For equestrian lovers, there is nothing like getting out and experiencing the exhilaration on one of the world’s most loved animals. Whether you are a child or an adult, a beginner wanting to start your journey as a rider, or someone coming to Ireland for a horse riding holiday, you are guaranteed to find a lesson or experience to suit you here in Kilkenny.
Mount Juliet Estate
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. For those who wish to undertake trekking and trail-riding excursions, our exhilarating cross-country course and miles of bridal-ways sprawl out into the surrounding pastures, parkland and pastures both within and beyond the estate. The hotel also offers both group and individual lessons for both beginners and experienced riders.
For bookings & information: www.mountjuliet.ie
Nuenna Farm Freshford
On the Kilkenny Road near the picturesque village of Freshford, this family run equestrian centre lies just seven miles from the historic city of Kilkenny. It has developed a fine reputation for the range of facilities on offer and a friendly learning atmosphere for both the beginner and the more advanced rider. Nuenna Farm also offers an indoor and outdoor arena and an extensive cross-country course.
Warrington Top Flight Equestrian Centre
Situated on the outskirts of Kilkenny City, Warrington Top Flight Equestrian Centre caters for novice and experienced riders. Firmly established as a riding and event centre, the team at Warrington have the necessary expertise to cater for your level. Offering riding lessons, trekking and clinics, the team will help you advancing whatever discipline you choose.
The centre has two large arenas – one indoor and one outdoor. In addition, there are also two grass arenas for summer use. A purpose built cross country course has been constructed along the river bank and includes a variety of natural and man-made obstacles.