Bring your Horse on Holiday Ireland
Take a holiday with your family, friends, and your horse! Slieve Aughty Centre is one of the few places in Ireland offering quality accommodation for both you and your horse. When you go on a riding holiday, you want to have a good time and improve your horsemanship. Bringing your horse with you on holiday adds the benefit of improving your horse!
Let our experienced guides show you the beauty of Kylebrack Forest, the Slieve Aughty Mountains and the rural countryside at a pace that suits you and your horse. Cross country jumping can be added into any day if desired, and you are free to school in the sand arena as much as you like in your free time.
For your horse, the forest tracks provide a great off-road training ground for navigating mud, stones, ditches and rivers. At the same time, many of the paths are wide gravel or paved roads, and you’ll always have a leader to give you and your horse confidence.
When you’re not riding, relax and dine in The Three Towers Eco House and Organic Kitchen, where our chef cooks up savory meals using ingredients from our garden. Vegetarians are welcome and will find plenty of things to choose from.
Want to do some sightseeing while you’re here? We’re happy to set you up with a tour of Connemara, the Cliffs of Moher, and other attractions, or we can direct you to Galway for a day of shopping by the sea.
In the evening, visit one of the local pubs for great atmosphere and, if you’re lucky, a traditional music session, and sleep peacefully in one of our comfortable Three Towers rooms.
Your horse will have a holiday to write home about as well! He’ll enjoy exploring new areas with other horses, and his stable offers a clean, deep bed and plenty of space to stretch out and doze after all the hard work. While you’re out riding, we’ll clean the stables. We provide quality hay and water and all stables have windows for good ventilation. Feel free to use the wash area and tack room, and there’s plenty of room for horse boxes and small lorries to park and turn around easily.
But don’t just take our word for it! Here are some things that others have to say about a Horse Holiday at Slieve Aughty Centre:
“Great weekend all round. The horses were great, the surroundings beautiful and the hospitality second to none. We’ll definitely come again!”
“I brought my horse on holiday to Slieve Aughty and he wanted to stay! He loved being out all day in the beautiful countryside. We will be back for a return visit. Loved the trails and the cross country course. Would recommend to all. Many thanks.”
“I hired a horse and it was lovely. Gerry was magic with horses and kept everyone calm when they got a bit scared. He could not have done any more for us! A pure gentleman. The place was a piece of heaven for me -very relaxing. I will be back. Thank you for everything.”
“Beautiful scenery, great trails. A little piece of heaven when the sun shines. Gerry is a rare, natural horseman. Thanks for the hospitality.”