Ireland
HORSE RIDING IN IRELAND


Horse riding holiday in Ireland. The two main characteristics that make the reputation of Ireland are the hospitality of the Irish and the quality of their horses: two elements that make Ireland a favorite destination for equestrian holidays ! The offer of horseback riding in Ireland is important and Cap Rando has selected the best providers.

Equestrian holidays in IrelandIreland is rich in history and heritage. Ireland has a unique cultural identity, which it defends firmly. Separated from the United Kingdom by a stretch of sea, this fiercely independent island nation has a population of just under 6 million. With a strong and vibrant Celtic heritage, the Irish have a flair for history, music and literature. They also have a desire for life, an undeniable friendship and a strong affection for their national drink: the Guinness ! You will be able to appreciate during your equestrian stay, or your horse trip in Ireland, the atmosphere and the welcome of the famous friendly pubs.

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Cap Rando Selection : Trips organized by Cap Rando partners
Stationary trail rides
A week holiday at an equestrian center located on a lovely remote site surrounded by woods and bog land with endless riding trails.
7 days - 6 nights - 5 days riding in Ireland
A partir de:
886€
You must be able to walk and trot
In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
Cap Rando Selection : Trips organized by Cap Rando partners
Stationary trail rides
A combination of visiting the ancient Irish castles and monastic ruins with lovely guided horse rides through the Irish countryland.
6 days 5 nights - 4 days riding
A partir de:
1070€
Level 2 : You must be able to walk, trot, canter in an arena or outdoor
In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
Cap Rando Selection : Trips organized by Cap Rando partners
In line progressive trail rides
Horseback Inn to Inn trail ride in the heart of Ireland, through the Unique Burren region and to the Atlantic overlooking the spectacular Cliffs of Moher.
8 days 7 nights - 5 days 1/2 riding in Ireland
A partir de:
1390€
Level 3 :You must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor
In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement
Cap Rando Selection : Trips organized by Cap Rando partners
In line progressive trail rides
Ride on country trails, mountain tracks, beaches at Waterville and on the magnificent stretch of golden sand at Rossbeigh.
7 days - 6 nights - 6 days riding
A partir de:
1795€
Level 3 :You must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor
In 2-3 person bedrooms, single bedrooms with supplement

DISCOVER IRELAND ON HORSEBACK:

Ireland is also known as the “Emerald Island” due to its lush green countryside.

The main geographical features of Ireland are its coastal mountains with low plains towards the center of the island. The mountain ranges are not high but are pleasant for horseback riding, and the low plains offer superb grounds for horseback riding. The island is divided by the River Shannon, the longest river in Ireland.

The fauna is varied in Ireland, you can discover: red foxes, badgers, hedgehogs, deer, Irish hares, pine martens. The number of foxes and the excellent terrain for equestrian practice, make fox hunting part of the Irish culture. Some large birds, such as the golden eagle, have been recently reintroduced, and the many large species of aquatic life can be seen off the coast. In medieval times, Ireland was covered with great forests, but much of the land is now open plains and pastures. You can discover a variety of beautiful flowers in Ireland thriving in a mild climate, some of which are unique and provide great scenery for riders.

Ireland has a rich history and a great culture, having made an excellent contribution to literature, art and science over time (the famous being Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, John Butler Yeats and Robert Boyle). Irish folk music and dance are known around the world, as is their Guinness ! And the Irish are known for their warmth and friendliness.

Besides Guinness, one of the pride of Ireland is the horse ! Irish horses, originally a mix between Irish Drafts and Thoroughbreds, have been used for a variety of practices, but are becoming coveted competition horses. They have natural athleticism and speed, thanks to their thoroughbred blood, but they also exhibit the wonderful nature and poise of the Irish Draft: an exceptional horse originally bred for agricultural work. The Irish horse is recognized as an excellent mount for horseback trail riding.

The horse has always played an important role in Irish literature and folklore. From the legend of the great warrior Oisín who disappears under the waves astride a beautiful white horse to join his true love Niamh in Tír na nÓg, the land of eternal youth, to the story of the great Cúchulainn and his mighty horses of Gray Macha and Black Seanglan tank, there is a kind of magical legacy. Many ancient accounts portray the horse as a spiritual protector from the forces of evil, and the powerful relationship between man and horse is a recurring theme.

WHEN TO GO ON HORSEBACK TO IRELAND:

Ireland has a mild oceanic climate with frequent rainfall. It is often said that you can live in Ireland "four seasons in one day". Humidity is not an empty word here: in some areas, it rains more than 250 days a year. However, the weather changes are very frequent, even during an hour: the sun and the rain are constantly playing hide and seek, sometimes inviting fog and rainbows. This climate creates the green landscapes which make the wealth of Ireland and the pleasure of horseback riding in a green and relaxing nature. Horses are used to this climate and riders get used to it quickly ! The inland areas of Ireland have more extreme temperatures (although still mild compared to much of the world), and the west tends to be wetter but still with a pleasant mildness for trail riding.

May and June are the sunniest months, and therefore the most suitable for the horseback riding practice.

Winter is generally quite mild. September offers beautiful days, after a summer when temperatures rarely exceed 20 °, but when the days are particularly long and pleasant.