Knockillaree is a family run riding centre established in 2004 in the heart of Connemara. The centre is owned and managed by Roger Joyce, BHSAI I.C.E.S.

Knockillaree Riding Centre Joyce Family  Knockillaree Riding Centre Joyce Family

Roger has a wealth of knowledge and experience in relation to the riding, care, training and breeding of horses. The Joyce family has been involved in the keeping of Connemara Stallions and breaking of ponies for generations. Roger developed a passion for horses at an early age. After leaving school, Roger followed his dream, attending Greenan College in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny where he studied the BHSAI I.C.E.S course. He qualified to BHS Stage 3 and PTT, and won the student of the year award! Roger taught and trained at Rockmount Riding Centre in Claregalway before setting up his own business. As Knockillaree has grown, he has passed an interest in riding and competing to his children. Roger is qualified as a Therapeutic Riding Coach and International Connemara Pony Judge.

Knockillaree Riding Centre Roger Joyce

Knockillaree Riding Centre, Connemara has a custom-built yard with 14 large stables and an all weather 50m x 30m sand arena.

Knockillaree Show Jumping

Visitors are welcome! We would love to show you around our yard in beautiful Connemara!

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