Blackberry Stables

Blackberry Stables, Maynooth: Address, Phone Number, Blackberry Stables Reviews: 5/5

Blackberry Stables
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If you're passionate about horses Blackberry Stables Riding School will give you the opportunity to experience a wide range of horse and pony activities. Including: Lessons, Hacks, Cross Country and Showjumping all with Excellent tuition. We also do Pony Camps - including Adult exclusive Camps! We are located just 3 miles from Maynooth, Co. Kildare and within easy access of Dublin City.
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Evie
4 contributions
Highly recommend
Nov 2019 • Family
I can highly recommend Blackberry Stables. My husband and I took our two kids for a family riding lessons yesterday. We’d never been there before. Vincent and all his team of helpers could not have been nicer and made the experience so so enjoyable. Our kids LOVED every second of it. Big thanks to Eleanor for taking lovely photos for me throughout the hour. Very reasonably priced also.
Written 2 November 2019
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begoarriaga
Arbizu, Spain5 contributions
A great experience!! Perfect for kids
Apr 2017 • Family
Our kids had the opportunity to enjoy a pony camp during the holidays. Although they had never ridden before they had a wonderful time. We are from Spain and they enjoyed a lot with Irish kids. Clodagh, Vincent, Rebecca and Alana were very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this Stables, they are in a peaceful location near Dublin. My son is looking forward to coming back soon.
Written 24 April 2017
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Thank you so much Begona it was a Pleasure for us to have your children for Pony Camp and thank you for your lovely review. I hope Naroa and Ojeh continue with the riding as they came on VERY well on the camps. We hope to see you all again. Kind regards Clodagh :) and Blackberry Crew @ Blackberry Stables
Written 2 May 2017
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John O
Ireland3 contributions
Who doesn't love the smell of horses!
Sep 2015 • Solo
I always had a pre conception of what horse riding and people who rode horses where like - people with gentrified accents riding immaculate and expensive horses baring names from mythology on their stable door and while I've always been fond of feeding grass and forgotten fridge vegtables to horses behind a fence it wasn't until I first went down to visit Blackberry Stables at the age of 33 I realised the smell of straw, poo and horse wasn't just a wealthy cologne! I found Blackberry Stables a simple and special place where you don't need to own a wax jacket and expensive boots.. you just need a love of horses. On my numerous visits I've watched Vincent teaching every age and ability and always always with his unique brand of humour, enthusiasm and intimate knowledge - there's very few like him and you'll find fewer still that will disagree. From nervous novices to those with experience just looking to improve, Blackberry Stables with all its characters and charm welcomes with a smile and always as part of its stable family. - I just wish it was closer to home ;)
Written 18 December 2015
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Taz282014
Dundalk, Ireland2 contributions
Safe and secure
Aug 2015 • Friends
Amazing service. Enjoyable activities. Make you feel secure and safe on the horses. Patience with beginners, talk you through step by step.
Written 11 December 2015
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Hi Taz282014, Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted that you had an enjoyable time. We like to have fun centered lessons. And we love that you felt safe and secure on board that is SOOOO important. Thank you for your wonderful feedback and for taking the time out to do so :) Looking forward to seeing you in the saddle again :) Clodagh :) Blackberry Stables
Written 14 December 2015
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Ciara L
Dundalk, Ireland1 contribution
Great Horse Riding Experience
Aug 2015 • Couples
My boyfriend and I had our first horse riding experience at Blackberry Stables and we had a most wonderful time. The staff, particularly Vincent and Clodagh who gave us the lesson were very professional, friendly and helpful. It is a beautiful, tranquil location, with excellent facilities and very good value. I would highly recommend Blackberry Stables
Written 26 November 2015
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Hi Ciara L, Thank you so much for your positive feedback and for 'highly recommending' Blackberry Stables. We're delighted that you enjoyed your horse riding experience so much that it encouraged you to write us a fantastic review. We specially love your comments that you found Blackberry Stables to be ' a beautiful, tranquil location, with excellent facilities and very good value'. We are thrilled that you would recommend Blackberry Stables. We are Delighted that you and your boyfriend had a wonderful time with us and that you found us Friendly and helpful. The main thing is you had a wonderful experience. You and your boyfriend are welcome in Blackberry Stables anytime. Kind regards Clodagh :)
Written 10 December 2015
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Emmanuelle F
Paris, France1 contribution
best instructor ever
Jul 2015 • Solo
i'm french and i've been to blackberry stables last summer. It's an amazing place : Vinny is an excellent teacher and the horses and the ponies are very friendly, especially Shadow :) The atmosphere is great and they know how to take care of the horses. The lessons are very adapted to the different levels, from a 3-year old beginner to an advanced rider, who has then the opportunity to jump in the fields or in the arena ! A great place for children, adults, students and also people who don't speak english very well ! I've learnt so much in 3 weeks and I'll never forget the perfect jumping position :-P
Written 24 November 2015
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Hello Emmanuelle F, Thank you soooo much for your review. We were DELIGHTED to have you last summer and you are more than welcome back to Blackberry Stables ANYTIME. Thank you so much for your amazing positive feedback about our horses and of course Vinnys instruction too. Emmanuelle F Shadow says hi and she misses you riding her and jumping her, she very much enjoyed you too as you could tell when she jumped for you. Emmanuelle F, your English is fantastic in comparison to our French!!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to review Blackberry Stables. Kind regards Clodagh :)
Written 10 December 2015
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Una M
County Dublin, Ireland10 contributions
A joy for children !
