Horse Riding & Vaulting Lessons Available



Our new Autumn timetable starts on 28th August 2017 so book your place now!    Please note our Equestrian Centre office is closed for two weeks until Monday 28th August but we will answer your enquiry on our return.


Private Riding Lessons Therapeutic Riding Lessons are now available to book!  We are also delighted to be able to offer Equine Vaulting Lessons at Festina Lente.


Our Equestrian Centre is closed from 12th – 27th August as our horses are on their holidays!


Email or telephone (01)2720704 / 2720706 ext 201 to check the latest availability, for more details or to book you or your child’s place.


Festina Lente Equestrian Centre provides a wide range of private and semi-private riding lessons to both children and adults 7 days week and all levels from beginners to advanced are catered for so whatever your interest we have the lesson for you. Lessons can be every week or alternate weeks, whichever suits you best . We have both indoor and outdoor arenas so you don’t have to worry about the weather.  Festina Lente is both an AIRE (Association of Irish Riding School Establishments) and BHS approved equestrian riding school.


Our highly experienced and qualified coaches work on the basis of positive reinforcement and where appropriate, use a range of learning aids with an emphasis on fun and learning.


A variety of elements can be included in these lessons:

♦ Flatwork
♦ Jumping
♦ Lunging
♦ Dressage
♦ Long-lining
♦ Ground work


TherapeuticLessonsWe also have spaces in our Therapeutic Riding Lesson schedule.  Therapeutic riding is a multi area intervention therapy which is used for children and adults with a variety of physical, cognitive, emotional and developmental disabilities.


Email or telephone (01)2720704 / 2720706 ext 201 for more details or to book you or your child’s place.


Festina Lente has also been providing Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) programmes for over 5 years.   It is a process where people work with horses to develop their emotional growth, personal awareness, relationships, and trust.

Equine Assisted Learning is fast becoming both a recognised and innovative approach to assist people of all ages in increasing their levels of self-awareness, and in doing so, facilitating improvements in areas such as :

– Self-confidence

– Personal responsibility

– Boundary setting

– Teamwork

– Communications

– Problem-solving

– Leadership skills


For further information on EAL or to book an EAL session please contact Siofra at 0877458091 or