Get a leg up on your eventing goals, build your confidence and improve your skills under the guidance of our experienced and supportive, ARIA-certified instructors.
We provide a clear roadmap to help you progress at your own pace and achieve your riding goals.
Once or Twice Weekly Instruction
Monthly Horsemanship Seminars
Annual and Quarterly Goal Setting Sessions
Custom Goal Tracking Journal
Our structured approach to learning takes you step by step through the levels of eventing with a strong emphasis on quality horsemanship. Our awesome school horses are here to help you learn, from new to eventing up to Novice level.
A cornerstone of the Irish Manor Stables program. Our riding academy tuition packages include monthly seminars that give students the opportunity to gain the foundational skills that go into horse care and management.
Whether your comfort zone is in the arena or you’re ready to level up on the cross-country course, we’ll help you plan for every stride and fence. Every rider at Irish Manor Stables is encouraged to set both short and long-term goals on a yearly basis, to which our trainer structures a unique program tailored for each student.
Whatever your level, it is our mission to build your confidence, teaching you to trust in your abilities, communicate effectively with your horse, and navigate challenges with grace.
**For qualified Academy students
Whether you're looking to refine your skills or simply spend more time in the saddle, here's why leasing a horse from Irish Manor Stables is the perfect choice:
Monthly leasing allows you to ride the same horse regularly, fostering a deeper connection and mutual understanding. This consistency promotes improved communication and enhanced riding skills as you adapt to your lease horse’s unique characteristics.
A lease horse provides the opportunity to practice and incorporate your lessons in a deep and effective way, letting you learn from the horse’s feedback and from your own experience.
Monthly leasing offers the benefits of horse ownership without the full financial obligation, making it an excellent stepping stone if you're considering buying a horse in the future.
Quarter, Half, and Full Lease options available.
At Irish Manor Stables, we understand that buying a horse is not just about finding any horse that checks the boxes; it's about forming a connection, creating a partnership, and building lifelong memories.
When it comes to finding your next equine partner, look no further. Irish Manor Stables proudly offers an exclusive selection of sales horses imported from Ireland and carefully selected with adult amateurs in mind.
We work with a network of trusted agents in Ireland to find talented horses meticulously selected for suitability, rideability and talent for both competitive and recreational riding all with the needs and goals of the adult amateur rider in mind.
We prioritize well-rounded athletes, excelling as eventers, jumpers, and fox hunters.
We believe in matching the right horse to the right rider. We prioritize long-term partnerships over quick sales, matching your needs and goals to the horse's capabilities. We want our horses to become integral parts of your riding journey and family, and most importantly part of your heart.
**Each and every horse receives 5-stage vetting and full X-rays BEFORE they are imported.
Not local to our area or craving more learning than what you get during your time at the barn?
We have you covered! Improve your riding and horsemanship skills with our online courses.
Access our expert knowledge from the comfort of your own home.
You can find more information by clicking on the online courses tab in our navigation bar.
We’ll have you submit a new student application to learn more about your needs and how we can support you.
Schedule a Meet & Greet
We’ll give you a farm tour and give you a feel for our amazing community & staff.
You’ll receive a welcome packet and get to meet our wonderful horses!
Schedule Your First Lesson
Let the learning begin!
Join Our Academy
**On site leases are only available for active academy students. This is for your benefit as well as that of our horses.
In order to pair you with the right horse, we need to get to know you and your skills as a rider.
This gives you time to ride your potential lease horse before committing and to be certain this is the next right step.
Apply For Lease Program
When you're ready to commit to leasing one of our wonderful school horses, let us know.
We have quarter, half, and full lease options available to choose from.
We’ll go over all details at that time.
Complete Your Agreement
Once all the details have been finalized, you’ll complete and sign a lease agreement.
From there your lease begins!
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We will discuss what you are looking for in your ideal partner to ensure that we show you horses best suited to your needs and goals.
You can view currently available horses by clicking the button below, but be sure to contact us to let us know exactly what you're looking for!
We’ll share details on any suitable matches we may have for you, including:
Videos from Ireland
If you like what you see, we’ll schedule a time for you to come try any horses that may be suitable.
Meet & Ride
On your visit you will:
Get to meet your prospective horse(s) untacked.
Watch the horse get tacked up to get familiar with their behavior and personality on the ground.
Watch your prospective horse get ridden by our head trainer to see how they go.
Hop on and get a feel for your potential partner.
Need more time to decide? Come visit again if you like!
While we frequently have a selection of exciting prospects available on site, we are happy to discuss a custom buying trip to Ireland.
Experience the beautiful Irish countryside, see talented horse after talented horse, immerse yourself in the incredible Irish horse culture.
Clarity | Confidence | Connection
It’s About So Much More Than Riding
The Irish Manor Stables Mission |
To encourage every rider's dream through safe, systematic riding instruction, fundamental horsemanship knowledge, and the pairing of safe, talented horses to create complete horsemen
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Your Success is Our Success
“As a horse crazy kid, I rode Hunters, Jumpers and Equitation as a junior. After taking a seventeen year break to raise a family, I really wanted to get back to riding.
I knew that finding a barn and a trainer that I would be comfortable with would be a daunting task that would probably involve changing barns and trainers several times. I couldn’t have been more wrong!
From my initial meeting with Steph, she was nothing but welcoming and positive.
I had some serious issues with my nerves returning to riding. Through Steph’s expert tutelage and patience those issues have now disappeared.
Thanks to Steph, I have exceeded my initial expectations and have now greatly raised my own riding goals.
Coming to the barn is always something I look forward to. Steph and her staff have made the transition back into riding a fantastic experience. The horses are wonderful for all levels of riding and the barn atmosphere is as friendly as it is knowledgeable.
I feel extremely fortunate that I stumbled upon Steph and Irish Manor Stables.”
"I came to Irish Manor to get more confident in my riding. I wanted to reduce my anxiety by being able to work on the fundamentals of my position.
When I came here, I loved the positivity of the lessons. Concepts are thoroughly explained and safety is paramount.
As a plus size rider, I also appreciate that my riding is taken seriously.
I also love the horsemanship seminars, which give me a chance to learn additional skills out of the saddle.
As I am getting more confident, I am more excited to explore new things in my riding like cross-country jumping!"
"When I started at Irish Manor, I really wanted to work with my personal horses on our communication. I thought Irish Manor would be a great fit to get me back on the right path since I could ship in easily for lessons.
While I was really nervous in the beginning, Stephanie was so patient with us and took very careful steps to break our issues down into very manageable components.
Then as we started rebuilding, I could feel the changes happening (sometimes slowly…other times quite quickly). I knew that I found someone I could trust with what I wanted to achieve and that she’d get us there.
Irish Manor feels different because of its professionalism.
As a ship-in, I sometimes can feel like an outsider but Stephanie and the staff have always made me feel welcomed.
Also,Stephanie’s training approach is very methodical. While I do get impatient occasionally,I also understand that following the process pays far more dividends in the long run.
One of my favorite training moments was when Stephanie encouraged me to “hug” my horse with my legs. The huge sigh from my horse almost made me cry. I’ve never forgotten the impact that giving my horse more of a hugging leg helped her be calmer."