8 Equestrian Trails in Ireland's Hidden Heartlands That You Shouldn't Miss

May 16, 2022 Alida England

Discover the best top things to do in Ireland's Hidden Heartlands, Ireland including Clare Equestrian Centre, Ballyhannon House, Inishbofin Equestrian Centre, Castlefergus Equestrian, Devil's Bit Pony Trekking, Athlone Equestrian Centre, Dartfield, Ladestown Riding Stables.
Restaurants in Ireland's Hidden Heartlands

1. Clare Equestrian Centre

Clare Equestrian Centre, Doora V95 HX78 Ireland +353 86 267 3690 [email protected] http://clareequestrian.com
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5.0 based on 11 reviews

Clare Equestrian Centre

Clare Equestrian is situated in picturesque Co.Clare, only 10 minutes outside the town of Ennis and is the ideal location for horse riding in Clare. Here at Clare Equestrian Centre we provide the quintessential experience of horse riding in Ireland. Whether your looking for horse riding lessons, trekking out into the countryside, showjumping, horse sales or riding clinics with international rider Marie Burke to perfect your technique, then why not give us a call? We cater for all levels and disciplines. We hold horse riding lessons for all levels both children and adults, SJI Jumping, Sportsman Jumping, riding clinics with Irish international rider Marie Burke, trekking out into the Irish countryside, Horse riding holidays and Horse sales.

2. Ballyhannon House

Quin, Ennis Ireland +353 86 440 1777 [email protected] http://www.ballyhannonhouse.com/
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5.0 based on 140 reviews

Ballyhannon House

Horse-riding, Trekking, Trail-riding, Lessons, Horse-whispering ,Indoor Arena, All-Weather Gallop, Archery lessons, Suitable for Children and Adults, Quiet and Quality horses and ponies.15 Mins Drive from Shannon International Airport.30 Mins from The Cliffs of Moher and The Burren.Beautiful historic 13th Century Cistercian Abbey in local village - I mile away

3. Inishbofin Equestrian Centre

Inishbofin Ireland +353 87 950 1545 [email protected] http://www.inishbofinequestriancentre.com
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5.0 based on 6 reviews

Inishbofin Equestrian Centre

4. Castlefergus Equestrian

Quin, Ennis Ireland +353 87 279 8313 [email protected] http://www.castlefergusequestrian.com
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5.0 based on 345 reviews

Castlefergus Equestrian

Castlefergus Equestrian Centre,Quin,Co. Clare. Run by the O Brien Family. Horse Riding and Pony Trekking for all the family in the heart of the Irish Countryside. We're passionate about our horses and love sharing that experience with you. We ensure that all visitors have a fantastic horse riding experience. All levels of riding abilities, from beginners to advanced riders, small children, adults and seniors are welcome. Ride past a 15th century castle , in the fields with the sheep and baby lambs and Along the river banks of the River Rine. Situated 15 minutes drive from Shannon Airport. 40 minutes from the cliffs of Moher. 30 minutes from Limerick , 15 minutes from Ennis and 5 minutes drive from Dromoland Castle.

Reviewed By emmamee88

Regular visit here with my daughter who loves to ride on spangles the horse..well run family business would highly recommend it the anyone..the scenery along the treks is breathtaking..often deal with Sarah she is such a lady always a smile on her face and very pe professional. looking forward too our next visit already

5. Devil's Bit Pony Trekking

Devil's Bit Barnane, Templemore, Templemore Ireland +353 83 866 1666 [email protected] http://www.devilsbitponytrekking.com
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5.0 based on 28 reviews

Devil's Bit Pony Trekking

Ride the trails through the Devil's Bit Mountain. Take in the beautiful views on horseback. We cater for children and adults, from beginners to advanced riders. You can do 2/3 hours, half day, full day or 2-3 days. Carriage driving can be included. We cater for individuals or groups up to 12.

Reviewed By JuneDoherty

I have often climbed the Devil’s Bit but the best way to explore and admire the mountain is from the saddle. Maura, Christy, Caoimhe and the gang gave my friends and I an unforgettable day out. The trails were magical, the views were amazing, and the craic was mighty!! We had so much fun and can’t wait to do it again. The best part is you don’t need to have riding experience as Maura and Christy cater for riders of all levels. Such a fun and exhilarating day out, I would recommend it to everyone.

6. Athlone Equestrian Centre

Moydrum, Athlone Ireland +353 86 243 3609 [email protected] http://www.athloneequestrian.ie/
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Athlone Equestrian Centre

7. Dartfield

Kilreekle, Loughrea Ireland +353 91 843 968 [email protected] http://www.dartfield.com
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3.5 based on 57 reviews

Dartfield

Dartfield is located just off the M6 Dublin - Galway and offers horse riding for all levels of ability. Whether it is your first time on a horse/pony or you want to improve your skills as an experienced rider, we will look after you. You can challenge yourself in our Cross-Country Course or just relax on a trek through our forest and farmland. Tuition for Dressage and Jumping and preparation for Shows in our Sand arena are also available. Pre-booking needed for riding. Come and relax in our cafe and browse our Tack/Gift Shop. Non riders can try themselves in Clay Pigeon shooting or Archery (pre booked).You can also visit the only museum in Ireland dedicated to the Connemara Pony and Irish Horse.Discover how the Connemara Pony and Irish Horse played an integral role in Ireland's culture throughout time. See old farming methods and how live was in old cottages back in those times and how to endure the famine. Since last year Master Blacksmith, Stephen Quinn, has his modern and fully functional workshop set up here at Dartfield. You can watch him working and learn about his craftmenship. For groups we can also arrange presentations from Dave O'Reilly presenting the Irish Chariot live and David Swift who brings the Medieval times, Tudor times as well as the 1916 Independence War back to life. Contact us to make an arrangement.

Reviewed By FootprintTours1961 - Craughwell, Ireland

On the 20/8 I had a fabulous experience visiting Dartfield Horse Museum. The facility has all the requirements for tour groups, large access for buses, excellent coffee shop, museum and toilet facilities. All the staff were knowledgeable and helpful. Looking forward to returning! Desmond Phelan

8. Ladestown Riding Stables

Ladestown House, Mullingar Ireland +353 86 384 7509 [email protected] http://www.ladestownridingstables.com

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