Last Updated: 29th July, 2018
Ballyellen Equestrian Centre located in the picturesque rolling hills of the south Wicklow - north Wexford border, Ballyellen Equestrian Centre provides you with the perfect opportunity to get into the saddle. Catering for all levels of ability and all ages, the people at Ballyellen are on hand to provide you with a warm welcome and experienced supervision when it comes to horse riding. The centre is approved by the Association of Irish Riding Establishments and boasts a fine stable block and a brand new all - weather sand arena which measures 200 ft by 120 ft. The centre also offers livery facilities for those wishing to find ' board and lodgings ' for their horse or pony. Regular or once - off horse riding lessons can be arranged on an individual or group basis at a time that suits you and from this summer on, week - long pony camps are being organised for those wishing to improve their riding skills and to learn more about the care of horses.
The Byrne Family welcomes you to Butterfly Farm, we have a long family history of show jumping and the love of the sport is evident here in all our team.Riding School - Butterfly Farm offers a variety of lessons for very beginners to advanced riders, or those riders that want to improve in certain disciplines. We teach all ages (starting at age 6) and accept all disciplines, so you are sure to find something that suits your needs. We are also firm believers that we can become better riders by cross training and learning from different disciplines and we believe in making learning fun. We also have a number of horses that are suitable for the disabled rider, we run weekly lessons for disabled riders with experienced staff members ensuring the safety and welfare of the rider is of utmost importance. Show jumping is our forte and we hold regular training clinics with International riders, some of our previous trainers include Cian O Connor and Taylor Vard. We run S.J.I. leagues and training shows throughout the year which dates can be seen on our events page. Micheal Byrne is our resident show jumping trainer and lessons are available on a private or group basis.
Shelmalier, Wexford's longest established Riding Centre is only 7km from Wexford town and is staffed by enthusiastic, highly skilled, qualified people. We offer a large selection of well-trained horses and ponies, all with superb temperaments and excellent facilities including both indoor and outdoor arenas and cross-country and show jumping courses. We welcome riders of all levels and encourage each individual to progress at their own rate in a relaxed and friendly environment and to enjoy their time with our horses and ponies. We offer scenic woodland rides through 3000 acres of forest, daytime, evening and weekend lessons, non-residential camps for children and exam training. We are open all year round by appointment. Booking is essential. Our minimum age for children is 5 years. AIRE approved.