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Mount Juliet Equestrian Centre
Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny
There is 400 years of equestrian history at Mount Juliet steeped in every open stretch, every expansive pasture or secluded trail and every set of FEI show jumps.

Whether you’re an experienced rider wanting to emulate Lady Helen McCalmont, a keen horsewoman, or you’re a complete beginner looking to experience an affinity with these magnificent animals for the first time, the equestrian centre is ready and waiting.

Opened in spring 2008, the Mount Juliet Equestrian Centre has two arenas, an American barn and show jumps. For those who wish to undertake trekking and trail-riding excursions, the cross-country course and miles of bridal-ways sprawl out into the surrounding pastures, parkland and pastures both within and beyond the estate.

Mount Juliet offers the chance for guests to immerse themselves in the lives of these magnificent animals even further. Spend time and learn about the horses during the morning rounds at 08:00 each day and at feeding times at 16:30 each day.

Open to children of all ages and levels, the pony camps offer younger riders and aspiring-riders the opportunity to fall in love with the equestrian world over the course of their school holidays and mid-terms. All activities and riding lessons are led by BHS qualified instructors and take place on the Mount Juliet estate.

Whether you’re looking for the sociability and reassuring companionship that group riding lessons bring or would prefer a more intimately tailored individual experience with one of the instructors, riding lessons are available for absolute beginners and experienced riders alike of any age.

Family friendly
Free car parking
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Mount Juliet Estate & Golf Club, The Gallops, Walton's Grove, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
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