Where to go Equestrian centres which offer therapeutic riding
Kilkieran Equestrian Centre, Ballyfoyle, Co Kilkenny
Therapeutic riding is offered at this riding school. See Kilkieran Equestrian Farm on Facebook or 087 937 5726.
Ainrush Stables, Kilfinane, Co Limerick
Dr Caroline Murphy offers equine-assisted learning for people with mental-health problems and those with an autism spectrum disorder. See ainrushstables.com or 087 254 3442.
Kells Equestrian Centre, Kells, Co Meath
Rita Dunne offers therapeutic riding for people with various types of disabilities. See kellsequestrian.com or 086 849 9201.
Ability Equine-Assisted Therapy, Navan, Co Meath
Therapeutic riding and stable management sessions for people with mental-health problems and various disabilities. See aeat.ie or 086 159 4997.
Banner Equestrian Centre, Corofin, Co Clare
Therapeutic riding is offered at this family-owned centre. See bannerequestrian.com or 065 682 3487.
Hairy Henry Therapeutic Riding, Ballylickey, Bantry, Co Cork
Therapeutic riding is a core activity on this small farm in west Cork. See hairyhenry.com or 087 938 9867.
Trish’s Rockin’ Horses, Kiladangan, Co Waterford
Therapeutic riding is the main activity at this facility run by Trish Dooley. See trishsrockinhorses.com or 087 235 4585.
Festina Lente, Old Connaught Avenue, Bray, Co Wicklow
Siofra Hayes Moriarity and Suzanne Rice offer individual and group sessions of equine-assisted learning and therapeutic riding.
See festinalente.ie or 01-2720704
Healing Hands Wicklow, Two-Mile-Water, Co Wicklow
Therapeutic riding and other equine-assisted activities for children and adults with special needs. See healinghandswicklow.com or 087 600 2599.
Riding for the Disabled Association Ireland
This voluntary organisation offers therapeutic and recreational riding or carriage driving lessons and classes to people with physical or intellectual disabilities. Trained volunteers use local equestrian centres with good wheelchair access. rdai.org