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Killarney Riding Stables

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Address: | Ballydowney, Killarney, Ireland
Phone Number:
011 353 64 6631686
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Great ride through a beautiful park.

We took our 2 hour ride in December (decidedly off-season) and were lucky enough to get a ride with just the 3 of us in our family. The horses were lovely and well-behaved... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We took our 2 hour ride in December (decidedly off-season) and were lucky enough to get a ride with just the 3 of us in our family. The horses were lovely and well-behaved throughout. The guides were fantastic! Chatted casually throughout the ride, pointing out scenery of interest and some history. We trotted 3 or 4 times ( our legs... More 

Thank Joel C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

I was lucky enough to be the only rider when I visited. The stable was easy to find, neat and organized, well set-up for both horse and rider, and very welcoming. Katrina was my guide. She was experienced, knowledgeable, approachable, friendly, and pleasant. My horse was James, he is a normal trail horse, but a very comfortable ride. Considering his... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Riding at Killarney was a complete waste of time and money. I identified myself as a moderately experienced rider having had my own horse and ridden for many years but on a western saddle. The other riders when questioned stated that they were inexperienced. I voiced some concern when I heard that but was told "not to worry" as they... More 

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Donie O, Owner at Killarney Riding Stables, responded to this review

Hi. Just to set the record straight, what we offer is a scenic trail ride through Killarney National Park. Our scheduled rides are a 2 hour trail ride at 9:30 and 2pm. We then have a 1 hour trail ride at 11:30 and 4:30. All of the other riders pre-booked the trail ride. We received a phone call 30 minutes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Really nice stables with a ton of horses conveniently located near downtown. Horses for different riding levels. They have boots and helmets for you. We did the 2 hour ride on part of the Ring of Kerry. I have never been anywhere so beautiful.... it looked like a picture! We rode through blackberry bushes and were able to eat some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend taking time out to go for a ride at the Killarney riding stables. I happened to be driving past, and their paddock and barn caught my eye. I made a quick stop and talked to a nice young gal who gave me all the information I needed. The very next morning I was out on a two... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

5 day ride through the mountain pass and beaches was breaktaking. Staff very professional and knowledgable. Riding the Irish cob horses through the country side was amazing. Horses were strong and well matched to the rider. We are going to do this again!!

Thank Kathleen S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

My horse was perfect for me. I would have liked to have taken her home. The stables are clean and organized. The horses are healthy, clean and groomed. The tack is well-maintained. The 2-hr. trek is good for both infrequent and experienced riders, as well. Beautiful scenery, varying terrain, long canters if you want - or not. I own 2... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We booked a three day ring of kerry ride for a pretty substantial fee. First it was really only two days of riding and given the cost that was a real minus. The lodging provided was just above shabby and in one case not above it at all. Breakfast and lunch are include but you'd get the breakfast with your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Excellent experience from the onset as the guides were careful to pair experience/weight/height when choosing horses for each guest. The ride through Killarney National Park was beautiful with often changing views. The less experienced riders did get to trot several times while those more experienced were treated to several canters. The horses were great- mostly Irish Sporting with excellent manners... More 

Thank Melanie D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our horseback riding adventure with Killarney Riding Stables. We saw the most amazing and breath-taking views in Ireland on this trek. We rode along in Killarney National Park. You should include this in your Killarney-area Ireland vacation.

Thank Sylvia G

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