Horse Riding Holidays in IRELAND

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Summary:

A luxury break in Ireland with over a thousand acres of rolling hills, parkland and lakes to explore on horseback. Tuition for all levels, clinics by top competition riders and 300 cross country jumps are part of a top-quality range of facilities. Accommodation is in the four-star Lodge with it’s own bar and restaurant, and spa.

Departure Dates:
  • All year round on request from 1st January - 18th December 2020.
  • Trip Length: Various packages from 4 to 8 days available
  • Approximate riding time per day: 3 hours. The hours are flexible and can be taken as desired.
  • Meeting point: Castle Leslie
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginners onwards. Minimum riding age is 4 years old.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-8
  • Transfer: Payable on site. 1 person €90 pp each way, 2-5 people €40 pp each way, 6+ people €30 pp each way from Dublin and Belfast, airport or hotel. You can also book a taxi. Transfer times are approximately 1 hour from Belfast, 1.5 hours from Dublin and about 2.5 hours from Shannon.
Riding on the beach
from £1,409
Summary:

Along Ireland's northwest coast in County Donegal, long stretches of stunning sandy beaches are interspersed with towering cliffs that plunge dramatically into the foaming sea. Each day you will take a different trail where you will discover contrasting landscapesand fantastic gallops in the tidewater. The horses are mostly Irish Hunters and native Connemaras, all safe and sturdy with excellent stamina and gentle natures. The hotel is a delightful family-run property with everything one would expect in terms of amenities and stylish décor. 

Departure Dates:
  • 2020 Mid season: 23 May; 6, 20 (FULL) Jun; 4, 26 Sept
  • 2020 High season: 4 Jul; 22 Aug
  • 2021 Low season: 1, 8 May
  • 2021 Mid season: 22 May; 3, 18 Sept
  • 2021 High season: 3, 17 Jul; 14, 27 Aug
  • Trip Length: 8 day /7 night weekly rides
  • Approximate riding time per day: about 6 hours
  • Meeting point: The Hotel
  • Riding Ability Required: Confident, intermediate riders happy to ride at all paces . Min age 14.
  • Usual Group Size: 2-10
  • Transfer: Not included from Dublin airport - take a direct bus from the airport to the hotel, see Sample Itinerary for more information.
Summary:

A family run establishment with a wide range of horses to provide the ideal mount for you to improve your riding skills. Great facilities on site so you can work on cross country technique, show-jumping and dressage or take it easy riding out on the 380 acre farm. There is en-suite farmhouse accommodation onsite. You can end the day with a meal in the dining room, followed by a drink by the fire. 

Departure Dates:
  • Weekly from March to the end of October (please note that full board option is only available in June, July, August)
  • Trip Length: 8d/7n, 5d/4n or 4d/3n, can be tailor-made on request
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2 hours tuition daily
  • Meeting point: Kilbeggan bus station
  • Riding Ability Required: From total beginner to advanced rider
  • Usual Group Size: 1-8
  • Transfer: Included from Kilbeggan Bus Station. (An hour and a half from Dublin)
Summary:

Experience the renowned charm of the region and the tranquility of some truly impressive and beautiful scenery. The Irish bred horses are willing, reliable and safe allowing you time to take in the sights. Gallop over golden sands and enjoy the traditional Irish hospitality on this fantastic short break.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Every Saturday from 9 May to 10 October.
  • Trip Length: 4 days, 3 nights, 2 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4+ hours
  • Meeting point: Kerry (KIR), Cork (ORK) or Shannon (SNN)
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter comfortably with a secure seat
  • Usual Group Size: 2 to 12
  • Transfer: 2020: Prices are approximate and each way per vehicle: Kerry €26 1-3pax €40 4-8pax, Cork €140 1-3pax €160 4-8 pax and Shannon €180 1-3pax €200 4-8pax. Transfer times are approximately as follows; Cork 2 hours, Shannon 2-hours and Kerry 15-minutes. Payable on site.
Riding on the beaches in Ireland
from £1,439
Summary:

