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Horse Riding

Longueville House sits in the heart of The Blackwater Valley which is steeped in the Equine tradition. Fortunately, Longueville House is also surrounded by several superior quality riding farms and stables for your added entertainment.

The nearest riding school to Longueville House is Eden Hill, only a five-minute drive away. It offers qualified and experienced instructors capable of tailoring a course, to advance a standard of horsemanship as well as providing lots of fun on horseback.

Eden Hill has 30 horses and ponies for student use during the summer as well as horses for breeding and racing. Stabling facilities are available also for livery horses. With 100 acres of grounds devoted to riding which include a 30 fence cross-country course, a floodlit, all-weather outdoor menage, an indoor menage and miles of country roads for leisurely hacks in the beautiful countryside. For more information please email info@edenhillireland.com

Another local riding school is Ivy Bridge Equestrian Centre located on the N20 Mallow /Cork Road. It is an easy 20-minute drive from Longueville House.

Ivy Bridge specialises in one to one training, each lesson tailored to accommodate the requirements and standards of the individual guest. Training on general horsemanship, dressage and show jumping is available. Trekking on country roads and lanes is also on offer. Riders from beginner to advanced level  are accommodated with ample ponies and horses on hand to suit all standards. Private and personal attention is provided by David Boult, a qualified trainer and FEI Steward. Transport may be arranged from Longueville House if required to Ivy Bridge via taxi. Ivy Bridge is open all year round. For more information please email davidboult@eircom.net


Horse Racing

Right on the doorstep of Longueville is Cork Racecourse at Mallow. This makes Longueville an ideal stopover for owners, trainers and followers of racing.
Cork Racecourse is situated on the banks of the Blackwater River, the crossroads of Munster and Home of National Hunt racing. The racecourse is located only 2km from Longueville House. 
With 19 national hunt and flat race meetings annually, Cork Racecourse provides full facilities required to enjoy a day at the races.

Whether you are an occasional race goer or racing is your passion, a day at the races is unlike any other sporting event. At Cork Racecourse Mallow you will enjoy your day to the full and made feel very welcome. Enjoy the spectacle of the parade ring and the weigh room. Feel the tension build in the betting ring as the bookmakers call out the 'odds' and compete for your attention before the races begin. Then pick your spot to watch the horse's race to the finish as the ground rumbles and cheers of the winning punters fill the stands. Enjoy all this in the surroundings of this wonderful facility just 2km away from your hotel.

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