Life at Charlestown

Charlestown has been the training ground for many high-class horses down through the years, with the original yard dating back to 1957.  The large courtyard features a grass centre and clocktower archway, leading to an outdoor arena and walkway to the gallop.

Our location in the midlands is an ideal point for easy access to top schooling facilities and racecourses, as well as being just an hour's drive from Dublin Airport. 

 

We are glad to welcome our owners to the yard to see their horses at Charlestown - our door is always open to call in for tea, coffee and a chat.

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Facilities

Continuously striving to improve facilities has been a key part of our approach for a number of  years, and there are now stabling facilities for 68 horses across three barns and the original yard.


 

We have a large indoor school for loose jumping and educating all of our young horses, but this is also utilised by our more experienced horses to ensure a varied work pattern.

Our outdoor arena is used as a warm up area before horses head towards the gallop, while there are two large horse walkers along with a recently-installed lunge ring.

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Gallops

 

An asset we greatly value on site is the river in which horses can naturally cool their legs after exercise. There are also several turnout paddocks and wash areas at our disposal.

In terms of our galloping facilities, we operate on a three-furlong Wexford Sand gallop featuring a schooling strip of both hurdles and fences. 

 

We have the option of hurdles and fences on grass too, as well as banks and cross country fences to ensure a variety of options for our horses. Starting stalls are also on site for the preparation of Flat runners.

Additionally, we are very lucky to have the use of the Deravarra Gallops on our doorstep, a seven-furlong uphill all-weather gallop.

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Horse Care

Our residents have everything they need to feel their best for all important Race Days.

 

All developments have been made with the horses' health and wellbeing in mind, with emphasis placed on ensuring clear ventilation and ample room for comfort within the stables. The horse always comes first at Charlestown.

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