Wodlands Equestrian Centre
A family run equestrian centre that caters for small groups and private tuition dressage, show jumping and basic riding skills. We specialise in Connemara ponies and Irish Draught Horses. All animals are home produced young stock available.
Large indoor school, 2 sand arenas, Dressage Shows and displays.
Home of Irelands Best known Reg Irish Draught dressage horse. Beezies Sue, by Sea Crest.
Horse Holiday Farm
Established in l973, the Horse Holiday Farm in Grange, Co Sligo is ideally located in a spectacular setting, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with miles of dunes and sandy beaches that are just waiting to be explored.
Whether you’re just starting out or an old hand at horse riding, they’ll make sure that they match you with the perfect horse and recommend the right holiday for your level of experience. In fact, the horse they give you when you arrive is yours for the duration of your visit, and great bonds are quickly made.
Among the riding holidays they offer are the four day/night Yeats Trail on the coast, the Donegal South Trail of seven days and nights in their spectacular forests, and the Donegal West Trail of seven days and nights covering rivers and majestic mountains.
Their horses are mainly Irish Hunters, and they also have Connemaras and Irish Cobs, all known for their excellent natures and reassuring steadiness. Remember, trail riding is energetic and you’ll need to be over twelve years of age, fit and able to trot, canter and gallop.
For further details, please visit their website www.horse-holiday-farm.com
Markree Riding Stables
Markree Castle Riding Stables are located in the beautiful and tranquil Markree Estate. We cater for all levels of riders. Enjoy superb riding on sensible and well mannered horses and ponies through the surrounding parkland, forest trails and beaches.
Sligo Riding School
Legend has it that this area was the first site settled by man in Ireland. With its remarkable collection of ancient megalithic tombs and burial chambers, some dating to 3500 BC, it is a fascinating and visually stunning place to visit. It is also the home of some of the most spectacular scenery and diverse riding terrain in the country, and it is for this reason that The Sligo Riding Centre at Carrowmore, County Sligo is such a popular choice for visitors and locals alike.
Their outstanding facilities include an indoor ring and outdoor ménage, a wonderful cross-country course, an equestrian equipment shop and a clubhouse overlooking the indoor ring. They have stabling for up to 50 horses and their mounts are either Irish Hunters or Connemara ponies, both known for their reliability and great dispositions.
The staff are extremely friendly and helpful with a great deal of experience and your host and the owner of the facility, Declan McGarry, takes great pride in ensuring all guests are given personal attention.
Island View Riding Stables
Island View is a family run farm at the foot of Benbulben mountain, with the Atlantic Ocean on our doorstep. The stables offer treks on miles of sandy beaches, over rugged moorlands and on the stable owned private island. Tailor made treks and friendly competent staff will strive to ensure everyone gets the most from their horseback experience. Equestrian package holidays and carriage driving also available.