Where Can I Go Horseback Riding in Ireland?
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 | Categories: Things To Do; Horseback Riding;
One thing we enjoy is adding something different to our vacations, aside from a day tour or a visit to a lesser-known tourist attraction. Horseback riding is one of those activities that really leaves an impression on you, your environment and the magnificent animal you are riding. We've arranged horseback riding in Ireland over the years, from my first trip in 1994 where we went in Killarney to most recently in Ventry, on thd Dingle Peninsula.
Ireland has riding stables all over the place, with trips for beginners to professional so take a look at our suggestions for your next trip.
Dingle, County Kerry - Horseback Riding
That first riding experience was with Longs Horse Riding Centre, located just west of Dingle in County Kerry. We had checked into our B&B and asked the host right away if there was horseback riding locally and this was her recommendation, which turned out to be quite the find.
Long's stables 25 Irish cobs who have access to run on 150 acres of lang. As a native Irish breed, the Irish Cob has an excellent temperament: docile, sure-footed, weight-carrying and honest. This makes them perfect for all levels of riders, including those of us who remain at the beginner level!
You can choose from a 1-hour mountain ride, 1 hour beach ride or combine that for a 2-hour beach and mountain ride. Please make sure you check with Long's directly as treks may change.http://longsriding.com/ Address: Longs, Ventry, Co. Kerry, Ireland V92 WF82
Phone: +35387 2250286
Killarney, County Kerry - Horseback Riding
It's been so long since our first trip to Ireland in 1994, but I believe it was Killarney Riding Stables that we used to explore our surroundings on horseback.
These stables are also perfect for every type of rider, from beginner to advanced, which makes it perfect for groups where everyone has different riding experience - or none at all. They're open 7 days a week, offering daily rides into Killarney National Park for 1-, 2- or 3-hours.
What is nice about Killarney Riding Stables is that they speak many languages, including English, German, French, Spanish and Swedish so it offers many foreign tourists the ability to ride without a language barrier.http://www.horsevacationireland.com/ Address: Killarney Riding Stables, Ballydowney, Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland
Phone: +353 (0)646631686
Doolin, County Clare - Horseback Riding
One of our favorite villages is Doolin, located just 45 minutes from the Shannon Airport. We've spent many holidays here, whether it was a night or a week -- it offers that quaint Irish charm along with a lot of activities. Horseback riding is available around Doolin and you'll be glad you did.
Mountain View Stables offers unique trekking through woodlands, gallop on the beach, along winding green roads into the Burren or up the hill of Slieve Elva - magical views new matter which trek you do.
Address: Mountain View Horse Riding Centre, Poulnagun, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare
Phone: 00 353 87 6345776