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Horse and equestrian pursuits in Dublin
In Dublin, you can gallop freely through the woods or take on acres of cross country trails high above the city.

This is a city where your kids can learn to ride atop a placid pony or perfect your seat with an instructor who has competed internationally. From hacking and trekking to show jumping and guided equestrian walks, horse riding in Dublin offers unforgettable experiences. (And if horse riding is more of a spectator sport for you, the All-Ireland Polo Club at their Nine Acres grounds in the Phoenix Park welcomes visitors to watch their chukkas.)

The Paddocks Riding Centre in County Dublin is situated high in the Dublin Mountains and covers an area of approximately 3,000 acres, with the backdrop of Dublin City in the distance.

Ashtown Stables is ideal for visitors who wish to experience the beautiful Irish landscape on horseback. Located just 20 minutes from Dublin’s city centre. They provide recreational trail rides for all rider levels in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

The Calliaghstown Equestrian Centre offers excellent horse riding facilities within easy reach of Dublin city.

Leopardstown Racecourse in County Dublin, hosts some of Ireland’s most famous racing festivals including the Dublin Racing Festival in February, Longines Irish Champions Weekend in September and the four day Leopardstown Christmas Festival. Leopardstown Racecourse is host to both national hunt (December – March) and flat racing (April – October) fixtures, and has something to suit all level of interests.


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