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Bantry Bay Pony Trekking - Private Rides

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Great way to experience West Cork

We had a wonderful experience. Our daughter had a lesson before the three of us went out on a trek... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
jblif
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San Francisco, California
Wonderful experience

Travelled from Douglas to do the pony trekking in Bantry, was not disappointed. The views were... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
saz0c90
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County Dublin, Ireland
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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...more
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Opposite junction of N71 and R591 | Hollyhill, Bantry, Ireland
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Reviewed 10 August 2018

We had a wonderful experience. Our daughter had a lesson before the three of us went out on a trek of the area. It was beautiful although the fog limited the views - but no one can control the weather. Our daughter loved her lesson...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Andrew S, Owner at Bantry Bay Pony Trekking - Private Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Thanks for your kind words. So glad you had fun and sorry about the fog which is unusual in this year of almost constant sunshine! Nice to know your daughter valued her lesson and that our guide was good on your trek. Thanks again for...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Travelled from Douglas to do the pony trekking in Bantry, was not disappointed. The views were spectacular of Bantry Bay. I was a bit nervous to ride on my own, so one of the young guys guided me tho whole way, had a great chat...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Andrew S, Owner at Bantry Bay Pony Trekking - Private Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Thanks for the lovely review and so glad that you enjoyed your time with us! We try to make sure that everyone has a great time here and nervous riders are always welcome. A lot of our regular visitors started out as nervous riders ended...More

Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

My partner is experienced rider, I am not!!!! But felt comfortable from the get go. The view at the top is spectacular.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Andrew S, Owner at Bantry Bay Pony Trekking - Private Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Thanks Megan, glad you had a good time and thanks for taking the trouble to give us such a lovely review. Come again soon!

Reviewed 16 March 2017 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...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Andrew S, Owner at Bantry Bay Pony Trekking - Private Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

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...More

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...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Andrew S, Owner at Bantry Bay Pony Trekking - Private Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

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...More

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,

Date of experience: September 2016
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Andrew S, Owner at Bantry Bay Pony Trekking - Private Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2016

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

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...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Andrew S, Owner at Bantry Bay Pony Trekking - Private Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2016

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

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...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Andrew S, Owner at Bantry Bay Pony Trekking - Private Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2016

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

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...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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Andrew S, Owner at Bantry Bay Pony Trekking - Private Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2016

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...More

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...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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Andrew S, Owner at Bantry Bay Pony Trekking - Private Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2015

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.

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lkonlee
5 April 2018|
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Response from Andrew S | Property representative |
Hi, we only have rides through forest and not on beaches since none of the local beaches are sandy. If you would like to book you should be able to call Georgia on 00 353 87 7765539. If that is not possible please make... More
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CHRISTOPHER S
24 March 2018|
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Response from Andrew S | Property representative |
Hi Chris and Fran, Thanks for your interest in Bantry Bay Pony Trekking. We would suggest that you might enjoy a one hour pony trek up through our forest which will afford you wonderful views down Bantry Bay. The cost is €25... More
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