Riding Ireland - Equestrian Vacations in Sligo and
The Horse Holiday Farm is located in the most exquisite and unscathed
part of the Green Isle - precisely on the North West Atlantic coastline.
The area is surrounded by the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean, mountains,
green fields, golden beaches and clear waters of streams and mountain
From the Horse Holiday Farm you can ride for miles on sandy beaches in
You can trek along the lanes of the locality and mountains, lakes, waterfalls
and historic castles and houses.
It is named Yeat's country, the land from which the legendary Irish poet
drew so much inspiration. His aura still lingers in Lissadell House.
In Drumcliffe Churchyard you should take a breather and read his epitaph: "Cast
a cold eye on life and death. Horseman pass by".
The horse is the irreplaceable degree of this holiday.
Our horse will be yours for at least a week or for as long as you decide
Our horses are mainly Irish Hunters. We have a small number of Connemara
ponies, they vary in height from 14.2 h.h. to 17 h.h. They are unblemished
and enjoy galloping over miles of beaches.
We have horses to suit all riders of different abilities.
They are well-bred, mannerly, experienced and very sure-footed.
In order to participate in our Trail riders must be fit and able to trot,
canter and gallop at ease, You must also be capable of taking good care
of your horse: feed , groom and tack up.
On the Riding by the Sea programme riders must be minimum Intermediate
standard, this programme is also suited to very experienced riders.
On all programmes children must be over 12 years of age and good riders
and also must be capable of spending long hours in the saddle.
by the Sea:
From the Horse Holiday Farm you can ride for miles on
sandy beaches in both directions. You will get the opportunity
to ride down along the picturesque sandy beaches and the
minute inland trails.
For the duration of your holiday the horse is yours, therefore
you may ride as much as you please everyday. Whether you
come alone or in a group, you will have a holiday to cherish
with lots of fun, adventure and relaxation.
For intermediate riders:
You will be given a horse which is harmless and peaceful
in all way.
unguided Trails are suited to a minimum of 2 persons
- but, if you really would like to ride a Trail and you
don't have a riding companion we have the possibility
to help you find one on our Meeting
Page on the Internet.
The Trail is well organised for you.
will have three days directly on the sea and one day through
the mountains and forests of Co. Sligo.
have marked the route on your map and you will find corresponding
markings in the terrain through which you will travel.
will be given a list of farmhouses, where we will have pre-booked
your accommodation. Here you will find a bed for yourself
and a field for your horse.
You will be provided with all equipment for your horse and saddlebags
for your luggage.
on Horseback - Unguided Trail Ride
Isle - Land of colourful rainbows. In the North West corner
of Ireland: Donegal, the wildest and most romantic of all
Irish counties. Its austere melancholy is unforgettable!
Setting off from the Horse Holiday Farm, riders will discover
this region and all its beauty.
Look at the pattern of grey stone walls around the green meadows, pass
by dark blue lakes, ride through boggy hills and valleys and across chocolate
brown marshland. Ride along rugged coastline, rocky cliffs and on miles
of sandy beaches stretching towards the horizon. Unforgettable highlight:
the crashing gallop across the white sands.
Our trails lead you over low hills, through remote mountain areas and
across vast boglands. They are exciting and relaxing in all kinds of
weather, in rain, wind or sunshine. Anything can happen; the Irish weather
is full of surprises.
to the local people in Ireland is easy; the people are open
and very friendly. Irish people love horses very much and
they like to listen to the stories their visitors tell them.
You will enjoy their hospitality.
on Horseback - Unguided Trail Ride
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Horse Holiday Farm Ltd.
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353 71 9166152
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