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Deravarra Gallops

Deravarra Gallops



The stiff steady climb combined with a safe and secure surface has proven invaluable to instil the speed and stamina required for success.



The hill gallop is 6 furlongs long with a strong climb from the 2.5 to the 5 furlong where it levels out. In 2010 we added a one and a half furlong circle at the bottom and it has been very popular with those wanting to do a longer pieces of work.


A top class waxed sand and fibre footing ; Cushion Track from Equestrian Surfaces Schooling over easifix hurdles
Tw Two flights of hurdles are on the gallop most Friday mornings and at any other time by request (it only takes 5 minutes to set them up) the jumping surface is the same as the all weather schooling grounds at the Curragh.

Horses jump really well on the secure footing and there is plenty of room to gradually pull up or if you wish to work on up the gallop.
We also place the Easifix fences on the gallop when the grass becomes firm in the late spring and summer, so feel free to  contact us if you need to avail of this service.


• Schooling over the fences on the grass is available when ground permits (€30/horse)

• We are pleased to say that all use of the gallop and schooling hurdles will remain at the same rate of ONLY €20 per horse for 2012.



Deravarra Gallops is located 5miles north of Mullingar- take exit 17 on the N4 heading towards Castlepollard on the R394. Continue on this road one mile past Crookedwood and we are on the left hand side on an elevated site over looking the scenic shores of Lough Deravarra.

The gallop is open every day all year round. No booking are required for those using the gallop up to 1pm on Monday's to Saturdays . After this we request patrons to text or ring in with their booking so as to ensure the surface has been harrowed.

The gallop is harrowed regularly during the week mornings and we are  never far away to give it a fresh run when required or feel free to ring ahead before you arrive and we will ensure it is ready to work your horses.



For More Information Contact:

MARK FAGAN 086 2734141 or

                                             PAT HEFFERNAN 087 8270395                                                  

 Mark L Fagan  MVB

Deravarra Equine Clinic


Co. Westmeath

Mob: 353862734141



Note: The gallop is also very popular with those preparing for the breeze up sales-the

gradual climb to the 3furlong marker gives the young stock the confidence to stretch and

show their worth while the waxed surface reduces the pressure on those immature shins.



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