Sep 2015 • Family
My 5 year old daughter has been at me for a year to do horse riding, I heard about Blackberry Stables from another school mom, and decided to give it a go. 15euro for a half hour sounded reasonable but she has got far more out of it than I ever imagined.A very happy friendly and relaxed stables is what we found with happy well looked after horses. The staff and helpers included Chloe in all aspects of getting the horses ready and her half hour class is both fun and challenging with an expert trainer. We havent missed a week in 3 months, Being out in the fresh air and being so close to these animals is a therapy for us both.
Written 23 November 2015
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Hello Una M, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor and also for giving us 5 stars and such a wonderful glowing review. We're delighted that your daughter is enjoying her riding experiences at Blackberry Stables. We like to have an inclusive policy. Where the children are allowed to pet and give treats to their ponies and even bring them back to their stables (under supervision of course) But we here at Blackberry Stables feel that allowing the children more pony contact that just riding gives them a more rounded view of horses and not just horse riding. Una M we LOVE how you describe your experience by saying its like therapy "Being out in the fresh air and being so close to these animals is a therapy for us both" Thank you for writing down and putting into words what SOOOO many of our clients say. We are thrilled that you get so much out of it. Thank you again for your review. Kind regards Clodagh :)
Written 10 December 2015
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Grainne K
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
A child's Birthday Wish
Nov 2015 • Family
When I asked my Grandaughter what she would like for her 6th Birthday she said "to ride a horse" so I duly googled and made a call to Blackberry Stables. They were extremely helpful and I booked her in for a lesson. The whole atmosphere of the stables was friendly and she was able to pet and feed carrots to the horse before her lesson began.The helpers were so kind to her that she was not a bit nervous but what surprised me most was the quality of the lesson she received , She has not stopped talking about it since and I will defiantly be bringing her back on a regular basis. Thank you to all for making her day so wonderful
Written 23 November 2015
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Hello Grainne K, Thank you for your praise and kind words and your five stars. We're thrilled that your grand daughter enjoyed her first horse riding experience. Its so important that the first one goes well as this can ignite a passion that can last a lifetime. And they are a big animal and when its a small person sometimes meeting a pony for the first time, so we encourage greeting their pony first as when they're on board they cant see the pony's face. Its a good way to begin by introducing them both to each other with helpers at hand. Thank you for also saying that the quality of our lessons is of such a high standard as we like to say at Blackberry Stables "We don't do pony rides we teach people how to horse ride" even from their very first lesson. We're DELIGHTED that your grand daughter had such a wonderful time. We can only take part credit for this, the most of it goes to her pony who gave her the best first experience of horse riding :) I dont think there is a better birthday present than that. Kind regards Clodagh :)
Written 10 December 2015
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Antoinette H
Lucan, Ireland8 contributions
Take a chance you are never too old to start feeling young!!!
Nov 2015 • Solo
I always wanted to try horse riding but thought I had left it too late til I came into this yard. two very pleasant helpers soon had me on board, Pheobe and Sarah and moments later the instructor had begun to fulfil a lifetimes wish by beginning to teach me! I positively floated home and the next morning I waited for the promised aches and pains of unused muscles but they never arrived so I promptly booked another lesson for the next day and 5 years on I am still riding at this yard, I am now doing BHS exams and I have made many fine and excellent friends in a warm encouraging happy yard. I especially love the adult pony camps. I now know that age does not matter when you allow your inner child to be born again. Definitly a place to come to.
Written 19 November 2015
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Hello Antoinette H, Its NEVER too late to start horse riding, there is no age barrier to this sport from 6 to 60 and beyond. You are living proof (even though your no where NEAR 60) There's one common denominator between all riders and that is the horses and ponies and our passion and love for them. We're DELIGHTED that you came to us to begin your equine journey and look at all you have achieved in those five years AMAZING!!! You are a true inspiration. Thank you for giving us a 5 star review and hope to see you at the Christmas Adult Camp :) Kind regards Clodagh :)
Written 10 December 2015
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mary m
Dublin, Ireland16 contributions
Exciting and euphoric And a great sense of achievement
Jun 2015 • Friends
it was my first experience at riding a horse and I found the instructor Vinny professional and encouraging ..I rode a pony called Tubs and she was so gentle.. The weather doesn't seem to matter when your riding as you are so caught up in the experience..I booked another session straight away..
Written 19 November 2015
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Hi mary m, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and go raibh míle maith agat for your 5 stars. As i always say and i cant stress it enough , the real stars of the show are the horses and ponies. So on that vein i'm going to give Tubsy a treat for taking you for your very first lesson. A Pink lady for a lady of a horse i think is the treat of the day :) Thank you again for your review and see you soon. Kind regards Clodagh :)
Written 10 December 2015
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