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Riders will be in their element


The ancient forest is steeped in history and heritage and the beautiful woodland paths and spectacular scenery from the saddle will captivate novice and experienced riders alike. From the shores of Lough Corrib, Lough Mask, and into the mountains of Connemara to the west, the area couldn’t be more magical for riding.

Situated within easy walking distance of the Castle, trail rides and lessons are available for all ages and abilities and are accompanied by an experienced guide. Hard hats and Jodhpur boots are provided.

Riding details & prices

Trail riding

From 1-hour trail riding to half-day or full-day rides for the more experienced, we will match each rider to their horse and offer a little tuition before heading out on the trail.

Private lessons

Riding lessons for all abilities are available in the indoor and outdoor arenas - perfect for those who are starting out or those who want to improve.

Pony rides

A pony ride is a perfect introduction for little ones aged 4 and over. Starting in the arena then progressing outside, ponies are led at all times by a guide on foot.

Possible weight limitations: If anyone in your party weighs 102 kilograms/225 pounds or more please contact us to discuss your equestrian activity so we can ensure we have a suitable horse available.

Private trail rides

€120.00 per adult and €90.00 per children ( under 16) for a 1-hour private trail ride. Maximum of 6 people at one time. Single supplement €30.00.

€195.00 per adult and €160.00 per child (under 16 ) for a 2 hour private trail ride. Single supplement €60.00, some experience required. 

€275 per adult for 3 hour private trail ride. Single supplement €90. Must be confident & proficient riders.

€3,300 for a full day private trail ride. For up to 6 people . Subject to availability. 7 day cancellation policy. Experienced riders only.

Private lessons

€150 per adult, €120 per child (under 16) for 1 hour.

€550 for two adults for 3 hours.

The Ashford Stable Experience

€50 per person for a 45 minute tour

Children under 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Children's pony rides

€65 for 30 minutes (for children between ages 4 - 12 years old) 

Minimum age 4 years old to maximum 12 years of age. Single supplement of €15.

Own Pony experience 

€500 for up to 4 children, includes: Horse grooming and a pony ride ( For children 6 - 12 years old).

Woodland carriage tour

€240 for 50 minutes, seating four adults or two adults and three children under 12.

Please note: Advance bookings are highly recommended to avoid disappointment.