Moycullen Riding Centre

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Moycullen Riding Centre
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Moycullen Riding Centre is situated near Galway city, in the magnificent surroundings of the Connemara countryside. They offer one and two hour treks along bog roads and across mountains. Or why not try their beach ride on Rushing Bay off Galway Bay. Private and group lessons for beginners also available with qualified B.H.S.A.I instructor.
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Elizabeth F
County Tipperary, Ireland6 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
It was so lovely to be back at Moycullen Riding Centre. Once again big welcoming smiles from Sandra and Tom. We were bang on time heading off on our trek with a really lovely group with lots of chatting & laughter. The pony I was riding was very settled and I was very comfortable riding him. I got a nice canter out of him and with the experienced help of Tom I was never unsure of myself or my pony. Cannot wait to get back to Moycullen for another trek. Highly recommend it.
Written 20 October 2021
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Maya Chae
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Friends
the instructor was very nice, professional and pleasant to talk to. the group members (6 of us) were great and I’m so happy that worked out, we all got along well and I made some new friends today.

The ride out to the beach was not good for me. Despite being in an “advanced group”, there seemed to be people of all different levels there. There were people who had only ridden once, people who have only done group horse treks (like this) a few times, and people who have years of experience. I happened to have the most experience in the group and was given a nightmare of a pony. Sorry Fresco, you’re very sweet on the ground but that’s about it. If I had known you’d try to buck me off when I asked for a canter or refuse to leave a patch of grass you found every 10 feet, I would have said I’ve never ridden in my life. He definitely had my number, even though he was a Connemara pony he was quite strong. I’m 5’3, 115 lbs and when he decided to throw his head down and munch on grass, there was quite literally nothing I could do. even with a riding crop it was near impossible to get him back on the path and with the rest of the group. I got maybe 3-4 seconds of a canter out of him. It was hard enough to get him to trot. the riding instructor had to come over and twirl the lead in his hand to get him going. That’s when he started bucking (when Tom would come over and try to get him to move for me). €90 spent on blistered hands, strained leg muscles, and a pony that refused to move half the time.

My advice for this trek? if you want a temperamental horse be honest and say you’re an experienced rider. Ponies are more stubborn than horses, that’s just an unwritten rule in the horse world. They will also test you right off the bat. If you’re not firm with them they’ll know what to get away with and at that point you might as well just get off and walk.
Written 19 October 2021
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Theresa
Leicester, UK29 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
Excellent. I conversed with Audrey to arrange my beach ride who was very efficient and friendly. I met Tom my guide who was health and safety conscious and I immediately could see how happy the horses were and so well turned out. Tom was just Great. The weather was Windy and some rain and the horses so good. Tom made such an effort to ensure I had a memorable ride. Thank you for a great time and the opportunity riding your beautiful horse. Theresa Mansfield
Written 24 September 2021
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Clare H
Manchester, UK5 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Took my daughter and I on a hours trek onto " the tops" overlooking the moors and beyond . Tom was brilliant and I felt confident riding ( as I'm a beginner) . The horses were beautiful and happy healthy horses and were a joy.
A very lovely riding school
We will be back again when we are in Galway again
Written 9 September 2021
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A Hunter
Galway, Ireland1 contribution
Aug 2021
We took my 10 year old son for his first pony ride experience. He had a wonderful experience riding. Sandra and her colleagues made Duncan’s first experience so enjoyable. So professional and safe, with great teachers but also really fun with gorgeous, happy horses. Would thoroughly recommend Moycullen Riding Centre and will become regular riders here after today.
Written 26 August 2021
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Yvonne B
2 contributions
Jul 2021
Warm and friendly welcome by Sandra and the team. Loved every minute of our trek. Could not fault the experience one bit and easy to say the highlight of our short break to Galway. Amazing scenery and very relaxing. Thanks Sandra for a 5 star experience.
Written 27 July 2021
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Charlie B
County Galway, Ireland1 contribution
Sep 2020 • Family
We went as a family of 6 and were under the direction of Tommy who was excellent in every way for us all beginners. Gave us good direction and also very informative and helpful in every way. I would highly recommend this as an Great way to spend a couple of hours.
Was my sons 21st and it certainly added to the celebration,definitely would do it again.
Thank you for the experience.

Charlie
Written 1 October 2020
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khadija r
Dublin, Ireland5 contributions
Aug 2020
We did an hour trek a few weeks ago.
Even though the weather was bad we had a great time.
The pony’s were so chilled!
Would highly recommend.
Thank you for a lovely trek 🙂
The Ring Family
Written 6 September 2020
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Bell
Killarney, Ireland1 contribution
Aug 2020
We had a great experience with Moycullen Tommy was brilliant the trekking to the mountains was fantastic. Thank you guys
Written 23 August 2020
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Claire M
Hamburg, Germany31 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Great way to spend the morning either with younger kids or teenagers. 2hr trek up the hills. Very professionally run with a very attentive and friendly guide. Would highly recommend
Written 1 August 2020
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