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Address: Flowerhill House | Killimor, Ballinasloe, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 (0)9096 76112
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Welcome to our TripAdvisor page. I am Oliver Walsh and for the past 15...

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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A wonderful experience - first time riding cross country

I had last minute plans to visit Ireland in mid-November traveling from the U.S. I decided to try cross country riding for the first time ever. The horses were sturdy, willing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had last minute plans to visit Ireland in mid-November traveling from the U.S. I decided to try cross country riding for the first time ever. The horses were sturdy, willing and athletic which made it easy for me. Rain or shine I enjoyed the rides. I took it a day at a time and ended up riding cross country... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Flowerhill was absolutely gorgeous! Oliver is so knowledgeable and really knows how to match you with the right horse. I loved the horse that I rode while I was there, and had the confidence to jump cross country obstacles that I didn't think I would! Wonderful facility and horses, everything is clean and organized. Can't recommend Flowerhill enough!

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

I'm just back from a weekend in Flowerhill with a few friends and it was amazing. We did 3 cross country rides and a mini hunt across Sat & Sun. Oliver (the owner) is an absolute legend and runs a great yard. The horses are excellent and the cross country facilities are top class. We stayed in the main house... More 

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Helsinki
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Our group keeps coming back to Flowerhill. We´ve been to lots of places around the globe to ride but this place is truly unique. Every single horse we have ridden here is superb, perfectly suited to the abilities and temperament (or nervousness) of each rider. At Flowerhill I always learn more about jumping in a few days than I do... More 

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Thank Satu T
Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

We rode here for 5 days and had so much fun! We're 14 and 17 and having been riding for around 7 years (but we had not had much cross country schooling prior). Everyday we would start with a cross country ride, then switch horses for a hack (no jumping), then after lunch ride yet another horse for a second... More 

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Daughters ages 13 and 11 years and my wife were in equestrian heaven here. Nothing fancy, just good horses, a hundred crosscountry jumps and a comfy bed. Self catering in a small kitchen or head down the road to Portumna for a meal. Cool riders den where an international group of girls got to hang out every night and talk... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

Had a fab Birthday weekend here with a couple friends. Oliver and his lovely team are so welcoming and friendly; and the horses are beautiful and an absolute joy to ride. The house and surrounding countryside are stunning, and we can't wait to go back. Thanks all :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

Went for a weekend to restore a bit of confidence and to put up a bit of mileage and got both in spades. Fantastic place for horse people.. I am not sure how Oliver does it but he really has a knack for matching horses to riders. The xc is really well maintained, he has clearly invested a lot of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

If you are travelling to Flowerhill be prepared to enter a world where time that has stood still an old Ireland which offers fun, laughter, traditional values, a warm welcome and sincere values just open your mind and enjoy the ride :)

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Birr, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Oliver as always offers the true Irish experience, if you wish to enjoy horses and Ireland... visit here

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