Owning a racehorse in Ireland puts the owner at the heart of a sport in a country where the horse has been at the centre of Irish life for generations. Owning and racing in Ireland combines a long tradition of excellent horsemanship with a nation whose passion and understanding of the sport is recognised the world over.

    Overseas owners with horses based in Ireland have access to some of the world’s top trainers, from the established legends of the game to the next generation of young trainer’s ready to make a name for themselves. As well as that, Ireland is a gateway to the top European Festivals with Irish trainers dominating some of Europe’s leading races at Royal Ascot, Cheltenham and Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe Festivals.

    It is only when you see Ireland for yourself, see the environment that horses thrive in and meet the trainers in their training bases around the country – then you will see why hundreds of overseas owners have chosen Ireland as the place to own and race their horses.

    So now is the time to plan your trip to Ireland and that is where Horse Racing Ireland can help:

    • Arrange itinerary of racing yards to visit.
    • Take in race meetings during stay, Flat or National Hunt depending on preference and time of year.
    • Assist with transportation to various yards and locations.
    • Avail of any discounted hotel rates from Horse Racing Ireland.
    • If purchasing a horse at a public sale or privately in Ireland, claim back a contribution towards your flight expenses.
    • Enjoy the best of what Ireland has to offer with general advice and guidance from Horse Racing Ireland

    All our advice and services and free and independent, with the team only delighted to assist to ensure your trip to Ireland is as enjoyable as possible.