My Little Pony
I hadn’t heard about Mulcahy’s Pony Stables until this morning, at Molly’s arts & crafts summer camp. The kids are going there for pony rides tomorrow, after a visit to the fire station!! (don’t you wish you were four again?)
An idea for weekends…
Mulcahy’s is a family run stable in Ballinahinch, Birdhill. You can bring the kids to ride, pet and groom their ponies on Sundays between 2pm and 5pm (cost €2.50) all ages and ability catered for. They also and run mini-camps every saturday morning and weekday summer camps from 10am-2pm. Phone Sue on 061 379372
Other pony riding centres in Limerick I phoned are…
Clonshire Equestrian Centre, Adare
Clonshire runs half hour classes for beginners, and try to keep the class size to six, max.
This was the only centre that mentioned safety when I called – ie when I asked what was their recommended minimum age they explained that if they have a riding hat that fits the child can start. To stay in the saddle the kids use muscles they have never used before and tend to slide off, so the hats are essential.
Lessons cost €17 and you need to call them to check for available class times. Phone 061 396770
Clonlara Equestrian Centre
The minimum age for this centre is four. Beginners are taken on walk-outs on small ponies and are taught steering and trotting. They usually give kids four to six private lessons, aimed at improving balance, before moving onto a class with five or six other kids. They run a Saturday 12.30 class for beginners. The cost is €20 per private lesson and €15 for the classes. Phone 061 354172