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Address: Flowerhill House | Killimor, Ballinasloe, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 (0)9096 76112
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Description: 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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

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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Portumna
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Flowerhill the place to go for anyone interested in a horsey experience. You will not be disappointed in anything! Oliver is an excellent host, he has around 60 horses, so there is one for every taste. The horses are really friendly, and will jump anything you steer against. We stayed at Flowerhill which is an old charming farmhouse and cooked... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I had such a brilliant time at Flowerhill! Oliver who owns the centre is great and chooses horses which suit your ability perfectly. Having never done cross country before I was really glad of all the tips he gave for each jump, encouragement and advice on how to improve. There's a huge range of jumps and all of the horses... More 

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Marrakech, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I had heard a lot of good things about Flowerhill and I had such high expectations that I was bit worried of getting dissapointed. But the experience at Flowerhill was just as good as I hoped! My 12 year old daughter who is a good rider but who hardly been out on hacks and never jumped cross country came with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

An equestrian centre with horses that matches any rider & experience level this is the place to go. For us with a long (but rusty) experience in the saddle, it was reassuring to get the honest and collaborating nature of Oliver Walsh' horses. 70 + horses available, we rode three per day jumping just about anything including cords (!) brick... More 

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Spangdahlem, Germany
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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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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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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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