Horse Riding County Down



Horse riding has always been an incredibly popular activity for young people and adults alike. In the past, ponies were an essential part of life, providing people with an invaluable tool which would make their lives a lot easier. Their role has changed in modern times, though, becoming companions for their human counterparts. Here at Birr House Riding Center, we work hard to encourage teamwork between our horses and their riders, providing a training experience which will be hard to find elsewhere.

Who We Are

Opening our doors in 1974, we’ve been providing horse riding lessons, training, and events in County Down for over 40 years. This time has given us the experience and expertise to train riders of all skills levels and ages, making our center an excellent choice for anyone who wants to get out for a ride. Our herd is always growing, and consists of ponies with a range of backgrounds, giving every rider the chance to pick their perfect horse, while also allowing us to host significant events. You can read more below to find out what we do, or get in touch with the contact details on our site to book your place.

What We Do

Our range of horse riding services is unparalleled throughout County Down. Our regular lessons are one of our most popular offerings, and we’ve had the pleasure of teaching thousands of riders with all sorts of skill levels. Along with regular training, though, we also offer British Horse Society approved courses. This can give you the skills and qualifications you need to become a professional instructor or stable worker, while also giving you the chance to enjoy regular riding sessions. We’re a proud member of The Pony Club, hosting numerous events to get young people in touch with their equine friends.

Getting Involved

There are loads of ways to get involved with our horse riding in County Down, and you need only get in contact to find out more about what we have on offer. It’s worth booking for events and training in advance, as places will fill up quickly, and we have to work hard to provide ponies of the right sizes to our students. Our friendly team will be happy to answer any of your questions and will be eager to give their advice. You can come along to any of our Pony Days if you’d like to meet our herd, with loads of activities which are fun for adults and children alike. We also host our competitions, though you will need some experience before taking them on.

Horses are patient and gentle creatures when they are looked after correctly. We pride ourselves on maintaining happy ponies, and you can come as see for yourself if you’d like to meet any of our equine friends. You can find our contact details across this site, along with a host of positive reviews across the web, giving you everything you need to feel confident about your first ride with us.