Island View Riding Stables
Our family-run horse farm in the West of Ireland specialises in beach riding holidays in Sligo and Donegal Bay.
Ideal for a refreshing equestrian holiday experience along the Wild Atlantic Way.
Island View Riding Stables offer residential riding holidays for individuals, families and small groups.
Guests will ride along vast, pristine beaches, ancient bog lands and sheer rocky cliffs. As an advanced rider you can experience a unique ride to our private island with the opportunity for some faster riding. Trekking options are only available as part of a residential holiday.
Equestrian holidays start with a 2 night short break with either 5 or 8 hours riding. This Mix and Match short break is a flexible, tailored program, where guests can combine beach riding and lessons. The Mix and Match Program can be extended to a full week with 15 hours riding per person. This option will also suit you if you are a less experienced rider.
Our Atlantic Trailweek holiday is for experienced riders only. It 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. If horse riding is your favourite way to discover nature: this is it! You ride between 4 and 6 hours per day. Lunch is in a pub, cafe or a picnic in the great outdoors. Together with your guide, splash through the crashing Atlantic Ocean and make your way to the stable’s privately owned island.
Accommodation ranges from self-catering or B&B to a hotel break. Non-riding travel companions can be accommodated at request.
All horse riding holidays start with an assessment session and all equestrian activities are supervised by experienced guides.
A herd of happy, mostly home-bred horses is ready to take you on your equestrian adventure. The riding holiday is all about you and your chosen horse.
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.
Our Business has changed!
We no longer offer casual rides and riding lessons.
We specialize in Equestrian holidays only.
We have also expanded our offers for special needs riders and equine assisted activities.
We now offer the following services:
- Riding holidays. We are now able to offer an even more exclusive and tailored experience.
- Riding for special needs clients is available by appointment, so you need to phone or email to book.
- Livery (grass or stable): A limited number of livery places are available for clients with their own horses, own personal accident and own public liability insurance. Our guiding services and lessons will be available for livery clients.
- We will of course continue to breed, train and sell horses….. we will always have loads of horses!