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Welcome to Dingle Horse Riding. Set on the dramatic and beautiful west coast of Ireland, we specialise in two hour to week long riding holidays for experienced riders, taking in all the beauty and exhiliration of the mountains and beaches the Dingle...more
Had an amazing ride. Such great views and everyone there was so nice! I was late to book my tour and thought I wouldn’t get a ride, but they were very accommodating. The scenery and the horses were just breathtaking. Can’t say enough good things...More
Having ridden and owned horses for years, I was looking forward to checking gallop on the beach off my bucket list. The ride to the beach was amazingly beautiful. Expansive and stunning hilltop views, creek crossings, back lanes complete with herds of cows and sheep....More
I had the wonderful privilege to ride with Dingle Horse Riding for a 6 day Riding Holiday in July 2018. Having wanted to take a cross country riding trek for as long as I've been riding--this holiday exceeded my expectations and fulfilled every wish, from...More
We were a group of 7 riders with an average of 30 years experience each. The owners determined through a test ride that we were experienced enough to ride on the beach. We had a lovely ride to the beach with a trot and canter...More
My friend and I had the most fabulous day galloping the beaches in Dingle thanks to Dingle Horseriding! Talk about adrenaline! I would definitely recommend this ride to EXPERIENCED riders as it will be nothing like you have ever done before. I have been riding...More
We absolutely LOVED our horseback ridie up into the mountains overlooking Dingle Bay. The views were BREATHTAKING. I'd highly recommend this experience. I took my almost 13 year old daughter on a week long trip to Ireland, and this was the highlight of our amazing...More
So grateful I had the opportunity to do a riding holiday with Dingle horse riding. My horse was excellent, the guides and staff were lovely, and the Dingle Peninsula is breathtaking. I love to gallop the beaches; it is so exhilarating you feel as if...More
I had the best time on this ride!!! The horse was super sweet and well-taken care of, the guides very nice, and the views incredible. Really enjoyed the sightseeing and galloping (for advanced riders) during a beautiful day in Ireland. Would definitely recommend!
My wife rode predominately western until recently. She could trot//canter/post in English style when we took this tour. She did the faster ride and got up to a full gallop. She did feel a little less secure due to the... More
My wife rode predominately western until recently. She could trot//canter/post in English style when we took this tour. She did the faster ride and got up to a full gallop. She did feel a little less secure due to the smaller saddle, but it wasn't an issue. So I'd say if you take a few english style lessons and felt good with a canter you'd be up for the full fast ride. You can always go slower, but they only have specific rides that go fast.
The rooms in the Bed and Breakfasts we use do have en-suite bathrooms and hot reliable showers.
We lunch at a variety of different eateries as we trail choosing the best on offer; all have a la carte... More
The rooms in the Bed and Breakfasts we use do have en-suite bathrooms and hot reliable showers.
We lunch at a variety of different eateries as we trail choosing the best on offer; all have a la carte menus. Riders pay for their own meals except when we ride unpopulated mountain ranges, then we pack a picnic for each rider.
All riders joining our longer trails must be Intermediate riders at least and be horse fit.
Our horse are Irish draft, Irish Sport ,Connemara and Irish cobs - we choose your mount according to your riding ability and confidence.
To follow 2016 Dingle Peninsula trail dates for Intermediate and strong Intermediate riders English style:
2016 week long post to post Trail Ride dates:
Thursday the 21st April to Wednesday the 27th April... *Booked out*
Thursday the 5th May to Wednesday the 11th May.
Thursday the 19th May to Wednesday the 25th May.
Thursday the 2nd June to Wednesday the 8th June.
Thursday the 16th June to Wednesday the 22nd June.
Thursday the 30th June to Wednesday the 6th July. *Booked Out*
Thursday the 1st September to Wednesday the 7th September.
Thursday the 15th September to Wednesday the 21st September.
These trails includes :
Canapés and refreshments on arrival.
2 x picnic lunches
6 x nights Bed & Breakfast.
6 x days trail riding the Dingle Peninsula.
All luggage/ horse/ necessary transfers between venues.
Cocktails and Canapés on our final evening.
The trail cost is €2,250 per person sharing - single supplement €20 per person per night.
Our three and four day trails are incorporated into the week long trails.
The three day mini trail includes :
3 x days riding
3 x Bed and Breakfast
All luggage /horse /necessary transfers between venues.
The cost for the three day riding holiday is €1,125 per person sharing. Single Supplement €20 per night.
**Each consecutive day thereafter add €375 per day.
You've arranged your own accommodation ? Join us on a daily basis for Riding and transfers from and to the Stables each day for the trail ride in the morning and after the trail each evening : €295 per person per day.
