At Tara Sweeney Equestrian, we are committed to developing riders horsemanship knowledge, along with Equitation skills to ensure the best results for both horse and rider.

Tara is a BHSII, BHS Accreditted Professional Coach, HSI Level 1 Accredited Coach & IPS Judge ('2023) with over 20 years qualified teaching experience.

Tara's vision is to offer a bespoke training experience to develop the riders skill and horse partnership to achieve thier specific goals. Tara's  passion for the sport & bringing out the best in each  horse and rider is palpable, this creates a positive progressive environment where both thrive.

We facilitate private training on one of our hand picked school master horses, or on the riders own mount. Regular pole work, flatwork, show jumping and cross Country sessions also take place during school holidays at Ballinamona Equestrian Centre.

Every Saturday mornings during school term, we run the much sought after Tara's Pony Stars Pony Club. Each participant works on completing and achieving a module of the BHS Challenge Awards by the end of term.

All of this takes place in one of the South East 's premier equine facilities at Ballinamona Equestrian Centre.


Private training sessions available Monday to Friday.
Saturday morning, Tara's Pony Stars Pony Club.
All riders are required to have their own Equine Specific Insurance, which we can arrange.
All riders are required to have their own equipment, an approved riding helmet, body protector and riding boots.
Please note, we do not cater for beginner riders.