Viale Marconi, 901 00146 Roma
Tel: 06 5415120
Fax: 065414795


Call now for more information on 06 54 15 238

Co Galway

The riding country:

This riding centre is based in 250 acres of beautiful east Galway country side. We are surrounded by the best possible cross country horse riding land - green fields, woods, the Kilcrow river, and wonderful wildlife. You can gallop across open fields, swim through the lake and splash in the Kilcrow river, scaring away the fish as you go.

Ride with us by the hour, a full day of 2 or 3 rides per day, or stay with us and chill out for a week or more. Rides usually go out daily at 10.00am and 1.30pm, and we change the rides to suit our customer needs. Horse riding variations include show jumping and dressage tuition, cross country workshops, exercising the hounds and hacking down to the local pub, where there are stabling facilities while we enjoy a pint and toasted sandwich. Private cross country or show jumping clinics for an individual rider can also be arranged.

The fences and riding experience required

Our fences are a mixture of natural logs, stone walls, ditches and a variety of man-made obstacles, including giant bananas! Most of the 150 fences include 2 or more options, so whether you are a nervous novice or confident competitor, we will cater for your needs. Take a look at our fences gallery for a sample of some of the fences. The riding standard varies from novice cross Country, through intermediate, right up to advanced open. All riders need to be confident at walk trot and canter, therefore this riding centre is not for the absolute beginner.

The Horses

We have over 45 active working horses who are a cross between the solid and sensible Irish Draught and the thoroughbred. This results in a sport horse with great jumping ability, common sense and courage. All our horses are cross country and hunting veterans, who will take good care of you during your stay. We take particular care to match the rider with the horse best suited to him or her, so that you will feel comfortable and safe while having fun during your horse riding holiday. Oliver, a former field master with the East Galway Hunt, and currently huntsman with the Co Roscommon hunt, accompanies most of the rides and provides words of encouragement and advice to all riders.

What to wear

All riders must wear a securely fitted riding helmet and you are encouraged to also wear a body protector. Please wear comfortable stretch pants, or jodhphurs, and short boots with a heel with riding chaps, or long boots. A light rain proof jacket is also a good idea in the summertime as we get an occasional rain shower.


You are very welcome to bring your own horse to school around our cross country course. Please call in advance to arrange suitable times.

From 15 to 18 hours weekly, with special training for beginners and for advanced level.

Accommodation :

A Bed and Breakfast in Portumna, about 8 minutes far from the Riding Center, offering accommodation in double or single rooms, with en-suite or private bathrooms.

Dinners are not included but you will enjoy pic-nic lunches every day.

The B&B is just 1 minute far from Portumna centre, in which you can find many pubs and restaurants.


Cross Country courses for C2 and C4 categories. Arena (40 x 70) for any season with a wide variety of obstacles.

60 horses and 20 ponies, plus some broodmares and foals. The horses are Irish Hunter and well trained ¾ thoroughbreds.

Clay pigeon shooting school.

Trout fishing within the estate.



BHS qualified instructors. Oliver Wash, a prominent figure in the Irish equestrian world, is the lead teacher of a group of 8-10 students, and is also responsible for the Cross Country clinics.

How to get to the centre:

By air to Shannon or Dublin.

Available program for adults and over 19.


5 Nights Accommodation. 4 days riding.

This program is suitable for riders who can Trot, Canter and Gallop Confidently, experience cross country jumping not necessary, training for those wishing to improve their cross country jumping will be provided.

Riders are advised to be reasonably horse riding fit for this week long "jumping confidence" programme. 6 days horse riding 15 to 18 hours riding, special training for intermediated and advanced ariders will be provided.

The price includes::

- 5 nights in BB Oak Lodge accommodation including breakfast
- 4 riding days for total 15-18 hours weekly
- pic nic lunches at the centre
- Special training for any riding level.
- Admission fee including accident, medical and baggage insurance.

Oak Lodge B&B sharing € 1.110,00
5 nights single supplement € 60,00

The fee do not include:

- Flights from and to your Country (upon request, we can book your tickets at the best available price).
- Transfers from and to the local airports.


Cost of the taxi that can be shared among riders:
• from Shannon € 100,00 one way
• from Galway € 75,00 one way
• from Ballinasloe free of charge.

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