Trail Riding with Horse Riding Ireland – Great selection of trail rides in the finest sceneries of Ireland.
The International Press has written:
“Excellent open riding country on very sensible horses in a part of the world where riding is a way of life – and where it’s meant to be fun!”
“Would we do it again? Absolutely. It was the perfect vacation for the avid trail rider who wants to experience a foreign country while doing what she loves best.”
“Really, one of the best ways to see rural Ireland is while trekking on the back of a sturdy Irish horse.”
The Marketing Association Horse Riding Ireland was founded 1989. Horse Betting Ireland is possible three centres, which are settled in completely different areas of Ireland. Five Counties Holidays joined the group with special combined programmes.
The centres are located in Tyronne, Sligo, Galway and Kerry, with each destination offering diverse equestrian activities.
A large variety of horses and ponies, carefully selected to suit each and every customers ability are to be found at each riding centre. Among them the famous Irish Hunter, Irish Draught and Connemara breeds, along with half breds and thoroughbreds.
Horse Riding Ireland offers exactly the correct program to each rider, for beginners and experienced riders.
Guided Trail Rides:
Killarney Reeks Trail
Daily Killarney Trails (also in wintertime)
Aille Cross Country Trail (also in wintertime)
Unguided Trail Rides: (very good organized)
Riding by the Sea
English Language Course and Horse Riding
Horseback Riding Lessons for beginners
English Tuition for Adults
Horseriding and Golfing etc
Horse Riding, English Lessons and Golf
Five Counties Leisure and Activity Holidays Holiday for all the family and friends – all year round. You can select from any of our programme or single activity what you wish to do. We organize everything for you which include transfers and overnight accommodation in friendly family owned Guest houses.
Horse Riding and English Language Tuition
Your “own” Horse and English Language Lessons English Language Learning during your Holidays: For young people and adults – In cooperation with the Horse Holiday Farm.
Irish Family Holidays with the McElhill family in Ardmourne House: Joe, Helena, Jackie and John will look after you – round the clock. Joe will make sure that you feed and groom your horse every morning. After Helena’s super Irish Breakfast we start the English Lessons in our classroom. Qualified teachers will teach English for about four hours.
You won’t be on your own – the groups will be very small. We make sure that students – according to their standard of knowledge – will get exactly the type of tuition they need.
After all the work the fun finally begins: Your horse waits for you. Our horses are friendly, reliable and very well trained. We don’t rent them by the hour, they live with their mates on our farm, enjoy the green grass and we only accept bookings on a weekly basis which means that all our visitors live together with their horse for a whole week at least.
We limit our trails to small groups and you will see the most exciting Irish scenery – rivers, lakes, forests, mountains and valleys. You will have enough time in the evening to look after your four-legged friend, to spoil him a bit or take him out once more. The Horse is yours for your entire stay with us.
Horseback Riding Lessons for Beginners over 30 years of age
Horseback riding is a healthful pastime that you’re never too old to learn. Even the novice older rider will soon be at ease and pleased with the sense of personal accomplishment and satisfaction that comes from learning to care for and ride a horse. You are never too old in order to learn something new.
We can offer you two weeks intensively training to learn Horseback Riding – Very private – Very quiet – On the countryside of Ireland.
Lessons are conducted generally on a one-on-one basis and in a very small group setting (max. 4 Persons).
We have Horses to suit all abilities of rider. On arrival, we will match horse and rider. They are well mannered and experienced and very surefooted. You will be given a horse, which is safe and quiet in all respects.
One of our professional Riding Instructors is with you at any time during your stay.
English Language Tuition for Adults
Ireland’s friendly people and unique heritage of culture and literature provides the perfect place for your English language study.
You can explore Ireland’s beautiful countryside with training the English language.
Our Language School will meet all your as far as English conversation/fluency and Business English/Cambridge Level I are concerned.
Our experienced and qualified teachers has been teaching English as a Foreign Language for many years. They are qualified in International Studies and Communications Studies and have a full TEFL Certificate.
Three hours intensive language tuition in the Morning.
One hour break for a light lunch. After lunch one hour one-to-one tuition. Return transfer to Ardmourne House.
Now it is time for some relaxation such as walking cycling or horse riding along wooded pathways or on quiet country lanes.
Golf and Horse Riding
A Golfer’s Paradise: North West Ireland.
