Welcome to Ability Equine Assisted Therapy

At Ability Equine Assisted Therapy children and adults with all levels of ability are welcomed, supported and cherished. We offer unique therapies that aim to enhance the quality of life for children and adults with physical, emotional and cognitive difficulties. Our services include Therapeutic Horse Riding, Children’s Camp, Carers mornings and Stable Management. We are based in Castletown just outside Navan.

Ability Equine Assisted Therapy is a Registered Irish charity, established in September 2014 by Emma Donoghue in memory of her daughter, Olivia Doyle who sadly passed away at the age of 11 in February 2014.

Thanks to Olivia, many other children and adults are being helped by the dedicated staff and volunteers at the charity. To really understand the difference Therapeutic Horse Riding can make to a child or adult with additional needs take a few minutes and watch our short video.

5 Good Reasons to Visit

Enjoyable and fun therapies

Come and enjoy a warm welcome in a calm and relaxing environment which lends itself to positive mental health and improved self esteem. It is a place where you can be yourself and be accepted just as you are. We have a big emphasis on inclusion and normalising disability.

Family Friendly

A place that welcomes all the family

Brilliant Team

Dedicated and passionate volunteers

Experienced Coaches

Fully Qualified Therapeutic Coaches


A place to belong


A place to experience happiness and create beautiful memories