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Birr Equestrian Centre

Polocross, Horse Trekking, Horse Riding Vacations

Horses trekking in the Slieve Bloom Mountains at Kinnitty

Kingsborough House,
Co. Offaly
Tel: +353 (0)5791 21961
Fax: +353 (0)5791 20479
Mobile: +353 (0)87 2445545
The Birr Equestrian Centre situated on a 160 acre farm at Kingsborough House has been providing locals and visitors with a full riding and training service for more than 25 years. This 19th century farmhouse was originally the home of the agent for the Ely O’Carroll estate and is now the home of Noel Cosgrave who offers a wide variety of equestrian sports including polo cross, trail riding and trekking routes through the farm, boglands and forest trails in the Slieve Bloom Mountains. To enjoy the scenery to the full, there’s a minimum duration of two hours for the treks but the Centre will happily tailor programmes of any duration to suit groups and individuals specific needs.


Special instruction on show jumping and pre-hunt courses is available and hunting can be arranged with the local Ormond Hunt. During the school holidays, the Centre arranges Pony Camp weeks for children and teenagers under the slogan “Own a Pony for a Week”. The Centre has both indoor and outdoor arenas and a stable of 20 horses and an equal number of ponies. Livery is available, there’s a changing room with showers and also a coffee room.

Open all year, the Centre is located about 7 miles from Ardmore Country House.