In Ireland, nature has provided wonderful raw materials for the greatest golf architects in the world. They have responded to this inspiration by designing some of the world’s finest golfing challenges and establishing Ireland as a prestigious golfing destination. Not only are the courses themselves both spectacular and challenging, the stunning scenery which surrounds them is positively breathtaking.
Horseriding at the Horse Holiday Farm
The Farm is situated in the most beautiful and untouched area of the Green Island – directly on the North West Atlantic coastline. Here you will find the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the golden beaches, the green fields, the mountains and the clear waters of the streams and mountain lakes. We have horses to suit all abilities of rider. They are well mannered and experienced and very sure-footed. The very experienced, as well as the less experienced, are well catered for with us.
Trail Riding by the Sea
The Horse Holiday Farm is found in a setting of exceptional natural beauty – directly on the North West Atlantic coastline. The house over the great Donegal Bay looks out to the Slieve League peninsula. To the distant right, looking over Mullaghmore Castle, are the crowded peaks of the Blue Stack Mountains. To the left is Sligo Bay and beyond it, in the distance, the primal hump of stones that is Queen Medb’s tomb on Knocknarea. Directly behind the Horse Holiday Farm is Ben Bulben, flat headed, timeless, enthralling. Directly below the Horse Holiday Farm is Streedagh strand. Cliffony strand is a mile further on. If you’re a walker or hiker, this is heaven. If you ride horses, then it is truly kingdom come. (Irish Independent)
Our horse will be yours for at least a week or for as long as you wish to stay. Our horses are mainly Irish Hunters. They are unspoilt and enjoy a fresh gallop over miles of beaches. We have horses to suit all abilities of rider. They are well mannered and experienced and very sure-footed.
Riding by the Sea
From Horse Holiday Farm you can ride left and right along miles of sandy beaches. You will have the opportunity to ride along the beautiful sandy beaches and the little inland trails. The horse is yours for the duration of your holiday, so you may ride as you please each day. As an individual or in a group, you will have an unforgettable holiday with lots of adventure, fun and relaxation.
For less experience riders
You will be given a horse which is safe and quiet in all respects.
You will have an experienced guide to ride with you where you will find that your confidence will grow by the day.
All trail rides are unguided – you can ride those trails only with a minimum of two riders.
What’s the attraction?
You’re given a map, an Irish hunter and the name of the pub you’ll be staying in that night – then you’re off. Six days, at your own pace, along beaches and forest tracks, mountains and farmland through one of the most untouched parts of Ireland. (The Sunday Times)
The Sligo Trail
You will have three days trail riding directly on the sea and three days through the mountains and forests of Co. Sligo.
We have marked the route on your map and you will find corresponding markings in the terrain through which you will travel.
You will be given a list of farmhouses, where we will have pre-booked your accommodation. Here you will find a bed for yourself and a field for your horse. If you wish to have evening meals at your farmhouse, the landlady will gladly provide it for you (this is not included in the offer).
You will be provided with all equipment for your horse and saddlebags for your luggage. We will then collect you from your last overnight stop so that you will not have to make your way back to the farm again.
The Donegal Trails
Donegal West and Donegal South are two of our most beautiful trails to discover the North West of Ireland in a week – from the saddle, of course. We have marked the route on your map and you will find corresponding markings in the terrain through which you will travel.
Trail Riding in Donegal
Emerald Isle – Land of colourful rainbows. In the North West corner of Ireland: Donegal, the wildest and most romantic of all Irish counties. Its austere melancholy is unforgettable! Setting off from the Horse Holiday Farm, riders will discover this region and all its beauty.
Look at the pattern of grey stone walls around the green meadows, pass by dark blue lakes, ride through boggy hills and valleys and across chocolate brown marshland. Ride along rugged coastline, rocky cliffs and on miles of sandy beaches stretching towards the horizon. Unforgettable highlight: the crashing gallop across the white sands. Our trails lead you over low hills, through remote mountain areas and across vast boglands. They are exciting and relaxing in all kinds of weather, in rain, wind or sunshine. Anything can happen; the Irish weather is full of surprises.
Contact to the local people in Ireland is easy; the people are open and very friendly. Irish people love horses very much and they like to listen to the stories their visitors tell them. You will enjoy their hospitality.