Equestrian shows in Wicklow

In recent times the county has been home to some major national show-jumping competitions through its very own Boswell Equestrian Centre in Ashford.

Boswell supports show-jumping in the county and nationally.  Pony club, riding club events and national shows are regularly held at Boswell.  For more information on this venue see www.boswellequestrian.ie

During the summer months Wicklow is host to some fun family equestrian and agricultural shows.  Whether you want to keep your feet firmly on the ground or participate, these shows offer fun for all the family.

Horse Racing

Although Wicklow is not home to an official racehorse it does however host some horse racing.  Point to Point’s are an amateur form of racing hosted by the local hunt.  They prove a popular event twice a year in the area.  So if you’re looking for a stimulating day in the outdoors, the Bray and Wicklow Hunt hold a point to point during the winter/spring months in the county.  For more information on fixtures contact Irish point to point www.p2p.ie

Polo in Wicklow

Polo is possibly one on the world’s oldest sports and the first polo game recorded in Ireland took place in Carlow, a bordering county.  Polo is often associated with a lavish and wealthy lifestyle with an exhilarating social scene.  Wicklow is home to its very own polo club which was established in 1993.  Whether a beginner or a pro or if you just want to keep to feet firmly on the ground and watch then polo Wicklow might interest you.  For more information www.polowicklow.com

Horse breeding

The lush green pastures and its ideal location leads to Wicklow producing exceptional equines.  There are many Thoroughbred, Irish Draught, Sport horse and many other types of studs in the area.  There are different breed societies and directories that can help you locate studs in Wicklow.

Long Distance Riding

Wicklow is often host to endurance events throughout the year and often holds rides for non-competitive riders, for more information www.enduranceleinster.com

Hunting

If you’re feeling really brave why not try your hand at some hunting in Wicklow.  A challenging landscape presents any hunt member a memorable season of hunting.  The Bray Harriers cover the area of North Wicklow and the Wicklow Hunt hunting over the south of the county, so why not join in this traditional equestrian sport in county Wicklow.