If you added horseback riding to your bucket list of things to do in Ireland, then you are certainly on the right track and won't be disappointed. Horseback riding is deeply woven into the Irish culture and offers the perfect opportunity to explore the fascinating Irish rural countryside, endless open beaches, and its beautiful ancient landscape. Ireland has a wide variety of equestrian adventures to offer from jumping to trail riding and these eight spots are most promising. 

1. Dingle Horse Riding, , Ireland -

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For centuries the mind-blowing Dingle Peninsula has been a source of inspiration and marvel to visitors from across the world. It is in this natural wonder that Susan Callery, an Irishwoman, founded the Dingle Horse Riding – a place of exciting, challenging and unforgettable horse riding experiences. The horse trekking experience is for everyone, from a beginner, searching for fun and a memorable introduction to horse riding, to experienced riders seeking exciting and challenging rides in the open country.

Address:The Stables, Baile na Buaile, Farranflaherty, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Phone: +353 66 915 2199
Website: http://dinglehorseriding.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dinglehorseriding_/

2. Bespoke Equestrian Ireland, Armoy, United Kingdom -

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Bespoke is 5-star rated and one of the most popular places to enjoy horse trekking adventures in Ireland. Here you can gallop through white-sand beaches, historic castles, hidden valleys, quaint fishing villages and rugged coastlines with majestic cliffs overlooking the wild Atlantic, and savour stunning views of Scotland and beyond. There is a wide variety of horseback riding tours to choose from, including a ride to the Game of Thrones shooting location.

Address:38 Coolkeeran Rd, Armoy, Ballymoney BT53 8XL, UK
Phone: +44 28 9099 4221
Website: https://www.horsebackridingtoursireland.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bespokeriding/

3. Killarney Riding Stables, , Ireland -

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Killarney Riding Stables offer horseback riding exploits, parallel to none in Ireland. Located a mile west of Killarney town, this unique place provides a variety of well trained and pampered horses, suitable for horse tours tailored to each visitor's level of riding ability. It also boasts world-class scenery from the picturesque views of the Ross Island to the scenic views of the park's lakes, mountains, waterfalls, the ever-changing drama of the skies and woods. 

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Address:national park, Ballydowney, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Phone: +353 64 663 1686
Website: http://www.killarneyridingstables.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KillarneyRidingStables/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/killarneyridingstables/

4. The Paddocks Riding Centre, Dublin, Ireland -

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This outstanding riding centre is a perfect getaway from the busy city life, tucked away in the magnificent Dublin Mountains overlooking the city's breathtaking landscape. Every member of the family, including kids, are welcome to enjoy horse rides across the hills while taking in the fabulous and beautiful views. Rest assured, each visitor's riding ability is taken into account, and guides, gears, and lessons are provided where necessary. 

Address:Woodside Rd, Sandyford, Dublin, Ireland
Phone: +353 1 295 4278
Website: http://www.paddocks.ie/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Paddocksridingcentre/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_paddocks_riding_centre/

5. Longs Riding Centre, Ventry, Ireland -

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Whether you haven't ridden a horse before, took a break from the saddle, or you are an advanced rider, Longs Riding has services that will cater to you. Longs Riding Centre is another unique beach trekking and mountain climbing facility located in the lovely Dingle Peninsula. The treks and rides are even more memorable as you ride along the golden sand of Ceann Trá and over the scenic Cathair Bó Sine mountain trails on the sturdy backs of Irish Cob horses. 

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Address:Kilcolman, Ventry, Co. Kerry, V92 WF82, Ireland
Phone: +353 87 225 0286
Website: http://longsriding.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/piebalds1/

6. Devil's Bit Pony Trekking, Killea, Ireland -

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The magical charm of the Devil's Bit Mountains makes this riding centre worthwhile and exciting. Devil's Bit Pony offers exhilarating horseback rides across the mountains where visitors can capture the beautiful surrounding scenery and, on a clear day, the most incredible view of nine counties from the summit. The centre also takes care of all individuals and groups, including their personal riding needs and preferences, by pairing them with suitable horses and treks. 

Address:Killea, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
Phone: +353 83 866 1666
Website: http://www.devilsbitponytrekking.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/devilsbitponytrekking/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/devilsbitponytrekking/

7. Sheans Horse Farm, Armoy, United Kingdom -

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There is no better way to spend your time in Ireland than to explore the beautiful areas of Belfast and Causeway on the back of the horse. And who better to take you on a guide than Shean Horse Farm, where high-quality horses and experienced saddlers call home. Shean Horse offers a fleet of trekking and riding activities from hacking to picnic rides, cross country, afternoon tea rides to coastal rides, and much more for all levels of riders, regardless of age and ability.  

Address:38 Coolkeeran Rd, Armoy, Ballymoney BT53 8XL, UK
Phone: +44 7759 320434
Website: https://www.sheanshorsefarm.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sheansonline/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sheanshorsefarm/

8. Hollywood Horse And Pony Trekking, Valleymount, Ireland -

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At the heart of Wicklow, the most towering mountains in Ireland is Hollywood Horse and Pony Trekking, a family sheep farm renowned for their beautiful and strong horses that offer the most exciting rides. Guided tours by locals with extensive knowledge of the history and nature of the area are provided for all visitors to explore the stunning granite tops, beautiful valleys and sandy bottom rivers, and rust-coloured vegetation of the Wicklow mountains. 

Address:L8350, Granamore, Valleymount, Co. Wicklow, W91 WK12, Ireland
Phone: +353 85 111 7448
Website: https://www.hollywoodtrekkingcentre.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hollywood-Horse-and-Pony-Trekking-275562859300968/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hollywoodponytrekking/

For a small nation, Ireland well and truly punches above her weight in several areas, and horseback riding is one of them. On the back of a horse, you can discover Ireland's hidden paths, beautiful mountains, lush landscapes, valleys, rivers, lakes, waterfalls and picturesque views, and sceneries. Expect adventures filled with the soft- peaceful sounds of nature and steady rhythm of hoofs. Download our FREE APP Local Traveller to find out more!