Duhallow has a strong and ancient tradition in horses
Duhallow has a strong and ancient tradition in horses. Cross country trails and hunting are hallmarks of this equestrian retreat. The Duhallow Hunt is one of the oldest and best renowned hunts in Ireland, a tradition which has been carried down through the ages.
Green Glens Arena, Millstreet
Duhallow is host to international horse shows each year which are held in the magnificent Green Glens Equestrian Centre in Millstreet. While the arena’s primary role is hosting equestrian events, the arena is most famous for hosting the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993 and the World Boxing Championship fight between Steve Collins and Chris Eubank in 1995. The centre hosts many international and musical concert events each year and offers an enclosed menage, cross country riding, hacking and riding instruction and residential weekends. Each year the arena hosts the Millstreet International Horseshow, which attracts competitors from all over Ireland and the world.
Visit www.millstreethorseshow.ie for further details.
Valley View Equestrian Centre, Gooseberry Hill, Newmarket
The Valley View Equestrian Centre is a small family run equestrian centre situated in the heart of Duhallow hunting country. Catering mostly for children of 8 years of age and above, the centre has a good selection of ponies catering for all levels of riding competence. Horses and ponies are taken for breaking and schooling and sales preparation. Ponies and horses are also available for sale. Horses are also available for hire for Duhallow and other local hunts.
For more information please call 029-68185
Western Road Stud, Meelin
The Shine family run this stud, with 15 top traditional Irish stallions at reasonable prices, making this stud a sought after venue with mare owners. Contact Donal on 086-0612224
Clongeel Stud, Boherbue
Clongeel Stud is another family owned stud farm in Boherbue. The stud has produced big race winners in the past such as Monsignor, Earthmover and Lord Singapore from stallions such as Mister Lord and Royal Fountain. The Vaughan family provides a friendly service with incredible value stud fees.
For more information please call Edmund at 029-60070
The Duhallow Arena, which is located adjacent to the James O’Keeffe Institute in Newmarket, is available for hire for all equestrian related events for a fee of €20 per hour. You can also become a key holder for €180 (January-December), which allows full access to the arenas. For more information on the Duhallow Arena please contact Louise Bourke at 029-60633 or e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kilguilkey House offers some of the finest equestrian facilities in Munster, covering all areas of equestrian sport from Hunter Trials, to Eventing, to Show Jumping, Dressage and Cross Country. Part funded by LEADER the equestrian centre boasts a top of the range cross country course, dressage arenas, jumping arenas and stabling. The facilities at Kilguilkey House are utilised by Eventing Ireland, the Irish Pony Club, the Duhallow Hunt, the Duhallow Hunt Pony Club and a number of local riding clubs. Since its inception Danny and Michelle Dulohery are delighted to welcome the IPC National Minimus Championships back to Kilguilkey as well as playing host to a number of Kilguilkey House International Horse Trials. Visit www.kilguilkeyhouse.com for more information