Enjoy good paced riding through the Killarney National Park, exploring the highlands, riding over mountain passes, beside lakes, galloping along miles of golden beaches and walking over Irish bog lands: the classic Irish scenery of the South. The Irish bred horses are willing, reliable and safe allowing you time to take in the sights. Knowledgeable, experienced guides lead all the trails and riders are split by ability so no-one's enjoyment is spoilt and everyone meets up for dinner in the evenings. Accommodation is in comfortable twin bedrooms in B&B's along the way.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Every Saturday from 9 May to 10 October.
  • Trip Length: 7 days / 6 nights / 5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4 to 6 hours
  • Meeting point: Kerry (KIR), Cork (ORK) or Shannon (SNN)
  • Riding Ability Required: Walk, trot and canter comfortably with a secure seat
  • Usual Group Size: 2 to 12
  • Transfer: 2020: Prices are approximate and each way per vehicle: Kerry €26 1-3pax €40 4-8pax, Cork €140 1-3pax €160 4-8 pax and Shannon €180 1-3pax €200 4-8pax. Transfer times are approximately as follows; Cork 2 hours, Shannon 2-hours and Kerry 15-minutes. Payable on site.
Summary:
Trail from County Galway through the rural areas of County Clare into the unique Burren region and on to the rough Atlantic coast overlooking the spectacular Cliffs of Moher. Comfortable accommodation.
Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Saturday arrivals from 4 April to 26 September (High season June, July & Aug)
  • 2021: Saturday arrivals from 17 April to 25 September (High season June, July & Aug)
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding or 6 days/5 nights/4 days riding (Saturday - Thursday).
  • Approximate riding time per day: Approximately 5 hours a day
  • Meeting point: Shannon Airport (SNN) or hotel
  • Riding Ability Required: Ability to walk, trot, canter. Minimum age 8
  • Usual Group Size: 3-8
  • Transfer: 2020. & 2021: €35 per person each way, €40 after 8pm. Transfer time is approx 1.5 hours. Transfer fee is payable on-site.
Beach riding on the West coast of Ireland
from £1,309
Summary:

 The West Coast Trail explores the unspoilt coastline, sandy beaches, deserted islands, mountains and forests of this most beautiful area of Western Ireland. The riding is suitable for riders of intermediate ability.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: Every Sunday from 3 May to 13 September
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/5 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Dublin Airport, Ireland
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-8
  • Transfer: 2020: Included from/to Dublin Airport
Riding on the beach
from £1,329
Summary:

A based stay on Ireland's west coast where small groups of experienced riders are taken along the Wild Atlantic Way through spectacular landscapes on board quality Irish horses. Comfortable B&B accommodation, fast beach riding, knowledgeable guides and lively evenings spent in the traditional Irish town of Westport ensures an unforgettable horse riding adventure holiday with a warm welcome.

Departure Dates:
  • 2020: May 31; Jun 7, 14, 21, 28; Jul 5*, 12*, 19*, 26*; Aug 2*, 9*, 16*, 23*, 30*; Sept 6*, 13*, 20*, 27*; Oct 4, 11.
  • (*indicates High Season)
  • 2021: Apr 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Jun 6, 13, 20, 27; Jul 4*, 11*, 18*, 25*; Aug 1*, 8*, 15*, 22*, 29*; Sept 5*, 12*, 19*, 26*; Oct 3, 10.
  • (*indicates High Season)
  • Trip Length: 6 nights/7 days/5 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Westport, Ireland
  • Riding Ability Required: Riders should be able to ride securely and confidently at a walk, trot and canter in open countryside.
  • Usual Group Size: 1-8
  • Transfer: 2020: Return airport transfers, per vehicle (up to 8 people) ​Dublin: €750, Shannon: €480, Knock: €140.
    2021: Return airport transfers, per vehicle (up to 8 people) ​Dublin: €800, Shannon: €510, Knock: €160.
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