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Flowerhill Equestrian Centre

#1 of 4 things to do in Ballinasloe Features Animals
Flowerhill House | Killimor, Ballinasloe, Ireland
+353 90 967 6112
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Highly recomended for the experienced rider.

Fantastic cross country course, a wide variety of well ridden, brave horses. Lovely people, both... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Oslo, Norway
Top x-country in the west of Ireland

This is the best place I have ever been in Ireland to jump the x-country course ! Super sure footed... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
Cologne, Germany
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Welcome to our TripAdvisor page. I am Oliver Walsh and for the past 15 years I have welcomed visitors from all over the world to Flowerhill Equestrian Centre in Co Galway, Ireland. Visitors come for the hospitality, willing and fit horses, extensive cross country horseback riding facilities and relaxed and happy atmosphere. Flowerhill 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. 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. The riding standard varies from novice cross sountry, through intermediate, right up to advanced open. All riders need to be confident at walk trot and canter, therefore Flowerhil is not for the absolute beginner.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 customers 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. Over the years many of customers return again and again to enjoy the fun.
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Flowerhill House | Killimor, Ballinasloe, Ireland
+353 90 967 6112
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Fantastic cross country course, a wide variety of well ridden, brave horses. Lovely people, both staff and fellow riders from all over the world. We spent a week, riding two different horses every day, and would love to come back for more!

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Reviewed 3 June 2017

This is the best place I have ever been in Ireland to jump the x-country course ! Super sure footed horses. Approx. 150 different brilliant jumps. Drop downs, key holes, barrels, logs, water jumps, banana jumps, stone walls etc. Every two days the hounds get...More

1  Thank Zakspeedy
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

I booked a trail ride in advance of our visit. When we arrived we were told that the owner forgot to write down our reservation and that we could not ride as planned. Very frustrating and annoying. Fortunately Knockillaree Riding Centre in Galway agreed to...More

1  Thank Chris V
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I've been on 5 different ride outs here and each time I had a ball. Great people. Even better horses.If you love cross country jumping there is nowhere better..

1  Thank Niamh J
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Second trip to Flowerhill in two months from Australia and absolutely love it! The horses and staff amazing, without a doubt the best equestrian experience I have had anywhere in the world... Can't wait to go back Thanks to the entire team again at Flowerhill!

1  Thank 573claire
Reviewed 25 November 2016

We go back 2-3 times a year, my daughter LOVES all the fun ponies and horses there (especially Milly) and it is hard to get her to leave even between rides. It's best if you're experienced with horses; but if your not, or if you...More

1  Thank FlowerhillMilly15
Reviewed 21 November 2016

My sisters, niece and I bought our horses to flowerhill ec. We joined a group on the Saturday and the horses spent the night. Then on Sunday we rode out on our own. I highly recommend it. There was loads of all weather jumping lanes,...More

1  Thank Cassie O
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I simply loved it. Did one day of cross-country training locally at Flowerhill and one day of traditional Irish drag hunting in another village, also including some cross-country jumping. The horses I rode were gentle and sporty and excellent jumpers, Oliver and his staff were...More

1  Thank Kattivatti87
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I recently spent a week at Flowerhill Equestrian in Ireland. What an amazing experience. The horses are terrific; same goes for Oliver and his staff. The countryside is beautiful and there is nothing like Irish hospitality and a good pub at the end of a...More

3  Thank camino0
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Oliver and all those at Flowerhill Equestrian allowed me to complete three bucket list items: ride with the hounds, ride to the pub for a guinness, and jump amazing natural objects. This place is a true gem, absolutely worth the visit. Best for intermediate to...More

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Nearest airport is Shannon, but Dublin airport allows you to choose public transprt if you dont wish to hire a car. My prefernce was car hire as the area is lovely to explore. The days at Flowerhill can finish early (around... More