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Flowerhill Equestrian Centre

Flowerhill House | Killimor, Ballinasloe, Ireland
+353 (0)9096 76112
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Type: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Spangdahlem, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I had such a great time at Flower Hill! I had wanted to ride there for about 10 years and finally made it. Definitely lived up to my expectations, was actually even better. I rode two amazing horses, Monsoon and Lattee. They were very brave and didn't bat an eye at any of the jumps. I had not jumped in... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

What a beautiful place, big magnificent house on the hill surrounded with acres of fields. I went for a hack, through woodland, rivers and grassland. The stable hands were great all nice and friendly. Horses selected to requirements. I had a great time on a fantastic horse Monsoon. Thank you

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GALWAY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The great bonus of this fantastic establishment is that everything that you could possibly want for a horsey day out is on site, over the 350 acre farm: you can take your own route or get a guide to take you round. There seem to be over 80 horses available to rent so there's a mount for everyone. The place... More

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Sligo, Ireland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Wonderful horses, wonderful people, wonderful place. Oliver is lovely and picks the best horse to suit your needs. The jumps are fantastic. When I went there wasn't one minute that went by that I wasn't having fun.

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cardiff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Just spent three days with Oliver, his wonderful horses and fantasic friendly staff, In that time they have taken a very nervous. very out of pratice. unfit. middle aged rider who was recovering from a serious injury and given me the confidence and enthusiasm to start riding competitively again!!!! I will be back a.s.a.p and hunting by Christmas thanks to... More

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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Flowerhill is a real treasure... Not sure if I should write about it as I would prefer to keep it secret, and not spoil it! This place, led by Oliver and his team, is truly a gem! I can t think of anything better for horsey addicts. The 4 XC days we spent there were so special! We learnt so... More

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Simply fantastic! I can highly recommend the Flowerhill equestrian experience. It has been a long time since I was on a horse and with Oliver’s excellent trainer expertise and quality of the horse, I quickly regained the confidence needed. The landscape and surroundings added to the magic.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Flowerhill was recommended to me by a riding instructor. If you are interested in riding in Ireland there are lots of places to choose from and it can be very hard to know where to go. The recommendation to ride at Flowerhill turned out to be a great one. I had done very little cross country jumping before, and I... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This is the best riding holiday I have been to. Not only have I enjoyed myself immensley but I have also learned so much about how to improve my cross country riding. Before this trip, I was a nervous cross country rider, having only done 5 times and not always having had the best of experience. I can't believe how... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I just had the most fantastic riding holidays ever. I spent a week at Flowerhill, doing a lot of cross country riding and improving on it more than I could have dreamt before. Greatly recommended! I really enjoyed Oliver`s advice and his wonderful horses - I felt very confident during each ride. As a single traveller, I had a lot... More

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