Riding lessons are a favourite for young kids who are passionate about horses, but we know that this passion doesn’t fade as you get older!  We accept both children and adults as our riding lessons are suitable for riders of all levels and can be tailored to your requirements.  

Winter

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

SUMMER

Tues – Sun/Bank Holiday: 8:30am – 8pm

Location

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

Join us

There’s a lesson for any every level

For adults, even if you’re totally inexperienced with horses, looking to try something new or something you’ve always dreamed of, we have a number of calm and experienced horses that are suitable and safe for beginner riders.  Our experienced staff will take care of you every step of the way. Riding lessons can be a great way to get away from the stress of everyday life, get out into nature and come back feeling refreshed and renewed.

For children, riding a horse is a magical experience.  Most children are drawn to animals and the opportunity to get so close and personal with horses is something they’ll never forget.  From the sound of the horses hooves, to the smell of leather and the softness of the horse’s warm skin, this is a full immersion, sensory experience for your kids.  For children under age 7, who are too young for lessons, we offer pony rides so that they don’t miss out.

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Enjoy your lessons

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Rest assured that your children will be taken good care of at our centre.  Health and safety is a top priority for us and we will ensure that your children are taught the skills they need to stay safe and in control.  

Complete beginners will be instructed whilst on a lead to build confidence.  We can teach everything from the absolute basics, correct posture, handling techniques, walking and trotting.

Novices will practice skills to gain confidence, work on key skills like balance and posture, and can learn how to control a horse whilst cantering and galloping.

Intermediate level riders can learn the basics of jumping and practice their jumping skills.

No matter what your level, we can cater to your needs.

Prices

Pony Ride:

Children under 7 – €10 for 10 mins

Lessons:

Children over 7- €30 per hour

Adults – €35 per hour

Groups over 2 people discount of €5 per person

Jumping lessons for intermediate and advanced €40 for 45 mins.

Note:

Please note…

Please note that we always provide helmets.  For more information on appropriate riding gear please see Useful Information

We have several treks that are suitable for beginners and families, please see details on our trekking page.