Example of Our Week-Long Trail
DAY 1: On arrival at Dingle Horse Riding you meet your fellow riders and trail the local Dingle area, this allows us to ensure that all our riders are happy with their allocated horses. After Canapés and refreshments we head via Kilfountain river to the most westerly mainland point in Europe, towards Smerwick Harbour (the sight of much of the filming for Ryan’s Daughter).Riding down towards the ancient Gallarus Oratory (a 12th Century church) we have magnificent views of The Three Sisters and Ceann Sibeal. At Gallarus we take the opportunity to explore Gallarus Oratory and also see an audio visual display of the surrounding Peninsula that we shall trail over the next 6 days. Tonight we stay in the village of Ballydavid where riders can avail of the local seaweed baths followed by a sauna and a dip in the Atlantic to cool down and ease muscle ache.
DAY 2: After a morning gallop on Muiríoch beach we head inland across the Brandon Mountain Range via a section of the Pilgrim’s Route. Mount Brandon is the second highest peak in Ireland, and as we climb you can see spectacular views of the Dingle Peninsula, as far as the Blasket Islands and Skellig Rocks, as well as the Iveragh Peninsula and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. The terrain is challenging; at the highest point we cross the pass at 400m, but the horses are surefooted and take it in their stride. We continue down the mountain enjoying the vast panoramic views of Brandon Bay and its massive beaches. We head towards the quiet villages of Cloghane via magnificent valley lakes and narrow, winding bohareens overlooked by the Conor Pass, which was carved out of the cliff face during famine times. Today, there will be a fair amount of trotting but the steep climb up and down means this ride is at a slower pace as the terrain is taxing on both horse and rider. Tonight we overnight in O’Connors B&B in Cloghane.
DAY 3: The most beautiful beach riding day; The beaches between Cloghane, Castlegregory and the Maharees were made for horse riding. We spend the day cantering along many miles of unbroken (and largely deserted) wide sandy beach, stopping for lunch at a local pub in Castlegregory. In the afternoon there will be more beach riding before we cross back over to the southern side of the Peninsula towards Kilgobbin and Camp. Today we shall have covered many miles at a fast pace, and both horse and rider will deserve a well earned rest. We overnight in the village of Camp tonight.
DAY 4: This morning we set off towards Inch, passing through Gleann Na Gealt (the Valley of the Mad) via an ancient bog route with spectacular views over the Atlantic Ocean. Inch Beach, made famous by its part in the film Ryan’s Daughter, is a world renowned strand that attracts all types of water sports: surfing, snorkeling, fishing, gliding, and of course horseriding. The surrounding lanes and bohareens offer spectacular views of Cathair Con Rí, Inch, Dingle Bay, and the Ring of Kerry. After lunch at the famous Foleys Pub we head for spectacular gallops along Inch. Tonight we stay at Inch Guesthouse above Sammy's Restaurant and the beach.
Day 5: After a morning Atlantic wade we climb up to the Dingle Way to take advantage of stunning views of the Wild Atlantic Ocean and the valleys around Lake Annascaul, carved out by glaciers and giants over millions of years! After a picnic lunch at the Lake under the Slieve Mish range we explore Átha-na-Scáil, meaning, in English, the River of the Hero, the legendary hero being Cuchulainn whose grave is reputed to be on the side of the mountain above Droumavalla, north of Annascaul. Tonight the horses are boxed from Annascaul village (The birthplace of Tom Crean the Antarctic explorer) to Dunquin this evening for the Spectacular Great Blasket Island Wild Atlantic Way trail tomorrow. Tonight we stay at The Lantern Townhouse In Dingle town.
DAY 6: From Dunquin village we ride into the hills behind Graigue; where we canter the most westerly point in Europe overlooking the Great Blasket Islands where Ryans Daughter was filmed. We trace the coastline For views of Ceann Sibeal, The Three Sisters and Cloghar before following the old Caharoo bog road from Dunquin over the Clasach and Mount Eagel following part of the Pilgrim’s Route. On arrival in the village of Ballyferriter we head for a gallop on Beal Bán beach before heading for Kilmackader through the beautiful countryside and green roads of the West Kerry Gaeltacht. As we complete our ride, we will have covered many miles over the last six days, had some fantastic riding and enjoyed the most spectacular views Ireland has to offer. We will meet back in Dingle Horseriding for conversation, libation and theorisation! Tonight we stay at the Lantern Townhouse in Dingle where you will again be able to sample the culinary delights of the many cafes and restaurants.
