Horses are synonymous with Ireland. The Sport of Kings is followed with such unrivalled enthusiasm and knowledge, it is no wonder that Irish horses, trainers and jockeys are found the world over.

The combination of a lively equestrian scene and the beautiful countryside makes for the perfect environment for an equestrian holiday. But for those who prefer to watch their horses, the racing scene in Ireland has a vibrancy all of its own. If you’ve never experienced a day at the Irish races, you have missed out on a unique experience. Near to Ashley Park are several first class race tracks where you’re sure to have the time of your life.

Horse riding is available nearby.

Birr Equestrian Centre is not far from Ashley Park and Noel can take experienced riders up the mountains. See their web page for information about trekking and pony camps.

If you enjoy horse-riding in Ireland you’ll love the Nenagh Equestrian Centre, a family owned riding school. It has a benefit of being close to Nenagh town yet is situated in the countryside lying at the foot of the Silvermines Mountains and is open through-out the year.

Horses drinking at Ashley Park

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