West of Central Dublin, Tattersalls Ireland sits in between the major N2 and N3 roads and therefore is easily accessible by road, boat and air being 14 miles from Dublin International Airport, 16 miles from Dublin Ferry Port and 30 miles from Dun Laoghaire Ferry Port.
Pelletstown Riding Centre
This is a family – run, family – based riding centre located approximately 32 kilometres from Dublin City Centre and airport. With 20 horses and ponies to choose from, we can cater for up to 8 adults and 12 children at a time. Our cross – country course is particularly suited to the novice rider but accommodates all levels of ability. We offer hour – long treks around our grassland farm or you can avail of instruction in our indoor and outdoor arenas with Chief Instructor, Joe Carroll. BHSII, who provides tuition for everyone from beginners to the more experienced.
Moy Riding Centre
Fun and enjoyment is the order of the day at the Moy Riding Centre, Summerhill, County Meath. Catering primarily for children and young adults, they have a relaxed and informal approach to riding that younger people respond to very well. They have young, friendly and enthusiastic staff who are very approachable and always open to new ideas.
They believe that bonding with a horse can be very life-affirming, and learning to care for horses gives children a great sense of responsibility and achievement. They are advocates of tolerance and social inclusion and, where possible, they provide mixed lessons for disabled and non-disabled children. They give all riders their individual personal attention and can cater for private and group sessions.
Their summer and Easter camps are great fun, with games, art & pottery, competitions and a big final day barbeque for your enjoyment. And that’s on top of the horse riding!
Kells Equestrian Centre
Owned and operated by Rita Dunne and Marita Dunne, whose passion for all things equestrian is clearly demonstrated in this extremely well-run centre, established in 1980 and the oldest riding school in Meath. Standing on 10 acres at Normanstown, Carlanstown, Kells, County Meath and with access to a further 150 acres, their qualified instructors and wonderful horses will ensure a rewarding and enjoyable time for all.
They welcome all riders, regardless of age or experience, and their indoor and outdoor facilities mean that a day’s riding will never be spoiled by the weather.
They specialise in coaching of show jumping, dressage and cross-country riders and hold shows regularly at the centre. They also cater for larger groups, and children’s birthday parties and corporate hospitality outings are always a big success. Please get in touch with them to discuss the special rates available for large educational or project groups or school tours.
From Easter onwards they hold pony camps at the centre, continuing throughout the summer months. For further information please give them a call or visit their website at www.kellsequestrian.com
Bachelors Lodge Equestrian Centre
Bachelors Lodge is set in attractive, peaceful surroundings bounded by the river Blackwater. It offers excellent facilities to all standards of rider.
Spread across 200 acres of farmland, Bachelors Lodge features an inviting, yet challenging competition cross country course which is available to hire. A large, all weather arena is available for schooling, dressage and jumping tuition. Farm trekking is very popular during the summer months and residential pony camps are another feature of the programme. There are qualified BHS instructors available for tuition to all standards and ages and working students are also trained for their BHS Exams. Bachelors Lodge provides full stable and grass livery to those who wish to keep their horses at the equestrian centre.
Broadmeadow Equestrian Centre
Broadmeadow Equestrian Centre can be found near the town of Ashbourne in County Meath and is conveniently located just 15 minutes from Dublin International Airport and 25 minutes from Dublin City.
Whatever your level, their excellent facilities and first-class horses and ponies ensure that they will find an activity and a mount perfectly suited to your needs.
The equestrian centre features three arenas, one indoor with a premier cushion surface to ensure excellent footing and two outdoor floodlit arenas. Indoors you will also find their reception area, a coffee shop, washroom facilities and a viewing gallery to watch these wonderful horses in action.
The centre runs a young rider programme every July and August that welcomes unaccompanied children between the ages of 12 and 18, with riders of all levels being catered for. The programme includes 18 hours riding tuition per week and the emphasis is on fun, learning and riding safety. Accommodation is on-site in the Duff family home, which can accommodate 10 children comfortably. What a fantastic way to make lifelong friends.
They also run non-residential pony camps during the school holidays.