Horseback Riding in Waterford
Ireland is horse country and Waterford is no exception. The location of Camphire International Horse Trials, a world class eventing competition hosted each August, Waterford is also home to Tramore racecourse, stud farms, hunt packs and horse trainers. There are also many riding stables in Waterford that anyone may want to visit on their trip.
A horsey holiday in Waterford does require some planning- while all centres provide lessons pre-booking is essential. Trekking too should be organized in advance. Once you are enjoying Waterford's beaches or countryside from the back of your new four legged friend the preparation will all seem worthwhile!
Established in 1965, Kilotteran Equitation Centre is Waterford’s longest established equestrian centre. The centre is ideally situated just 6 kilometres from Waterford City on the idyllic banks of the Suir River. Renowned for its excellence in tuition, Kilotteran prides itself on qualified and experienced staff, safe and suitable horses and state of the art facilities.
Laketour Stables, run by the Flavin family, Pat, Carmel, John, Debbie and Patrick, is situated in the most scenic location for trekking in the South East. With a superb reputation, riders return week after week and year after year. They are conveniently located just a mile from Ballyscanlon and Carrigavantry lakes and a mile from Tramore Beach, one of the finest beaches in Ireland.
Stonehaven Equestrian Centre is dedicated to providing an exceptional environment for those who wish to learn and enjoy the pleasures and benefits of horse riding. This can enhance self esteem, confidence and self discipline, communication skills, concentration, physical coordination and flexibility.