Horse riding in co. Antrim

Horse riding in co. Antrim

Horse Riding in co. Antrim.

If you want to go Horse riding in co. Antrim here are some options for you.

Island Magee Riding Centre.

Islandmagee, just 20 minutes drive from Ballygally (16 miles approximately), has two British Horse Society approved Equestrian Centres – The Islandmagee Riding Centre and The Rainbow Equestrian Centres both open all year round. Private/group lessons and beach rides are available.


Sheans Horse Farm

Sheans Horse Farm has become established as one of the top horse riding and trekking centres in Co. Antrim and Ireland suitable for all levels of riding, regardless of age and ability, come and have an unforgettable and exhilarating experience with us. Let us build up your confidence and leave you on a high – looking forward to your return visit. We place great emphasis on individual customer care to ensure your enjoyment and satisfaction.

Using a team of 50 horses and ponies, all riding takes place on miles of off- road tracks near Ireland’s North Coast, we have horses to suit everyone. Trekking is for novice riders and beginners where as with our hacking you can choose to ride at your own level, with cross country riding and jumping for experienced riders. Sheans is highly commended for the wholesome atmosphere and the personal encouragement and support offered to our visitors by all of the staff at Sheans. LOCATED ON THE NORTH COAST AND JUDGED FROM TRIP ADVISOR TO BE ONE OF THE BEST HORSERIDING AND TREKKING CENTRES IN IRELAND,  trekking at Sheans is for novice riders and beginners, all treks involve getting mounted up, being given instruction in a small enclosed arena before going out on an escorted walking trek. Hacking is for experienced riders and involves trotting, cantering and galloping up to the level of the riders.

All treks consist of walking out on the tracks, ( trotting is only done outdoors on hacks) On returning to the centre we find that riders balance and confidence has improved and we will take you into the indoor arena, and teach you how to trot (for those who want to). Riders enjoy the challenge of learning the basics of trotting which is very carefully supervised. This is very popular and is always seen as a personal achievement for all visitors that is enjoyed by both adults and children, particularly by families.

Watertop farm


Watertop Open Farm is located 6 miles outside Ballycastle in the Glens of Antrim, Northern Ireland, and offers a great day out for all the family, with a variety of activities on offer, a Tea house for lunch.

Horse riding in co. Antrim