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Festina Lente Equestrian Centre offers equine centred activities to people of all ages, backgrounds, learning abilities and interests. Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced rider Festina Lente Equestrian Centre has something for everybody!

Festina Lente Equestrian Centre provides an inclusive environment which fosters each person’s learning and well-being in a supportive, nurturing and fun manner.  

From as young as two years of age, children, teenagers and adults can enjoy learning experiences through a variety of our Equestrian Centre lessons, camps & clinics, click below for more details:

Our Equestrian Centre has developed a strong reputation for excellence in high level coaching, inclusion of children and persons with special needs through therapeutic riding and learning programmes and a place to have fun and provides an integrated working and learning environment to hundreds of people every year!

Our Equestrian Centre is fully approved by both the Association of Irish Riding Establishments (AIRE) and the British Horse Society (BHS).

Our excellent facilities include a very large all-weather floodlit indoor arena, a large outdoor arena, outdoor paddocks and sensory trails.  Excellent Horse Welfare also plays a key role in Festina Lente Equestrian Centre.

Our riding coaches have qualifications from the British Horse Society (BHS) and\or Horse Sport Ireland and we are committed to delivering high quality coaching for people who wish to learn to ride in an emphatic and enjoyable way.

One innovative way we can help clients is through the use of our Horse Simulator.  “Troy” is a five-speed mechanical horse simulator who can make transitions from walk to canter; buttons on his side allow the coach to control speed allowing the coach and rider to focus on areas for improvement.

In addition to the more traditional equestrian activities we also provide a variety of other programmes to facilitate, educate and encourage children and adults with special needs.  Click here to read more on our Equine Assisted Programmes…

We also offer two different accredited learning programmes to anyone interested in upskilling their equestrian knowledge and range of activities they currently offer their clients.

  • The Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator Training Programme will provide learners with the skills, understanding and practical experience of involving equines in programmes which can assist in the achievement of cognitive and behavioural changes amongst young people, teenagers and adults. This course is accredited through QQI and Festina Lente.
  • Therapeutic Riding Coaching Programme is a highly interactive programme which aims is to equip participants with the skills and knowledge required to enable them to work as a Therapeutic Riding Coach. This course is accredited through QQI Fetac and I.A.C.E..

Contact us

Click here to view all our contact details for the various equestrian programmes.

Equestrian Centre FAQ

Click here to read the Frequently Asked Questions on our Equestrian Centre.

Terms & Conditions

You can read the Festina Lente Equestrian Centre full Terms and Conditions by clicking here.  We advise all our clients and visitors to read our Terms and Conditions.

Festina Lente are members of the following organisations:

Festina Lente is supported by Pobal as a Community Service Programme