Livery birr equestrian centre midlands pony rides horses

Birr Equestrian Centre operates a trekking facility in the grounds of Kinnitty Castle.  This gives visitors the opportunity to explore the undiscovered beauty of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, located in the heart of Ireland, while sitting comfortably on an experienced horse or pony. 

The Slieve Bloom Mountains, renowned for their natural beauty and charisma, are characterised by a web of rivers, waterfalls, valleys, glens, woodlands and mountains.  This entire area of upland moorland and forested glens has been declared an environmental park for recreation and conservation.  With its quiet country roads, it is a haven of peace and relaxation for those wishing to holiday in an undisturbed environment.

No other trail ride offers such varied terrain.  Trek high into the mountains.  Gallop through valleys and glens.  Navigate over bog land strewn with bog cotton and heather.  Cross streams and meandering rivers.  Gasp at the breath-taking scenery of Glendine Gap, Glenletter Valley and The Ridge of Capard. Experience these mist-filled amphitheatres where time has remained constant for centuries.

Whether experienced or otherwise, these scenic treks can be tailored to suit the needs of the riders.  You will be led through the fantastic treks by our experienced instructors.  Join us for a 1 Hour or 2 Hour trek through this breath taking scenery.  All treks can be organised by prior arrangement by contacting Noel on +353 (0) 87 2445545.   

Birr Equestrian Centre is approved by both AIRE and Fáilte Ireland and hold a permit from Coillte for trekking through the Slieve Bloom Mountains.

Alternatively a 1 hour Trek is available on our 140 acre Kingsborough farm.

Individuals may join a trek with those of similar abilities while private groups or individuals can be taken at any time.

Birr Equestrian Centre Slieve Bloom mountain trekking was featured on the hugely popular television progamme "Nation Wide" please click the below link to view this.


Latest News

Easter Pony Camps 2023

We are thrilled to have the return of our ever popular Easter Pony Camps!! Please note these are 4 day camps (Tues to Fri - 10am to 2.30pm)!!! These camps are ONLY suitable for children who are...

We are Open - Spring 2023

Thankfully after a brief closure we are now fully reopened and offering lessons for adults and children!! We have very limited availability in weekly lessons but feel free to drop us an email to...

carriage Driving offaly

archery ireland


trekking and lessons

Leisure Activity

School Tours

Book your school tour, birthday party or group into a fun filled day at Birr Equestrian Centre, in the heart of the midlands. We have all inclusive packages available and tailored to suit your individual needs!


"Went to Birr Equestrian Centre for a ride out last weekend. I've been to many other places before and this was one of the best. Noel and his team were so helpful ......"

Contact Us

For bookings, enquiries or school tours get in touch using our contact details below

Phone +353 (0) 87 2445545

© 2023 Birr Equestrian, Co. Offaly
Website by
Back to Top