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An equestrian establishment with a difference.

Woodlands is a family run equestrian centre that caters for small groups and private tuition for dressage and show jumping from basic to advanced riding skills.


Situated on the south side of the Ox Mountains, Woodlands has been in business since 1997. One of the few A.I.R.E approved establishments in Sligo with a highly qualified trainer, Simone Hession BHSAI and H.S.I coach.  Simone is a competition rider and has a show jumped since pony age and as a Dressage rider represented Ireland.  Simone competes nationally at Dressage Ireland shows and also travels to the U.K to compete on the British Dressage circuit with her horses.


Anne Lawrence is the centre's second qualified trainer and rider.



Safety and quality are our number 1 priority.


Woodlands offers riders' correct and safe tuition on well trained schoolmaster horses/ponies to riders of all levels.  Including hacking on the mountain, through farmland and country roads to training successful Dressage and Show Jumping competition riders on their own horses.


Woodlands includes a competition/livery/breeding yard.  Facilities boast an indoor arena and two outdoor arenas.  Holding regular Dressage shows , training clinics and demos.  We specialize in Connemara Ponies, Irish Draught Horses and Irish Sport Horses.


Located 7 miles from Tubbercurry and 4 miles from the Aurivo Co-op on the N17.