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Arena at Ravensdale equestrian centre

Facilities: All our facilities are available to hire by individuals or groups.

Our superb facilities at Ravensdale Lodge Equestrian and Trekking Centre  include a spacious ultra modern indoor arena with warm-up, floodlit outdoor sand arena, 3 all weather grass arenas, cross country course together with ample car and horse box parking, coffee shop and catering area, meeting rooms and office, showers, toilet and changing facilities.

Main Indoor Arena:  65m x 40m  (waxed fibre sand surface).

Indoor Warm Up Arena: 25m x 40m  (waxed fibre sand surface).

Floodlit Outdoor Sand Arena: 100m x 40m.

Main All Weather Grass Arena: 140m x 90m (With judges box).

Second All Weather Grass Arena: 90m x 70m (With judges box).

Smaller All Weather Grass Warm Up Arena (With judges box)

Large seating area indoors, walkway and viewing areas to all arenas.  Electrical outlets, public address and timing systems in all arenas. Three sets of show jumps, cross country fences and portable cross country fences available. Large car / lorry parking area central to all facilities.

Ravensdale Lodge facility hire.


~ Facilities can be hired on a pre booked basis. Proof of insurance will be required by any group, body or organisation wishing to hire facilities. 


~ Anyone wishing to bring their own coach / instructor should discuss details with the office before hire commences.


~ Arenas are hired on an hourly or part of basis, if facilities are required for longer periods (half day or day) this can be arranged.


~ Time allowed for open school over course of fences is 15 minutes / combination, clients wishing to hire the course for longer should discuss requirements in the office beforehand.


~ If jumps in arena or open schooling, it is up to the client to adjust heights etc, this must be done by an adult. Set distances should not be altered.


~ Dung skips are left in the arenas for your convenience, clients are asked to use them and pick up any droppings after use of arena.


~ Clients are asked to respect the facilities at Ravensdale Lodge, be aware of others using the facilities and take due care. Proper protective hats and footwear must be worn at all times.


~ No lunging in arenas, no exceptions.


~ No responsibility will be taken for loss or damage while schooling or on the premises.


Facility hire fees / costs 2012.


Open school (15 minutes over course of fences) @ €15 / horse / pony.


Main indoor arena @ €50 / hour or part of, €60 with lights.


Indoor warn up @ €30 / hour or part of, €40 with lights.


Outdoor sand arena @ €50 / hour or part of, €60 with lights.


Cross - country hire @ €30 / horse.


Grass arenas, multiple facility or day hire on application.

Other uses.

Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Ravensdale Lodge is located 5 miles north of Dundalk, Co. Louth and 8 miles south of Newry Co.Down.  It is within one hour’s drive of both Dublin and Belfast and is easily accessible from the M1 motorway where the nearest exit is only a mile away. The adaptable, purpose built facilities at Ravensdale Lodge are ideal for trade fairs, weddings, exhibitions, sales, marquees, shows, concerts and event launches.

For further details on facility hire for any event, please contact Ravensdale Lodge on + 353 (0) 42 9371034 or email info@ravensdalelodge.com

National Enterprise Award Winners, 1997, 2002 & 2007.

Nominated For Show Of The Year, 2009 & 2010. 

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