Surrounded on three sides by forestry, Slieve Aughty Riding Centre has over 30 well schooled horses and ponies of all types, including Irish Hunters, Cobs, Arabs and Connemara's. They have suitable mounts for complete beginners, experienced riders, adults, and children.
All forest horse riding treks are guided and tailored to the riders ability and can last from one hour to one day. Qualified instructors are available for dressage, show jumping, and cross country lessons, and riding holidays can focus on either exploring the scenic countryside or intense instruction. For adventurous riders, the cross-country course offers more than 40 natural obstacles, banks, water jumps, and stone walls spread out over 20 acres of open field and forest.
Catering for families, Slieve Aughty Riding Centre welcomes complete beginners and non riders, for whom walking with a donkey, golf, fishing, bicycle rental, and more can be organised.
The all weather arena provides a great warm up and instruction area. All riders are required to wear safety approved horse riding helmets, and body protectors must be worn when cross country jumping. The horse riding centre has a selection of boots, gloves, and helmets for guest use, although they strongly recommend you bring your own equipment to ensure fit and availability.
Along with the stables other facilities include is a classroom, locker room, and bathroom and shower room where you can refresh and store personal belongings. In the yard, you'll find a new arts and crafts room, built completely from recycled materials and available to rent for birthday parties and craft classes.
The Three Towers Eco House and Organic Kitchen serves delicious home cooked healty meals using organic and fresh ingredients.