Horseback Riding in Ireland

The magical charm of the Emerald Isle makes Ireland an ideal destination for horseback riding. We have a wide variety of riding vacations from jumping to trail riding which have been well tested and proven over the years. Hundreds of our clients have enjoyed them. Few countries revere the horse as much as the Irish and horseback riding is deeply woven into the culture. The Irish usually like their American cousins anyhow, but a common love of horses adds an additional bond. Irish horses like the Connemara are world famous and much sought after.

The rural countryside with its stone walls, green fields and rolling hills is very pleasant to explore trail riding in company with a good horse. There are miles and miles of open beach which are ideal for a gallop and the horses always love it. Of course the rich history of the country is everywhere to be seen dating back to very early times of St. Patrick and before when Ireland saved our Western Civilization. Try to read Thomas Cahill’s wonderful book, “How the Irish Saved Civilization” before you go.

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Donegal from the Saddle

Donegal from the Saddle

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This ride is based at Dunfanaghy, a picturesque coastal village in the remote northwest of Ireland. It has some fabulous unpopulated beaches for glorious gallops on willing Irish hunters and Connemaras. The congenial hotel,... Read more

Aille Cross Country Trail

Aille Cross Country Trail

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Ride cross-country from one farm to another with opportunities to jump a variety of natural and man made obstacles. The horses are all excellent hunters experienced following hounds with the Galway Blazers. During hunting... Read more

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Family ride in Donegal

Family ride: Destination Donegal

Of Kids and Connemaras… There were four children in our group of eight, including my 11-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter. I’d been toying with the idea that there must be a fair number of... Read more

Guest Reflections

"The owner and her family made this one of the most special experiences in my life. The guides were fantastic. All the rides were gorgeous, the pubs were fun, they people were all so friendly. We just loved our stay on Dingle Peninsula.... Read More"

Diana Davenport, 2012

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