Schooling & Own Horse Holidays

Why not bring your own horse(s) along with you for a holiday or arrange a training weekend here at Flowerhill with your riding club?

Our cross-country grounds and show jumping arena are available for schooling by appointment. We have 150+ intro, novice and open cross-country fences on site including several water jumping combinations. Daily, hourly or weekend / weekdays sessions are available on request. We also have stables for hire to horse owners and self catering facilities on site. Instructors in all disciplines including cross-country, show jumping and dressage can be arranged. You are also welcome to bring your own instructor with you.

Bed & Board for your Horse at Flowerhill

Flowerhill is an AIRE approved equestrian centre.

Working hard all week? Finding it difficult to make time to take care of your horse? Why not let us do it for you!

Here at Flowerhill our facilities in east Co Galway are second to none and we make sure that every horse is very well looked after. We have over 60 stables, an outdoor sand arena with show jumps, a mechanical horse walker and an extensive cross-country course (over 8km) suitable for beginners and experienced riders alike. In the spring and summer period we also have numerous fields that can be used for turning out the horses. Most of all, you have the comfort of knowing your horse is being well taken care of and that they are happy. There is a great atmosphere at Flowerhill both on and off the horses. Liveries and those on own horse holidays can always join in on our regular riders and hound exercise.

All of our livery customers have full use of the sand arena, trekking facilities, cross-country fences. Livery options include the following:

Full Livery

  • Our full livery service includes: a dedicated stable for your horse, daily haylage and protein feed, shaving bed or straw bed with daily mucking out, ridden exercise by staff 2 times per week, mechanical walker exercised 2 times per week, turn out and turn in 1 day per week in winter (weather permitting) and more frequently in summer.

Grass Livery

  • Our grass livery service includes a paddock for grazing


"Our annual horsey holiday in Flowerhill is the highlight of our equestrian calendar. We first took our two horses Bud and Clyde on holiday to Flowerhill in 2014 and have returned every year since. As soon as we let down the ramp on the lorry our horses know exactly where they are and how much fun they are going to have. The stabling is very comfortable and our horses are always happy and relaxed in Flowerhill. Oliver and Giulia are so welcoming and we always feel like its our second home. Every day we can do something different- cross country, hacking, show jumping or a lesson with an instructor, afterwards we can cook and eat in the cosy "Den" kitchen area in Oliver's beautiful country house, which has a separate fully equipped guest kitchen. Portumna is a really nice friendly town and is only a few minutes drive away it has many beautiful restaurants, cafes and bars. We have so many fond memories over the years from Flowerhill and hope we can continue our annual holidays for many years to come." From Liz, Ryan, Bud & Clyde - County Donegal, May 2020

"I highly recommend the livery and 'neighcation' services in Flowerhill Equestrian Centre. When I'm with my horse I can enjoy the idyllic setting, amazing facilities and meet great people. When I'm not there I know that my horse will be very well cared for by a kind and knowledgeable team. The yard runs like clockwork. It is secure, clean and tidy. Feed is top quality and turnout plentiful." From Lyndsey, June 2020