Racing and Horseriding

Navan, Fairyhouse, Bellewstown and Laytown provide both flat and national hunt racing throughout the year.



Set on 181 acres approximately 2 miles from Navan, this racecourse provides both national hunt and flat racing. Over the years many famous national hunt horses have raced and won at Navan, the most notable of all being the famous Arkle. Navan has a fully licensed bar and restaurant and provides corporate entertainment facilities.




Home to the Irish Grand National since its inception in 1870, Fairyhouse has recently undergone a € 12 million redevelopment. It now boasts a 3 tiered grandstand which houses corporate suites and provides views of both the parade ring and the finishing post.
Fairyhouse has approximately 18 meetings a year with a 3 day Easter festival and a November festival.




Famous for its strand racing, the only official strand races remaining in Europe.




Famous for its three day racing festival which has been in existence for over three hundred years and which normally takes place in July each year.


Horse Riding

Meath is famous for its association with horse breeding, training and many equestrian centres.
Lesson in trekking and riding for all ages and standards are available in the following centres.

1. Bachelor's Lodge - Situated between Navan and Kells. Contact 046 9021736. e-mail -

2. Broadmeadow - Contact 01 8352823.  email

3. Kells - Contact 046 9246638. e-mail -

4. Mackens - Contact 046 9240246. e-mail -

5. Moy Stud - Contact Helen Fox on 046 9557575 or 086 8239115

6. Rathhouse - Contact 046 52376. e-mail -