Some people enjoy a good yoga session to open the lungs, stretch the limbs and free the mind. Others find that walking through an undisturbed trail offers a great release. However, horse riding offers both of the above and more, adding in a wonderful animal to help you to connect with the earth, while stimulating the senses.
Whether you are a beginner rider, or have only ridden a handful of times then deciding to go horse riding at Mount Juliet Estate is a fantastic way to improve your confidence with horses. Here you can explore bridleways, learn the basics or riding, improve on your existing skills or simply blow the cobwebs away on their cross country course.
Set in the surrounds of the Mount Juliet Estate, the wonderful Mount Juliet Equestrian Centre is one of the most impressive centres in the country with two arenas, an American barn, and show jumps. From trekking and trail-riding excursions, to exhilarating cross-country course and miles of bridal-ways sprawl out into the surrounding pastures, parkland and pastures both within and beyond the estate.
Mount Juliet also gives visitors the chance to learn more about the horses themselves by joining their morning rounds at 8am daily or at feeding times at 4.30pm each day, and also offers both group and individual lessons for both beginners and experienced riders.
And here’s the health benefits for the Kids – a study showed that children who spend time grooming, handling and riding horses had lower levels of stress hormones. That coupled with less screen time and more time outdoors is beneficial to their overall mental and physical wellbeing.
So what are you waiting for, see the stunning countryside of Kilkenny by horseback today!