Sports & Leisure

Horse Riding

Photograph of a person riding a horse in a field

With our dramatic coastline, rolling hills and glens, and high standard of breeding, Mid and East Antrim is an ideal location for those seeking a horse riding holiday or merely for an outdoor activity.

Galgorm Parks Riding School
Jumpingdale Equestrian Centre
Islandmagee Riding Centre
The Rainbow Equestrian Centre

 

Galgorm Parks Riding School

A 1.5-mile stretch of the River Maine runs through the 80-acre estate. The stables of the Manor House cater for all abilities. Friendly patient staff and keen intelligent horses. Riding lessons are available for all ages over four years old. Lessons are taken in the indoor school or outdoor menage. Short drive away from Giants Causeway. French spoken. British Horse Society approved.

Galgorm Park Riding School is also home to the Mid Antrim brance of the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDANI). The Northern Ireland Region of the Riding for the Disabled is the busiest of the 18 in the UK. For over 40 years the charity has allowed disabled riders and drivers to achieve great, and sometimes unexpected, success through equine sports. 1000 participants in 28 groups ride and drive all over Northern Ireland and are ably assisted by almost 1000 volunteers. The charity works directly with 18 care centres, 40 schools and individuals to help those who can benefit from the therapy riding and driving offers.

Booking essential.

Contact:

Sara Kyle on T: 028 2588 0269 or M: 07708109000
E: sara@galgormparksriding.com
W: www.galgormparksriding.com

Location:

112 Sand Road
Ballymena
BT42 1DN

Jumpingdale Equestrian Centre

For a day out with a difference visit Jumpingdale Equestrian Centre where the emphasis is on having fun in a safe informal environment. Jumpingdale offer hacks of various lengths along quiet country lanes, or fun-filled lessons in their outdoor arena - catering for young and old, nervous and bold with horses and ponies carefully matched to the riders ability. Two day intensive courses are also available. 

Contact:

Leigh M: 07535 640072 or T: 028 2583 1429 to book or discuss your individual requirements.

Location:

80 Collin Road
Moorfields
Ballymena
BT42 3BY

Islandmagee Riding Centre

Friendly, family run centre, highly qualified staff and helpers. Class and group lessons for all ability. Tuition for BHS exams with excellent pass rates. Also kids parties and own a pony for a week. They also have a livery service, the motto being "if the horses are happy, the owners are happy too". 

Contact:

T: 02893 382108
E: chunkyren@googlemail.com

Location:

103 Browns Bay Road
Islandmagee
Co Antrim
BT40 3TL

The Rainbow Equestrian Centre

Contact:

T: 028 9338 2929

Location:

24 Hollow Road
Islandmagee
Larne
BT40 3RL

Old Mill Saddlery

Old Mill Saddlery is proudly a leading equestrian retailer based in the United Kingdom. The strengths of our business come from our core values which are to provide our customers with a quality shopping experience, outstanding customer care and selling only quality products at excellent value.

Contact:

T: 028 9335 3268
E: info@saddlery.biz
W: www.saddlery.biz

Store Opening times:

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Sat: 9am – 5.30pm 
Wed & Fri: 9am – 8.30pm

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