Dingle Horse Riding
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Dingle Horse Riding is a family-run business. With stables just a mile outside of Dingle town, it is one of the most popular destinations for horse riding holidays in Ireland, offering inclusive, residential, and post-to-post equestrian adventures.
Dingle Horse Riding is approved by A.I.R.E. (the Association of Irish Riding Stables) and Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourist Board) and is a member of Equestrian Holidays Ireland.
Dingle Horse Riding's traditional purpose built stables are located in the hills overlooking the Dingle harbour, just two kilometers from the centre of Dingle town.
Several horses are kept in the yard, year round with as many as 20 stabled during the summer months. They range in breed, colour and size from 15 hands to 16.2 hands. Dingle Horse Riding favours the Irish draught hunter/cob type for their sure-footedness and turn of speed.
Ireland is a country of horsemen and is known the world over for producing the finest horses. The Irish draught is famous for its strength and intelligence. Their good bone and gentle nature make them one of the most popular riding horses in the world. They are known for their staying power and they can easily cover great distances over rough terrain.
In Dingle Horse Riding the horses are hand-picked for temperament and suitability. The guides are friendly, experienced and knowledgeable and are happy to help customers find the right horse for them to ride. The equipment provided is safe, well maintained and suited to the type of horse riding on offer.
Dingle Horse Riding is pleased to offer a variety of riding options and caters for everyone from a beginner in search of a fun and memorable introduction to horse riding to advanced riders searching for exciting and challenging rides in open countryside.
Dingle Horse Riding offer a range of short treks, from one hour mountain treks to full day treks. Riding holidays range from 3 days to a full week on the beautiful Dingle Peninsula.
DINGLE HORSE RIDING HOLIDAY OPTIONS
Dingle Horse Riding takes its riders along various routes around the Peninsula during the three day to full week trails. Groups are kept small, usually about 6 riders plus a head guide. Most daily rides on the Riding Holidays take approximately five to six and a half hours depending on the pace, leaving at 10am and arriving at destination between 16.00 and 17.30 having stopped for a halfway break. Before starting your trek, a good breakfast is imperative.
For the first three days of our week long trail, we explore the Western area of the Dingle Peninsula. The horses overnight at our end-of-day destination on night one and two. The riders are collected each evening and brought back to the Townhouse in Dingle; this has consistently proved to be the most popular option for riders, however, if they wish to stay West (rural), that will be arranged too. After breakfast, the riders are driven back to join their horses and continue the trail.
After exploring the Dingle area, the rides cross the Conor Pass and the riders overnight at each destination.