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Bantry Bay Pony Trekking - Private Rides

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Address: Opposite junction of N71 and R591 | Hollyhill, Bantry, Ireland
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Just 5 minutes from Bantry next to the main Cork road (N71). We ride on...

Just 5 minutes from Bantry next to the main Cork road (N71). We ride on private tracks through ancient woodland climbing gently through the forest before emerging above the tree line, riding safe paths past heather, gorse and beautiful fuschia with breathtaking views down Bantry Bay. If you're not very experienced one of our guides will walk with you. Riding hats & body protectors provided.

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We made the hour long trip from the Kenmare area and could not have been happier. Staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Both my husband and teenage son were complete beginners... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We made the hour long trip from the Kenmare area and could not have been happier. Staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Both my husband and teenage son were complete beginners and everything is provided for a safe comfortable ride. We are extremely glad we made the drive to Bantry to visit this particular stable and would do it again... More 

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Andrew S, Owner at Bantry Bay Pony Trekking - Private Rides, responded to this review

Hi Love to Travel903 and thanks very much for your lovely review. We are pleased you had such a super time with us. It is our ambition that everyone who visits can have a great experience, whether they have been riding all their lives or have never ridden before. Many of our riders come to us year after year and... More 

Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We were a group of 2 families, all beginners with children aged between 3 and 11. Georgia, Sarah and the girls were so understanding of our needs, we didn't know if the children would panic and refuse to go trekking but they handled the children with expertise and patience and everyone felt great. The scenery over Bantry was gorgeous. We... More 

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Andrew S, Owner at Bantry Bay Pony Trekking - Private Rides, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Bantry Bay Pony Trekking. Our staff enjoy their work and sharing their love of horses, so it will make them very happy to hear that you enjoyed yourselves so much. We are very grateful you took the time to write such a nice review so thank you. Come back soon... More 

Bagenalstown, Ireland
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Highly Recommend, Excellent, Great value for money Stunning views, and helpful friendly staff. We will definitely do this again, Thanks for a great morning,

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Andrew S, Owner at Bantry Bay Pony Trekking - Private Rides, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review which is very much appreciated. Our staff and our horses love what they do and love to share the experience with our guests. Thanks again, Andrew More 

Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Maggie and I conversed via email, I told her our weights and levels of capability etc. All this was carefully taken into account when she chose the ponies for us. All equipment is provided, although we had hats, body protectors where carefully sized. There was a young man to guide us, he was very pleasant and amiable. He regularly asked... More 

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Andrew S, Owner at Bantry Bay Pony Trekking - Private Rides, responded to this review

Thank you very much for such a positively glowing review. I will pass on your kind words to your guide who will appreciate them. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

It is my favorite place to go when I'm in Bantry, I can't wait to do some riding when I get there... All the horses are lovely and safe. Georgia is so kind and will help you get to the next level. The roads are really safe and the arena's are bullet proof. Can't wait to go there soon 👍🏻👍🏻🐴💋... More 

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Andrew S, Owner at Bantry Bay Pony Trekking - Private Rides, responded to this review

Thank you for your very nice comments. We are pleased you enjoy Bantry Bay Pony Trekking so much. More 

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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Bantry Bay Pony Trekking is a hidden gem. An excursion costs €25 per rider and lasts about 1 hour 30 mins. One of our party was an experienced rider but the rest were amateurs. Despite this, our fears and nerves, the trek was brilliant. The horses were great and basically took us on a tour of the local forests and... More 

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Andrew S, Owner at Bantry Bay Pony Trekking - Private Rides, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review and we are all delighted that Bantry Bay Pony Trekking gave you the highlight of your holiday. I will pass along your thanks to Missy, Misty, Chester and Luna, perhaps with a carrot or two extra in their next feed! More 

Hoeilaart, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

We could all ride, but are at different levels and so never had the chance to ride all together as a family, and certainly never in such a fantastic setting and on a private trail. There's limited opportunity to canter, so most of it we did at a trot or walk but it's still worth it. Don't miss it; the... More 

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Andrew S, Owner at Bantry Bay Pony Trekking - Private Rides, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review and we're glad you had such a good time. We're just about one day of work away from finishing a long new canter track that will expand our private trails even more and we hope you will be able to enjoy that on a future visit. Ask your guide to take you on Ciara's Canter.... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

I was a bit nervous about the activity as when I was much younger, back in the mists of time, a horse 'bit' me - in retrospect, I think he only nibbled but I avoided horses ever since. We were a party of 3 for this trek - 2 international journalists visiting Sheep's Head as an EDEN destination - one... More 

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Andrew S, Owner at Bantry Bay Pony Trekking - Private Rides, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent review. We do try to adapt the experience for all who ride here depending on their ability level and personal preference. Misty and all of us look forward to welcoming you back again to enjoy those lovely views. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

Bantry bay pony trekking is the best place to ride. It has all the facilities needed and I've learnt so much from my time here. All the horses are Amazing and they have a horse for everybody! This place is the best place I've been to. Georgia is an amazing instructor and everyone is really friendly and welcoming. It has... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

This place is amazing!! Georgia is an amazing instructor and I have learned so much in my time here! The lessons are run in a fun and friendly atmosphere but you learn so much!! The horses here are so well looked after and there is one suited to everyone!! The trekking here is one of a kinda, with private trails... More 

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