Ward Union Hunter Trials has found a new home in its own hunting country at, Malahow House, The Naul, Co. Dublin. Malahow is well known for its contribution to the tradition of horses in Ireland as it was the home to the Legendary Arkle. The fun and love Arkle had growing up here has now been brought to life again as Malahow is now the new home to the Ward Union hunter trials. Set on 250 acres of magnificent countryside with the best of natural jumps and the impressive water jump this has all the signs of bringing the best to life again.
The course has been designed by Tommy Brennan, Master course designer. Tommy has brought the natural beauty of Malahow together with the challenge and excitement the Ward Union are famous for. The natural jumps through the old trees, the adrenaline rush down through the Quarry, over the natural stone walls and through the exciting water jump make this a course an exciting challenge.
Competitions include Open Individual, Open Pairs, Novices Pairs and the fun Parent and Child class. This year will also include the up and coming riders with a pre novice/ lead rein course.
Directions to Malahow House
From M1 Motorway – Leave the M1 at Junction 6 then at the roundabout take the 3rd exit and merge with the R122. At the next roundabout take the 1st exit onto the R122 and continue on to The Naul. The course is 4kms from The Naul just follow the signposts.
From M50 Motorway – Leave the M50 (Northbound towards Dublin Airport) at Junction 5. Take the left hand lane to merge with N2 towards Ashbourne, stay on this road until the end of the motorway (by passing Ashbourne), at the roundabout (with the Marriott Hotel in front of you) take the 2nd exit. Take the next turn left towards Garristown. Keep on this road for 5kms and turn left at the crossorads into Garristown village. Continue through Garristown after the Church take the next right out of Garristown, continue on this road until you get to the T-Junction at Springhill, take a left and then the 1st right and you will see Malahow House on your left hand side. Directions will be posted on route.