Doyle's Equestrian Centre

Things to do in County Carlow, Ireland - Doyle's Equestrian Centre - YourDaysOut
Coole Lane, Coole, Co. Carlow, Ireland
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Doyle’s Equestrian Centre is an approved facility on the Carlow/Wicklow border in the little village of Rathvilly.

It is situated in possibly the most scenic part of Carlow, where the county’s rolling hills meet the Wicklow mountains.

There are many historic sites in the area, including the Haroldstown and Moate dolmens, both of which are within riding distance of the establishment. Glendalough, with its 6th century Christian monastic settlement and round tower, lies a short drive to the north.

If it’s action and adventure you’re into, there’s lots of it to be had at Doyle’s Equestrian.

In all horse riding lessons at Doyle's Equestrian Centre safety is paramount and, for this reason, all riders are accessed before they mount and while mounted. The lessons are divided into various levels allowing all our clients to progress at their own pace.

Children's Group

All riders within the lesson are of an equal level of competence.

1/2 hr. Tot Lesson

These Half hour lessons are an ideal way of introducing children to everything horsey.

Adult Group

Adult Group horse riding lessons all level specific and all riders within the lesson are of an equal level of competence.

Private Lesson

Private Horse riding lessons are held on a one to one basis, each lesson is tailored to suit the needs of the individual rider.


Our Hacks ride out over the scenic and historic Lisnavagh Estate and Gardens, with its mature woodland, winding estate roadways and rolling fields there is something for everyone.

Pony camps take place during all school holiday

Children’s Pony camps are Equestrian Activity Camps which give children the opportunity to take part in a wide range of equestrian Activities. The camp runs from Wednesday morning until Friday evening, the days are fun filled and there’s learning galore. The Camps are fully supervised by caring and qualified staff and are divided into groups according to age and ability. The activities are weather independent with a complete indoor facility.

The camp gives the Children the opportunity to have fun and develop their horse riding skills and not to mention make new friends.

Pony camp starts at 10 am and runs until 5 PM each day. Each child must bring their own lunch and a be suitably dressed for the weather. 

School Tours

Doyle's equestrian Centre offers a fun safe environment for children to earn and enjoy horses. We can accommodate up to 40 students at a time offering a package delivered by qualified experienced staff in facilities which are of the highest standard. Lunch areas also available for the students to have lunch in our indoor viewing gallery overlooking the riding arenas.

  • Introduction to horse riding half day package: 10am to 1pm
  • First class to sixth class - €20 Junior Infants & senior Infants €25

Activities include

  • Horse riding
  • Grooming
  • Learning about horses diet and routine.
  • Types of ponies and much much more.....

Children Activity Days and Parties

You will have a great time with friends and families with a pony birthday party. Parties at Doyle's Equestrian are easy, fun and memorable. We customise each party for your needs and budget and take care of all the details for you..


Our facilities are of our primary importance and we are always seeking ways to keep our horses comfortable and able to continually improve their performance. Our indoor jumping arena surface, supplied by Equestrian Surfaces, is their Cushion Track Elite Surface which is specifically designed as a jumping surface its contents absorbs shock reducing concussion to joints and is completely dust free keeping sound lungs and wind.

Our Indoor warm up arenas surface and our outdoor arena both have the Equestrian Surfaces Fibre footing surface.


  • Stephanie 087 2870984 (Lessons & Pony Camps)
  • Ken 087 9549640 (Livery & Arena Hire)
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