Imagine getting on your horse and riding straight into a 3000 acre forest steeped in history and heritage.
The Ashford Castle Estate, once home to the Guinness family and a millionaire’s playground in the 19th Century, plays host to underground Rivers, Caves, Castles, Towers, Abbeys and Ringforts.
The last High King of Ireland ended his days in Cong Abbey the remains of which can still be seen today. Natural outcrops of limestone provide refuge for many rare plants and wild creatures. Our trail rides are through forest paths and quiet laneways between Lough Corrib and Lough Mask. There are beautiful views of the lakes and the Connemara Mountains.
We cater for beginners and people who have never ridden.
We offer trail riding by the hour. For families who wish to go on a trail ride with younger children we guide them on foot, leading the children’s ponies. Hard hats and jodhpur boots are supplied. All rides are supervised by our guides. Each rider is first introduced to their horse, given a little tuition and after doing some familiarising circuits of the arena sets out on the trail.
If parties of friends or families are mixed ability the type of ride will be to the standard of the least experienced rider.
A two hour ride allows you to get a bit further off the beaten track and there is the possibility of exploring a ruined Castle. For more experienced riders we offer half and full day trail rides. A pub lunch can be organised as part of this package. Please contact us directly to arrange a half day or full day trail ride. Also of note we have a weight limit of 16.5 stone, 105 kilos or 230 pounds.
Prepaid price for 2022: €65 adult and €50 child
|Duration||Adult Rate||Child Rate <16||Minimum persons|
|Private Horse Ride||1 hour||€75||€65||No minimum, maximum 6 persons at one time|