Amazing Beach Ride

“We splashed through the sea on our horses”

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 even inexperienced 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.
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 beginners, the 1 hour beach ride is ideal. The 1.5 hour and 2 hour beach and bog-land ride is also “do-able” for beginners. 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 he O’Connor Family and our herd of home bred horses roaming the dunes.

All riders will need to sign the online 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

Girl leaning forward on half hour ride at Island View Riding Stables

Half Hour Ride

We have well-trained safe ponies to suit even the smallest of riders.
€22 Child €28 Adult

One Hour Beach Ride

1 Hour Beach Ride

Our most popular ride. Suitable for all levels of horse riders all day.
€28 Child €38 Adult

One and a half hour ride on beach

1.5 Hour Beach Ride

Enjoy riding the full length of Trawalua beach/Strand and an opportunity…..
€42 Child €56 Adult

Horse riders walking towards Cliffoney

2 Hour Beach & Bog Ride

Combines coastal and rural experience: riding by sea and countryside.
€56 Child €76 Adult

3 hour beach bog ride

3 Hour Beach & Bog Ride

Offers experienced riders an opportunity for a canter along Trawalua Beach.
€84 Child €114 Adult

Horses from Island View Riding  Stables in the water at Streedagh Beach

3 Hour Streedagh Beach Ride

Trek across the lagoon to Streedagh beach where a fresh gallop awaits.
€84 Child €114 Adult

Horseriders walking through water towards Dernish Island

4/5 Hour Dernish Island Trek

Any rider’s dream: discover the unspoilt.
4 hour €100 Child, €135 Adult
5 hour €125 Child, €170 Adult

Mullaghmore Ride

4 Hour Mullaghmore Coastal Ride

Head to Mullaghmore after an exhilarating ride on Trawalua Beach.
€100 Child €135 Adult

O Connors Island Ride

4/5 Hour O Connor's Island Ride

Combines brisk riding on the beach, a scenic stroll over the island & picnic.
4 hour: €100 Child €135 Adult
5 hour: €125 Child €170 Adult

Rider at Gleniff Horseshoe

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.
€130 Child €175 Adult

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