We accommodate beginners in search of fun, spectacular scenery and a memorable introduction to riding right through to advanced riders looking for exciting and challenging rides in the open country. The Cnoc an Cairn mountain trek takes you into the hills behind Dingle with views of the Atlantic Ocean and its rugged off-shore Islands; Here we overlook the most westerly point in Europe. Riders are assessed in the school prior to the Cnoc an cairn trek and given basic tuition and aids to ensure their safety and comfort, this trail is suitable for beginners; our horses are surefooted and reliable. On the brow of the mountain we split the group according to ability; experienced riders are taken on the canter track while beginners continue on the scenic route.
Provider: Susan Callery.
Location (see map below): Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Duration: Tour dependent: (From 2 hours to a Half Day to a Full Day)
Availability: Daily (See below for times).
Requirements: See below for full details.
Restrictions: All skill levels are catered for. (See below for full details).
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These treks leave the yard at 10:30, 13:30 & 16:30 each day : Cost: €40 per person.
Mixed ability groups can ride together for the Cnoc an Cairn trek after which the experienced riders continue to the river or beach for the second hour whilst beginners return to the yard at a leisurely pace.
Cnoc an Cairn trek: €40
Two hour Cnoc an Cairn Shamrock Trek for Intermediate riders: €70
Two hour mountain and beach trek: €75
Our Two-Hour beach trails, the Half-Day and Full-Day Treks are suitable for Intermediate and advanced riders only. The two Hour Mountain and Beach trail is a great option for experienced riders who don't have time for a half or full day trail. This ride is tide dependent so departure time changes regularly to catch low tide.
Cost: €75 per person.
The Half day and full day treks are tide dependent and are suitable for intermediate and advanced riders only: Half Day: €125 per person. Full day: €175 per person.
Beginner: A rider with little or no experience.
Novice: A rider who is comfortable and in control at the walk and/or trot but has limited experience trotting and/or cantering.
Intermediate: A rider who is confident and in control in all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
Strong Intermediate: An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 5 hours per day.
Advanced: All of the above, plus the ability to handle a spirited horse on beach and open country.
We don’t accommodate Children under the age of 11 unless they are strong intermediate riders. Children between the ages of 11 and 13 must be accompanied on the guided ride by an adult.
If you are fit and not overweight, you will be safer, ride better and you and your horse will enjoy yourselves more.
Weight limit for competent, fit riders: 16 stone / 224lbs.
Weight limit for novice, beginner riders: 15.5 stone / 215lbs.
NOTE : For heavier riders we do have a strong Irish cob and a Clydesdale cross, please discuss when making the booking.
While good riding is much the same in any saddle, not all Western riders are comfortable in an English saddle; here at Dingle horse riding we use direct rein and post the trot, lessons in an English saddle before you begin your trek should iron out these differences.
We supply Helmets, boots and rain gear if required.
Directions: From Main Street continue up Goat Street to the top of the hill, at the apex of the hill directly after Ash Mount Terrace turn right and follow this road for a Kilometer where you will see us up on the right through the red gates. Drive time: 5 minutes. Walk time: 20-25 minutes. GOOGLE MAPS - Dinglehorse riding
Important notice regarding Beach Riding.
We do not bring Beginner or Novice Riders to the beach; Beach riding
erquires Intermediate level, English style and a good level of horse
riding fitness. Please give us accurate information about your riding,
health, weight and fitness and note that riders will be assessed in the
arena before we leave the yard.