Tues – Sun/Bank Holiday: 8:30am – 5:30pm


Tues – Sun/Bank Holiday: 8:30am – 8pm


Ballinabarney Stud,
Blackhill Road,
Co. Wicklow,
A67 NX83, Ireland


Team Building & Leadership Activities

Our corporate events are the ideal way to get your team out of the office and give them a truly memorable experience with multiple benefits in terms of employee performance and wellbeing. We offer both team building / leadership activities and group trekking.

Team building workshops get your staff thinking outside the box. We use simple games and activities involving the horses to put your team into a completely new environment and challenge them to think on their feet. They’ll have to work together to find solutions to practical problems, giving them an opportunity to work on their communication and interpersonal skills and strengthening the bond between team members.

Team building with horses is a powerful way to improve leadership skills. Horses are not bound by social conventions in the same way that people are. They are very sensitive to emotions and body language, and provide instant and honest feedback on human behaviour. This allows participants to examine their own behaviours in a new light, facilitating rapid learning and insight.

Working with horses helps your staff identify behaviours that are holding them back, like uncertainty and indecisiveness, and allows them the opportunity to practice changing their behaviour in a safe environment without the fear of offending colleagues. They will have to build trust with the horses and practice a variety of leadership styles, fostering self confidence which they can bring back to the workplace.


Our workshops allow your team to work on:

  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Sales skills
  • Leadership
  • Self confidence
  • Creativity

Please note there is no horse riding in our team building workshops. Light refreshments will be provided.

Price: from €30 per person

Horse riding in team building starts at €35 per person for 2 hours ( 1 hour workshop with snack and 1 hour riding)

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Group Trekking

Our 90 minute group treks are a wonderful way to get your team out of the office for a fun and memorable day out. This is a fantastic employee wellbeing exercise. A complete change in environment, fresh air and incredible scenery will allow your staff to relax and unwind, releasing the stress of the office and return to work feeling refreshed and renewed.

No experience is necessary as all participants are assessed for ability level before the trek begins so that we can cater for all abilities. The group will be divided into beginners and intermediate/advanced. The entire group will leave our centre together and the intermediate/advanced group will separate out for part of the trek for trotting and cantering.

1 hour – €30 per person

90 minute trek – €45 per person

Groups over six will receive a discount of €5 per person