Mornington House Luxury Manor House Accommodation

Co. Westmeath, Ireland

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Warwick's grandfather Patrick Henry mounted on his hunter Woodstown. circa 1921

Horse Riding

Westmeath is well known in the equestrian world, for the great variety of horse based activities, which take place in the county. Whether you're interest is racing, hunting, show jumping or trekking there are activities to suit all levels of interest and expertise.

The limestone based grasslands of Northern Westmeath are noted for the breeding of steeplechasers. Kilbeggan Races are held through the summer months over steeplechase and hurdle fences. Kilbeggan Race Course is the only soley national hunt course in Ireland.

The race courses of Punchestown, The Curragh and Fairyhouse are all in easy driving distance.

A visit to The National Stud and the Japanese gardens are within an hour’s drive of Mornington. If you would like to do some Horse or Pony trekking in the area Ladestown Riding stables is a twenty minute drive away. Mullingar Equestrian Centre holds equestrian activities for all levels of expertise.


Fox Hunting traditionally takes place from late October to early March. The Westmeath Foxhounds and The Westmeath Harriers each meet during the season in locations throughout the county. Each pack holds a point to point in the spring each year.

Dates for your Diary

Kilbeggan Races Fixtures

Mullingar Show - Sunday, 12th July 2020 (to be confirmed)

For events in Mullngar and County Westmeath check .

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