Meet Your Host- Crossogue Equestrian in Ireland
Located on the great plain of the Golden Vale and known for its lush, patchwork countryside, County Tipperary in Ireland is rich, vast and varied. It's here in this picturesque Irish setting that Mark Molloy, a longtime horseman, trains and breeds strong Irish horses and invites travelers for cross country jumping and to be immersed in Irish horse culture.
Guests stay in Crossogue House, a Georgian style home which dates back to the mid-1800s, and has been remodeled to accommodate modern guests with luxury boutique hotel-style bedrooms, ideal for adult riders seeking a top-class equestrian holiday.
Equitrekking: What inspired you to own/ run Crossogue Equestrian? What is your background with horses?
Mark Molloy: Crossogue House has been in the Molloy family for five generations, I grew up surrounded by horses and now I am continuing a tradition of breeding and producing quality horses for all disciplines. I started entertaining guests at Crossogue, as I wanted to share the thrill and excitement of cross country jumping with others.
Equitrekking: What is most special about your location and property?
Mark Molloy: We are fortunate to be located in a beautiful and unspoilt part of County Tipperary. Guests are surrounded by rolling green fields, full of mares with their foals and developing young stock. Every window has a different view, all of which will please the horse lover. We invite our guests to be part of it all.
Equitrekking: What is the most challenging and rewarding part of running equestrian vacations in Ireland?
Mark Molloy: The most challenging part of having guests is making sure that each individual leaves Crossogue with a new experience that makes their stay worthwhile.
The most rewarding part is meeting new and regular guests who share the same passion and find something special about their experience with us at Crossogue.
Equitrekking: Do guest’s have a favorite activity either in or out of the saddle? If so, what?
Mark Molloy: The cross country jumping and the food!
Equitrekking: What do travelers find most surprising when they visit you?
Mark Molloy: How quickly they feel comfortable and very much at home here while at Crossogue.
Learn more about Crossogue Equestrian Centre. Check out the Crossogue Equestrian page in the Equitrekking Vacation Guide to great equestrian vacations, dude ranches, guest ranches and global riding holidays.