Ballymahon and the surrounding area has lots to offer the horse enthusiast, from cross country for the beginner to the experienced. There are two local indoor show jumping arenas as well as local outdoor all weather arenas.

There is a long association with horse riding in the midlands area with plenty of hunts to choose from and Ballymahon is the ideal destination for equestrian group trips. For those who are racing enthusiasts there are two top class race courses within half an hours drive of Ballymahon – easy to access, great fun and high quality track action.

DEERPARK EQUESTRIAN

Deerpark Equestrian is situated one mile outside Ballymahon and is ideally located within a 250 acre walled estate which has an excellent cross country schooling facility and a 60m x 40m sand arena. Enjoy the experience of riding over unspoiled farmland on your own horse. Deerpark cater for groups or clubs who wish to keep their horses at Deerpark Equestrian. Instruction can be provided to enhance your equestrian skills, taking lessons in their sand arena or across the purpose built cross country course.

Contact:
             Felicity +353 (0)85 8582051

MOSSTOWN STABLES

Mosstown Stables is a facility run by the Harrison family in Kenagh, Co Longford. The stables comprise an all-weather facility enabling riding classes, show jumping practice and events that can be held at any time of day and at any time of the year. The arena has been approved by the Association of Irish Riding Establishments (AIRE) and the facility is also Bord Fáilte approved, with highly experienced full time and part time instructors employed. Horses are also available for hire and the facility can be rented for showjumping competitions and practice. There is also an outdoor arena available.

Contact:
………..Lesley +353 (0)87 9641209

 

KILBEGGAN RACES

Kilbeggan Racecourse is the only racecourse in Ireland where races are over jumps under national hunt rules – Ireland’s favourite type of racing. Evening races continue throughout the summer and are a firm favourite with locals and those from further afield alike.

Web:
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www.kilbegganraces.com

 

ROSCOMMON RACES

Roscommon Racecourse attracts support from leading trainers and jockeys in Ireland for both at and national hunt racing. The course is right-handed, of one mile and two furlongs in length with a marked incline to the winning post. Roscommon is noted for its friendly atmosphere and easy going vibe.

Web:
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www.roscommonracecourse.ie