Ride and explore pristine beaches, craggy cliffs and a private Island
All our rides are only available as part of a residential riding holiday.
We have have developed many treks that you can explore as part of your equestrian holiday. They all have one thing in common: spectacular scenery!
We specialise in beach rides and riders can enjoy our beach treks and stunning views of Donegal Bay.
We have horses to suit every type of rider big or small, experienced or novice, child or adult. Before you can embark on a beach ride we will assess you in the arena and advise you on what ride suits your ability.
All rides are guided so you can relax and connect with your horse and nature.
Guest groups with varying riding experience will be accompanied by two guides so everybody can ride at a pace they enjoy. For mixed ability groups or novices, the 1 hour beach ride is ideal. The 1.5 hour and 2 hour beach and bog-land ride is also “do-able” for progressed novices that can stop and steer. All rides, long or short, can be booked as part of the Mix and Match Short break or Mix and match Week.
Day rides with between 4 and 6 hours duration are only suitable for more advanced riders. The Mullagmore ride, Gleniff Horseshoe ride and the rides to Dernish and Connors Island are all included in the Atlantic Trailweek holiday. You carry a picnic in your saddle bag or visit a pub or cafe for your lunch break.
Our signature experience is the ride to our private island; a totally unique day ride featuring a picnic at the ancestral home of the O’Connor Family and our herd of home bred horses roaming the dunes.
All riders will need to sign a rider registration form before they can commence their riding holiday. Children will have to be signed for by their parent/guardian.
We reserve the right to change routes, estimated pace or other variables of the rides for rider safety and horse welfare reasons. Client ability and fitness, tides, weather and unforeseen hazards may dictate short notice changes to the rides.
Trekking Options To Suit All Levels
4/5 Hour Dernish Island Trek
Any rider’s dream. depending on tides,
it is either 4 hours or
5 hours long
4/5 Hour O Connor's Island Ride
Combines brisk riding on the beach, a scenic stroll over the island & picnic.
4 hours or 5 hours long
5.5 Hour Gleniff Horseshoe Ride
Only a few miles inland from the coast you will find the barren Gleniff Horseshoe Valley beneath Benwiskin mountain.