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Flowerhill Equestrian Centre

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Flowerhill House | Killimor, Ballinasloe, Ireland
+353 90 967 6112
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Incredible jumping experience, horses and tuition

Fantastic and varied cross country course, I jumped things I never thought I would be able to... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
London, United Kingdom
Perfect cross country riding

We spent 4 nights here in july for cross country riding. It was an amazing experience, already... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
stine s
Oslo, Norway
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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 11 September 2017

Fantastic and varied cross country course, I jumped things I never thought I would be able to. Myself and my boyfriend went for two days riding at Flowerhill, my boyfriend had not jumped at all previously and after two days, he was jumping absolutely everything....More

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

We spent 4 nights here in july for cross country riding. It was an amazing experience, already booked a new trip:) Really nice place, the horses are amazing and so are the people! Alot of varied and challenging jumps, an xc heaven!!

1  Thank stine s
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

I purchased a wonderful gelding from Oliver while on a tour in the west of Ireland. I ride and hunt in the Virginia region and was looking for a large, strong hunter jumper who will be confident within a large flight of riders. I was...More

1  Thank Peter D
Reviewed 21 July 2017

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!

Thank Bare72
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

2  Thank Zakspeedy
Reviewed 1 June 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

5  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 30 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 26 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
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Response from Blue_SydneyAus | Reviewed this property |
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