Equestrian Horse Riding, Trecking & Showjumping is becoming very popular in Laois and surrounding areas. There are many Equestrian & Riding Centres where you can partake in these activities.
Castlewood Equestrian Centre, Durrow, Co. Laois
Proprietor - John Cleary.
Stable includes Connemara Ponies which are a favourite with the children and many who visit Castlewood return to experience the fun and athmosphere time and time again.
Contact - 0502-36551
Portlaoise Equestrian Centre
Indoor jumping arena, outdoor sand arena and cross country jumping course. Home to the Triogue Pony Club.
Contact - 0502-60880
Slieve Bloom Trail Equestrian Centre, Borris-in-Ossory
Proprietor - Deirdre Cash
The Slieve Bloom 3 and 6 day trail explores the undiscovered beauty of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, found in the heart of Ireland. The Slieve Bloom Trail, renowned for its natural beauty and friendly people, is characterised by a web of rivers, waterfalls, valleys, glens, woodlands and mountains.
Contact - 0505-41298
Kilvahan Horse Drawn Caravans
Proprietors Henry & Paula Fingleton
The award winning Kilvahan Horse-Drawn Caravan experience gives you the opportunity to step outside of the everyday bustle and unwind in the beautiful Irish midlands. The freedom of the countryside is yours at a slow and relaxing pace. You decide what your holiday will consist of- whether to travel between rural farmhouses or to stop off at a country pub for a lively session of traditional music. Perhaps you'd like to view a round tower or medieval monastery or partake in a round of golf or fishing.
Contact - 0502-27048
Annaharvey Farm, Tullamore
The Equestrian Centre offers excellent tuition in the indoor or outdoor arenas. The imaginative and challenging cross country traverses 300 acres of the finest farmland in the midlands, or simply trek around the farm and country lanes at leisure. Trail ride through the beautiful Slieve Bloom mountains and end the day with a sumptuous meal in the dining room, followed by a drink at the fire.
Contact - 0506-43544