Horse Riding in Westport
Druminadoo Equestrian Centre
''The Clew Bay Trail Ride takes small groups of experienced riders through new and ever-changing landscapes of small villages, breathtaking sandy beaches, sea and off-shore islands, country lanes, mountain tracks and local heritage sites, stopping for a picnic along the way''.
''All trails are personally guided by Padraic Foy, a qualified instructor and an accomplished horseman whose family have been involved with horses in the locality for generations. This combined with the spectacular Clew Bay region on the Wild Atlantic Way, quality Irish horses and excellent accommodation ensures this is a holiday you will cherish forever''.
The Clew Bay Trail Ride, ''a great way to see Clew Bay''.
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre Failte Ireland and A.I.R.E.approved
Carrowholly Stables is situated 3 miles from Westport town in the beautiful west coast of Ireland and is the perfect choice for all your horse riding. They offer pony camps, group parties, beach and trail rides suitable for all levels of riders from the beginner to the more accomplished enthusiast. Offering a wide range of horses and ponies from 11hh- 17hh to suit all abilities. Packages can be tailor made to suit your requirements. Discounts are available for groups and regular bookings. Carrowholly Stables is owned and managed by the Kelly Family. On arriving at the Stables you will be met and greeted by Kitty Kelly who oversees the day to day activities. She will strive to provide answers to all your queries and ensure that you will have an enjoyable horse-riding experience.
Carrowholly Stables is approved by the Association of Irish Riders Establishments and is also approved by Failte Ireland. The centre caters for individuals, families and groups. Basic training and tuition are provided for beginners. Enjoyment and safety are the two priorities at Carrowholly Stables when dealing with customers, be it first time rider or the more experienced horse enthusiast.
Carrowholly Trekking Centre offers guided scenic and coastal treks with stunning views of Clew Bay catering for individuals, families and groups. They offer training and tuition for Beginners and treks for Intermediate and Advanced riders.
There have a great selection of treks available from a gentle walk on the quiet roads of Carrowholly which then move on to the open strands of Clew Bay. Enjoy magnificent views of Clew Bay and its enchanting islands. When passing by “The Seals Rock” we try not to disturb the seals as they bask on the rocks. As you ride along the shore line you will see Dora Inch Island formerly owned by John Lennon of the Beatles fame. For slightly experienced riders we have trekking along the shores of Carrowholly.
These rides are suitable for riders who have some previous experience and who are comfortable rising to the trot. The trek takes you across the coastline of Clew Bay with magnificent views of the Islands.
For the more experienced Rider, you must be able to canter in open spaces, we venture along the strands of Clew Bay and across hilly terrain towards Rose Hill Castle in Carrowholly. Rose Hill Castle was formerly owned by Gráinne Uaile, the great seafaring pirate queen. Here an unsurpassed view of Clew Bay and the offshore islands is an unforgettable experience for the rider.