Welcome to The Paddocks Riding Centre


"A family run horse riding centre, with lovingly cared-for horses".

The Paddocks Riding Centre is a truly fabulous equestrian facility located high in the Dublin Mountains  and covers an area of approximately 3,000 acres overlooking Dublin City. We are a family run horse riding centre with stables and facilities to house a large number of horses. Why not get away from the busy city life and enjoy some riding lessons, a one or two hour exciting trek through the Dublin mountains enjoying the amazing views and beautiful scenery. For a special day out, why not hold your birthday party at The Paddocks (for kids or adults) followed by BBQ or party. Join us for a work event or even a friend's hen party.

See our events page for details.



About The Paddocks

We are a family run riding centre with lovingly cared-for horses. Today we have 45 stables with all the facilities and fully qualified staff to match resulting in a very friendly and organised riding facility.

We are located near to the village of Stepaside and only minutes from the M50 motorway. We offer lessons from beginner standards to competition level for both adults and children. We also cater for adults and children who don't own their own horses as we provide transport, tuition and supervision to hunts, showjumping events, pony club, cross-country and organised groups for fun days out into the countryside. We specialise in birthday parties for children and adult, plus beach trekking.


May Bank Holiday 2014





"Pure, unbridled thrills ....the stable yard exudes a sense of calm order.... once their lesson is over they return to the yard for lunch before going on their afternoon ride-out – the most exciting part of their day.... by the end of the week they can’t get enough of it."

The Irish Times Article




Click here for great prices on equipment

Upcoming Events 2017


BHS Stage 1 Training

Riding and Theory Classes every Saturday

Booking deposits required

Phone 0872237981 for more details


Equine Tourism Exam

BHS Equine Tourism Exam Preparation Classes

Booking deposits required

Phone 0872237981 for more details


heartValentine's Day Ride Outsheart

Come for a romantic horseback ride into the Dublin mountains with a glass of prosecco after.

​Available this Valentine's Day and all weekend

Phone 0872237981 for more details

Mid Term Pony Camp

Suitable for all ages and standard from 3 17 years old

Booking deposits required

Phone 0872237981 for more details

Beginner Lesson

Every Saturday and Sunday at 2pm

Suitable for adults and children

1 hour lesson

€35 for adults

€28 for children

Phone 0872237981 for more details

Beginner Ride Out

Every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm

Suitable for beginner children and adults

1 hour ride out

€35 adults

€35 children


Birthday Parties

   A fun and exciting way to celebrate a birthday

Phone for Details

Ride Outs

Ride Outs available for all standards every day

Call 012954278/0872237981 for details

Shop Clearance Sale

    Adult X-Large RaceSafe Back Protector

Now €165

Saxon Tall Riding Boot

Now €55

Mackey Adult Long Rubber Riding Boot size 42 and up

Now €29

Gift Vouchers for sale

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