For 3 generations, the Duffys have been involved with horses and active members in the SJI, the Irish Showjumping Association. From breeding, to bringing on young horses to Grand Prix level, the Duffys have experience at every stage.
Started by Paul Snr and his wife Brid in 1966, their youngest son, Mark now runs Duffys Equestrian Centre as a livery yard and show venue.
The top yard was the original yard and has been extended over the years. The bottom yard is part of the indoor and home to our DIY liveries. There is an indoor school, a gallery and cafe area, ringside cafe, a small and large sand arena, grass arena and several paddocks which the liveries can use too.
The yard is home to the Corrib Riding Club and John Hawkshaw's Tackup shop.
Duffys run shows all year round and the majority are SJI affiliated. There are weekly leagues from the Spring show which usually starts the March, Summer league from May, Autumn league from Sept and then the Winter league is the only unaffiliated show in the year. The August bank holiday weekend sees the Grand Prix show with 2 days of jumping with the best the West has to offer. There are also amateur, riding club and agricultural shows too throughout the year.
We have our horse there. The place is well organized and cared. The business owner - family Duffy - are friendly and accommodating. Besides the service for the privately held horse pensions, they also have a number of other services such as the horse jumping competitions, training, and trainers come from all over to use the areas. Agricultural exhibitions are also held. Green spaces are available for a number of horses in the days. In addition to outdoor training areas, there is also an indoor arena. There is a specialist boutique for horse owners on the premises. A large parking lot makes your stay efficient. The vet is also very close by. Heading over by a short walk is very practical and a great relief.
Great local facility. Always helping out others in the equestrian community. Love attending their shows and training leagues. Added bonus of a tack shop located on site...
Love this venue, a great place to bring along a young horse and even to start beginner riders! They also hold sji show which has great tracks to test riders and horse's right up to grand prix level. But it the Duffy family that make this equestrian centre a enjoyable place to visit or compete, they are very helpful and they like to ensure that everyone has a present experience while visiting the centre!