Horse Riding For All The Family

All Year Round In County Sligo Ireland

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Join us on beautiful beaches and fantastic trails!

Horse Riding For All The Family

All Year Round In County Sligo Ireland

Horse Riding For All The Family

All Year Round In County Sligo Ireland

Horse Riding For All The Family

All Year Round In County Sligo Ireland

Horse Riding For All The Family

All Year Round In County Sligo Ireland

Horse Riding For All The Family

All Year Round In County Sligo Ireland

Island View Riding Stables

Our family-run horse farm in the West of Ireland specialises in beach rides in Sligo and Donegal Bay.  Drop in for a refreshing horse-riding experience on your journey along the Wild Atlantic Way.

Covid-19 Update

Due to current level 5 restrictions, our trekking centre is temporarily closed until December 2020, when we hope to offer all our services again, in line with government and AIRE guidelines.

  • Our staff are trained in Covid prevention and we have a professional Covid response plan in place.
  • Riding is by appointment only so you need to phone or email to book.
  • To cut down on time spent in the small office space, please complete the Rider Registration Form below:

* For Minors riding only, complete the ‘Adults & Minors’ Form as an adult needs to sign

  • Face masks to be worn indoors at all times.
  • Every new rider will have to fill in the online Rider Registration Form. 
  • We have a streamlined one way system in place to facilitate social distancing. 
  • Please have the correct amount of cash with you and pay on arrival.

The video clip here shows you the customer journey when you arrive here.

Covid 19 Safety Charter logo

Trekking options range from a 30 minute lead rein trek for young children, a 1 hour beach ride or a 2 hour hack right up to a full day trail ride. Even beginners can enjoy a gentle stroll along the sea shore. Our price list and  trekking booking form list all the various rides at a glance.

We offer a unique ride to our private island with the opportunity for a hearty gallop for experienced riders. Groups are welcome and can avail of discounted rates.

Individuals and families can spend a tailor-made beach riding holiday or Mix and Match short break here, where they can combine beach riding and lessons.

Our Atlantic Trailweek holiday takes you on an amazing equestrian adventure where you explore the rugged coastline and the wild countryside at the foot of Benbulben Mountain on horseback.

Accommodation ranges from self-catering or B&B to a hotel break.

Adults and children can learn to ride in our riding school with a choice of private instruction or group lessons.

All equestrian activities are supervised by experienced guides.

We also breed Irish Draught Horses, Irish Sport horses, Connemara ponies and Irish cobs and have a selection of well schooled horses and ponies for sale at the equestrian centre.

One and a half hour beach ride with riders cantering on beach

Island View Riding Stables
4.8
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John Lardner
John Lardner
08:02 21 Sep 20
Fantastic place. We visited in mid to late September in glorious sunshine. Our family group of experienced and novice... thoroughly enjoyed time rising on golden sandy beaches, country lanes and quite roads. The tutors were very competent and knowledgeable. We all felt well looked and safe at all times.Will definitely be going back again.read more
Grainne McLoughlin
Grainne McLoughlin
21:06 19 Sep 20
Definitely well worth a visit. We weren't sure whether to book the one or two hour ride so our guide told us we could... turn back whenever we wanted to and would only pay for the time we were out. Fabulous horses, fabulous views and great guide. Would highly recommend.read more
Dylan Feeney
Dylan Feeney
06:36 17 Sep 20
Visited Island View riding stables during COVID. They have great practices in place to ensure the safety of everyone.... Hand sanitisers to clean your hands, the saddles are sprayed down to ensure they are clean.I have never been horse riding, and I felt very comfortable while on the horse. The guides were lovely, and very helpful. I felt like I could of been judged as I have no experience but Island View riding stables is not like that at all! They are very welcoming and it is a very fun place to experience horse riding.The horses are extremely well trained and will respond to commands by the staff, which made me feel extra safe. After finishing our trip we had to leave the stables through another exit due to covid and a one way system being in place. There was a lot of other horses in stables and they all look like that are cared for, to a very high level.I would highly recommend Island View riding stables to anyone looking to experience the fun of horse riding!read more
Eoin Doyle
Eoin Doyle
17:06 03 Sep 20
First time ever horse riding, and it was class. The views were amazing and staff were so helpful and fun.
Conall Dunne
Conall Dunne
19:25 30 Aug 20
Visited on 29th August with my kids. The guide who took my 4 year old daughter was excellent. she talked to her the... whole way around and helped make her comfortable and feel safe. at first she was nervous and is new to horses. great day outread more
David Manning
David Manning
23:12 12 Aug 20
Visited today with my two young girls, their first time even being near a horse. Just the 30 minute ride but they had a... great time, everything handled very safely with experienced guides.read more
Lisa Ryan
Lisa Ryan
07:49 12 Aug 20
We had a fantastic morning here yesterday for my 5year olds first riding experience. She loved Minnie Mouse and is all... ready planning her return! As a family of 3 we enjoyed the half hour ride, which we chose to make sure our 5year old was happy, next time we will try the 1 hour session.read more
Paul Tibbles
Paul Tibbles
14:13 11 Aug 20
Fantastic experience for my 6 year old daughter. I know we'll be talking about Jaffa and lovely Louis for their... patience and care. Amazing sandy beach route. We'll worth the money. Very professional and very very friendly.read more
Strollinbyhigher AB The Reviewer
Strollinbyhigher AB The Reviewer
14:23 02 Aug 20
Great experience all around, lovely wee beach track. Well behaved horses. Catered for beginners no problems at all.
Lynn Grimes
Lynn Grimes
21:51 21 Jul 20
Lovely stables with great horses and staff. We were there twice in the last few days and our five year old son did the... reign-led trek and had a great time. They made it so much fun for him. All precautions in place and staff wearing masks. Thank you Ursula and staff! We’ll definitely be back next time we’re in Sligo!read more
Vita Lejniece
Vita Lejniece
14:34 19 Jul 20
Fantastic place first of all, lovely horses and the staff is amazing. We have been here twice for a hacks, which we... thoroughly enjoyed. On our first one we came with friends and the second wasmy daughter's birthday☺️🥰 and thank you ladies, taking special care of us. amazing guides Ursula and Sarah, so thank you so much for your patience and hard work. Definitely recommend to anybody without a hesitation. We are going back shortly 😊🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎😉 see you soon!!read more
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