Clonlara Equestrian Centre

Clonlara equestrian centre is a family run riding centre, situated in Co. Clare. Its facilities include an international size indoor arena for all year round activities, mini crosscountry, 60 stables, horse walker and acres of farmland for hacking.

Clonlara provides many facilites and services for example a livery service, gymikhana, breeding and sale of horses/ponies, provision of horses for local hunting and more.

The riding school is situated on 130 acres of farmland making it ideal for:

  • Trekking
  • Kids Club
  • Lessons
  • Cross country
  • Hosting competitions

For The Kids


They cater for all level of riders from 4 yrs old up

They insist that all new riders take four individual private lesson which are on a one to one with an instructor before joining a class.

This is to bring the rider up to speed with the basics of controlling the horse. This is important so as to be able to keep up in a group class. Some children and adults may require more depending on age or previous experience this is usually discussed after a two or three session.

All instructor are BHS qualified instructors, with first aid and child protection qualifications

Pony Camps

Clonlara Equestrian Centre run kids pony camps throughout the year.

At the camp you have a lesson, learn how to groom, tacking up, lectures on looking after a horse, mucking out and projects on various topics, treasure hunts, quizzes and lots more. Finishing up on the Friday with a party and show and everyone is present with a framed photo of them and their favourite horse

Contact them for times and prices Tel. 087 6892373

Tracking For Families and Groups

Clonlara Equestrian Centre caters for all levels and ages.  Their treks are through the farm of 150 acres and the local countryside of East Clare.

They try when taking the booking to get as much information with regards to previous riding history and rough heights and weight of the riders.  This is so, horse and rider can be appropriately matched.

All beginners are led and all treks are led by an escort. Two escorts depending on the amount of people taking part.  You are instructed on what to do if they have a problem eg: horse eating grass.

They have most equipment, hats and  boots, but ideally they would like you to bring your own wellingtons or a boot with a heel is also suitable.  You are asked not to wear jewerly and not to wear snearkers or trainers as they are not safe when riding.

Booking:– Clonlara Equestrian Centre do a Family Fun discounts  of 20% for families or more than three in a group going out tracking.

Contact them for times and prices Tel. 087 6892373

Clonlara Equestrian Centre Facilities

  • Indoor arena
  • Outdoor all weather arena
  • Cross-country course
  • Viewing gallery
  • Toilets
  • Tea Room


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