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Kingsford Equestrian Centre and family residence

Our History

We have been established as an equestrian centre for the last eight years and have always used our own horses. Most of the horses have been with us here since the beginning and some have even been born here. As a result of raising our own horses, they have great temperaments, are quiet and very well schooled.

We are a family run business and we live here at the centre with our three sons. We look after the students who come to stay and we welcome them as part of our family. Lynn Ruddock is a qualified teacher with an A.C.E.L.S qualification to teach English as a foreign language.

Our Location

Our centre is surrounded by thousands of hectares of forestry and trails and was a derelict old farmhouse which we have spent renovating over the last number of years.We now have beautifully restored buildings for both accommodation, recreation and learning.

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We are located in the sunny south east corner of Ireland in County Wexford just outside Wexford town itself. Wexford town is a small coastal town surrounded by stunning scenery and culture.

Wexford is famous for many things: its beaches which are amongst the best in the world, the best weather in the country and its culture.

It is a vibrant town with a large list of things to do and places to see, such as a world famous opera house, a racecourse, art galleries, beaches, many shops, a large cinema, a wide selection of bars and clubs, boating activities, cycling, running, tennis, a GAA stadium (native Irish sports) and the only national heritage centre in the country just to name a few of things to see and do! People are very friendly here and love to meet new people and learn about other countries which is great when you're learning English as after all, the more you speak the better you become!

Our centre is situated on Forth Mountain from which you can see the entire stunning Wexford Coastline and the rest of our beautiful county. The centre itself is situated roughly 5km out from Wexford town on Forth Mountain. From here you can see the entire county from the Blackstair mountains to the beaches where Saving Private Ryan was filmed to the famous Hook lighthouse and peninsula.

Only a few kilometres from our centre and just 19km from the international ferry port at Rosslare is Kilmore Quay which is a small,rural fishing village. It is well known for its range and quality of thatched cottages. It is the port for trips around the Saltee Islands, a major bird sanctuary. The islands are a haven for sea birds including Gannets and Gulls and Puffins. Vast numbers of Guillemots and Razorbills pack the ledges on the cliffs to the North-East of the island. There are an array of restaurants which serve fresh seafood daily.  

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