There is a direct 45 minute flight from Dublin airport to Kerry airport and dingle shuttle bus offer a shuttle service from Kerry airport to Dingle which takes an hour.
Booking Form: Please complete our booking form at:
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday Inclusive. Booking is essential. We can supply boots, helmets and rain gear.
Dingle Horserding accommodates every level of Rider. From Beginners in search of fun, spectacular scenery and a memorable introduction to riding, right through to Advanced riders looking for exciting and challenging rides in open countryside. All riders are assessed in our outdoor sand school prior to their ride and are given basic tuition and aids where necessary, to ensure their safety and comfort; all our horses are surefooted, well schooled, relaxed and reliable.
For Beginners/Novice/Intermediate Riders:
Cnoc an Cairn trek: €45 per person, approx 1 hour depending on pace.
Cú Chulainn: €60 per person, approx 1.5 hours depending on pace.
Shamrock Trail: €75 per person, approx 2 hours depending on pace.
Our Cnoc an Cairn mountain trek, the Cú Chulainn view trail and the extended Shamrock trail are suitable for Beginners and Novice Riders. These trails take you into the hills behind Dingle with views of the Atlantic Ocean and its rugged off-shore islands; here we overlook the most westerly point in Europe. On the brow of the mountain on both the Cú Chulainn and Shamrock Trail we split the group accordingly to ability; experienced riders are taken on the canter track, while Beginners continue on the scenic route.
These treks leave the yard at 10:30, 13:30 (and 16:30 in summertime) each day.
For Intermediate/Strong Intermediate/Advanced Riders:
Kilfountain & Muiríoch River and Beach Trail: €100 per person, approx 2.5 hours depending on pace (great for experienced riders who don't have time for the longer trails).
Gaeltacht Trails: €175 per person, 3.5 - 4 hours depending on pace.
Wild Atlantic Trail: €225 - €295 per person - price depends on route taken, 5-7 hours depending on chosen trail & pace.
Great Blasket Island Trail: €225 - €295 per person - price depends on route taken, 5-7 hours depending on chosen trail & pace.
These rides are tide dependent so departure times change regularly to catch low tide.
Requires a strong level of horse riding fitness. We can, upon discussion, accommodate Novice riders on our Gaeltacht trails.
Beginner: A rider with little or no experience.
Novice: A rider who is comfortable and in control at the walk and/or trot but has limited experience trotting and/or cantering.
Intermediate: A rider who is confident and in control in all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
Strong Intermediate: An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 5 hours per day.
Advanced: All of the above, plus the ability to handle a spirited horse on beach and open country.
Children: We don’t accommodate Children under the age of 11 unless they are strong intermediate riders. Children between the ages of 11 and 13 must be accompanied on the guided ride by an adult.
Weight Limit: If you are fit and not overweight you will be safer, ride better and you and your horse will enjoy yourselves more.
Weight limit for competent, fit riders: 16 stone / 224lbs.
Weight limit for novice, beginner riders: 15.5 stone / 215lbs.
NOTE : For heavier riders we do have a strong Irish cob and a Clydesdale cross, please discuss when making the booking.
Riding Style: While good riding is much the same in any saddle, not all Western riders are comfortable in an English saddle; at Dingle horse riding we use direct rein and post the trot. Taking some lessons in an English saddle before you begin your trek should iron out these differences.
We supply Helmets, boots and rain gear if required.
Directions: From Main Street continue up Goat Street to the top of the hill, at the apex of the hill directly after Ash Mount Terrace turn right and follow this road for a Kilometer where you will see us up on the right through the red gates.
Drive time: 5 minutes. Walk time: 20-25 minutes.
GPS: DINGLE HORSE RIDING; 52.139093, -10.271020
Booking: If you would like to make a firm booking please do so by leaving your details at our secure online booking form at
Important notice regarding Beach Riding:
We do not bring Beginner or Novice Riders to the beach; Beach riding requires Intermediate level, English style and a good level of horse riding fitness. Please give us accurate information about your riding, health, weight and fitness and note that riders will be assessed in the arena before we leave the yard.
2016 Week Long Post to Post Trail Ride Dates:
Thursday 21st April - Wednesday 27th April ... *Booked out*
Thursday 5th May - Wednesday 11th May.
Thursday 19th May - Wednesday 25th May.
Thursday 2nd June - Wednesday 8th June.
Thursday 16th June - Wednesday 22nd June.
Thursday 30th June - Wednesday 6th July. *Booked Out*
Thursday 1st September - Wednesday 7th September.
Thursday 15th September - Wednesday 21st September.
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