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Explore Tipperary's Equestrian History

  • Horse racing in Tipperary
  • Horse riding in the mountains in Tipperary
  • Horse riding through the woods in Tipperary
  • Horse riding through the river in Tipperary

Horses run through our blood

For as long as we can remember, horses and Tipperary have been inextricably linked. As the home of some of the world’s most famous racehorses and the base for many of Ireland’s most experienced jockeys and trainers, the equestrian world is a serious business in these parts. In 2011, Her Majesty the Queen, Queen Elizabeth II, visited Coolmore Stud during her historic visit to Tipperary.

Is there a more beautiful sight than a gathering of horses in a country meadow on a still evening? If you love to watch horse racing or you enjoy horse riding or would like to learn, you have come to the right place.

With show-jumping, cross-country, pony trekking and dressage, there is something for everyone. Our extensive range of equestrian
centres offers tuition and trekking and an opportunity to see some of Ireland’s finest horses up close and personal.

Horse racing takes place throughout the year in Tipperary in Clonmel, Thurles and Tipperary Town.

Did You Know?
The world famous Ballydoyle Stable, founded by one of the greatest trainers of all time, Vincent O’Brien, has seen some legendary horses pass through its doors, many including the great Saddlers Wells went on to stand as stallions at their breeding arm Coolmore Stud. Ballydoyle continues to thrive under the able stewardship of the very successful Aidan O’Brien . Our tip for Tipp is to keep an eye out as you drive through the south east of Tipperary. The beautiful young foal you see by their mother’s side could be a future horseracing legend.