Riding Skills Development

5.0 (6)
4 days 3 nights
Ireland
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Midscale
Weight limit
95 kg / 209 lb

This package turns dreams into reality, offering a unique horseback riding experience along the iconic Causeway Coast of Ireland. With top-quality instructors, you'll build riding skills over the first few days, preparing for an epic adventure across Ballintoy Beach and coastal paths. The itinerary includes horse introduction and riding basics, progressing to the North Antrim hills, and a grand finale on day four, either riding on the beach or exploring another stunning location. This experience encapsulates the essence of Ireland's north coast, featuring rugged coastlines, lush countryside, and warm Irish hospitality.

from US$ 1 341
per tourist for 4 days
Departing from
Northern Ireland, County Antrim, Armoy
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Number of individuals
up to 15 tourists over 16 years old
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Daniel M. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
My name is Danny and I own and run a Horse Farm and an Equestrian Center along with my wife Mary, son Donal, daughter Therese, nephew Daniel and a whole host of other staff who are completely dedicated to our horses and our guests. We really do have one of the most iconic, picturesque and dramatic coastlines in the world (just ask Lonely Planet) and what better way to experience it than on the back of one of our trusted Irish cobs or Irish sports horses. Our aim is to provide clients with quality horse riding experiences while helping them to become immersed in our local community and culture. You may come as visitors but leave as friends, having developed a strong connection and sense of belonging with our country, our horses and our people.

Tour highlights

Feel the Local Vibe
Become a part of an authentic Irish culture
Improve Your Skills
Learn how to ride from top quality specialists
Enjoy the Views
Breathtaking panoramas of the coastline

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

Welcome to Ireland!
You can arrive in either Belfast or Dublin. Upon request, we can arrange for our driver to collect you from either location and whisk you off on the beginning of your Irish adventure. You will journey northwards and, if it tickles your fancy, you can opt to travel along the renowned Causeway Coastal Route, lauded as one of the top 5 road journeys in the world. This beautiful drive will give you a taste of the rugged coastlines and sweeping sea views that you will experience over the course of your holiday.

The coastal route is dotted with historic castles and a changing canvas of natural landscapes–incredible fishing villages, quiet beaches, rolling green hills with lush hedges, mountain streams and rugged coastlines with majestic cliffs—all overlooking the magnificent sea.

Once you arrive at your coastal accomodation, get settled in, enjoy some food and drink in a local establishment and get a good nights rest to be ready for what the coming days has in store.

We cant wait to meet you!

Day 2
Improve your skills and put it into practice
Day 3
Riding lesson and sightseeing
Day 4
WhitePark Bay and a boat tour
Difficulty
Moderate

Accommodation

Comfort
Midscale
Guest House
3 nights

The B&Bs that we use are based on quality guesthouse style accommodation in coastal locations. They are all owned by local families and so are a fantastic opportunity to meet local people and relax after exhilarating days spent in the saddle or touring the Northern Irish Coast. We typically stay in the same accommodation for the duration of your trip however some rides may require you to spend a night at a different B&B depending what package you choose.

3 nights
Bed and Breakfast

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Northern Ireland, County Antrim, Armoy
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Tour conditions

Included

  • 3 nights B&B Accommodation;
  • 1 quality picnic lunch;
  • tea and fresh baked scones on arrival;
  • 2 half days of riding training;
  • 5* Coastal Riding;
  • quality riding instruction.

Extras

  • international flights;
  • insurance;
  • transfer;
  • supplement for a group of less then 4 riders (total price 1200£pps);
  • flexible starting date (not Sunday - 150£pps)
  • photographer for a day/half day;
  • upgrade to Hotel accommodation;
  • extra night of accomodation at the end of the trip.

Group size

up to 15 tourists

Duration

4 days
3 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Pack to be comfortable on your ride! Clothes to ride in should include: riding pants/jodhpurs/breeches/jeans, tall boots or paddock boots & half chaps, riding helmet (we can provide if you don’t want to bring yours) & riding gloves. Do not buy new riding boots for your riding holiday–they will not be broken in!

It is said Ireland has “four seasons in one day” so plan to dress in layers during your time here. In the summer, we recommend long or short-sleeved shirts, warm sweater or light jacket, quilted or fleece vest and just in case, a rain jacket! In the fall or winter, bring warmer layers, heavier coat and rain jacket. Most of our rides are coastal—the wind can be refreshing but brisk at times.

For evenings in any season, casual attire with comfortable shoes or boots is perfectly fine.

Other items to consider packing: CAMERA, rain jacket, sunglasses, sunscreen (yes, you can get sunburned in Ireland!), lip balm and a small waist pouch for the ride.

We’ll also review with you “What to Pack” during one of our consultation calls—we will make sure you are perfectly prepared for your holiday.

Do I need to bring my own tack and equipment?
How do I know what mount (horse) is right for me?
What makes your horse treks and holidays different from other trekking holidays in Ireland?
Are the riding treks safe?
I ride Western, do you have western saddles to use?
Is a booking of a ride for a single person possible?
Is there a chance to participate in a ride if I am over 95 kg?
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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 6 reviews
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    Shannon
    9 Jan, 2024
    about provider
    If you are looking for an amazing equestrian experience in Ireland, this is the place to go. The team members are lovely, and their horses are top notch. They carefully pair you with the right ride which made me feel very comfortable and safe! We had a 2 day experience and it felt like we really got to see a lot - the beach ride was incredible, nothing else like it in all my travels. We went in the “off season” so the terrain was quite muddy and it was rainy and cold. However, that didn’t stop us from having a nice time. The team has great rides that they trailer you to no matter what the season is - don’t worry about hitting the busier time. If you do come this time of year, be sure to bundle up!!
    9 Jan, 2024
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    Melissa
    20 Dec, 2023
    about provider
    We booked a 7 days stay at the end of August and it was the most amazing trip we’ve ever been on! We were put up in the nicest hotel just on the coast, room was cozy and clean, the food was unreal and our taxi drivers were some of the kindest people. Everyone shared with us stories of Ireland. The days of riding were some of the best riding abroad I’ve ever done. The gallops on the beaches were amazing and we really loved the Dunluce Castle. Our guides were amazing and experienced. The booking process was simple and Daniel made sure the trip was tailored to exactly what we needed and wanted! We will be back to do this again!
    20 Dec, 2023
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    Lucy
    22 Oct, 2023
    about provider
    Beach ride is amazing!!! We are experienced riders, so weren’t sure what to expect, but the whole experience surpassed our expectations! We arrived at the ranch and had a quick trial ride before bringing the horses to the beach. The horses were great fun, sure footed and forward going and we had such a great time galloping and cantering around the beach. We had some time in the sea, and Ben, our host, was an absolute legend! Great pictures and videos too - if you don’t have evidence in pics did it even happen?
    22 Oct, 2023

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