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Dublin Horse Show

5.0 (3)
days 7 days nights 6 nights
Ireland
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Basic+

Experience the ultimate Irish equestrian getaway with our Equestrian Escapes 7-day horse-trekking adventure, complemented by the renowned Dublin Horse Show.

Join this exceptional vacation where you can immerse yourself in an unparalleled equestrian journey. Ride our esteemed Irish Ponies and Draught Horses along the enchanting trails, embracing the sights, sounds, and scents of the iconic Wild Atlantic Way.

In addition to exploring the captivating scenery and traditions of Connemara during this week-long excursion, you'll also relish two extra days filled with top-tier equestrian entertainment. Delight in the electrifying ambiance of premier international show jumping events, complete with fashion, festivities, fine dining, and fabulous shopping opportunities.

from US$ 4 256
per tourist for 7 days
Tour starts
Galway
Date of Travel
Number of tourists
up to 10 tourists over 14 years old
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Photo Cathriona G.
Cathriona G. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
Competing from an early age, I took a break from competition during college years but my love for horses drew me back to invest in my first of six foundation that went on to breed many top class Connemara performance ponies over the past 15 years. With a strong belief that the Connemara pony is one that can be enjoyed by both children and adults, I now breed a larger type of Connemara pony to allow this versatility.

Tour highlights

Unique Experience
Enjoy the beautiful Dublin Horse Show!
Get to Know Local History
Discover hidden architectural gems.
Feel Like Home
Experience the family like stay amd delicious local cuisine.

Route details

Day 1
Galway City to Curra Farm

Departing from The Park House Hotel in Galway City, our journey continues to Moycullen, a picturesque village marking the gateway to Connemara. Before embarking on your equestrian escapade, you'll have the opportunity to settle into your cozy accommodations, unwind in your room, or stroll around the farm to acquaint yourself with our cherished herd of Connemara ponies, bred right here on our grounds. 

Following a hearty, home-cooked Irish lunch, it's time for a brief lesson to acquaint you with our equipment and the English riding style, before being matched with your companion Connemara Pony for the duration of your adventure. We'll also provide guidance on grooming and preparing your mount for riding, while assessing your riding abilities to ensure the perfect pairing with a horse that matches your style and skill level.

Once all is set, delight in a leisurely trail ride around the farm, before indulging in a traditional Irish feast prepared by our chef in the comfort of your temporary abode.

Afterwards, unwind on our boat-shaped deck or luxuriate in our outdoor hot tub, savoring the tranquil ambiance of your home away from home.

Day 2
Forest Trails and a gourmet picnic
Day 3
The Wild Atlantic Way
Day 4
The Aughris Peninsula and the Atlantic Ocean
Day 5
A glimpse of the taste and style of Dublin
Day 6
The Dublin Horse Show
Day 7
Homeward bound
Difficulty
Moderate
Tour provider's comments

Walk, trot, canter (optional). We NEVER push riders out of their comfort zone.

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Accommodation

Comfort
Basic+
Guest House
2 nights
Hotel
4 nights
2 nights
Farm
2 nights
Hotel in Clifden
2 nights
Hotel in Dublin

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Galway
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Tour conditions

Included

  • accommodation;
  • meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner);
  • guides;
  • luxury private coach including luggage transfers between accommodations;
  • entrance fees to our hand picked cultural and sightseeing tours;
  • entrance fees to the Dublin Horse Show including grand stand tickets.

Extras

  • flights;
  • insurance;
  • airport transfers: private transfers can be arranged;
  • single room supplement.

Group size

up to 10 tourists

Duration

7 days
6 nights

It's important to know

Cancellation of booking
In case of booking cancellation the next policy applies: Tourists will receive a full amount they paid for the reservation in case they cancel more than 35 days in advance of the tour start date In the event of cancellation within the period of 34 to 16 days before the tour start date - they are entitled to receive 50% of the booking amount Cancelations made within 15 days before the tour starts will not be entitled to a refund.

Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 3 reviews
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    Denise
    5 Sep, 2023
    about provider
    Your search for the ultimate dream vacation ends here - you're staring right at it. Without a doubt, this has been the most incredible experience of my life! Exploring Ireland on this tour is hands down the best way to do it. I found myself overcome with tears of joy multiple times as I beheld the breathtaking countryside from atop Henry's back - who, by the way, was an absolute gem, especially for someone like me with limited riding experience. From Cait's exceptional team to the remarkable horses, every aspect of this experience surpassed all expectations. If you're seeking to truly immerse yourself in Ireland, venturing beyond the tourist hotspots and pubs (though those were certainly enjoyable too!), then this is the definitive way to go about it. I'll forever cherish the memories of this wonderfully enriching experience and I assure you, you won't regret embarking on this journey.
    5 Sep, 2023
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    Emma
    15 Aug, 2023
    about provider
    My time spent with Cáit was truly incredible. Cáit is an exceptional individual with a delightful sense of humor, and she takes immense pride in ensuring her guests' happiness. Not only did she graciously guide us through the stunning landscapes on her charming ponies, but she also enriched our journey with insights into the area's rich history. From exploring castles and visiting a sheep farm to immersing ourselves in traditional music at a local shop and attending the Dublin Horse Show, every moment was unforgettable. Cáit and her team, including Brian, Sabdh, and Aoifa, exhibit remarkable care and kindness towards their horses. They possess an intimate understanding of each horse's personality quirks, preferences, and needs, ensuring they are well-cared for in every aspect. I wholeheartedly recommend booking a trip with Cáit - it's an experience you'll treasure forever!
    15 Aug, 2023
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    Rebecca
    14 Aug, 2023
    about provider
    From the moment we set foot on the Farm, we sensed the promise of an extraordinary experience. Cait and her highly skilled, amiable team lived up to every expectation. Their dedication to their ponies is evident; each one exuded vitality and readiness to accompany a guest. The atmosphere was one of jubilance and vitality, fostering a happy and thriving environment. Off the saddle, Cait and her trusty companions lead captivating journeys into Irish culture, enriching our understanding of the land. For those considering the 2024 tour, we suggest arriving in Galway in time for a day at the renowned Galway Races (Galway Race Week). Moreover, allocate an extra day in Dublin for a walking tour of the city and, if possible, attend the exhilarating Dublin Horse Show on Friday evening. Our vacation surpassed all expectations!
    14 Aug, 2023

Dates and Prices

  • from US$ 4 256
    10 – 16 Aug 7 days 6 nights
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