River Valley Stables
River Valley Stables
4.5
09:00 - 18:00
Monday
09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 18:00
Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
Sunday
09:00 - 18:00
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Horse riding for beginners intermediate and advanced including children. Come to the sheen falls hotel kenmare.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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squirrelhillave
Los Angeles28 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
It's important to know before you book if the ride is out of the Sheen Falls Hotel, as it is during the high season, or independent of the hotel. The former is suitable for beginners, but unlikely to please experienced riders.

We didn't realize that when we booked and found the ride dull, comprising walking only on a paved country road with cars passing. The road itself is lovely and a short distance from the hotel, but you don't need a horse to enjoy it.

If you're an experienced rider looking for a gorgeous ride, I recommend O'Connor's Horse Trekking (see separate review) on the Dingle Peninsula. Best ride of our stay!
Written 20 June 2023
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M.Looney
4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Both women were very unwelcoming, treck was nothing like advertised. Taken down a country road not like in the pictures. We had kids with us and one of the women kept shouting making us all nervous. It's a pity because we were all looking forward to it. I wouldn't recommend it or go back there again.
Written 16 August 2021
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Ellen P
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Found myself a new friend today had the most wonderful day with my mam horse riding in Kenmare thank you so much to Joyce and the guys @rivervalleystables couldn’t have asked for a better experience Apple , Ozzy and Scooby were great company ❤️❤️
Written 27 August 2020
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Eavan F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
My kids aged 7 and 10 had an hour long pony trek today. They loved every minute of it. My daughter aged 7 has Cerebral Palsy and Joyce couldn't have been nicer to her, to both our kids. She was so encouraging and respectful on our trek and she made them feel soo comfortable. We chatted along the whole route and she made our experience really enjoyable. Would highly recommend these stables and Joyce was a dream. Hopefully we'll be back next year
Written 22 August 2020
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Kellie M
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
An excellent morning. We were a group of ten and they took us out in two groups of five. Incredible price, I paid double that previously in a different stables. Extremely safe with the best views along the way. Incredibly and safe during coronavirus and lovely riding instructors for a group of ten girls, some with no riding experience and some with lots. We’ll be back!
Written 17 August 2020
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Evelyn S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Joyce was so encouraging and good at making us feel at ease on our first horse riding trek. My daughter was initially terrified but then settled into being on a pony and loved it. My son and I got to trot. It was a wonderful family experience in breathtaking scenic surrounds.
Written 5 August 2020
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firestationstrip
Navan, Ireland200 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Joyce was a wonderful host. It’s so good to see someone take Covid19 precautions from the off. Temp checks and sterile safety equipment. Horse were super to ride and on a really enjoyable family experience for all abilities and at great value. Thanks again Joyce.
Written 3 August 2020
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Chanelle Atkinson
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
My husband and I had the pleasure of coming to Kenmere for our honeymoon; since childhood I have always dreamt of riding a horse. We were so happy to find this stables and what a gem it is!
Joyce and Sonya took impeccable care for us. The scenery was beyond quixotic which combined with the well loved horses gave us a once in a lifetime experience never to be forgotten. This adventure has made us fall in love with horses even more than we did, to fall in love with Kenmere and to feel a tranquility that you simply cannot get at home. A fantastic experience and huge thanks to Joyce for keeping us safe, patiently teaching us and for being so funny and kind. It was a joy and pleasure.
Written 18 October 2019
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Ira M
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
We didn't stay at the Lodge, but had the chance to go on a horseback riding tour with Joyce and her partner. It was a pleasure to experience the well trained horses, especially for our two year old son who was super proud to be sitting on a horse for a while. All he is talking about ever since is this remarkable experience. As a concerned mother I felt secure and good with the experienced guides from River Valley Stables. Very reasonable prices and great company. We will definitely come back next year!
Written 24 April 2019
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Kabba12
100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
My daughter went on a two hour private hack last week and had a lovely time. The horses are well cared for rescue horses, so its great that they are given a new happy life with caring owners and are very well mannered, testament to the dedication and patience of the staff here. Very reasonably priced, and a lovely route up the mountain with a view over the sea. She even had a mini lesson whilst on her hack. Perfect. Highly recommended. Thanks for a lovely experience.
Written 22 October 2018
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