Individual & Group Trekking
We have horses to suit every type of rider big or small, experienced or novice, child or adult. We specialise in beach rides and even inexperienced riders can enjoy our beach treks and stunning views of Donegal Bay.
Groups with varying riding experience will be accommodated so everybody can ride at a pace they enjoy. For mixed ability groups or beginners, the 1 hour beach ride is ideal. The 2 hour beach and bog-land ride is also “do-able” for beginners.
A limited selection of our beach rides is available to book online. Alternatively, you can book by phone and talk to us in person to arrange a ride. Some of our equestrian experiences can only be booked by phone.If your group is larger than 8 or your preferred time slot / ride is not currently available on our online booking system, please contact us to arrange a time.
Day rides for more advanced riders feature either a picnic or pub lunch. We supply riding hats and boots. We are open all year round.
Our signature experience is the ride to our private island; a totally unique day ride featuring a picnic at the ancestral home of he O’Connor Family and our herd of home bred horses roaming the dunes.
All our rides are available to book by phone.
A limited selection of rides is available to book online.
We have several slots available to book online and more slots can be arranged if you call or email to book.
We need the following information:
- how many riders
- what age are the riders
- what level of riding ability
- what ride you are interested in
- your preferred day and time
- most importantly, a phone number on which we can contact you.
Every rider will need to sign the online rider registration form before arriving at the yard. 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
Our strength is that we offer a safe, enjoyable equestrian activity all year round. With so many horses and ponies to choose from, Island View Riding Stables can accommodate riding groups of all ages and abilities (e.g. family gatherings, hen parties, stag parties, students, riding clubs, corporate events, team building and staff outings, active age groups, Christmas parties, special needs groups, birthday parties of all ages).
Riders with different levels of experience will be accompanied by at least two guides. This means the group can split up for some of the hack, allowing the experienced riders to go for a canter with one guide whilst the second guide stays with the less experienced party. We make sure everybody enjoys their trek and feels comfortable with the pace of the ride. If necessary, small children or beginner riders can be taken on a lead rein.
All riding activities take place outdoors. All rides are guided. We supply riding hats, hat liners and boots. Riders should wear sensible outdoor clothing and comfortable trousers. Rides will still go ahead in wet weather, so please come dressed accordingly. You can take part in all our rides, from a gentle 30 minute stroll for small kids, to a 5 or 6 hour ride with picnic or pub lunch.