Established in 2004, Knockillaree Riding Centre is owned and managed by Roger Joyce, BHSAI, ICES.
Roger has a wealth of knowledge and experience in relation to the riding, care, training and breeding of horses. He had an interest from an early age which is no surprise as his family has been involved in the keeping of Connemara Stallions and breaking of ponies for generations.
After leaving school, Roger went on to follow his dream and attended Greenan College in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny to study the BHSAI I.C.E.S course where he qualified to BHS Stage 3 and PTT. He also won the sudent of the year award! He then went on to work in Rockmount Riding Centre in Claregalway where he was teaching and training before going on to set up his own business. In 2009, the Riding Centre moved into a new custom-built yard with 14 large stables and an all-weather 50m x 30m sand arena.
We would love to show you around our new yard, so please come visit us!
Roger's son Joshua.... horsemanship into the next generation