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Family fun for equestrians starts this weekend in Tipperary!


Tipperary is a true jewel in the crown when it comes to equestrian experiences here in Ireland.

The country offers so much to see and do for the whole family, from horse riding and trekking experiences to museums and stud and yard tours plus three racecourses to choose from. There is something for every taste.

Family Festival Day at Tipperary Races takes place this Sunday 17th July, with plenty of free entertainment for the little ones, live music and a national chase card featuring seven races over jumps. What’s not to like?

Children under 13 take part in races free of charge accompanied by an adult and entry is €20 for adults and €15 for students and OAPs. Conveniently located next to Limerick Junction, a day at the races in Tipperary can even be combined with an exciting train ride and once you’re at the races all the family entertainment is free.

The Front Runners Kids Club is popular at racetracks nationwide. Kids learn all about racing, from the gear jockeys wear to how to choose colors for your horse as an owner, with dressing and coloring, it’s always a winner.

Ger’s Animal Farm offers a chance to view and pet the many animals on display and Art Attack, a superb arts and crafts station will be running throughout the day. A puppet show and a Magic Mike show will take place at regular intervals throughout the afternoon.

There is a children’s DJ, a Horse Racing Ireland junior activity program and the RACE simulator. The RACE simulator always attracts attention. Typically used by apprentice jockeys from the Racing Academy and Center of Education to practice and hone their riding style, at Tipperary races this Sunday you can hop on board to test your racing skills and get riding tips. professional trainers.

Why not extend your trip to the races in Tipperary with a stay at the nearby four-star Ballykisteen Hotel, which has a leisure centre, spa and 18-hole golf course. Alternatively, you could consider another four-star family option, the Minella Hotel, Clonmel, which offers three separate horse tourism packages and more. For example, a trip to Minella’s Lavally Farm, the famous nursery of recent Aintree Grand National winner Minella Times and Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Minella Indo.

Nearby, the magnificent walled town of Fethard is home to the famous Coolmore Stud and the exquisite Fethard Horse Country Experience, a must for any horse racing enthusiast where the team will guide you through the incredible history of thoroughbreds. The heritage towns of Cashel and Cahir are also a wonderful addition to any itinerary.

The Crossogue Equestrian Center is also a real treat offering a fun day out at an authentic working stud farm which has successfully bred and bred horses for steeplechase racing for decades. Located just outside Thurles, you can enjoy horse riding trails or pony treks around the picturesque farmhouse.

In the north of the county, there are so many choices; for example, Tipperary Mountain Trekking offers hikes suitable for all levels of experience. If the great outdoors and activities are your thing, visiting Lough Derg is a must. Named one of the top 20 holiday destinations in Ireland this week, Lough Derg will not disappoint.

With this period of good weather expected to remain in place, Family Day at Tipperary Races provides a great day and a perfect start to any trip for outdoor riding enthusiasts looking for something exciting to do this weekend. -end. To book race tickets online visit www.tipperaryraces.ie and for all tourist information such as where to stay, things to do and sample itineraries visit www.tipperary.com.