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Cooper's Hill Equine

#9 of 37 Outdoor Activities in Galway Features Animals
40 Glenanail Drive | Castlegar, Galway, Ireland
+353 83 316 8366
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From the Ocean to the Burren

Ciara and James took us out for an afternoon even after they very successfully competed at a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Parker, Colorado
Fun and invigorating!!

I went out with James 3 separate time while I was in the area. I had a blast! The horses are kind... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ken S
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Cooper's Hill Equine offer horse riding just 1.5 miles from Galway city centre. We can organise horse riding tours to the Burren, to a Haunted Castle, or you can go cross country jumping in Connemara. You can ride to a local beach from our barn and straight into the Atlantic Ocean. We cater for all riders, first timers and the more experienced thrill seekers. Hunting holidays are organised from August to March with our local packs, plus we prepare riders for hunting in Ireland by organising hunt clinics.
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
40 Glenanail Drive | Castlegar, Galway, Ireland
+353 83 316 8366
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Ciara and James took us out for an afternoon even after they very successfully competed at a jumping competition that morning. They could not have been better hosts. They choose the right horses for us and give an experience that starts with riding in the...More

Thank jpitcher2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went out with James 3 separate time while I was in the area. I had a blast! The horses are kind and well cared for. The ride in the Burren was serene with breathtaking views. I also went cross country jumping at a very...More

Thank Ken S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

James and team made us feel so comfortable. We were so happy we chose to go horseback riding with them! The experience was great, the guides walked along side us and made sure nothing went wrong, the scenery was beautiful and the ride was really...More

Thank Tyler S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I called hoping to schedule a trek at The Burren within the next couple days, and they scheduled me right in the next day. I had noted that I really wanted to ride on the beach and into the water, and they created a special...More

Thank aimeehelm1
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

It's easy to see why Cooper's is the place everyone recommends when you ask around for the best place to ride horses in Galway. Without doubt one of the best experiences we've had anywhere in the world - James is a legend, a real character,...More

Thank DaveLaceyPTS
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Having been to Cooper's Hill before with my daughter I couldn't wait to go back with friends for 3 very different days of horse riding. The hardest part was choosing which of the fabulous rides to do and which to leave until next visit. On...More

1  Thank Spjohnston
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I wanted to go on a weekend away with a difference so we chose a horse riding vacation with Coopers Hill. We were met at the local pub (the Trappers Inn, great food, lovely atmosphere) by Ciara & James. Lovely warm people...More

2  Thank Cutex48
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Great and safe and very well behaved horses,great trips in a lovely landscape ,outstanding 'service'.Just go and have the fun of your life 👍..You come as a stranger and leave as a friend.Can only highly recommand Cooper's Hill 🐴🐴🐴🐎

1  Thank hsalzmannmilenk
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

These are a bunch of great people to go ride the Irish countryside. Very patient and friendly! Definitely will do again.

2  Thank brewer719
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Cooper's Hill offers several different sight seeing rides on lovely, well-mannered horses. Whether you're a competent rider or beginner, they can provide a fun and safe outing. Be prepared to groom your own horse, as it helps establish your riding proficiency. But if you want...More

2  Thank gismoskippy
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Amber G
Hi Ciara, How would I go about booking a horse ride for August? When I click the Email icon this page it does not seem to take me to a specific email. Please advise. Thank you! Amber
7 July 2016|
Response from CiaraSWalsh |
Hi Amber, I cant send you the email or website address because of Trip Advisor guidlelines But if you find Cooper's Hill Equine on Facebook you can message them directly.
Sorry, unable to tell on website if Deluxe Canal Rooms only offer one bed or if there is option for two beds?
10 June 2015|
Response from Ciara C |
Hi I think you may have us confused with another place. Regards Ciara