Horse RidingEnjoy the facilities at one of the many equestrian centres near the lakelands.
Ireland has long been known as "The Land of the Horse", so why not take the opportunity to combine a Carrickcraft cruising holiday with some horse riding. Whether you have never been on a horse before or you are an experienced rider, there are a number of equestrian centres with excellent facilities and horses to suit all levels of ability, for both adults and children alike. Enjoy a new experience, spend a day cantering along country lanes or enjoy top class training from an expert. The centres featured on this page are all within easy reach of the waterways.
Drumcoura Equestrian Centre - Mooring at Ballinamore
Drumcoura Lake Resort boasts a purpose built equestrian forest trail, close to the marina in Ballinamore
+353 (0) 71 964 5708
Moorlands Equestrian Centre - Mooring at Drumshambo
Top quality facilities in a beautiful setting on the shores of Lough Allen
Tel: +353 (0) 71 964 1500
Hayden Equestrian Centre - Mooring at Dromod or Rooskey
The centre offers trekking, riding, lessons to all stages. Interesting treks will lead you along quiet country roads and into wild moorlands where you can enjoy the pure wilderness of the Irish countryside.
Tel: +353 (0) 71 963 8049
Mount Cashel Stables - Mooring at Lanesborough
Ideally located by the scenic Lough Ree on the River Shannon and at the foot of the impressive Slieve Baun Mountain is Mount Cashel Stables Equestrian Centre in Kilrooskey, Roscommon.
Tel: +353 (0) 86 327 0984
Athlone Equestrian Centre - Mooring at Athlone
Ideally situated in a quiet country setting yet only three miles from Athlone town, the Centre prides itself in providing a safe and fun learning experience to both adults and kids.
Tel: +353 (0) 86 2433609
Birr Equestrian Centre - Mooring at Banagher
Situated on 140 acres of farmland, which provides a perfect arena for trekking. The Centre also runs treks on the nearby Slieve Bloom Mountains
Tel: +353 (057) 91 21961
Lough Derg Equestrian Centre - Mooring at Killaloe
The centre has a large, floodlit indoor arena and excellent facilities in the town of Killaloe
Tel: +353 (0) 61 375847
Clonlara Equestrian Centre - Mooring at Killaloe
Situated 8km from Killaloe, on 130 acres of farmland, making it ideal for trekking.
Tel: +353 (0) 61 354172