Horse Riding

Equestrian adventures for riders of all experience levels.

Equestrian facilities are available to guests just a 15 minute drive from Adare Manor. The brilliant team at the Clonshire Equestrian Centre provide the following lessons and cross country rides for anyone who would like to experience the Irish countryside from horseback:

  • Beginner’s arena lessons are perfect for first-timers or those who may have only ridden once or twice before or just never in an English saddle.
  • Arena lessons combine flat work and jumping. This is the ideal way to get acquainted with the Irish Sport horse and their English saddles. Riders must be novice level and above for this lesson.
  • Gentle hack is a leisurely trek over roads and tracks on a nearby private estate. To join this group visitors need to be able to steer, stop and move on their mounts. (Please note that this is not available on weekends and public holidays).
  • Cross-country instructional rides contain natural-style obstacles to suit various levels. In the interest of safety, we can only to allow visitors out on the cross-country course after they have first had an arena lesson with us.