Flowerhill Equestrian Centre

Flowerhill Equestrian Centre

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09:00 - 20:00
Monday
09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 20:00
Thursday
09:00 - 20:00
Friday
09:00 - 20:00
Saturday
09:00 - 20:00
Sunday
09:00 - 20:00
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Welcome to our TripAdvisor page. I am Oliver Walsh and for the past 15 years I have welcomed visitors from all over the world to Flowerhill Equestrian Centre in Co Galway, Ireland. Visitors come for the hospitality, willing and fit horses, extensive cross country horseback riding facilities and relaxed and happy atmosphere. Flowerhill is based in 250 acres of beautiful east Galway country side. We are surrounded by the best possible cross country horse riding land - green fields, woods, the Kilcrow river, and wonderful wildlife. You can gallop across open fields, swim through the lake and splash in the Kilcrow river, scaring away the fish as you go. Our fences are a mixture of natural logs, stone walls, ditches and a variety of man made obstacles, including giant bananas! Most of the 150 fences include 2 or more options, so whether you are a nervous novice or confident competitor, we will cater for your needs. The riding standard varies from novice cross sountry, through intermediate, right up to advanced open. All riders need to be confident at walk trot and canter, therefore Flowerhil is not for the absolute beginner.Ride with us by the hour, a full day of 2 or 3 rides per day, or stay with us and chill out for a week or more. Rides usually go out daily at 10.00am and 1.30pm, and we change the rides to suit our customers needs. Horse riding variations include show jumping and dressage tuition, cross country workshops, exercising the hounds and hacking down to the local pub, where there are stabling facilities while we enjoy a pint and toasted sandwich. Private cross country or show jumping clinics for an individual rider can also be arranged. Over the years many of customers return again and again to enjoy the fun.
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Rachel Freeman
Hong Kong, China3 contributions
Jul 2022
I was at Flowerhill Equestrian with my daughter, age 14. She is an experienced rider and had a wonderful experience - i would recommend Flowerhill to anyone who wants to try X country. We came from Singapore where there is no X country so this was really special. Within 10 min of arriving, she was already jumping and went out with the hounds on the second day. Thank you Oliver and Giulia!

Great horses, great instructors, and great care of the horses.
Written 1 August 2022
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Vanessa c
Greater London, UK62 contributions
Jul 2022
55 years old and my first time doing cross country, to say I was nervous was an understatement! However, the horses were school masters, the staff were amazing and the whole 5 days felt so safe. I jumped everything that I was asked (well my horses did!).
You were given a new horse for each session (morning and afternoon) and each horse taught you something new. Connie the lead rider was kind and gave such constructive instruction she really increased your confidence. The riders who came out with our group were young but wow could they ride and jump. They were all an inspiration, such lovely people.
I will definatly be visiting flowerhill again.
Written 24 July 2022
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Anneli K
2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
There’s no place like Flowerhill to practice Cross-country. Amazing horses and very friendly people who are always there to support. Thanks for a lovely time! We will be back!
Written 28 June 2022
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Brendan B
3 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Called this afternoon with my two young kids, admittedly I had no booking and approached the yard office to be met by group of people drinking tea, and the Owner within the group asked me what could I do for you, and asked politely was there a possibility of putting my kids on a horses where the response was we have just fed the horses and put them away… Extremely insulting how he responded so abruptly in front of young kids, there is a way to speaking to people and no call for being so insensitive to peoples polite requests especially in front of group.
Written 16 April 2022
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blondy192
Portadown, UK22 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
2nd time back at flowerhill! And will keep returning! Amazing facilities, staff and horses. All equestrians must give it a try!
Written 3 April 2022
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Gillian Hennessy
Kilkenny7 contributions
Sep 2020
If you are looking for a fun horsey time then Oliver and Flowerhill Equestrian is the place to go. Nothing is too much trouble and a great experience is 100% guaranteed.
Written 21 September 2020
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Jeremy C
St. George, UT1 contribution
Sep 2020
With less than 24 hours notice, they were able to accommodate my wife and I. All of the staff were very hospitable, and the trainer that took us out was very patient. They quickly made adjustments according to our skill level and provided us with well mannered horses. The facilities and the setting are beautiful, but easy to see that the attention is all about taking care of the horses. Thanks for a fantastic morning!
Written 12 September 2020
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MPMKM
Ridgeland, SC449 contributions
Mar 2020
If you are into horses and want a great experience this is the place for you, the grounds are fantastic the staff great and the horses are magnificent.
Written 22 March 2020
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Serena C
Cheshire, UK851 contributions
Jan 2020
We booked in advance - hound exercise, cross-country and two days' hunting. All fabulous! Had great horses and the staff were very good - all the horses were nicely turned out and great out hunting. A special jumping lesson was also arranged at short notice and that was wonderful too. We have been before and Oliver has such great horses, we would not hunt anywhere else.
Written 15 January 2020
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foodie-Gareth
28 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples


If I were to imagine a pleasant day out.. quietly riding horses.. this would not be it...
The owner Oliver has all the manners of a cornered badger.. the horses are so highly strung that I fear they are not well treated...

I'd avoid this place if you want a relaxing day or if you have children with sensitive natures.. it's not going to be a pleasant experience...

I'll never go back... you shouldn't either..

Written 27 November 2019
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